Myanmar morning news for December 24

Myanmar morning news for December 24
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Smart city projects under development in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay
Ministry of Construction starts implementing the smart city projects in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay, said Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw.
— Eleven Myanmar

Protesters Call for Action Against Police for Revealing Toddler Rape Victim’s Identity
Hundreds of people marched in Yangon to demand legal action against police officers who revealed the identity of the toddler victim in the ‘Victoria’ rape case.
— Irrawaddy

Draft bill on alcohol imports nears completion
Legislation intended to relax Myanmar’s existing ban on alcohol imports has moved to the attorney general for approval, according to the commerce ministry.
— Myanmar Times

Standardized packaging for tobacco products major health milestone
Smoking and consumption of tobacco products kill more than 60,000 people every year in Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ships ahoy for Myanmar’s new blue-water navy
As Myanmar’s navy takes possession of its first submarine and its largest surface warship in back-to-back big-ticket acquisitions, the close of 2019 marks a striking watershed in the emergence of the Southeast Asian nation as a seriously engaged player in the strategically shifting currents of the Bay of Bengal.
— Asia times

Food Shortages in Two Rakhine Villages as Myanmar’s Military Seizes Only Bridge in or Out
A blockade by Myanmar’s military is causing food shortages for 500 people living in two sealed-off villages as fighting rages on in the country’s western Rakhine state.
— Radio Free News

IMF sees stable growth but risks lie ahead for Myanmar
Myanmar’s economy is growing steadily but held back by uncertainty ahead of next year’s general elections and weaker private demand, according to the International Monetary Fund.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s Second Political Women’s Group Was Established 100 Years Ago Today
On this day 100 years ago, the Darna Thukha, an organization led by women to fight British colonial rule in Burma, also known as the Wunthanu Kumari Association, was established.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar vessel apprehended with contraband near Little Andaman by Indian Coast Guard
The Indian Coast Guard has apprehended a Myanmar vessel with six crew members on board with banned contraband, totalling over 300 kilograms near Little Andaman Islands.
— Mizzima

Card. Bo urges understanding of Myanmar’s struggle for democracy
Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon has issued a Christmas message urging for understanding from the international community. He is also calling on his fellow citizens to work for peace and reconciliation, saying “peace is possible, peace is the only way”.
— Vatican News

Myanmar Air Force Capabilities in the Headlines with Anniversary Celebration
This year’s iteration of the annual event spotlighted developments within the country’s ongoing effort to develop its military capabilities.
— The Diplomat

50 churches in Myanmar reopened after ‘extreme’ accusations
Ethnic rebels who closed more than 100 churches in eastern Myanmar (Burma) in 2018 have allowed 51 Baptist churches to reopen, sources said.
— Eternity News

Landmine Use Must Be Stopped in Myanmar’s Armed Conflict
It was painful to hear that Daw Aye Ngwe, mother of three children, was injured in the leg last week when a landmine exploded in her tea plantation in Namhsan Township, northern Shan State.
— Reliefweb

Low quality drives export paddy price down
Export paddy fetched a poor price this year as the quality of newly harvested paddy is low, said Lu Maw Myint Maung, General Secretary of Myanmar Rice Federation.
— Eleven Myanmar

NREC Ministry holds first 4 monthly meeting for 2019-2020 FY
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation held the first 4 monthly meeting of 2019-2020 financial year at the Forest Department in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Gov’t promises assistance to declining print media: MPC Chair
The government has promised that the private print media should not seek overseas assistance despite the decline and that it will provide necessary assistance to them, said U Ohn Kyaing, Chair of Myanmar Press Council, at a discussion on the sustainable development of print media, at the MPC office in Yangon, on December 22.
— Eleven Myanmar

MOI conducts 2nd Media and Information Literacy Course for MRTV staff in Yangon
The Ministry of Information is organizing the second Media and Information Literacy Course at the Studio (A) of MRTV in Yangon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Over 100 hospitalised for food poisoning in Ayeyawady
Over 100 people in Oakshitkalay village, Ngapudaw Township, Ayeyawady Region, were hospitalized from an outbreak of food poisoning on Sunday night.
— Eleven Myanmar

Rebels in Myanmar who closed more than 100 churches allow 51 to reopen
Ethnic rebels who closed more than 100 churches in eastern Myanmar in 2018 have allowed 51 Baptist churches to reopen, sources said.
— Sight Magazine

Peace Process talks to resume in January
The Government delegation and Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement -Signatories (NCA-S) held a preliminary coordination meeting yesterday at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Yangon, and agreed to organize the 8th Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting (JICM) on Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement next month, state media reported.
— Mizzima

Head of Myanmar Catholic Church Calls for Int’l Understanding of Country’s Struggles
In his Christmas address Saturday, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo called on the international community to understand Myanmar’s challenges around democracy and security.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar vessel with banned drug seized
The Coast Guard has seized a vessel carrying more than 300 kg of a banned drug worth millions of dollars in the international market.
— Tribune India

Myanmar Police Seize Nearly 40 Million Kyats in Counterfeit Bills in Mandalay
Police in Mandalay have arrested five people found in possession of nearly 40 million kyats in fake bills and opened a case against them for counterfeiting currency.
— Irrawaddy

SWRR Ministry discusses draft Standard Operation Procedure for emergency response
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye attended the seminar on drafting Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) for the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) of the Disaster Management Department, held at his ministry in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Indian Cycling Expedition reaches Mandalay
A four-member team from the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS), Ministry of Defence, Government of India, Dirang Village, Arunachal Pradesh, led by Col Sarafraj Singh of MTB Cycling Expedition using the theme “Cycle for Green Earth,” reached Mandalay on 20th December from Moreh-Tamu land border.
— Mizzima

Yangon-Bagan special train to run during X’mas holidays
By Nyein Nyein The Myanma Railways (MR) will operate a special train between Yangon and Bagan during the Christmas holidays, according to the No.7 Division of MR.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s Phandeeyar launches new investment initiative, backs restaurant booking app Resdi
Myanmar’s Phandeeyar Accelerator has announced a new investment initiative, which aims to invest in pre-seed and seed-stage startups in the country.
— e27

UN Honors Myanmar Women’s Rights Activist
Ma May Sabe Phyu, a longtime women’s rights activist from Myanmar, has won the United Nations Development Program’s N-Peace Award.
— Irrawaddy

Int’l Media Shows Lack of Fairness, Ignores State Counselor’s Message to the ICJ
Too busy writing stories about a ‘fallen icon’, the world’s media ignored Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s message that accountability for the Rohingya crisis should begin at home.
— Irrawaddy

Magwe United striker Zin Min Tun joins Yangon United
Magwe United F.C.’s striker Zin Min Tun signed a two-year contract with Yangon United F.C. yesterday, according to the Yangon United football club’s Facebook page.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sourcing vulnerable women from the Kachin and Shan states
Forget the heady and romantic dream that marriage may conjure up. It is impossible not to feel sorry when the heart-breaking stories of young women who became victims of bride trafficking were revealed publicly by Human Rights Watch (HRW) in March and in The New York Times in August 2019, drawing attention to these human and gender rights violations going on in Myanmar’s Kachin and Shan states in relation to China.
— Mizzima

Downtown Yangon to get national library in 2020
By Maung Hlaing (Sarpay Beikman) Good news must be shared. Grandpa said so while I was in my childhood.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Development programmes discussed for substitutions of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances
A management team for implementing development programmes in poppy cultivation areas held a coordination meeting at the Ministry of Border Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Press Association condemns ‘attack’ on journalists during CAA protests
The Press Association, a leading body of journalists, on Saturday strongly condemned the “attack and unnecessary harassment” of journalists during coverage of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
— Eleven Myanmar

Hmawbi Officer Training School (Army) holds 6th woman army cadets graduation
The 6th graduation ceremony of woman army cadets took place at the Officer Training School (Army) in Hmawbi, Yangon Region, yesterday, where the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, delivered a speech.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Day Imperial Japanese Bombers Rained Fire on Yangon
On this day in 1941, about 3,000 Yangon residents were killed as Japanese aircraft unleashed the first-ever bombing raid on the city.
— Irrawaddy

MFF-MNL FIFA Connect workshop held
A workshop on MFF-MNL FIFA Connect and AFC Competition Management System and Transfer Matching System was held yesterday at the meeting hall of Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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