Myanmar morning news for July 1

Myanmar morning news for July 1
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Myanmar Lifts Last Stay-at-Home Restrictions at Its COVID-19 Epicenter
Partial lockdown restrictions have been lifted in Yangon’s Insein Township, formerly a COVID-19 hotspot, after several weeks of no new local transmissions in the city.
— Irrawaddy

Commerce Ministry eases restrictions on rice export, reserved rice scheme
The Ministry of Commerce made decisions to relax restrictions on rice export during the meeting with the Myanmar Rice Federation on 26 June.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Construction sector in Myanmar expected to receive share of COVID-19 loans
The government will deploy its seventh tranche of COVID-19 loans, this time to about 300 business affected by the pandemic, in the first week of July.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar minister stresses need to boost farming capacity to earn US$1bil yearly from fishery export
If Myanmar can improve domestic farming capacity, up to US$1 billion could be earned yearly from export of fishery products, said Deputy Minister for Commerce Aung Htoo.
— The Star Online

Myanmar local banks launch debit, credit cards to drive cashless push
The Myanmar Citizens Bank will introduce a co-branded debit card service together with the Myanmar Payment Union (MPU) and Japanese payment services provider JCB, the bank announced over the weekend.
— Myanmar Times

As Domestic Tourism Reopens in Myanmar, Businesses Struggle to Get Back on Their Feet
Domestic travel in Myanmar began to reopen in June after the sector saw revenues drop to zero in April in May.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar finds soldiers guilty in Rohingya atrocities court martial
Three Myanmar military officers were found guilty by a court martial investigating atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in conflict-ridden Rakhine state, the army announced Tuesday.

Myanmar Military Chief: Int’l Cooperation Vital Against Terrorists Backed by “Strong Forces”
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said Myanmar needs international support to cut off funding, arms, recruits and popular support for terrorist groups.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar finds troops guilty in Rohingya atrocities court-martial
In rare action, three military officers found guilty as Myanmar faces genocide charges at UN court over 2017 crackdown.
— Aljazeera

After ASEAN & India, Now Myanmar Accuses China Of Creating Trouble On The Border
Myanmar has accused a “foreign country” of arming the nation’s rebel groups, including the Arkan Army (AA). Hinting at China’s active role, Myanmar has alleged that Beijing is supplying sophisticated military weapons to create insurgency in the nation.
— Eurasian Times

Validating teacher competency standards in Myanmar
ACER is supporting Myanmar to improve the quality of education through the development and validation of its own teacher competency standards framework.
— Acer

Myanmar bishops call for end to conflicts and investing in peace
In a statement, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Myanmar (CBCM) laments the continuing conflicts in the country amid Covid-19 and urges the government and armed groups to negotiate peace.
— Vatican news

How is Covid-19 transforming Myanmar’s digital economy?
Covid-19 has shaken up the development of the digital economy in Myanmar, with the pandemic leading to a rise in demand for home broadband in this traditionally mobile-first market.
— Oxford Business

China handed over 132 Myanmar detained in Chinese prisons
Myanmar citizens detained at various prisons in China were handed over at Nandaw checkpoint in Muse, northern Shan State on June 29. Among the 132 Myanmar citizens, two Myanmar women who were trafficked to China also returned to Myanmar.
— Eleven Myanmar

Health ministry urges people in Myanmar not to ignore H1N1
COVID-19 may be uppermost in people’s minds these days but they should also be aware of annual diseases that hit the country, especially H1N1 flu, the Health and Sports Ministry has warned.
— Myanmar Times

Sporadic factory operation forces Myanmar workers to return despite Thailand’s easing of lockdown
Although lockdowns in Thai provinces have been eased, Myanmar migrant workers are still returning home as their factories could not operate regularly, and 366 workers returned on June 28 alone.
— Eleven Myanmar

Thousands flee in expectation of Myanmar military operation
Thousands of people in an area of western Myanmar where there have been clashes between the government and ethnic rebels have been fleeing from their villages over the past week after an evacuation order from officials.
— Hindutan Times

Validating teacher competency standards in Myanmar
ACER is supporting Myanmar to improve the quality of education through the development and validation of its own teacher competency standards framework.
— Acer

Myanmar announces constituencies for general election
Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC) has announced the constituencies for the 2020 general election.
— Xinhua

Myanmar: Confirmed COVID-19 positive cases, as of 29 June 2020 (14:00)
As of 29 June 2020, there have been 299 confirmed cases, including six fatalities and 218 recoveries across the country. The rate of local transmission has been low so far with cases confirmed mainly among people returning from abroad.
— Reliefweb

Health ministry urges people in Myanmar not to ignore H1N1
COVID-19 may be uppermost in people’s minds these days but they should also be aware of annual diseases that hit the country, especially H1N1 flu, the Health and Sports Ministry has warned.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar authorities seize narcotic drugs worth 26.9 billion kyats
Myanmar authorities seized large haul of narcotic drugs worth 26.9 billion kyats (19.2 million U.S. dollars) in Shan state, according to a release from the Military True News Information Team Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

State Counsellor stresses need for continued public vigilance against COVID-19 in videoconference with senior health officials
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi holds virtual talks with senior health officials for more public vigilance against COVID-19, on 30 June.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union ministers discuss possible resumption of film, TV shootings, cinemas
Union ministers held a coordination meeting yesterday to resume shooting of films and TV programmes and reopening of cinemas.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Commerce Minister discusses with Myanmar commercial attaché abroad
Union Minister for Commerce Dr Than Myint held a Zoom with Myanmar commercial attaché from foreign countries yesterday, discussing three-year trade promotion plans between Myanmar and the respective countries.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

FAO provides teaching materials for Myanmar Forest School, CFDTC
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) presented teaching materials/instructional materials to Myanmar Forest School (MFS) and Central Forestry Development Training Centre (CFDTC) yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MoSWRR provides medical supplies to IDP camps
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement have been carrying out prevention, control and response measures against COVID-19 at the IDP camps in the country in cooperation with the relevant departments and organizations.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Coronavirus Treatment With Remdesivir to Cost $2,340 per Patient
The manufacturer of remdesivir said it would supply the coronavirus drug to developed countries at a price of US$2,340 per patient for a five-day course.
— Irrawaddy

Thailand hands over 75 human trafficking victims to Myanmar
A batch of 75 Myanmar nationals who were victims of human trafficking in Thailand returned home through the Myawady-Mae Sot Friendship Bridge 2 on 26 June.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Military Chief Hints at Political Role in Interview With Russian Media
Tatmadaw commander-in-chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing told Russian media his political and administrative experience would be ‘valuable in serving the nation’.
— Irrawaddy

Union Peace Conference to be held under COVID-19 guidelines
The Central Committee for Organizing Union Peace Conference-21st Panglong held a meeting at the Ministry of State Counsellor Office yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin participates in videoconference of Special ASEAN-Australia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19; Australia announces a package of initiatives on COVID-19 response and recovery
Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin participated in the videoconference of the Special ASEAN-Australia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 at 2:00 pm yesterday from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Tatmadaw delegates come back from Russia test negative for COVID-19
All Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegates and students who returned from the Russia Federation tested negative for COVID-19, according to the report of Tatmadaw True News Information Team.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Police Sergeant Stabbed to Death in Myanmar’s Rakhine
An officer in the Rakhine State capital, Sittwe, was attacked at his house by two men. The authorities have failed to find those responsible for several recent killings.
— Irrawaddy

China Enacts National Security Legislation for Hong Kong: Media
China’s parliament has enacted a national security law aimed at cracking down on protest activity in Hong Kong, according to local media reports.
— Irrawaddy



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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on
Asean’s frontline healthcare workers in the battle against COVID-19. 


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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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