Myanmar morning news for August 9

Myanmar morning news for August 9

Myanmar morning news6.6 million unregistered SIM cards turned off
Myanmar authorities have turned off 6.6 million unregistered SIM cards so far, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Viettel launches first 5G network in Myanmar
Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) officially launched the 5G technology in Myanmar on August 5 via Mytel, its Myanmar’s branch name.
— Sggp News

Myanmar floods force tens of thousands from homes
Raging floods across Myanmar have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent weeks, officials said on Thursday (Aug 8), as monsoon rains pummel the nation.
— Channel NewsAsia

Suu Kyi-led Rakhine Development Agency Says UN Report ‘Intended to Harm’ Myanmar
The report accused a public-private partnership program led by Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of contributing to international crimes against humanity.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar delivers massive mineral milestone
MYANMAR Metals’ Bawdwin project in Myanmar now has an indicated and inferred resource that tops 100 million tonnes, confirming the significance of what the explorer calls the largest primary lead resource in the world and a top 10 silver resource.
— Mining News

CB Bank paid out K84m to shareholders, official says
CB Bank, which was formed by a merger of three cooperative banks, paid more than K84 million in dividends to shareholders for the 12 fiscal years through 2015-2016, according to a senior government official.
— Myanmar Times

JC to link Phnom Penh and Yangon
Cambodia’s JC International Airlines will soon launch the first direct flight from Phnom Penh to Yangon in Myanmar.
— Khmer times

Myanmar’s very own satellite now in orbit
Myanmar’s very own satellite system was successfully launched into orbit on Wednesday after two years of planning. The nation will see improved and faster communications as a result, primarily in far-flung areas.
— Myanmar Times

Despite wastage and losses, YCDC has no plans to raise water tariffs
The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has no plans to raise tariffs on water despite losing money on distributing the resource.
— Myanmar Times

Health & sports ministry sign 7 MoUs with Access to Health Fund
The Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) signed 7 MoUs with Access to Health Fund to implement healthcare projects from 2019-2023, a total of 5 years in 144 townships of 8 regions and states.
— Eleven Myanmar

Time’s up for the copyright pirates
The routine infringement of copyright in Myanmar has devastated the literary world and other creative industries, and the violations will continue until laws aimed at protecting intellectual property are properly enforced.
— Frontier Myanmar

Flood may occur in lower Myanmar: DMH
The depression over the Bay of Bengal is classified as yellow stage and middle areas of Myanmar will have rain and floods may occur in lower Myanmar due to the depression, said meteorologist Chit Kyaw.
— Eleven Myanmar

Farmers warned of chemical dangers
The Poison Treatment Unit of the New Yangon General Hospital, the only such unit in southern Myanmar, recorded 10 deaths due to pesticide poisoning out of 37 total poisoning deaths in the first six months of this year, a senior official of the hospital said.
— Myanmar Times

No rules were changed to insurance JVs: MoPF
There have been no last-minute policy changes in regards to joint ventures between local and foreign insurers for both the life and non-life segments of the insurance market.
— Myanmar Times

Villagers flee after fighting in north-eastern Shan state
More than 200 villagers fled their homes in Tangyan township on Tuesday to escape nearby fighting between the Myanmar military and Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) troops in north-eastern Shan state, RFA reported.
— Mizzima

MCDC installs lamp posts with public donations
The Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) has spent K1.2 billion in public donations so far this year to erect lamp posts, said MCDC member U Kyaw San Myint.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon rejects request for Karen Martyrs’ Day ceremony
Ethnic Karen people have said they will hold a Karen Martyrs’ Day event in Yangon despite the Yangon regional government’s rejection of their request, according to officials of a Karen group in Yangon.
— Myanmar Times

Forest Department holds High-Level Policy Dialogue on HKH Call to Action
Forest Department held High -Level Policy Dialogue on HKH Cakk to Action in coordination with International Center for Integrated Mountain Development( ICIMOD) yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Military hits teacher with counter-terrorism charge
The Tatmadaw (military) has filed charges in Buthidaung township court against a 27-year-old primary school teacher who was arrested in Rakhine State’s Buthidaung township on Tuesday under the Counter-Terrorist Law, a township education official says.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar struggles to tackle corruption culture
Staff at Myanmar’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) are amazed at the skyrocketing number of visitors — mostly fresh graduates — since it announced plans for fresh recruitment late July.
— AA

Myanmar seeks sustainable solution for slum dwellers in Yangon
Myanmar is seeking solution for slum dwellers in populated Yangon where over 500,000 people are living in informal settlement areas.
— Xinhua

Myanmar’s ’88 Uprising Veterans Call for Military’s Full Withdrawal from Politics
At an event to mark the 31st anniversary of Myanmar’s mass protests against dictatorship, ex-student leaders say the movement’s democratic goals have yet to be achieved.
— Irrawaddy

Pyithu Hluttaw accepts motion to reduce deaths from non-infectious diseases
The 9th-day meeting of the Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s 13th regular session was held at the Pyithu Hluttaw meeting hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

In Myanmar, a unity still out of reach
In January 2018, the Arakan Army, the newest ethnic-based militia in Myanmar, released a video on YouTube and elsewhere of its cadres kitted out in camouflage, armed with modern weapons, and looking extremely disciplined.
— Lowyinstitute

Union Supreme Court holds 17th coord meeting with lower courts
The Union Supreme Court and State/Regional High Courts held their 17th coordination meeting in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Court accepts complaint against Bullet Hla Swe for insult to religion
Kyauktada Township court accepted a direct complaint against Bullet aka Hal Swe, former upper house MP, lodged by Islamic faith leader Sann Aung over insulting religion.
— Mizzima

Hotels in Myanmar’s Capital Struggling to Survive
In the Naypyitaw Hotel Zone, in Myanmar’s sleepy administrative capital, ‘doing fine’ generally means incurring only small annual loses, hoteliers say.
— Irrawaddy

Beware Myanmar’s New Information War
The government’s internet shutdown in the country’s restive west is a worrying move amid growing prosecutions of peaceful critics.
— The Diplomat

DMA issues seafarers identity smart cards to sailors
Seafarers identity smart cards are being issued to about Myanmar sailors in line with the criteria in ILO Convention, said a source from the Department of Marine Administration under the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
— Eleven Myanmar

Arrest Warrant Issued for Former Myanmar Military Officer
U Hla Swe, former Tatmadaw lieutenant-colonel and USDP representative in Myanmar’s Upper House, has been charged with sedition.
— Irrawaddy

31st anniversary pro-democracy movement observed in Yangon
A ceremony to mark the 31st anniversary of the 1988 pro-democracy movement was held yesterday in Yangon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Team Kara to tackle Thailand-Myanmar Rally
Team Kara will be among Cambodia’s representatives in the week-long 2019 Asia Cross Country Rally (AXCR) when the starting gun fires in Pattaya tomorrow.
— Khmer Times

Scam in Myanmar
The ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas and crimes against humanity, perpetrated by the Myanmar military, have been heinous enough. A report crafted by the United Nations has now taken the lid off a pretty kettle of fish.
— The Statesman

Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker receives Sri Lankan Ambassador
Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than received the Ambassador of Sri Lanka Mr Nandimithra Ekanayake at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Govt Pushing At-Work Lactation Rooms for Nursing Mothers
In Myanmar, where over half of all mothers breastfeed for the recommended first six months, private-sector workers are entitled to just 14 weeks of maternity leave.
— Irrawaddy


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, August 9.


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