Myanmar Morning News For June 12

Myanmar Morning News For June 12
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Myanmar morning newsArmy-backed fourth telecom provider launched in Myanmar
Myanmar’s fourth telecom operator, under the brand of Mytel, officially launched its services in the country on June 9 and offers 80 per cent of 2G and 4G network coverage across Myanmar, local media reported.

Myanmar builds US$20.9 M worth offshore fixed pilot station
Myanmar is building a US$20.9 million worth offshore fixed pilot station, according to Myanma Port Authority (MPA).
Eleven Myanmar

New national agriculture strategy to drive growth, if properly implemented
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI), with the help of Asia Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund last Friday launched Myanmar’s Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS) for the next five years.
The Myanmar Times

Radio Free Asia dropped from Myanmar TV over use of ‘Rohingya’
Programming by Radio Free Asia (RFA) will no longer appear on Myanmar TV after the US-government-funded news outlet refused to stop using the term “Rohingya.”
Coconuts Yangon 

Reuters reporters say deprived of sleep during Myanmar probe
Two Reuters reporters accused in Myanmar of possessing secret documents were subjected to sleep deprivation and asked if they were “spies” during police interrogations, their lawyers suggested during questions posed to a police witness on Monday.

Myanmar strawberry farmers reduce losses with Japan’s cold-chain logistics
Japanese expertise in cold-chain logistics is lifting the spirits of strawberry farmers in Myanmar, radically reducing damage due to poor transportation methods and heat before their produce is delivered to consumers in commercial capital Yangon.
The Japan Times 

EU interest in Myanmar market tamed by Rakhine crisis
The EU is exercising more caution when making investment decisions involving Myanmar.
The Myanmar Times 

Myanmar president to visit Thailand, attend regional summits
Myanmar President U Win Myint will pay an official visit to Thailand soon at the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, said an official announcement Monday.
Xinhua Net 

More than 670 DHF cases reported in Yangon in five months
During the first five months of this year, the reported number of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) cases has reached more than 670 in Yangon region. The DHF transmission has been on the rise as the monsoon season has set in, according to Yangon Region Public Health Department.
Eleven Myanmar 

Karen Entrepreneurs Association to be established
The Karen Entrepreneurs Association will be established in July with the aim to develop Karen youth entrepreneurs, according to the Yangon Region Karen Literature and Culture Committee (KLCC), which is organizing the association.
Burma News International 

MOI publishes rare interview with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar’s Ministry of Information has just published an exclusive interview with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

Credentials of new Myanmar Investment Commission chair in question
Minister of the Office of the Union Government U Thaung Tun has been appointed chair of the Myanmar Investment Commission, dividing opinion on whether the career diplomat has the necessary economic experience for the role.
Frontier Myanmar 

Myanmar: Don Bosco Vocational Training Center has graduated more than 500 students over the last 11 years
The Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Myitkyina, Myanmar launched a new school on June 5. Students will be attending courses in carpentry, welding, electricity, automotive, tailoring, dressmaking and beautician programs.

Coal Miners Given Permission to Resume Controversial Projects in Shan State
The Union government has given permission to two coal-mining companies in Mongkaing Township in southern Shan State to resume operations despite opposition from local people.
The Irrawaddy 

Government encourages subsistence fish farming in rivers, lakes
Subsistence fish farming projects are under way to protect freshwater fish in rivers and lakes in northern Myanmar, according to the Department of Fisheries in Nay Pyi Taw.
The Myanmar Times 

Underground water to be used as reserve from 2025
The Yangon population will have to reduce its use of underground water from 2025, as thereafter, such water will be used only as a reserve for emergencies, according to the advisory team of the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC).
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Myanmar in Singapore warned of phone scam
The Myanmar embassy in Singapore has warned Myanmar nationals residing in the island state to be aware of fraudulent SMS and calls telling them they won lucky draws as many have been swindled by the scam.
The Myanmar Times

Myanmar and Vietnam militaries launch MyTel mobile carrier
Commercial fronts for the militaries of Myanmar and Vietnam formally kicked off a mobile carrier joint venture on June 9 at the launch ceremony of Myanmar National Tele and Communications, or MyTel.
Nikkei Asian Review (metered paywall)

Myanmar: Army — Civil Relations and Insurgency
On 29th May, in response to a question from the Irrawaddy’s Representative, the Permanent Secretary of the Defence Ministry, Brigadier General Aung Kyaw dropped a bomb shell that the Tatmadaw (the Army) is ready to obey if President U Win Myint orders a stop to the ongoing military operations in Kachin State in line with the law.
Sri Lanka Guardian 


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