Myanmar Morning News For July 11

Myanmar Morning News For July 11

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar Urged to Review Hydropower Dam Projects Seen Damaging to Rural Communities
The Myanmar government must undertake reforms in its hydropower sector to prevent dam projects from negatively impacting rural ethnic minority communities in southeastern Kayin state, where electrification rates are lowest in the nation, according to a report issued by two ethnic Karen NGOs.
— Radio Free Asia

Outrage as Reuters reporters charged in Burma
COMMITMENT to rule of law and democratic freedom of speech under the government of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma (Myanmar) has been thrown into serious doubt after two journalists from the Reuters news agency were charged under the country’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act.
— Asian Correspondent

Myanmar’s efforts to raise transparency within its extractive industries are slowly bearing fruit
Myanmar’s efforts to raise transparency within its extractive industries are slowly bearing fruit. While State-owned enterprises (SOEs) have yet to meet international standards of governance, transparency is nevertheless improving, according to two reports issued by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) between 2014-2016.
— Myanmar Times

Caring for the most vulnerable
As part of the NLD government’s plans to bring Universal Health Coverage to Myanmar by 2030, the Sun Quality Health Network has opened its doors to the poorest of the poor, offering subsidised health care to communities used to going without proper treatment.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar’s waiting for the western investment that never came
Among business leaders in Myanmar, would-be investment from the United States (US) and Europe is known by the wry acronym NATO.
— The Asean Post

Artists Reflect on Myanmar Post Independence
An ongoing art exhibition called “Seven Decades” features old and new works of 18 artists reflecting on important moments throughout the 70 years since Myanmar gained independence.
— The Irrawaddy

Yes News will use $ 25 million to remove YouTube
July 10. . To prevent false news reports removed it will use $ 25 million for YouTube, said on Monday. An issue that is described on its homepage.
— Mizzima

Preparations Underway: 2018 Waso-Robe Offering Ceremony Meeting
Patron of the convening committee for 2018 Waso-robe offering ceremony Vice President U Myint Swe addressed a work coordination meeting at the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture on Monday afternoon. The convening committee chairman Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko and members as well as work committee and sub-committees members attended the meeting. The Vice President called for effective management and cooperation based on the experiences gained in the previous ceremonies
— Myanmar News

Myanmar, Japan and Thailand are jointly held in the Youth Academy Cup
Myanmar, Japan’s football and football, to be held in Thailand under age (14) in the Cup of the Myanmar Football Academy (Yangon) will be held from August 5 to 9 days.
— Myanmar Times

Yacht industry calls for co-operation with Myanmar on teak
According to a report in the ETTF newsletter, an international alliance of yacht sector and associated organisations has cautioned against a ban on trade in Myanmar teak. Instead it urges industry, governments and NGOs to support the country’s efforts to reform forest management and improve legality assurance.
— Consult Myanmar

Preparation For Peace: 16th Meeting Of UPDJC Held At NRPC
The Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) held its 16th meeting at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday.
— Myanmar International

Vessels 2 collision loss of about 50 K value
Fleet 2 was also destroyed about 50 K value of the events occurred on 9 July.
— Myanmar Times

Political Book Introduced: “The Governance Of China” In Myanmar Language
A Chinese political book “the Governance of China” Volume 1 in Myanmar language was introduced on Monday in Nay Pyi Taw. People’s Parliament Deputy Speaker, Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint, Member of the Political Bureau, member of the Secretariat, and Head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Huang Kunming and the Chinese Ambassador gave remarks.
— Myanmar International

The Kids Are Alright: Eight freed Wild Boars in good health, says lead physician
The eight young members of the Wild Boars soccer team brought out of flooded Luang Cave in the past 48 hours appear to be largely out of the woods as well.
— Coconuts Bangkok

Myanmar gov’t urged to set up handicrafts center to boost handicrafts market
Global Times/Xinhua Category: NewsDomesticA worker creates a traditional floral design for a religious edifice. Photo: Supplied Myanmar Arts and Crafts Association (MACA) has urged the government to set up a handicrafts center or build a handicrafts village to boost the country s handicrafts market to be able to penetrate the European and US markets, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Monday.
— Myanmar International

With four hand guns and ammunition seized in more than 190 children
On July 8, at about half past midnight 12 Kalemyo Kalemyo (9 miles) Inspection base in the police force nest swiftlet Lebanon Sun (27 years) I check the driver to stop the vehicle.
— Myanmar Times

Timeline: Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar
Two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, have been detained in Myanmar since Dec. 12, 2017. At the time of their arrests, they had been working on an investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys in a village in Rakhine state.
— Reuters

Yoma Land targets the masses as luxury real estate slows
Sluggish sales in the high end of the property market have prompted Yoma Strategic Holdings and First Myanmar Investment to move into “mass market” projects under the new brand Yoma Land.
— Frontier Myanmar


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