Myanmar morning news for July 19

Myanmar morning news for July 19
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Myanmar morning newsCabinet approves joint agreement on repatriation of Myanmar refugees
The Cabinet has endorsed an agreement between Thailand and Myanmar on their cooperation to repatriate Myanmar refugees, with a budget to be allocated in support of their journey home.
— News Today (video)

Myanmar Reuters reporter says he was hooded, deprived of sleep
Two Reuters journalists in Myanmar were hooded and deprived of sleep after they were arrested while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, one of them told a court on Tuesday in startling testimony.
— Mizzima

Govt resumes control of Nan Myaing Hotel
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism o July 14 took over the management of state-owned Nan Myaing Hotel on Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay from The National Trading Co after the latter failed to pay rent to government for the lease of the hotel since 2015.
— Myanmar Times

Oldest baby snake fossil, 99 million years old, discovered in Myanmar
Scientists have discovered the world’s oldest known fossilized baby snake, which will provide clues about the species’ evolution, according to a new study.
— USA Today

State Counsellor calls for next move to complete Peace Accord
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday called for the next move to complete a Union Accord for Peace following the adoption of more basic principles as part of the union pact, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Challenges facing Rakhine State and future tasks for socio-economic development highlighted
State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi discussed challenges facing Rakhine State and future tasks for improving socio-economic projects with Chairman Dr Surakiart Sathirathai-led Advisory Board for the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State at the former’s office in Nay Pyi Taw on July 17.
— Eleven Myanmar

Govt calls for private sector investments to manage food safety issues
The private sector has an important role to play in ensuring food safety and growth in the domestic agriculture, livestock and fisheries sectors, U Tin Win, assistant director at the Plant Protection Division under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, told The Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

Youths carry out surveys in villages to oppose Bogyoke statue
Karenni (Kayah) youths have been conducting surveys in villages in the Karenni State to oppose the state government’s plan to erect Bogyoke Aung San statue in Gandha Hay Wun Park in Loikaw.

A whirlwind hits Inya Lake
“It emerged about 300 meters away from us and disappeared while moving to the west. As far as I know, no damage was done,” said Sithu Hein.
— Eleven Myanmar

UN agencies likely to start work soon in Rakhine under MoU
With the support and commitment of the government, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees expects to begin work in northern Rakhine State soon despite little progress being made almost two months after Myanmar and two UN agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
— Myanmar Times

Policies and procedures for Myanmar-China Border Economic Zone to be drafted
Approval will be sought from the Union government after policies, procedures and management methods for the establishment of Myanmar-China Border Economic Zone have been drafted.
— Eleven Myanmar

Refugees want to return to Myanmar as citizens: UN
Myanmar’s Rohingya refugees have told a UN envoy who visited their camp in Bangladesh this week that they will return home if it is safe and if they are granted citizenship rights, a UN statement said Tuesday.
— Mizzima

Hundreds of Namtu residents flee from northern clashes
Hundreds of local residents working in agricultural industry have been forced to flee from the clashes in Namtu Township, northern Shan State on the morning of 16 July.

Mining company blamed for Sankhar mine landslide due to blasting mines
Local residents claimed that the landslide in Hpakant’s Sankhar mine that killed many people have been caused by the blasting of mines by a mining company.


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Maria Mirasol Rasonable graduated with a Bachelors Degree in journalism from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines.

She previously covered police rounds for Philippine Daily Inquirer as a trainee before becoming editorial staff at Gospel Komiks under the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA-MG), Santa Mesa, Manila where she wrote lifestyle and trending fashion and styles articles.

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