Myanmar morning news for June 16

Myanmar morning news for June 16

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar Extends Bans on Gatherings, Int’l Flights as Imported COVID-19 Cases Rise
The Myanmar government announced on Monday that restrictions on visas, international flights and public gatherings have been extended through June 30.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar: Lifting of restrictions on importation of alcohol
Myanmar has further eased restrictions on the importation of spirits and liquor, as part of its efforts to improve the safety and quality of alcohol…
— Lexology

Myanmar buoyed by renewed investor interest
The government of Myanmar says foreign investor interest in the country’s garment manufacturing sector remains strong despite the huge financial hit it’s taken throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
— Ecotextile

Myanmar extends closure of preschools to June 30
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement has extended the closure of all preschools and nurseries across the country until June 30 to protect children from COVID-19, a senior official said.
— Myanmar Times

World Vision 2019 Annual Report Myanmar
Through our development and disaster response programs, we reached over 5.4 million people including 3.4 million children with a funding portfolio of USD 31.7 million. Our work continues to contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and related plans for Myanmar.
— Reliefweb

Myanmar reports one new COVID-19 positive case, total cases at 262
Another Rakhine man who returned to Myanmar from Bangladesh has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Health and Sports Ministry at 8am on June 15.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Reports Steep Rise In Drug Trafficking And Violence As General Elections Approach
Myanmar’s third general election in six decades is scheduled to take place amid coronavirus pandemic. It is reportedly a landmark development for the country’s democratic transition.
— Republic World

Myanmar: Mandatory testing on imported food products
Exporters of certain food products (see the list further below) to Myanmar, and their importers (e.g. Customers and distributors) should take note of.
— Lexology

China, Myanmar establish fast track for essential personnel
China and Myanmar have opened a “fast-track lane” for essential personnel exchanges, a foreign ministry spokesperson said here on Monday.
— Xinhua

Hong Kong top FDI source for Myanmar this fiscal year
Hong Kong has emerged as the top source of approved foreign direct investments (FDI) into Myanmar in the first seven months of fiscal 2019-20, accounting for around 32 percent of the overall commitments.
— Myanmar Times

Thailand to allow re-entry of Myanmar migrant workers
Thailand will soon allow re-entry of Myanmar migrant workers who returned home for various reasons in COVID-19 period, says Moe Gyo, Chairman of Joint Action Committee for Burmese Affairs (JACBA).
— Eleven Myanmar

Govt signs PPA for first LNG plant in Myanmar
Myanmar has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to buy electricity from a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar attracts over 4 bln USD foreign investment in 8 months of current FY
Investment capital of over 4.10 billion U.S. dollars from permitted foreign enterprises have entered Myanmar in eight months of present fiscal year (FY) 2019-2020 stating in October, according to figures issued by the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) on Monday.
— Xinhua

Asia Tech Image to expand capacity in Myanmar
Contact image sensor (CIS) module maker Asia Tech Image will expand production capacity in Myanmar to meet significantly rising demand for printing and scanning to support remote working and learning in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to company chairman Robert Lai.
— Digital Times

Investor interest in Myanmar garment sector still strong despite lower exports
Foreign investor interest in the garment manufacturing sector is still strong despite a fall in the volume of garment exports in fiscal 2019-20, according to the government.
— Myanmar Times

Public Masses suspended for two more weeks in Myanmar
Church officials in Myanmar will not resume public Masses and other liturgical ceremonies until June 30 in compliance with the government’s measures to control the spread of Covid-19.
— UCA News

Airplane Art – Myanmar National Airlines 737-800 taking off from Hong Kong International
This week, we have something a little unusual (for this blog) – a Myanmar National Airlines Boeing 737-800 taking off from Hong Kong International Airport as it commences the journey from Hong Kong to its home base of Yangon.
— Economy Class and Beyond

Fat Myanmar cops given 4 months to shape up – or face charges
Myanmar’s hefty law enforcers have a mixed reaction to an order that all overweight Myanmar police officers lose weight within four months or be charged.
— Coconuts

22 kilograms of heroin seized in Shan state
Myanmar authorities seized 22 kilograms of heroin in Shan state, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Sunday, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Health ministry lifts stay-home order at Mayangone township
Residents of Mayangone township in Yangon are no longer under stay-home orders, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— Myanmar Times

FMO mulls $3m investment in Myanmar-based MFI Maha
Dutch development bank FMO has proposed a $3-million investment in Maha, a deposit-taking financial service provider (licensed MFI) operating in rural areas of Myanmar, according to a disclosure.
— DealStreetAsia

China resumes projects with Myanmar as virus subsides
Beijing also terms Huawei executive’s detention ‘serious political incident’ after release of Canadian spy agency report.
— AA

Myanmar extends flight ban
The ban on international flights in and out of Myanmar has been extended to 30 June the country’s Department of Aviation announced 12 June.
— TTR Weekly

MR reschedules service plans during COVID-19
Myanma Railways (MR) will expand its service for Yangon circular railway and other rail lines, said an official of MR.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Extends Bans on Gatherings, Int’l Flights as Imported COVID-19 Cases Rise
Myanmar’s bans on international flights, all visas and public gatherings will continue until June 30.
— Irrawaddy

MoE, EU discuss coordination in education sector
Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi held a videoconference with EU Ambassador Mr Kristian Schmidt and delegation on the works for education sector yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MoSWRR distributes healthcare items at IDP camps in Shan, Rakhine states
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement provided healthcare items to the camps of internally displaced persons in support of the battle with COVID-19 in Shan and Rakhine states.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Road safety council meets for UN Regulation on safety requirements of helmet
The National Road Safety Council held a meeting on safety of helmets in line with the UNECE Regulation No.22 (Safety Helmets) yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Promulgating Ordinance on Union Taxation Law
Republic of the Union of Myanmar Office of the President Ordinance No. 1/2020 7th Waning of Nayon, 1382 ME (12 June 2020) Union Taxation Law Ordinance The Office of the President has promulgated the following ordinance under the powers conferred by Article 32 of the Union Government Law in accordance with the ‘Overcoming as One.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

In Myanmar, Concerns Mount Over COVID-19 Cases Among Illegal Returnees From Bangladesh
Residents of border townships in Rakhine State are concerned that unreported arrivals of illegal returnees from Bangladesh will worsen already growing COVID-19 rates.
— Irrawaddy

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Run in Myanmar’s General Election
November’s election will include the country’s president and the NLD’s other most senior members with the possible exception of the ailing Mandalay chief minister.
— Irrawaddy

Announcement on Extension of the Precautionary Restriction Measures Relating to Control of the COVID-19 Pandemic until 30 June 2020
With a view to the further strengthening of measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has issued the following announcements regarding temporary entry restrictions for visitors from all countries.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MoUGO, MoC, CBM hold press briefings on 4th-year performances
The Ministry of Union Government Office, the Ministry of Construction and the Central Bank of Myanmar presented their 4th-year performances in press briefings in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

506 migrant workers return from Thailand through Myawady border on 15 June
A total of 506 Myanmar migrant workers returned from Thailand through the border bridge (2) in Myawady Town of Kayin State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Illegal Entry to Myanmar Amid COVID-19 Will Lead to Legal Action: State Counselor Warns
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s warning comes amid spate of people testing positive for COVID-19 after entering Myanmar illegally through Maungdaw Township in Rakhine State.
— Irrawaddy

Escaping the City and Engaging with Myanmar’s Nature

A new campsite in Bago Region says it wants to introduce Myanmar to top-class camping.
— Irrawaddy

We have successfully overcome the first COVID wave. We estimate that the second wave will be more difficult. No matter what, hope for the best and prepare for the worst: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote on her Facebook page yesterday that the first COVID wave has been successfully overcome; the second wave would be more difficult.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Tachilek Tsp police confiscate over 6 mln illegal tablets
Two men were arrested for possessing illegal drugs near the Sanlu-Jawpa Village forest path in Tachilek Township, Eastern Shan State, on 14 June.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Arakan Army Blamed for Attack on Myanmar Border Police
Police officers were injured in a dawn raid on an outpost on the Bangladeshi border, prompting nearby villagers to flee.
— Irrawaddy

Police Officer Stabbed to Death in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
A police officer was stabbed to death in broad daylight in downtown Kyauktaw, Rakhine State, on Saturday; two assailants fled the scene on a motorbike.
— Irrawaddy

Fat Myanmar cops given 4 months to shape up – or face charges
Myanmar’s hefty law enforcers have a mixed reaction to an order that all overweight Myanmar police officers lose weight within four months or be charged.
— Coconuts Myanmar



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