Myanmar Morning News For July 6

Myanmar Morning News For July 6
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Myanmar morning newsChinese embassy donates 10 cars to Joint Monitoring Committee
At a ceremony held yesterday, the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar donated 10 cars to the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) to support joint-monitoring efforts for a nationwide ceasefire.
— The Global Newlight of Myanmar

Major International Contractors Express Interest in Elevated Expressway Project
More than 5o local and international conglomerates, mostly from Asia, have submitted Expressions of Interest (EoI) applications for the Yangon Elevated Expressway project to the Myanmar government.
— The Irrawaddy

Rohingya rape survivors ‘ashamed and scared’ as babies born
More than 10 months have passed since Myanmar’s security forces launched a sweeping campaign of rape and other brutalities against the Rohingya, and the babies conceived during those assaults have been born.
— The Globe and Mail (video)

Concern among traders mounts as dollar continues rise against kyat
Local traders who import goods are concerned about the recent spike in the value of US dollar versus the Myanmar kyat.
— Myanmar Times

UN rights chief slams ‘investigative whitewash’ and calls for ICC referral
The UN human rights chief said yesterday that attempts to “whitewash” atrocities against the Rohingya would not absolve Myanmar of its crimes and called for the country’s immediate referral to the International Criminal Court.
— Frontier Myanmar

Physicians say Rohingya scars ‘highly consistent’ with Myanmar atrocity reports
Rohingya Muslims’ accounts of being shot, hacked and wounded by explosives are supported by forensic evidence, according to a report by physicians who examined them in refugee camps in Bangladesh.
— Reuters

Key findings: Myanmar Living Conditions Survey 2017
A joint report by the Central Statistical Organisation, the UNDP and the World Bank, reveals significant changes in living conditions in Myanmar over time. The key findings are:
— Myanmar Times

Yangon Has 4th-Fastest 4G Speeds in East Asia, Survey Finds
Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon ranked fourth among East Asian cities in terms of 4G download and upload speeds in a report released by OpenSignal on Thursday.
— The Irrawaddy

Refugees Criticize UN-Myanmar Repatriation Deal
Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar for Bangladesh amid a brutal army crackdown last year are criticizing a repatriation agreement between the Myanmar government and two U.N. agencies, following the leak of a draft of the deal online last week.

Given the lack of relevant evidence brought forward in the pre-trial period, and the testimony suggesting police entrapped Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the Myanmar courts face an important opportunity to uphold the value of a free press by dropping the case and immediately releasing the two reporters, PEN America said in a statement today.
— PEN America (blog)

Government ‘hasn’t relaxed death penalty’
The ruling government is not changing the way it deals with the death sentence in the country, Deputy Director of the Prisons Department U Min Tun Soe has told The Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

Nearly 700 remaining Rohingya students in village tracks of northern Buthidaung are restricted from getting any sort of education and their future seems to be uncertain, reports locals from the area.
— Rohingya Vision

Myanmar on the right track for EITI process
IN an effort to improve transparency and good governance in extractive industries such as mining, gems and jade, oil and gas, Myanmar on Thursday launched two reports on its extractive industries.
— Eleven Myanmar

Needs assessment workshop held on effective prosecution responses to cases of violence against women and children
Union Attorney General U Tun Tun Oo attended and addressed the Effective Prosecution Responses to Cases of Violence Against Women and Children Needs Assessment Workshop, jointly organized by the Union Attorney General Office and United Nations organisations – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The workshop was held at Mingalathiri Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw’s hotel zone yesterday morning.
— The Global Newlight of Myanmar


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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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