Myanmar Morning News For June 7

Myanmar Morning News For June 7

Myanmar morning newsUN gives Myanmar 30 days to accept human rights investigators
The UN Security Council has given Myanmar 30 days to respond to a request for the country to allow UN experts to investigate alleged atrocities against Rohingya civilians in Rakhine State.
Coconuts Yangon 

About 50 pc of tourist trips cancelled, suspended last year
At the instigation of some western media about Rakhine situations, about 50 per cent of tourist trips were cancelled and suspended last year, said Ohn Maung, Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism, at a coordination meeting on tourism development and the smooth operation of tourist entry, exit and visit, in Nay Pyi Taw on June 4.
Eleven Myanmar 

Ks10 billion deducted from proposed expenditures to be used in nine regional development sectors
Over Ks10 billion deducted by the Mandalay regional Hluttaw from the proposed expenditures will be used for nine regional development sectors.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Myanmar targets plastic waste in growing green movement
This year’s theme for World Environment Day is plastic pollution, a scourge on Myanmar that is more easily seen in its beaches, mountains and cities than its dearth of reliable statistics.

Myanmar Signs Deal With U.N. on First Steps to Repatriating Rohingya Refugees from Bangladesh
Myanmar and U.N. agencies signed an agreement Wednesday that could lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution by the country’s security forces and are now crowded into makeshift camps in Bangladesh.

10 Myanmar companies take part in Bangkok trade show
Ten companies from Myanmar took part in an international food and beverage trade exhibition in Thailand, connecting Myanmar with the regional industry players.
The Myanmar Times 

Myanma Insurance, India’s GIC Re sign MoU on reinsurance
Myanma Insurance and India’s state-run General Insurance Corp (GIC Re) signed an MoU in Yangon yesterday on amending laws related to insurance and reinsurance in Myanmar.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Myanmar migrant workers seeking compensation after waste management plant shut down
Over 700 Myanmar migrant workers are seeking compensation after an e-waste management plant shut down near Bangkok in Thailand, according to the labor attaché from the Myanmar Embassy.
Burma News International 

YCDC earns over Ks30 M fines from street vendors in 2017-18 FY says mayor
Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has earned over Ks30 million fines from 2,909 undisciplined street vendors in 2017-18 FY, said Yangon mayor Maung Maung Soe.
Eleven Myanmar 

Drug menace haunts, taunts Myanmar
As the seasons change and winter comes, the flowers of the opium poppy bloom in Myanmar’s pleasantly cool mountainous areas, although at a much lesser volume.
The Myanmar Times 

China’s Belt And Road Hits Bumps In Nepal, Malaysia, And Myanmar
The course of the Belt and Road, China’s “project of the century,” is not running smooth. Today’s problems include:
Sup China 

VP U Myint Swe attends second Myanmar-EU Economic Forum
Vice President U Myint Swe delivered the opening address at the 2nd Myanmar-EU Economic Forum held at the Hotel Kempinski in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Catholic church attacked in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Kachin
A Catholic church has been damaged in Kachin State as sporadic fighting continues between Myanmar’s military and Kachin rebels.
UCA News 

Miner urges government to resume gold permit
In the Moehti Moemi mining district in Yamethin, Mandalay, out of the 600 viss of gold extracted by local share-partner companies, more than 500 viss were used to cover the operational cost, U Tun Aung Soe, executive director of National Prosperity Company (NPC) told The Myanmar Times.
The Myanmar Times

The crime reporters tainted by extortion
Residents in some remote areas of Myanmar have come to associate journalism with extortion, and unscrupulous crime reporters are to blame.
Frontier Myanmar

Need to scale up waste collection rates revealed as Coca-Cola pushes recycling
Less littering as well as segregation of plastic bottles and aluminium cans are both essential for Myanmar to tackle pollution and secure a better environment.
The Myanmar Times 

Companies law to “transform” business landscape: U Myint Swe
The new companies law will “transform” the business landscape in Myanmar when it comes into effect on August 1, Vice President U Myint Swe has told foreign business leaders.
Frontier Myanmar 

Sixty-five percent of prisoners incarcerated on drug charges – Mon State Chief Minister
The Mon State Chief Minister Dr Aye Zan said 65 percent of the prisoners serving time in the prisons in Mawlamyine and Thaton in the Mon State have been incarcerated on drug charges.
Burma News International 

Bill would raise prison time for illegal video sellers
Illegal distributors of videos will be punished with imprisonment and fines, according to the Television and Video Bill being debated in the Amyotha Hluttaw.
The Myanmar Times 


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