Myanmar Morning News For June 11

Myanmar Morning News For June 11
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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar tourist industry looks for quick turnaround
DESPITE Myanmar’s tourism business having stalled for more than a year due to religious conflicts in Rakhine State, the nation is making plans to help the industry rebound through accelerating reforms, according to Thet Lwin Toe, chairman of the Union of Myanmar Travel Association (UMTA).
The Nation 

Rohingya Upset UN Agreement Didn’t Address Citizenship
Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled attacks in Myanmar said they were disappointed that a U.N. agreement signed earlier this week did not address one of their key demands: Citizenship.
Khaosod English 

19 agreements worth over $50 million signed for national power supply project
Nineteen agreements worth over US$50 million have been signed for the national power supply project to be implemented with a World Bank loan, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
Eleven Myanmar 

Rubber production to decline next year due to the low price of rubber this year
Rubber production is expected to decline next year because of an unexpected rubber market this year. The manageable-scale rubber farm owners near Thuwannawaddy town, Thaton Township, Mon State have expressed a lack of interest in rubber cultivation because the price of rubber has declined in the market this year, compared with last year.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar

Is Kyaukphyu in Danger of Slipping Out of Our Hands?
Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has stated that she wants to reform the country’s education sector. If that is her intention, we must make a serious effort to educate the younger generation about history and geography so that they develop a fuller understanding of Myanmar’s neighboring countries.
The Irrawaddy 

SMIDB loans Ks-9.63 billion to SMEs
Small and Medium Industrial Development Bank (SMIDB) has granted Ks-9.63 billion to local small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) nationwide, said the SMIDB’s CEO Dr Zeyar Nyunt.
Eleven Myanmar 

Myanmar-Thai border bust nets 15-tonne
A 15-TONNE batch of sodium cyanide that can be used to make millions of methamphetamine pills was seized and Chiang Rai man was arrested last week when a smuggling operation into Myanmar from Thailand was intercepted.
The Nation 

Over 153,000 foreigners visit Myanmar through Tachilek border in six months
over 153,000 foreigners visited the country while entering through the Tachilek land border in Shan State in eastern Myanmar, and the Mae Sai border on the Thai side, during the current six-month financial year, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Military-linked telecoms operator Mytel launches network
It is unusual for a country’s military leaders to attend the launch of a telecoms company.
Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar lawyer wins $1.1 million Aurora humanitarian prize
A lawyer from Myanmar who has worked to promote the rights of the country’s persecuted Rohingya minority has been awarded the $1.1-million Aurora Prize for humanitarianism.

Myanmar meets to establish ‘independent probe’ into Rohingya massacres
A rare “national security” meeting was held on Friday between Myanmar’s army and civilian leadership to discuss an internal investigation into the Rohingya crisis, which saw some 700,000 flee the military-led violence, said the president’s office on Saturday.

‘Benefits of destroying the Rohingya population exceed the costs’ for Myanmar, former UN ambassador warns
The “benefits of destroying the Rohingya population exceed the costs” for Mynamar, a former US ambassador to the United Nations has said.
The Independent UK 

Commerce Ministry to sign MoU with Yunnan on agro exports
Ministry of Commerce will sign a MoU with Yunnan provincial government in June to officially export rice, sugar, maize and other agricultural products to China, said U Khin Maung Lwin, assistant permanent secretary of the Commerce Ministry.
Eleven Myanmar 

Sino-Myanmar border trade exceeds $994 million over two months
The border trade between China and Myanmar between 1 April and 1 June during the six-month interim period for the 2018-2019 financial year was valued at US$994 million, up by $94 million compared to that of the same period in the 2017-2018 FY, according to the commerce ministry.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Rebel Group Sends ‘Tax’ Letter to Shan State Schools
The Kachin Independence Organization/Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA) has reportedly sent extortion letters to 21 private and boarding schools in northern Shan State’s Muse Township.
The Irrawaddy 

Citing lack of evidence, Anti-Corruption Commission rejects legal action against former minister
The Anti-Corruption Commission will not file a criminal case against former minister U Kyaw Win but has also not exonerated him of allegations of corruption.
Frontier Myanmar 


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