Myanmar morning news for June 19

Myanmar morning news for June 19

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar prepared to manage further economic fallout: DASSK
The Myanmar economy is expected to deteriorate further this year as a result of COVID-19, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said during a meeting with key finance ministers on June 16.
— Myanmar Times

UN charts new territory with project to track all Myanmar’s forests
A new five-year project in Myanmar will for the first time document all forests in the Southeast Asian nation – including places affected by ethnic tensions – to pinpoint deforestation risks and boost conservation, the United Nations said.
— Bangkok Post

Myanmar govt forms tribunal to probe China-funded city project
Myanmar government’s discomfort with China is on the rise. After Myanmar’s auditor general in a startling announcement cautioned government officials about continued reliance on Chinese loans, the Myanmar government has formed a tribunal to investigate irregularities surrounding a controversial China-backed city development project near the Thai border in Karen State.
— India times

Myanmar has the potential to supply world food requirement after COVID-19: Union Minister
As Myanmar is an agriculture-based country, it has potential to fulfill the world’s food requirement after COVID-19, according to Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relation Thaung Tun on June 16.
— Eleven Myanmar

MSME Development Agency ponders ways to produce resilient businesses
The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency held their (1/2020) meeting with a videoconference from the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry and the SME Centre in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Chief Minister Survives Impeachment Vote in Myanmar’s Yangon
An attempt to impeach Yangon’s chief minister by opponents of Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy failed on Thursday, with lawmakers in the regional parliament rejecting the measure in a mostly party-line vote, the legislators said.
— Radio Free Asia

Facebook said it deleted 51,000 hate messages in Myanmar
Social media giant Facebook removed over 51,000 posts in Myanmar that contained hate speech in the first quarter of the year, a senior company official said.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar signs PPA with LNG-to-power project
The Myanmar government has signed the country’s first power purchase agreement (PPA) with Hong Kong-based VPower’s LNG-to-power project in Yangon.
— Argus Media

Myanmar to introduce new bank note with late General Aung San’s image
The Central Bank of Myanmar announced the issuance of new 500-kyat bank notes with the image of late national hero General Aung San, the Information Ministry said in a statement late Thursday.
— Xinhua

Opportunities for private equity still available, but investors more selective
Private equity investors are seeing no lack of opportunities in Myanmar and have no plans to change strategy when it comes to investing in the country, although heavy travel disruptions have made assessing new investments harder.
— Myanmar Times

EWU organises online seminar on Rohingya genocide in Myanmar
East West University Center for Research and Training (EWUCRT) has organised a research seminar on Rohingya genocide in Myanmar on Google Meet app.
— Financial Express

Myanmar nationals return from Malaysia
Myanmar has continued to allow relief and charter flights bringing back citizens stranded in foreign countries due to suspension of international airlines, repatriation of foreigners and carrying overseas businesspersons and experts, state media reported.
— Mizzima

One more COVID -19 case on 18 June, total figure reaches 263
Myanmar COVID-19 figure reached 263 after one more case, who contacted with positive patient No. 262, was reported on 18 June, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko receives cash donations for religious purposes
Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko received a total of K542.5 million cash donations for religious purposes yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar E190 nose-gear jammed after poor maintenance
Investigators in Myanmar believe improper maintenance meant an Embraer 190’s intermittent nose-gear fault was not rectified before the aircraft landed at Mandalay without its nose-wheels deployed.
— Flight Global

To revive the peace process, all sides need to compromise
The peace process has made little progress since the National League for Democracy took office and stakeholders will need to embrace a new approach if the guns of war are to be silenced under the next government.
— Frontier Myanmar

8th relief flight from Singapore lands in Yangon with 155 Myanmar nationals
Myanmar National Airlines landed at the Yangon International Airport yesterday afternoon, with 155 nationals from Changi International Airport of Singapore yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) holds videoconference
Union Minister U Thaung Tun attends the virtual meeting to discuss investment sectors in Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MR arranges 2 seats for 1 ticket to keep social distancing among commuters
By Nyein Nyein Myanma Railway (MR) is making arrangements to keep two seats for one ticket so that the commuters can keep social distancing, said an official from MR.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Opposition’s Bid to Impeach Yangon Chief Minister Fails
National League for Democracy regional lawmakers on Thursday voted down an opposition attempt to impeach Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor discusses impact of COVID-19 on Myanmar agricultural sector
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi holds discussions with stakeholders in agricultural sector on videoconference 18 June 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MoSWRR carry out COVID-19 preventive measures in Kachin State
Ministry of Social welfare, Relief and Resettlement have been carried out prevention, control and response measures against the COVID-19 at the IDP camps in cooperation with relevant departments and organizations in the country.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar barber truck cuts virus worries by going door-to-door
A Myanmar barbershop business is trimming costs and generating cash amid concerns about the coronavirus, offering a salon on wheels to cautious customers who want their cuts away from crowded places.
— Swiss Info

Myanmar’s Salon On Wheels Cuts Coronavirus Worries
The barber truck has enough space to fit a sink, mirror, chair and a work surface for equipment and parks up outside the homes of customers who book in advance.

Myanmar discusses transport sector cooperation with ASEAN, China
The 1st Task Force Meeting on Mid-Term Review of the Kuala Lumpur Transport Strategic Plan, the 49th ASEAN Senior Transport Officials Meeting and the ASEAN-China Senior Transport Officials Meeting were held through video conferencing on 16 and 17 June.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Hungry Villagers Flee Fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine
Rivers and roads are blocked by months of fighting between the Arakan Army and Myanmar’s military, forcing hundreds of villagers to seek shelter in a monastery.
— Irrawaddy

US, China Agree to Continue Engagement Amid Strained Ties
At a meeting in Hawaii, US and Chinese officials vowed to maintain engagement despite recent disagreements over Hong Kong and COVID-19.
— Irrawaddy

Volunteers, CSOs honoured for activities in COVID-19 measures
Volunteers and civil society organizations who contributed their services at quarantine centres and Myawady border gate in Kayin State were honoured yesterday at Technological University in Hpa-an yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

12 restaurants to experience Myanmar’s Ethnic Cuisines
Myanmar has cuisines more diverse than its ethnic groups. Its favourite snack Mohinga has at least a dozen variations based on the fish and thickness of the broth.
— Myanmore

Myanmar: Kirin Should Cut Ties to Military
Japan-based Kirin Holdings Company, Ltd. should end its partnership with Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd. (MEHL) because of its connections to Myanmar’s abusive armed forces, Human Rights Now, Human Rights Watch, Japan Volunteer International Center, and Shapla Neer said today.
— Human Right Watch

Remembering Kraisak Choonhavan–a Friend to Myanmar Laborers and Refugees in Thailand
U Htoo Chit remembers the late Thai politician and activist Kraisak Choonhavan, who for many years championed the rights of Myanmar laborers and refugees in Thailand.
— Irrawaddy

Twenty-Six Killed, Over 100 Injured by Land Mines in Myanmar Since January, Says Report
A new report by the Mine Risk Working Group says land mines have killed 26 civilians and injured over 100 since January, the majority of them in Rakhine State.
— Irrawaddy

G-7 Urges China to Reconsider Planned Security Law for Hong Kong
G-7 foreign ministers have expressed ‘grave concern’ over Beijing’s plan to impose a new security law in Hong Kong.
— Irrawaddy



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