Myanmar morning news for March 9

Myanmar morning news for March 9

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar earns $4.6 bln from total border trade
The value of border trade reached US$4.6 billion between 1 October and 28 February this fiscal year, recording an increase of $493 million compared with the same period last FY, according to figures released by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Suu Kyi’s party picks preelection fight with Myanmar military
The party of Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has pushed ahead with proposed constitutional amendments that appear dead on arrival, signaling a willingness to confront the country’s powerful military ahead of this year’s general election.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

No country for young women? Myanmar’s battle against rape
Officially, rape hardly happens in Myanmar and domestic abuse is non-existent. The reality? Violence against women is so pervasive it is regarded as normal — and as a result — woefully underreported, says lawyer and activist Hla Hla Yee.
— Bangkok Post

HRW warns about humanitarian crisis Rakhine State
International rights group Human Rights Watch this week warned about a worsening humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State.
— Mizzima

UN appeals for US$877 million for Rohingya refugee response in Bangladesh
United Nations agencies and NGO partners today launched the 2020 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis.
— India education diary

Myanmar Military Helicopter Crashes Carrying Foreign Military Attachés: No Deaths
A Myanmar military helicopter carrying at least 15 people, including foreign military attachés to Myanmar, crashed shortly after it took off in Kaungkha Village, Kutkai Township in northern Shan State, on Friday afternoon.
— Irrawaddy

Ayeyawady Integrated Food Industry Complex likely to be completed in 2021
The Ayeyawady Integrated Food Industry Complex, which is being implemented on 900 acres of land in Pantanaw Township, is expected to finish in 2021, according to news released online by the Commerce Ministry.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mizoram Congress asks state govt to seal Indo-Myanmar border
The Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Sunday asked the state government to seal the Indo-Myanmar border to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Mizoram shares a 510 km international border with Myanmar.
— Devdiscourse

Covid-19 hits local tourism industry, related businesses
Tourism industry and related businesses see a significant drop in income due to the impact of Covid-19, according to the discussion over the Covid-19 between the UMFCCI, business associations and entrepreneurs.
— Eleven Myanmar

Job opportunities must be created for local engineers: Union Minister
Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing delivers the speech at the awarding ceremony to mark World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development at the Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

World Bank approves $100 million to improve access, quality of education in Myanmar
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved $100 million for a new education project that would improve access to and quality of primary education nationwide in Myanmar.
— English Forum

CPI increases 9.09 pc in late January
Consumer Price Index (CPI) in late January reached 161.33 per cent, up 9.09 per cent compared with the same period last year, according to the report on the CPI and inflation rate issued by the Central Statistical Organization (CSO).
— Eleven Myanmar

Surveillance and investigation of COVID-19
Updates at 8 pm; 8 March 2020 1. The Ministry of Health and Sports is closely monitoring and conducting surveillance at international gateways, at the public hospitals, community-based monitoring and private healthcare facilities.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Religious titles conferred on Sanghas, nuns, lay devotees
Religious titles were presented to honour the Buddhist monks, nuns and lay devotees for 2020 on the Full Moon Day of Tabaung yesterday at the Sasana Maha Beikman in Uppatasanti Pagoda compound, Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Merit-makers flock to pagodas in Nay Pyi Taw on Tabaung Full Moon Day
Pilgrims and Buddhist devotees packed the pagodas and religious edifices in Nay Pyi Taw to do meritorious deeds on Full Moon Day of Tabaung yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Three returnees taken back to village
Three returnees from an IDP camp in Bangladesh were taken to their place of origin after officials provided them aid yesterday. One man and two women of a family were accepted at the Taungpyo Letwe Reception Centre in Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State, on 7 March.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MoALI, Ayeyawady government discuss flood control measures
Chief Minister of Ayeywady Region U Hla Moe Aung held a meeting with Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Hla Kyaw on preparations for prevention of flood and other rural development programmes on 6 March.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rakhine traditional sand pagoda festival held in Sittway
Rakhine religious associations and youths celebrated the traditional sand pagoda festival by building sand replicas of pagodas yesterday, the Full Moon Day of Tabaung, on the Ngapali beach in Thandwe.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Moreh demand total seal of border
Even though no Coronavirus case is detected in Myanmar, residents in Manipur’s Moreh town at the Indo-Myanmar border have a desire to seal the international border.
— Morung Express

Traffic accidents kill 135, injury 429 in Yangon in two months
During two months this year, there were 407 traffic-related accidents in Yangon, leaving more than 130 people dead and over 420 people injured, according to the traffic police’s record.
— Eleven Myanmar

MSWRR Union Minister meets town/village-based volunteers in Pyapon, Dedaye
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement highlighted that the ministry is reaching out to the people and providing their social needs.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar, Korea to cooperate in transport sector
Myanmar and South Korea will cooperate in the transport and logistics sectors, according to U San Khine Hla, chairman of the Myanmar Transport and Logistics Federation (MTLF).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi stripped of human rights award
City of London says honor granted in 2017 revoked after Suu Kyi’s defense of Myanmar’s brutalities against Rohingya.
— AA

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin pays official visit to Lao PDR Laos donates US$ 50,000 for humanitarian assistance in Rakhine State
At the invitation of Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR, the Myanmar delegation led by U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation paid an official visit to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic from 5 to 6 March 2020 and attended the 12th Meeting of Myanmar-Laos Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UPDJC secretary’s group meeting, UPDJC meeting to be held on 10, 12 March respectively
Government representatives and the representatives of (NCA-S EAO) held a bilateral coordination meeting at National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Yangon at 10 am yesterday to implement the minutes of the 8th Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting (JICM) on Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Arakan Army allows rice into Myanmar’s Paletwa
The Arakan Army (AA) has given permission for 6000 sacks of rice to be delivered to Paletwa township in Chin State, which has been cut off for nearly a month by intense fighting with the Tatmadaw (military), a leader of a civic group said on Sunday.
— Myanmar Times

Power of glasses can now be reduced with Femto Lasik technology
The strength of eye glasses can now be reduced in Myanmar, for the first time, thanks to the introduction of Femto Lasik technology, according to ophthalmologist Prof Dr Tin Win.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Message of Greetings sent by Chairperson of National Reconciliation and Peace Centre Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the occasion of the 71st Anniversary of the Pa-O National Day
On the auspicious occasion of the 71st Anniversary of Pa-O National Day which falls on 8 March 2020, the Full Moon Day of Tabaung, 1381 BE, I send this message of greetings with good wishes and metta for good health and well-being of all our union born Pa-O brothers.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The house that trash built: Myanmar start-up turns clutter to handicrafts
From a distance, ChuChu Design, a single-storey building across the river from Myanmar’s bustling commercial capital, looks like any other on the impoverished outskirts of the city.
— Today Online

Illegal teak lumber confiscated in Ottwin Township
Acting on a tip off, a combined inspection team from the Forest Department from Toungoo confiscated illegal timber at Milepost 144/2 on a highway in Ottwin Township at 11:23 pm on 5 March.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Authorities accept migrant workers handed over by Thailand after COVID-19 test
Authorities in Kawthoung accepted 69 Myanmar migrant workers handed over by Thai authorities on 6th March after they were confirmed to be free of the COVID-19 infection by health authorities.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Old stamps, coins, bank notes on display to mark Yangon University’s 100th anniversary
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Yangon University, old stamps, coins and bank notes are on display at the Recreation Centre at the university.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar earns $4.6 bln from total border trade
The value of border trade reached US$4.6 billion between 1 October and 28 February this fiscal year, recording an increase of $493 million compared with the same period last FY, according to figures released by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sea of meth as Myanmar army smashes three drug labs
Sacks of heroin and methamphetamine are laid out in endless rows in a remote Myanmar border zone during a rare raid in the heart of Southeast Asia’s infamous “Golden Triangle”.
— Channel NewsAsia

MSWRR Union Minister meets town/village-based volunteers in Pyapon, Dedaye
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement highlighted that the ministry is reaching out to the people and providing their social needs.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar, Korea to cooperate in transport sector
Myanmar and South Korea will cooperate in the transport and logistics sectors, according to U San Khine Hla, chairman of the Myanmar Transport and Logistics Federation (MTLF).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin pays official visit to Lao PDR Laos donates US$ 50,000 for humanitarian assistance in Rakhine State
At the invitation of Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR, the Myanmar delegation led by U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation paid an official visit to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic from 5 to 6 March 2020 and attended the 12th Meeting of Myanmar-Laos Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UPDJC secretary’s group meeting, UPDJC meeting to be held on 10, 12 March respectively
Government representatives and the representatives of (NCA-S EAO) held a bilateral coordination meeting at National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Yangon at 10 am yesterday to implement the minutes of the 8th Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting (JICM) on Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

With Myanmar added to travel ban, locals worry they won’t see family
Like most Burmese immigrants, Victoria Wah came to the United States as a refugee, a 12-year-old fleeing her country’s civil war after spending years in a Thai refugee camp where her mother and five of her siblings still live.
— Wcfcourier

Power of glasses can now be reduced with Femto Lasik technology
The strength of eye glasses can now be reduced in Myanmar, for the first time, thanks to the introduction of Femto Lasik technology, according to ophthalmologist Prof Dr Tin Win.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Message of Greetings sent by Chairperson of National Reconciliation and Peace Centre Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the occasion of the 71st Anniversary of the Pa-O National Day
On the auspicious occasion of the 71st Anniversary of Pa-O National Day which falls on 8 March 2020, the Full Moon Day of Tabaung, 1381 BE, I send this message of greetings with good wishes and metta for good health and well-being of all our union born Pa-O brothers.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar: Karen minority demands protection in peace park
Despite a ceasefire agreed upon in 2012, a fight by Myanmar’s Karen ethnic minority for greater autonomy continues.
— Aljazeera

Illegal teak lumber confiscated in Ottwin Township
Acting on a tip off, a combined inspection team from the Forest Department from Toungoo confiscated illegal timber at Milepost 144/2 on a highway in Ottwin Township at 11:23 pm on 5 March.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Authorities accept migrant workers handed over by Thailand after COVID-19 test
Authorities in Kawthoung accepted 69 Myanmar migrant workers handed over by Thai authorities on 6th March after they were confirmed to be free of the COVID-19 infection by health authorities.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Old stamps, coins, bank notes on display to mark Yangon University’s 100th anniversary
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Yangon University, old stamps, coins and bank notes are on display at the Recreation Centre at the university.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

 

 

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