Myanmar Morning News For June 19

Myanmar Morning News For June 19

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar not meeting ‘minimal standards’
Myanmar has not met the minimum standards in investigating or prosecuting those engaged in the violence against the Rohingyas, said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein yesterday.
The Daily Star 

Call to boost financial literacy
GIVEN THAT the majority of Myanmar people lack the knowledge to use digital payment platforms, all the players in the finance industry must work together to educate them so the nation can become a cashless society, according to Arturo Planell, country manager of Visa Myanmar.
The Nation 

Education advocacy group lambasts higher education bill
The National Network for Education Reform (NNER) said the higher education bill proposed by the Ministry of Education does not guarantee academic freedom and is not up to the standards of democracy.
The Myanmar Times 

Myanmar courts Japanese, South Korean tourists with visa-free access
Myanmar authorities are planning to grant visa-free access to Japanese and South Korean tourists, as well as visa-on-arrival service for Chinese visitors who come on group tours.
Coconuts Yangon 

Rice prices may increase in domestic market
Rice prices may see increase in the domestic market as rice reaped in the summer had almost run out, according to sources from the Bayintnaung wholesale center.
Eleven Myanmar 

Aquaculture production survey slated to end in April 2019
The aquaculture production survey, conducted jointly by the Yangon Region Fisheries Department and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), in 16 townships is slated to end by the end of April 2019.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Myanmar developer Dagon adds more agribusiness to its diet
Dagon International will develop an industrial park here dedicated to food processing, the Myanmar conglomerate’s leaders told Nikkei on Thursday, tapping agribusiness in an effort to diversify beyond the core real estate segment.
Nikkei Asian Review (metered paywall)

U.N. rights boss takes aim at U.S migration policy, China, Myanmar in final speech
The top U.N. human rights official called on the United States on Monday to halt its “unconscionable” policy of forcibly separating children from migrant parents irregularly entering the country via Mexico.
Business Insider 

Landslides, flash floods as monsoon batters southern Myanmar
Flooding in southern Myanmar has caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains batter the country.
Channel NewsAsia 

Telenor bets on Asia’s bottom-of-the-pyramid market
Norwegian wireless carrier Telenor is investing heavily in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Pakistan as part of its strategy to build a sizable presence in Asia’s developing markets.
Nikkei Asian Review (metered paywall)

Plans are underway to contribute lifejackets for migrants’ children
Plans are underway to provide lifejackets to the migrants’ children who are going to the school in Myawady Township by passing through Mori River.
Eleven Myanmar 

Myanmar officer in Reuters case broke police code by copying statements: lawyer
A police witness in the case against two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets in Myanmar is “unreliable,” the reporters’ lawyer said on Monday, because he obtained testimony from previous witnesses, in violation of police code.

Court to Decide on July 2 Whether to Charge Reuters Reporters
After six months of preliminary hearings, a Yangon court will decide next month whether two Reuters journalists arrested while covering the Rakhine conflict will be charged with violating the Official Secrets Act.
The Irrawaddy 

Five Myanmar refugee organizations to mark World Refugee Day in New Delhi
Five Myanmar refugee organizations from New Delhi, India will hold a ceremony to mark the World Refugee Day on June 20.
Burma News International 

Implementation of infrastructure projects through PPP is effective
Today, countries throughout the world are facing complicated challenges in various sectors, which cannot be overcome single-handedly. Countries having similar cultures, historical backgrounds and ideologies must unite to confront these challenges.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Myanmar Port Authority to accept a new Tug Boat
A new Tug Boat constructed by Myanmar Shipyards Joint Venture Company will be transferred to Myanmar Port Authority according to Myanmar Port Authority.
Hellenic Shipping News 

China seeking concessions from Myanmar power project
China, it seems, has not given up hope of restarting its hydroelectric power project at Myitsone in northern Myanmar.
New Indian Express 

Rockstart’s first Myanmar accelerator programme in motion
Rockstart Impact, an accelerator programme focused on developing countries, has begun its first programme in Myanmar in March this year.
The Myanmar Times 

Sein Ta Lone export to Singapore suspended owing to trademark infringement
The export of Myanmar’s Sein Ta Lone (diamond solitaire mango) to Singapore is suspended owing to trademark infringement since early June, said U Kyaw Soe Naing from the Myanmar Mango Market and Technology Development Association (MMMTDA).
The Global Newlight of Myanmar

NLD receives 16 applications for by-elections in Mandalay Region
The Mandalay Region National League for Democracy (NLD) Party Chairman Tin Htut Oo said that there were 16 party members who applied to contest vacant seats in Mandalay Region in coming by-elections.

Bangkok hospital tries to lure more foreign heart patients
Bangkok-based Phayathai 2 Hospital hopes to increase foreign patients, including those from Myanmar, to come to its renovated new heart centre, according to a hospital executive.
The Myanmar Times 


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