Myanmar morning news for July 26

Myanmar morning news for July 26
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Myanmar morning newsTextiles a key focus of trade push between Myanmar and Taiwan
SEEKING to build on the rapid growth in trade between Taiwan and Myanmar, industry bodies from the two sides have signed two memorandums of understanding at a Taiwan-Myanmar Industrial Collaboration Summit.
— The Nation

Myanmar discusses enhancement of bilateral cooperation and relations with Lao
Kyaw Tin, Minister for International Cooperation, received Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw on July 24.
— Eleven Myanmar

Thai gov’t deports 600 migrant workers to Tachileik within seven months
The Thai government has handed over 600 Myanmar migrant workers to the Myanmar government via the Tachileik-Mae Sai Bridge at the Thai-Myanmar border within seven months after they were arrested for violating the Thai labor law.

State Counsellor will meet Karen youths in Hpa-an peace talks
Karen State government, Ethnic Mon Affairs minister Min Tin Win said that State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi would meet local Karen youths for peace talks to be held in a few days.
— Mizzima

Over 40 people missing in new Hpakant landslide
A landslide occurred yesterday in an expired mining plot near lower Metlinchaung village, Seikmu village-tract, Hpakant where 40 scavengers were missing as a result.
— Eleven Myanmar

UN Security Council urges Myanmar to ease refugees’ safe return
The United Nations Security Council on Monday urged Myanmar to step up efforts for Rohingya refugees to return to the country safely and voluntarily.
— Mizzima

Yangon’s retro luxury yacht hotel feels miles and years from downtown, but it isn’t
For travelers looking to step beyond the chain hotels of Yangon, they don’t need to walk for more than a few minutes to reach a large white yacht permanently docked near Botahtaung Pagoda.
— Coconuts Yangon

IDPs face malaria, diarrhea outbreak in Mizoram
Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are suffering from malaria, diarrhea, and stomachaches in Hmawngbuchhuah Village in Lawngtlai District of Mizoram State after fleeing from the clashes between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army in Paletwa Township, Chin State.

An education policy disaster, 30 years on
A decision to change the language of instruction for some high school subjects has had major ramifications and been a factor in the precipitous decline of education standards in Myanmar.
— Frontier Myanmar

Directorate of Telecommunications instruct import of Unicode handsets
Directorate of Telecommunications has instructed handset importers to import Unicode support handsets, said its deputy director general Myo Swe.
— Eleven Myanmar

Get to know German food at the Goethe Café
In a modern yet inviting cabin in a corner of the Goethe Institut’s lush villa courtyard lies the Goethe Café – a restaurant whose salads, schnitzels, and pastries make up the edible component of German diplomacy in Myanmar.
— Coconuts Yangon

Education Ministry Suspends Construction of 6,000 New Schools
The Education Ministry has suspended its project to construct about 6,000 educational facilities including basic education schools across the country due to budget constraints.
— The Irrawaddy

Torrential rain causes flooding in Mon
A total of 1,022 people from 259 family households are now sheltering temporarily at nine flood relief camps in Belin Township, according to Belin Township General Administrative Department.
— Eleven Myanmar

No Room in Modern Myanmar for Faith-Based Nationalism
On July 19, Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi opened the door of her lakeside villa in Yangon to a group of interfaith leaders, who were invited to pray for her late father, General Aung San.
— The Irrawaddy

Dozens Feared Dead, Rescuers Search for Missing After Laos Dam Collapse
Rescuers searched in difficult conditions on Wednesday for dozens of people feared dead and hundreds missing after a dam collapsed in a remote part of landlocked Laos, one of Asia’s poorest countries, a government official said.
— The Irrawaddy

Karenni Halt Protests Against Gen Aung San Statue
Ethnic Karenni youth activists, who are against the Karenni State government’s plan to erect a statue of late independence hero General Aung San in the state capital Loikaw, said on Tuesday that they would halt their protests considering the possible divide between locals over the statue.
— The Irrawaddy

Flash flood forces evacuation of thousands of people
Thousands of people have been evacuated to safe ground after flash floods triggered by continuous rainfall hit some townships in the Mon and Karen (Kayin) states over the last few days, according to the State Department of Disaster Management.


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

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