Myanmar morning news for June 4

Myanmar morning news for June 4

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar mulls $24 million loan to keep national airline afloat
The government is considering a US$24 million bail-out plan to help Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) cover its operational expenses, U Win Khant, Permanent Secretary of the transport ministry, said during a Myanmar tourism forum on June 1.
— Myanmar Times

MAB offers highest interest rates on deposit in Myanmar
Would you like to save your money in a place which offers the highest interest rates in Myanmar and take interest every month?
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Condemns Report on Illegal Teak Exports to EU
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation has rejected an independent study claiming teak is being illegally exported through Croatia.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar SMEs Receive Financial Support from Japan
On June 1, 2020, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) approved US$46.5 million in emergency low-interest loans to assist small and medium-sized (SMEs) businesses in Myanmar.
— Asean Briefing

Myanmar court denies bail to Canadian preacher who defied virus ban
A Myanmar court on Wednesday denied bail to a Canadian Christian preacher who held church services in defiance of a ban on gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that led to infections in dozens of people including himself.
— CBC

Open Letter to the American People from Burma/Myanmar Human Rights/Activist Groups
We are deeply saddened to witness the current devastating developments in the United States. We are inspired to see the American people rising up against racism and discrimination. People of America waited not a day to express zero tolerance on racism and police brutality.
— Weave News

Myanmar and the Rohingya: time for a domestic reckoning
A public reassessment of the Rohingya crisis will require deeply uncomfortable conversations to be held in the open, and great courage and humility on the part of many prominent figures.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar man stabbed to death at workers’ camp
A Myanmar migrant worker was stabbed to death in a workers’ camp of Sino-Thai Engineering Construction Plc in Muang district early Wednesday.
— Bangkok Post

Myanmar hopes to harness skills of returning workers
The government is conducting a survey of the skills of thousands of migrant workers who have returned after losing their jobs due to COVID-19 in a bid to harness their talents for economic development, a senior finance official said.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar appoints regional minister for planning, finance
Myanmar’s Yangon Region Parliament unanimously agreed to appoint U Ye Min Oo as a regional minister for planning and finance on Wednesday (June 3).
— The Star Online

Factory workers suffer blame and pain in Myanmar’s COVID-19 response
Workers have been bearing the brunt of measures imposed to counter the pandemic and their plight has been compounded by poor governance and hostility towards organised labour.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar Forces Arrest Two Village Officials For Alleged Ties to the Arakan Army
Two village administrators in Myanmar’s war-torn Rakhine state have been charged under the country’s Counter-Terrorism Law for allegedly having ties to the rebel Arakan Army, relatives of the men and officials said Wednesday.
— Radio Free Asia

Solar tender deadline extended, but grave problems remain
The extension of a deadline for a long-awaited tender for on-grid solar power from one to two months is unlikely to mute criticism about its tricky terms.
— Frontier Myanmar

Guru property awards, held later this year
Property Guru, a leading property management and real estate company, announced that they will hold their property award ceremony later this year.
— Myanmar Times

Arakan Army, two allies offer truce with Tatmadaw
The Arakan Army (AA) and two other members of the Northern Alliance of ethnic armed groups have called on the Tatmadaw (military) to join them in signing a truce to end the fighting in Rakhine and Chin states.
— Myanmar Times

JICA restructures loan program to channel more funds to needy SMEs
The emergency program will be implemented through Myanma Economic Bank and other commercial banks participating in the project with the aim of supporting Myanmar’s initiative to ease the impact on SMEs in accordance with its COVID – 19 Comprehensive Economic Relief Plan, JICA said.
— Myanmar Times

Rohingya Repatriation: EU urged to exert more pressure on Myanmar
Bangladesh has urged the European Union (EU) countries to exert more pressure on Myanmar so that it takes Rohingyas back, easing burden on Bangladesh and its economy.
— Dhaka Tribune

State Counsellor urges diplomats to care for migrant workers
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi reminded diplomats on June 2 to take care of Myanmar migrant workers who have lost jobs in other countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Myanmar Times

First refugee dies from coronavirus in Bangladesh
A 71-year-old man has become the first Rohingya living in vast refugee camps in Bangladesh to die from the coronavirus, an official said Tuesday.
— Mizzima

Regional trade exceeds $6.9 bln in H1 2019-2020FY: MoC report
The value of Myanmar’s regional trade with ASEAN countries through the sea route and land borders was estimated at US$6.9 billion in the first half (Oct-March) of the 2019-2020 financial year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Factory workers suffer blame and pain in Myanmar’s COVID-19 response
Workers have been bearing the brunt of measures imposed to counter the pandemic and their plight has been compounded by poor governance and hostility towards organised labour.
— Frontier Myanmar

Red Cross organizations provide aids for IDPs in Chin State
The Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have recently provided humanitarian aids for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Sami Town, Paletwa Township in Chin State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Chinese-Backed Firm Granted Massive Copper and Gold Exploration Permit in Myanmar
Australia-based PanAust was granted a permit for exploration in northern Myanmar, which has already seen devastating environmental and social impacts from mines.
— Irrawaddy

You are the best protector against COVID: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote on her Facebook page yesterday “you are the best protector against COVID”.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

India-Myanmar border trade plunges in current fiscal year
The value of border trade between India and Myanmar declined by US$51.47 million between October and mid-May period of the current fiscal year owing to the closure of borders by India in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Medical Staffer at China Border Gate Tests COVID-19 Positive
A nurse working with a team in Muse to check returning Myanmar nationals
from China has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first local case in two weeks.
— Irrawaddy

Court Frees Four Minors Accused of Terrorism by Military for Lack of Evidence
A court in Rakhine State’s Mrauk-U has released four minors sued by the Tatmadaw under the Counterterrorism Law, saying there is not enough evidence to try them.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar court denies bail to Canadian preacher who defied COVID-19 ban
A Myanmar court on Wednesday (Jun 3) denied bail to a Canadian Christian preacher who held church services in defiance of a ban on gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 that led to infections in dozens of people including himself.
— CNA

1,493 migrant workers return from Thailand through Myawady border on 3 June
Myanmar has been making systematic arrangement for the return of migrant workers from Thailand since 1 May.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Well-wishers donate lab equipment to COVID-19 central committee
Well wishers donated the lab equipment to National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at the Ministry of Health and Sports in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

VP U Myint Swe presides over 73rd Anniversary Martyrs’ Day organizing committee meeting
Vice President U Myint Swe held discussions at the meeting yesterday about preparations for holding the 73rd Anniversary Martyrs’ Day which will be held on 19 July.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister participates in COVID Action Platform Global Leaders Virtual Meeting
Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun joins the COVID Action Platform Global Leaders Virtual Meeting from Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Over 1,000 businesses get K37 bln from Coronavirus Fund
By Nyein Nyein A total of 1,016 enterprises have been granted K37.55 billion from Coronavirus Fund between 9 April and 2 June, according to a committee to remedy the economic impacts caused by the pandemic.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Deputy Mayor of Myanmar’s Capital Appointed as Yangon Finance Minister
The Yangon regional government has appointed U Ye Min Oo, the deputy mayor of Naypyitaw and a veteran banker, as the commercial hub’s next finance and planning minister.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Doctor Jailed for Online Criticism of Monks Who Oppose Sex Education
A doctor has been sentenced to a year and nine months in jail for his Facebook posts criticizing monks who oppose the teaching of sex education in Myanmar schools.
— Irrawaddy

VP U Henry Van Thio chairs intellectual property central committee meeting
The Central Committee for Intellectual Property (CCIP) held their first meeting at the Ministry of Commerce in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Doctors Without Borders urges probe into gruesome Afghan hospital attack
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Wednesday (May 3) called for an inquiry into last month’s horrifying attack on an Afghan hospital, which the international charity said killed 18, including some women who were about to give birth.
— CNA

 

 

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