Myanmar morning news for June 24

Myanmar morning news for June 24
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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar orders internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine state – telco operator
Communications Ministry directs internet service suspension in nine townships in Rakhine and Chin states, citing disturbances of peace and use of internet activities to coordinate illegal activities.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s foreign trade deficit registers 1.05 bln USD in FY 2018-19
Myanmar registered 1.05 billion U.S. dollars of trade deficit as of June 14 in present fiscal year (FY) 2018-2019, according to the Commerce Ministry on Saturday.
— Xinhua

State Counsellor meets Indonesian President, Thai Prime Minister separately in Bangkok
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met separately with President of Indonesia Mr. Joko Widodo and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.) at Athenee Tower, Bangkok, Thailand yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Domestic fuel market sees slight change in one week
There was no significant change in fuel prices in the domestic market during the week between 17 and 23 June, local retailers said. According to filling stations, a litre of 95 Octane was sold for around K885 in the Yangon’s retail market on 23 June, while a litre of 92 Octane was priced at K795.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Exports at Muse down 25.8% in current FY
Between October and mid-June in the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, the value of exports through Muse, a border between Myanmar and China, stood at US$2.3 billion, decreasing by over $800 million or 25.8 per cent, as against the same period last 2017-2018 FY.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Govt may have to fund Kawthoung airport modernisation
The government may have to step in to upgrade Kawthoung airport in Tanintharyi Regionif no private investor is willing to come in after Golden Myanmar Airlines, a domestic airline based out of Yangon, pulled out of the project.
— Myanmar Times

3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar
Three soldiers have been killed with another injured in rocket attacks by an insurgent group on an anchored tugboat of the Myanmar army in Sittway, Rakhine state, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services Sunday.
— Xinhua

‘Nagas in Myanmar victims of worst human rights violations’
The Naga Students and Youth Federation (NSYF), an apex students and youth body of the Nagas in Myanmar, has said that the Nagas in Myanmar were subjected to the worst kind of human rights violations for years under the military rule of the country.
— Eastern Mirror Nagaland

Myanmar Society for Radiation Oncology holds 1st national conference
The opening ceremony of 1st National Conference of Myanmar Society for Radiation Oncology was held in Yangon yesterday morning. At the event, Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe said that this conference will benefit the new generation of radiation therapist and oncologist and develop the field of radiation.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

State Counsellor attends ASEAN Leaders’ Interface meetings, 34th ASEAN Summit (Plenary) meeting
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who was in Bangkok, Thailand to attend the 34th ASEAN Summit attended the ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) held at the Athenee Hotel, Pimarn Siam Hall at 3:30 p.m.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Southeast Asian Leaders Meet, Expected to Discuss Rohingyas, South China Sea
Leaders of the 10 countries on Saturday adopted a joint declaration against marine plastic pollution and stressed the importance of a regional trade pact first proposed by China.
— News18

Tatmadaw holds press conference in Nay Pyi Taw Defence Services Museum
Tatmadaw held a press conference at the Defence Services Museum in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon. Present at the press conference were Tatmadaw True News Team Chairperson Maj-Gen Soe Naing Oo, Vice Chairperson Maj-Gen Tun Tun Nyi, secretary Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun, high ranking Tatmadaw officers from Commander-in-Chief (Army).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

ALI Ministry holds ground breaking event for Foot-and-Mouth Vaccine Factory in Insein, to roll out one mln vaccines per year
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation held a ground breaking ceremony at the office of the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, Insein Township, yesterday for a foot-and-mouth vaccine factory, launching a project for improvement of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Death toll from A/H1N1 rises to 6 in Myanmar
Members of a charity organization carry the body of a person who died of seasonal influenza A/H1N1 for cremation at a cemetery in Yangon, Myanmar, June 22, 2019. Death toll from seasonal influenza A/H1N1 has risen to six in Myanmar so far.
— Xinhua

Meeting of UEHRD committee’s Task Forces held
A meeting between Dr. Win Myat Aye, UEHRD Vice Chairman (1), UEHRD committee members and Task Forces was held at the National Reconciliation and Peace Center in Yangon yesterday afternoon. Dr. Win Myat Aye is also the Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

More than 200 villagers flee as Tatmataw, TNLA clash
More than 200 people from four villages in Kutkai township, Shan State, have fled fighting between the Tatmadaw (military) and Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) to Kutkai city, according a local resident.
— Myanmar Times

AA attacks Navy tugboat, killing three, injuring one in Sittway, Rakhine State
AA group attacked an anchored tugboat, which was struck by a rocket while anchored in a river in Sittway yesterday, killing two soldiers and injuring one, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services. The AA group launched three rockets at the tugboat of the Defence Services (Army) around 3.45 am.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Chinese airlines moving to Myanmar
More Chinese airlines are moving to Myanmar, with more planes flying to new destinations since the end of last year, according to Yangon International Airport.
— Myanmar Times

Dr M suggests international supervision of Rohingya returning to Myanmar
An independent international community should monitor the repatriation of the Rohingya back to Myanmar to ensure they are not punished, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
— Malay Mail

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin attends ASEAN FMs’ Meeting, 19th APSC Meeting, 23rd ACC Meeting in Bangkok
Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin, who has already arrived in Bangkok, attended the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting ( AMM ) at the Grand Hall of the Athenee Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, at 9 a.m. local time yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister U Thaung Tun attends Special ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting on RECP
Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun, who has already arrived in Bangkok, attended the Special ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting on RECP in the Crystal Hall of Athenee Tower in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday morning at 9:00 a.m. local time.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Minister: Bangladesh will counter Myanmar propaganda over Rohingyas
The minister said Dhaka came to know that Myanmar wants to send a fact finding mission in Bangladesh.
— Dhakatribune

Recycled bikes get Myanmar kids to school
YANGON: The clangor of bells in the air, Myanmar children race home from school on recycled bikes shipped from Singapore and Malaysia, donated to give them easier access to education in a nation where more than half live in poverty.

Balancing health and justice a must for tackling drug problems
Transnational crimes linked to drugs have become common across the globe. The world today is facing the problem of money laundering, terrorism and terror funding, crime, social, and health issues — all of which are the result of drug trafficking.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mandalay cuts ribbon on new street to honour State Counsellor
A new street was opened to mark Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 74th birthday in Maha Aung Myay township, Mandalay Region, on Wednesday on land owned by the Tatmadaw (military).
Myanmar Times

120 car sales centres, 44 show rooms open as of May
About 120 car sales centres and 44 showrooms had bee opened as of May, according to the Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicle Imports and Related Business.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ywangan that I’ve been to
By Ye Yint Aung (Geology) I went on a field survey with geology students in 2017 to Ywangan Region in Danu Self Administered Zone. Ywangan Town is at an elevation of 4,028 ft. above sea level. It was formed with 28 village tracts and had a population of more than 82,000.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Three-gold medallists Kyaukse elephant troupe to perform in Tachilek Children’s Literary Festival
Kyaukse Nyan Lin Htet’s elephant dance troupe will be performing at the Children’s Literary Festival coming to Tachilek. Led by the model elephant actor Nyan Lin Htet, the troupe has secured three first place prizes in dancing competitions.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

A bridge made from cord: A short story by Mali Hku Shini
A semi-autobiographical work of fiction set in the jade mining town of Hpakant in Kachin State, where landscapes are ravaged and people discarded like the rocks they scramble for.
— Frontier Myanmar

A Historic Day for University of Traditional Medicine, Mandalay
By Dr.Than Lwin Tun, Nay Nay Naing Ye, May Thazin, Thandar Win (Ministry of Health and Sports) The University of Traditional Medicine(UTM,which is located in Aungmyaytharzan Township of Mandalay Region, is only one university of Myanmar traditional medicine.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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