Myanmar morning news for June 5

Myanmar morning news for June 5

Myanmar morning news

Malaysia’s Petronas enters Myanmar gas market
Malaysia’s state-owned oil firm Petronas has entered Myanmar gas market with first liquefied natural gas (LNG) delivery, the company said Thursday.
— Xinhua

UN gives food to workers returning from China, Thailand
The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) is assisting thousands of migrant workers returning from neighbouring countries, mostly China and Thailand, in support of government efforts to fight COVID-19.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Confirms First Muslim Rohingya Coronavirus Case Within Borders
Myanmar’s Ministry of Health on Thursday announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus infection in a Muslim Rohingya within its borders, highlighting concerns over the potential for an outbreak within the ethnic community packed into squalid refugee camps in Rakhine state.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar jails doctor for insulting monks
A Myanmar court has sentenced a doctor to 21 months in jail after convicting him of insulting Buddhist monks in connection with a debate about a proposal to teach sex education in schools.
— Bangkok Post

Myanmar minister supports China’s national security legislation for Hong Kong
Myanmar Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin has extended his support for China’s national security legislation for Hong Kong, the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar said earlier this week.
— Xinhua

Myanmar Government Cuts 25% Off Yangon’s Budgetary Request
Yangon asked for an extra 181.2 billion kyats from the government in Naypyitaw to fund major projects only to be told to make do with 131.8 billion kyats.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar film industry’s centenary committees discuss detailed planning
The organizing subcommittee for successful holding of centenary for Myanmar’s motion picture industry, the centenary magazine publishing subcommittee, and competition organizing subcommittee held a coordination meeting at the Information and Public Relations Department (IPRD) in Bahan Township, Yangon, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Confirms It Plans to Hold General Election in Late 2020
Myanmar is preparing to hold a general election in late 2020, the nation’s election agency said, confirming expectations of a vote before the end of the year.
— Bloomberg Quint

95 Myanmar citizens arrive back from Germany
A total of 95 Myanmar citizens landed at the Yangon International Airport yesterday morning after they were stranded in Germany. The relief flight arranged by AIDA Cruises Company carried 89 Myanmar sai
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Civilian Death Toll From Clashes in Myanmar’s Rakhine Climbs to Over 250
Fighting in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state between government forces and the ethnic Arakan Army has killed 257 civilians and injured 570 others during the period from December 2018 to May of this year, according to figures compiled by RFA’s Myanmar Service.
— Radio Free Asia

Thiruvalluvar’s importance to Myanmar
Myanmar is important to India for various reasons. It is the intersection point for India’s Neighbourhood First and the Act East policy.
— Times of India

With Myanmar Set to Vote in November, Opposition Wants a Precise Date
Election officials in Myanmar have not set a date for November general elections to be held amid continuing armed conflict in parts of the multiethnic country and a coronavirus pandemic of unknown duration, they said Thursday, drawing criticism from parties who say the uncertainty hurts their chances.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar citizens in abroad should nurture the spirit of relying on Myanmar embassies says State Counselor
Myanmar citizens in abroad should nurture the spirit of relying on Myanmar embassies whatever their problems are and in doing so, all the responsibilities are on the Foreign Affairs Office says State counselor Aung San Suu Kyi.
— Eleven 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

Three Asean countries offer to buy Myanmar rice
Three Asean heavyweights – Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines – have offered to buy rice produced in Myanmar, U Khin Maung Lwin, deputy secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, told The Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

National Literary Award 2019 committee holds first meeting
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint attended the first coordination meeting of the 2019 National Literary Award Selection Committee which was held online yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Volatile trade policies place Myanmar bean farmers at disadvantage
India is reducing an existing window to import 400,000 tonnes of Myanmar black gram from one year to three months, the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade announced last month.
— Myanmar Times

Over 4 kg of heroin seized in Myanmar’s northwestern state
Myanmar authorities seized 4.092 kg of heroin in Sagaing Region, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Union Minister U Thaung Tun participates in Special ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting and ASEAN+3 Economic Ministers Meeting on COVID-19 Response
Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun yesterday attended a Special ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting on COVID-19 and a Special ASEAN Plus Three Economic Ministers Meeting on COVID-19 consecutively via videoconference.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Addressing environmental issues called key to preventing effects of climate change on biodiversity
With over 35 deaths and eight injured from lightning strikes in this year’s early monsoon season so far, the disaster is painting an alarming picture of future impacts from climate change in Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Nayon, the Month of the Festival of Religious Examinations
By Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt (Maha Saddhamma Jotika Dhaja Sithu) Nayon is the third month in the lunar calendar of Myanmar people.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar jails doctor for insulting monks over sex education
A Myanmar court has sentenced a doctor to 21 months in jail after convicting him of insulting Buddhist monks in connection with a debate about a proposal to teach sex education in schools.
— WKZO

Union Government to hold press conferences on 4th-year performance
The press conferences on the Union government’s 4th-year of performance will be held at the Ministry of Information in Nay Pyi Taw starting from 8 June.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Inconsistent quarantine rules leave domestic travel uncertain
A tangle of contrasting measures in different states and regions for quarantining visitors has left would-be travellers unsure whether or not to pack their bags.
— Frontier Myanmar

Supplies reach IDP camps in Rakhine, Shan for measures against COVID-19
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement is providing medical and relief items to the IDP camps in Rakhine and Shan states for prevention of COVID-19 transmission.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rohingya Man Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Returning to Myanmar Illegally From Bangladesh
A Rohingya man who illegally returned to Rakhine State from Bangladesh last week has tested positive for the coronavirus and is being treated at Maungdaw Hospital.
— Irrawaddy

Trash is treasure as Myanmar environmentalist turns food scraps into fertiliser
To most people in Myanmar, food waste is nothing but garbage, and that attitude leaves Inda Soe Aung baffled.
— CNA

Tatmadaw holds 8th coordination meeting for measures against COVID-19
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing presided over the 8th coordination meeting for fighting against COVID-19 pandemic on 3 June.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mandalay Chief Minister in Quarantine in Myanmar After Cancer Treatment in Thailand
Mandalay Chief Minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung is back from Thailand after receiving cancer treatment and will return to work after 21 days in isolation, an official said.
— Irrawaddy

National Security Law Would Not Erode Freedoms in Hong Kong: Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has repeated her claim that Beijing’s proposed national security law will not erode freedom and rights in the region.
— Irrawaddy

Republic of the Union of Myanmar Message of Greetings sent by President U Win Myint on the Anniversary of World Environment Day 2020
My dear fellow citizens, On this auspicious occasion of World Environment Day, I wish to send words of greetings to all citizens for their well-being and happiness.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Election Will Happen on Schedule, Says Commission
Myanmar’s election will happen in November as scheduled, says the Union Election Commission, assuaging worries that the poll was going to be delayed due to COVID-19.
— Irrawaddy

Rohingya refugees running scared from coronvirus tests
Rohingya refugees infected with coronavirus are fleeing quarantine in their Bangladesh camps because they fear being transferred to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, community leaders said Thursday.
— CNA

Soldiers and Civilian Die in Western Myanmar Booby Trap
The Arakan Army is being blamed for two remotely detonated mines that killed an unknown number of government troops and a civilian in northern Rakhine State.
— Irrawaddy

Trash is treasure as Myanmar environmentalist turns food scraps into fertiliser
To most people in Myanmar, food waste is nothing but garbage, and that attitude leaves Inda Soe Aung baffled.
— CNA

US Defense Chief Defies Trump, Opposes Using Military During Unrest
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he opposes President Donald Trump’s threat to use troops to quell protests sparked by the killing of an African-American by police.
— Irrawaddy

US to Block Chinese Passenger Airline Flights
Chinese airlines will be barred from flying into the US in response to what Washington calls unfair treatment of US carriers by Beijing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Irrawaddy

 

 

Feature photo UNHCR in Bangladesh
This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, June 4.

 

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