Myanmar morning news for December 30

Myanmar morning news for December 30
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UN condemns human rights abuse against Myanmar minorities
The United Nations General Assembly has approved a resolution condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention, according to a UN report.
— Mizzima

UN Approves Funds for War Crimes Inquiries
The United Nations General Assembly adopted on Friday an operating budget of $3.07 billion, including, for the first time, funding for the investigation of war crimes in Syria and Myanmar, despite Russia’s objection.

Longest internet disruption in Myanmar’s Rakhine state sets dangerous precedent
On 21 June 2019, Myanmar authorities ordered the blocking of the internet in nine townships of Rakhine and Chin States in northern Myanmar. Six months later, the internet remains blocked in four Rakhine townships: Mrauk U, Kyauktaw, Minbya, and Ponnagyun, establishing a dangerous precedent and prompting protests.
— Global voices

Rakihine State Chief Minister inspects housings for civil service personnel in Kyaukpyu
Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu and members of the Rakhine State Government inspected the housing project for the civil service personnel in Rakhine state and a site chosen for construction of the Nursing Training School in Kyaukpyu yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Total border trade value exceeds $ 2.2 bln
Till December 13 of this fiscal year, the total trade value at 18 border trade camps exceeded 2.2 billion US dollars, according to the Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Suu Kyi no shoo-in at Myanmar’s 2020 polls
A new huge billboard recently erected at a major intersection in Myanmar’s commercial capital of Yangon portrays the nation’s nominal leader with a message of support: “We stand with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.”
— Asia Times

Myanmar activist bestowed UNDP award for advocating women’s rights
PROMINENT human rights and gender equality activist, Ma May Sabe Phyu, received the prestigious United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) N-Peace Award, recently.
— New Straits times

Myanmar rejects again grossly mischaracterized Rakhine Issue of Third Committee resolution
Myanmar rejected again grosslymischaracterized Rakhine Issue of Third Committee resolution, at its 52nd session of the plenary meeting of the 74th UN General Assembly on 27 December 2019, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar.
— Eleven Myanmar

Thiri Mingalar Kaba Aye Pagoda paved with natural clay on upper terrace
Renovation of the upper terrace at Thiri Minigalar Kaba Aye Pagoda was completed with paving of natural clay, and the inauguration ceremony was held yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Bullets and magazines found in Dagon Township
Bullets and magazines were found near Sibin staff housing at the corner of Shwedagon Pagoda and Panhtwar Road in Dagon Township, Yangon on the morning of December 28.
— Eleven Myanmar

Construction Minister opens road, bridge in Taninthayi Region
Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw opened an inter-village road and a new bridge in Taninthayi Region yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Number of betel chewers continues to rise despite ban
Despite educative programs and a ban on betel spitting in the public areas and on roads, the number of people aged between 10 and 39, who chew betel, continues to rise, according to the public health foundation.
— Eleven Myanmar

Police seize 1.3 mln stimulants in eastern Myanmar
The Myanmar police seized 1.3 million stimulant tablets in eastern Shan state, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) said on Sunday.
— Xinhua

OIC welcomes UN resolution condemning Myanmar
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has welcomed the United Nations for adopting a resolution strongly condemning atrocities against Rohingya in Myanmar.
— New Age BD

Suu Kyi chooses to be a National hero, not International darling
On Dec 11, Myanmar’s State Counselor-cum-Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi (pix) stood at the podium of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Hague and defended her country against the accusation of violating the 1948 Genocide Convention over the military’s clearance operations in northern Rakhine state which caused more than 700,000 Rohingyas to flee the Southeast Asian country for Bangladesh.
— The Sangai Express

Rohingya issue, a setback to Indo-Myanmar connectivity
India’s ambitious project to build sea-river-road connectivity between its eastern ports and its land-locked north-eastern region through Myanmar has suffered a setback due to the latest wave of violence that triggered the exodus of Rohingyas from th…
— Deccanherald

In pictures: Myanmar women trafficked as brides in China
Under sustained criticism from the international community for the “ethnic cleansing” of its Rohingya Muslim minority, Myanmar has also harbored another serious humanitarian issue for years — “bride trafficking.”
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Airbus aircraft added to Myanmar Airways fleet
An Airbus A319-100 aircraft has joined the fleet of Myanmar Airways International (MAI) after flying from Phoenix, USA, and landing at Yangon International Airport, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar.
— Mizzima

No solution to Rohingya crisis in sight
No solution to the protracted Rohingya crisis is likely soon despite efforts by the Bangladesh government in bilateral and multilateral platforms as Myanmar is loath to create an atmosphere conducive to the repatriation of the people of the community from the makeshift shelters in Cox’s Bazar, experts at home and abroad believe.
— New Age BD

Commemorating 45 Years of Myanmar-Korea Friendship
In May 2020, Myanmar and Republic of Korea (ROK) will be celebrating 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations which was established in 1975. re and. people. ..
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

World must do more to compel Myanmar to take back Rohingyas
The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution condemning human rights abuses against Muslim Rohingyas and other minorities in Myanmar, reports BBC online.
— The Daily New Nation

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye attends 4th Myanmar Festival of Artists with Disabilities
The Myanmar Independent Living Initiative (MILI) organized the 4th Myanmar Festival of Artists with Disabilities at Myanmar Convention Centre in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UNGA approves resolution on initiating drafting of new treaty to combat cyber-crime
The UN General Assembly approved a resolution yesterday, that will start the process of drafting a new treaty to combat cyber-crime.
— The Indian Awaaz

Mizoram: Myanmarese national held with narcotics
Sleuths of excise & narcotics department on Saturday seized huge cache of heroin and arrested a Myanmarese national in south Mizoram’s Champhai town bordering Myanmar.
— Nenow

Myanmar Travel Film Investment introduced in Beijing
A ceremony to introduce Myanmar Travel Film Investment programme was held at Myanmar Embassy in Beijing, China, on December 27.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Civilians injured in AA’s attacks in Myaebone, Kyauktaw
Six civilians were severely injured by the Arakan Army’s heavy shelling in Kywelkuseik village in Myaebone Township in Rakhine State on the afternoon of December 27, according to the statement by the Office of Commander-in-Chief.
— Eleven Myanmar

‘Football for Schools’ program can help children learn life skills
In keeping with its commitment to developing soccer, the most popular sport in Myanmar, the Ministry of Health and Sports is laying a framework, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the Myanmar Football Federation, for helping schoolchildren enjoy greater access to football.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Labour migration sees fall by 10 pc in 2019: Report
Despite increased inflow of remittance in 2019, labour migration from Bangladesh has declined by about 10 percent compared to the previous year, says a new study.
— The Independent BD

‘Musth’ elephant which killed 3 men captured
An elephant in musth which killed three men, including its mahout, in Indaw, Kachin State, was tranquilized and captured yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Third Myanmar falconry championship held in Mandalay
The Myanmar Falconry Championship 2019 was held on Saturday at the Nature’s Life Equestrian Club in Patheingyi Township of Mandalay Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Moken fear a sea grab in the Myeik Archipelago
The Moken were the nomads of the Andaman Sea until they were forced to settle on land. Now, some Moken risk losing their fishing waters to pearl farms.
— Frontier Myanmar

Prez, First Lady, State Counsellor have X’mas, New Year Eve lunch with Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker
President U Win Myint, First Lady Daw Cho Cho and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi enjoyed a luncheon hosted by Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat to mark the Christmas festival and the New Year Eve yesterday noon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

4th Myanmar Festival of Artists with Disabilities held in Yangon
The 4th Myanmar Festival of Artists with Disabilities was held in Yangon late Saturday, with more efforts being called for to help persons with disabilities in the country.
— Xinhua

Japan supports Myanmar govt stance on ‘genocide’ charges
Japan believes that Myanmar did not commit state-sponsored genocide against Rohingya Muslims during a 2017 military-led crackdown that left thousands dead and drove more than 740,000 out of the country, Japan’s ambassador to Myanmar said this week, despite legal action being taken on such charges in international courts, according to a report by RFA.
— Mizzima


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

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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