Myanmar Morning News For June 7

Myanmar Morning News For June 7

Myanmar morning news

Bintai Kinden bags RM74.5m job in Myanmar
Bintai Kinden Corp Bhd has bagged a US$17.5 million (RM74.5 million) deal in Myanmar to undertake air-conditioning and fire protection installation work.
— The Edge Markets MY

Global Connectivity report reveals Myanmar has region’s slowest Internet
A report by Huawei has revealed that Myanmar has the lowest bandwidth and slowest Internet in the region. The Chinese telecom giant’s Global Connectivity Index 2017 ranks countries according to bandwidth and Internet infrastructure.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Journalists Band Together to Fight Law Used to Attack Press Freedom
More than 100 Myanmar journalists gathered on Tuesday in Yangon to call on the government to drop lawsuits filed against reporters under controversial Article 66(d) of the country’s Telecommunications Law frequently used by those in powerful positions to silence their critics.
— Radio Free Asia

Demand for elephant skin driving up poaching in Myanmar (warning: graphic images)
In addition to targeting wild elephants for their tusks, poachers are now killing elephants for their skin. The hide is reportedly being used for traditional medicine or is being turned into jewellery.

Conference in China promotes Asian Media
REPRESENTATIVES from 48 nations attended the 14th Asia Media Summit at the Shangri-La Hotel in Qingdao, the People’s Republic of China yesterday morning.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

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Outbound travel, changing tastes hit domestic tour companies
Domestic travel agencies are under pressure as increasing numbers of Myanmar spurn package tours to the nation’s top destinations for DIY trips and competitively priced holidays in regional countries.
— Frontier Myanmar

Canada must demand human rights for Rohingya in Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi, who was honoured by Canada for her own courage and determination during 15 years of imprisonment under the despotism of Burma’s previous military rulers, has refused to speak up for her country’s Rohingya minority for fear of antagonizing Buddhist nationalists.
— Toronto Star

Myanmar working on national climate change policy
The Myanmar government is working towards the adoption of a national climate change policy, the launch of which it expects to announce soon, a media report said on Tuesday.
— Eastern Mirror

Finance Minister Predicts ‘Take Off’ for Burma Economy
The finance minister attempted to reassure investors that Burma’s economy is on a promising trajectory at a trade conference on Tuesday, despite business owners’ concerns that the economy has become tepid.
— The Irrawaddy

Riverbank erosion forces Ayeyawady villagers to relocate
Erosion of the bank of the Ayeyawady River at the village of Nwe Ni in Yesagyo Township, Magway Region, is forcing villagers to relocate, locals say. The relocations from the village, located near the confluence of the Chindwin and Ayeyawady rivers, began at the end of May.
— Eleven Myanmar

Coal-fired plant project scrapped, says Mon chief
Mon State Chief Minister Aye Zan told a meeting on June 3 that the state government is scrapping plans for a controversial coal-fired power plant project, said MP Myo Win of Ye constituency.
— Eleven Myanmar

Thousands of rodents swarm Myanmar villages
Thousands of rats have descended on villages on an island in southern Myanmar, a local official said on Tuesday, in what some have taken to be an ill omen of impending disaster.
— The Star Online

India’s humanitarian aid for cyclone victims arrives
An Indian navy vessel carrying aid from India for Cyclone-Mora victims in Rakhine State has anchored at the Myanmar International Thilawa Terminal in Yangon yesterday.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Myanmar’s edible bird nest industry comes home to roost
The cries of amorous swiftlets echo around the dark room, an unlikely gold mine for traders in southern Myanmar who are cashing in on rising demand for the edible nests from China’s growing middle class.
— Coconuts Yangon

Inle Lake conservation bill to go to Hluttaw
A bill for the environmental conservation of Inle Lake will be submitted to the Pyithu Hluttaw. There have been five rounds of discussions about the bill with many stakeholders participating, a civil society representative told The Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

Job agencies appeal ban on workers going to Malaysia
The Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation (MOEAF) appealed to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population last week to allow it to send 8000 Myanmar workers to employers in Malaysia.
— Myanmar Times

Journalists Launch Campaign, Call for Termination of Article 66(d)
More than 100 journalists in Rangoon demanded on Tuesday that the government withdraw lawsuits filed against reporters under the country’s controversial Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law.
— The Irrawaddy

Burma Will Join Asean Forest Cooperation Organization
The Union Parliament on Tuesday approved the signing of the regional agreement for the establishment of the Asean Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO), after President U Htin Kyaw put forward the proposal.
— The Irrawaddy


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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