Myanmar morning news for June 30

Myanmar morning news for June 30

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar extends travel ban, curfews to contain Covid-19 spread
Myanmar is imposing a 15-day extension of its virus measures and directives until July 15 to prevent the spread of the pandemic from inbound travellers and within the country, according to a statement released on Saturday by the Central Committee on Covid-19 Control.
— Bangkok Post

Myanmar nationals arrive back home by relief flights
The Myanmar National Airlines landed at Yangon International Airport at 3:20 pm with 121 nationals who were stranded in Hong Kong and Macau due to suspensions of flights to Myanmar amid the outbreak of COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Govt Vows Legal Action Against Fake News Sites
The government has vowed to investigate the Forward Media Group site after it published fake comments by an NLD spokesman about a senior government official.
— Irrawaddy

MYANMAR ARMY SHOT AND KILLED A CIVILIAN VILLAGER IN PONNAYGUN TOWNSHIP IN RAKHINE STATE
Myanmar soldiers shot and killed U U Soe Tun, 54, in the brook near Nat Taung village at 9.20 am today.
— Arakan

Thousands in western Myanmar flee as army plans operations, monitors say
Thousands of villagers have fled their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state after a local administrator warned dozens of village leaders that the army planned “clearance operations” against insurgents, a lawmaker and a humanitarian group said.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt, international funding for Myanmar agriculture approved
Myanmar has approved a K92 billion COVID-19 relief plan for the domestic food production industry, U Hla Kyaw, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, said on June 26. The approved funding will enable the ministry to support people in the rural areas amid the pandemic.
— Myanmar Times

UN concerned as thousands flee Myanmar ‘clearance operation’
The UN has called for “urgent measures to spare civilians” amid reports of locals trapped by fighting in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden Rakhine State. Scores have been killed and tens of thousands displaced by the conflict.
— DW

Pope names Coadjutor Bishop of Taungngu, Myanmar
Pope Francis appoints Msgr. John Saw Gawdy as the Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Taungngu, Myanmar.
— Vatican News

Myanmar Strategic books first-half loss amid subdued tourism market
Myanmar consumer business investor Myanmar Strategic booked a first-half loss, owing to red ink at its Yangon American education unit and a subdued tourism market.
— Share Magazine

Myanmar inflation declines amid falling demand
Domestic inflation fell to 8.3 percent during the month of May, softening as a result of declining demand among Myanmar households, according a recent World Bank report.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s Economy Severely Impacted by COVID-19
The global COVID-19 pandemic is dealing a severe blow to Myanmar’s economy. Economic growth in a baseline scenario is projected to drop from 6.8 percent in FY18/19 to just 0.5 percent in FY2019/20, according to the World Bank’s Myanmar Economic Monitor, released today.
— Modern Diplomacy

Myanmar keeps preschools closed until July 15
Myanmar will not reopen its preschools yet, as the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement has extended their closure until July 15, a senior official said.
— Myanmar Times

Corn traders in Myanmar get organised in anticipation of more demand
The Ministry of Commerce will support banks in the provision of loans for planting Myanmar corn, demand for which is expected to rise in the coming years.
— Myanmar Times

Unregistered SIM cards to be cancelled
Mobile phone users who continue to use their unregistered SIM cards will have their mobile services cancelled if they have not registered their cards by the end of June, according to a government directive.
— Myanmar Times

Indonesia draws praise for assisting Rohingya as ASEAN fails to mitigate crisis
Indonesia has garnered praise for its decision to provide humanitarian assistance to the nearly 100 Rohingya migrants stranded off the northern coast of Aceh this week, as pressure mounts on the region to deal with the crisis in Myanmar.
— The Jakarta Post

Hyundai sells its cars in promotion prices to Myanmar customers
Hyundai Motor Myanmar has recently introduced a sales promotion for Myanmar customers.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

608 Myanmar nationals come back home via Myawady border bridge on 29 June
A total of 608 Myanmar nationals returned home from Thailand through No. 2 border bridge in Myawady Town, Kayin State, on 29 June.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Almost $1 Billion Worth of Drugs Set on Fire in Myanmar
Authorities in Myanmar say they’ve seized and burned about $840 million worth of drugs, including ketamine, opioids and heroin. They say they did it in response to the country’s staggering drug problem. The country is a major source of illegal drugs in east and southeast Asia. Myanmar has a long history of drug production, fueled by decades of civil war. Inside Edition Digital’s Stephanie Officer has the story.
— Yahoo News

To delay justice is injustice: Rohingya crisis and Bangladesh’s burden
History states that the Rohingya represent a distinct ethnic community that has evolved over the centuries in the Rakhine state of Myanmar (formerly Burma).
— Daily Sabah

Government’s promises, Land and the squatter issue
The first term for the National League for Democracy (NLD), which succeeded after President Thein Sein on March 31st, 2016, will expire on March 31st of 2021.
— Eleven Myanmar

Yangon-Pathein highway upgrade nears completion, new road discussed
A project to upgrade the 113-mile Yangon-Pathein highway is expected to be complete before the end of the current fiscal year in September, said U Win Htay, Ayeyarwady Region Electricity, Energy, Industry and Transportation Minister.
— Myanmar Times

80 Myanmar nationals enter Chinshwehaw border town in returning home
Local authorities are helping returnees from China at Chinshwehaw border town with medical tests and providing foods and supplies to them.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UEC announces 2020 General Election constituencies
The Union Election Commission issued announcements, dated on 29 June, for constituencies in the 2020 General Election, with announcement number 111/2020 for Pyithu Hluttaw, 112/2020 for Amyotha Hluttaw, 113/2020 for Region/State Hluttaw, and 114/2020 for ethnic minority constituencies of Region/State Hluttaw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar parliamentary representatives join 3rd AIPACODD Meeting
The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) held the 3rd annual meeting of its Advisor Council on Dangerous Drugs, the 3rd AIPACODD Meeting, through videoconference yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Renovation carried out along circular road of Cape Bayint Naung in Kawthoung
Circular road of Cape Bayint Naung in Kawthoung Township is under renovation with railings and new pavement.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Dollar exchange rate dips to K1,386 on low demand despite CBM’s purchase
The US dollar has been sliding against the Kyat in the local currency market, with the exchange rate touching a low of K1,386 per dollar 29 June, money exchangers said.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Election Commission Rebuffs Military-Backed Party, Upholds Use of National Hero’s Image
The election commission said there is no law barring electoral campaigns from using images of national hero General Aung San–father of State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Extends COVID-19 Visa and Flight Bans Until July 31
After six new coronavirus cases over the weekend, the government has extended bans on international flights and visas, apart from in exceptional cases.
— Irrawaddy

MoSWRR provides relief supplies for prevention measures against COVID-19 in Kachin, Rakhine states
Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement is carrying out COVID-19 prevention, control and response measures at the IDP camps in cooperation with relevant departments and organizations in the country.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

I hope we will be able to push back the second COVID wave if we can take effective measures to prevent the spread of the disease during the next one or two months: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said that she hoped Myanmar would be able to push back the second COVID wave if effective measures could be taken to prevent the spread of the disease during the next one or two months on her Facebook page yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Around 800 Myanmar Migrants Stranded in Jordan Without Work Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
Jordan’s ban on international flights has left hundreds of migrants stuck without work as many face boredom and hunger.
— Irrawaddy

Rakhine Govt Backtracks After Warning of Myanmar Military Clearance Operations Prompts Thousands to Flee
The evacuation prompted diplomatic missions in Myanmar to issue a statement on the worsening humanitarian and security situation in Rakhine and southern Chin State.
— Irrawaddy

 

 

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