Myanmar morning news for August 6

Myanmar morning news for August 6

Myanmar morning newsUN Calls for Sanctions Against Firms Owned by Myanmar Military
The United Nations fact-finding mission in Myanmar has called for sanctions against a network of companies owned by the country’s military, saying they helped carrying out and finance nationwide human rights violations, including against Rohingya Muslims.
— Bloomberg

Myanmar to reduce annual timber logging quota by half
Myanmar will cut its annual logging limit of teak and hardwood by 50 percent and produce only enough timber to meet the cost of production during 2019-20 logging season, according to the state-run Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE) Monday.
— Xinhua

Nearly 60 Foreign Firms Tied to Military Businesses: UN Report
Mission experts say these companies contribute to financing the “wide array of human rights and humanitarian law violations” the military commits.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar native bird species face extinction
Nine bird species only exclusively seen in Myanmar are facing dangers of going extinct.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar to start Yangon sky train project in 2020
Myanmar planned to implement a sky train project in the commercial city of Yangon starting 2020, according to the Ministry of Transport and Communications Monday.
— Xinhua

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Military-Backed Mytel Announces Successful Test of 5G Service
Technology provided by China’s Huawei; company says service should be available next year, though govt has yet to allocate spectrum, and handsets not yet available.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar enacts new copyright law to replace Myanmar Copyright Act 1914
On 24 May 2019, the Copyright Law (Law) was enacted as the fourth and last intellectual property law to protect literary and artistic works.
— Business Times

Myanmar bowing to China’s BRI out of necessity?
A recent political talk-show on Radio Free Asia (RFA) on the topic of China’s political influence in Myanmar mentioned the Arakan Army’s (AA) endorsement of China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It was taken as a remarkable testimony of bowing to a regional power.
— BNI Online

7 countries still supplying arms to Myanmar military
UN investigators on Monday urged the international community to server ties with top Myanmar companies which finance the military in carrying out atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in the country’s western Rakhine state.
— Brinkwire

New Myanmar-China air route launched
An air route has been launched linking Hefei, the capital of east China’s Anhui Province, and Mandalay, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Trump Administration Should Break With Obama-Era Myanmar Policy
If there is one foreign policy area where the Trump administration has fallen far too short on living up to its promise, that would be Myanmar.
— NewsMax

Thilawa SEZ in need of international-standard jetties and logistics services
For the extensive operations of factories, Thilawa Special Economic Zone is in need of international-standard jetties and logistics services, said Win Aung, chair of Myanmar Thilawa Special Economic Zone Holdings Public Co., Ltd (MTSH).
— Eleven Myanmar

MPT to plant 7,000 trees in Myanmar this year
Myanmar operator MPT has launched a nationwide tree planting project. Launched in the 2017, the MPT Green Movement will support the plantation of thousands of trees not only in the capital city of Yangon, but across the country.
— Telecompaper

Myanmar citizenship: Rohingyas have only one option
The Rohingyas, often described as the most persecuted community in the world, can at best have only naturalized citizenship of Myanmar under the country’s current law, according to senior Bangladeshi diplomats.
— Dhaka tribune

‘The land where we lived has gone’ – the life story of a Rohingya refugee
“A tyrant leant over my cradle and traced a destiny for me that will be hard to avoid: I will either be a fugitive or I won’t exist at all.” – From First, They Erased Our Name: A Rohingya Speaks, by Habiburahman.
— The Guardian

Former courts awarded blue plaque as Myanmar’s city heritage
Former New Law Courts in downtown Yangon of Myanmar has been awarded a blue plaque from the Yangon Heritage Trust as a mark of the structure’s historic significance, cultural heritage and enduring legacy, according to the Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) Monday.
— Xinhua

Is bubble tea taking over Yangon?
Served in small porcelain cups, “laphet yay” is the nation’s signature drink. While Thailand has the street side stores, Britain has its pubs and Italy the piazza, the tea shop is the place where Myanmar people come to chat about politics, their social lives or just to watch the soccer – over a small cup of tea, and a Chinese bun.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar has over Ks38,000 billion in total debt
Till March 31 of this year, Myanmar has a total debt of Ks 38,117 billion including an external debt of 9.89 billion US dollars, said Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance Maung Maung Win.
— Eleven Myanmar

8888 commemoration to be held in public for first time
The 8888 (August 8, 1988) Uprising, the biggest in Myanmar history, will be commemorated for the first time at a public ceremony, the event’s organising committee said.
— Myanmar Times

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Royal Jaggery offers a sweet ‘Made in Myanmar’ product
Kaung Set Naing, founder of 555 Shwe Hintha, thinks Royal Jaggery is just the “Made in Myanmar” product the world has been looking for.
— Myanmar Times

Change of plans could be a setback for insurance market
The local insurance industry may have been dealt a setback after negotiations between several local and foreign insurers were reported to have broken down.
— Myanmar Times

Anti-grave violations working committee discusses reporting mechanism with CTFMR
The Working Committee for Preventing Grave Violations against Children in Armed Conflicts held a meeting with officials from the UN Country Task Force on Monitoring and Report (CTFMR) at the office of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Death toll of influenza H1N1 to 87 in Myanmar
Six more people have died of current seasonal influenza A (H1N1), bringing the total death toll to 87 as of Saturday, according to the figures released by the Public Health Department late Sunday.
— Xinhua

Safety measures of vessels checked in Mandalay
A combined team of private vessels supervisory committee in Mandalay inspected safety measures of cargo and passenger vessels at the jetty of central Myanmar city yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Meeting held with new Chinese ambassador on cross-border trade
Discussions were held between Myanmar’s Minister of Commerce U Than Myint and China’s newly appointed ambassador, Chen Hai, on August 1 to expedite cross-border trade and promotion of trade and investment.
— Myanmar Times

Innwa Bank opens new branch in Mandalay
Innwa Bank Ltd. formally opened their 61st branch at Chanmyathazi Township, Mandalay Region, with a ceremony yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Grassroots group fights Yangon motorbike ban
Arbitrary treatment from traffic police has inspired a campaign by a community group to have the motorbike ban in Yangon lifted, a move that has the support of some MPs.
— Frontier Myanmar

UEC Chair discusses electoral affairs with Swiss Ambassador
Union Election Commission Chairman U Hla Thein met with Swiss Ambassador Mr Tim Enderlin at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Global taste of Korea
In Myanmar there is a proverb about the relationship between food and a fulfilling social life: “When you’re enjoying a tasty meal, you’ll remember those you shared it with.” Food, as in many other cultures, plays an important role in our relationships with others.
— Myanmar Times

Ex-Industry Minister ‘Violated Office Procedures’: Govt Spokesman
The finding against U Khin Maung Cho, who resigned late last month amid corruption allegations, was made by a team of ministers, not the anti-graft commission.
— Irrawaddy

AA training camp in Yathedaung captured
The security forces discovered a training camp of the AA in Yathedaung Township during a security patrol from 2 to 3 August.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rakhine issue affects democratic transition, senior official says
The conflict in northern Rakhine State has affected Myanmar’s democratic transition, said U Zaw Htay, spokesperson of the Office of the President.
— Myanmar Times

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 13th regular session holds eighth-day meeting
The eighth-day meeting of Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 13th regular session was held at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday morning where the Hluttaw discussed and approved Myanmar acceding as member to an agreement on establishing International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) as international organization.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar to Join International Anti-Corruption Academy
A proposal by President U Win Myint to join an international anti-corruption training institution was approved by Parliament on Monday.
— Irrawaddy

Universal Periodic Review workshop held in Nay Pyi Taw
A workshop on Universal Periodic Review was organized at Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Torrential rain causes flash flood in Kyaukkyi, Bago Region
Torrential rain caused flash flood in Kyaukkyi, Bago Region, yesterday inundating the low-lying areas and the residents were evacuated.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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