Myanmar morning news for July 15

Myanmar morning news for July 15
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Myanmar Extends COVID-19 Restrictions Until July 31
Myanmar will remain out of bounds to foreign visitors as the country extends travel and gathering restrictions.
— Irrawaddy

B1.4bn loan for Myanmar power grids
A concessional loan worth 1.45 billion baht to help Myanmar improve its electricity system has been approved by the government, according to an official.
— Bangkok Post

Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System to be introduced in Muse in 2021
Myanmar Customs Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Muse-Namkham Border Trade Chamber of Commerce, and Muse-Namkham Customs Brokers Association have jointly provided training for Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS) at the hall of the Muse-Namkham Border Trade Chamber of Commerce in Muse, northern Shan State since 8 July.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The culture of impunity must end
Removing our country from the list of nations that use and recruit child soldiers by the UN has brought encouragement to our country to accelerate our commitment to preventing and ending the grave violence against children in armed conflicts.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

How a new Amnesty report sheds light on Myanmar’s civil-military relations
In a recent report, Amnesty International said the Myanmar military’s indiscriminate use of airstrikes on unarmed civilians in Rakhine and Chin states amounts to “war crimes.”
— Asean Today

Myanmar’s Karen Border Guard Force Denies Knowledge of Chinese Who Entered Thailand Illegally
The Karen Border Guard Force said it had no knowledge of 16 Chinese men who illegally entered Thailand and claimed to have worked at the group’s casinos.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar presses operators to expand website blocks
Telenor Myanmar revealed the government added more websites to a list it requires mobile operators in the country to block, expanding a clampdown commenced in March.
— Mobile World Live

Six Myanmar nationals arrested for manslaughter in Samut Prakan
Police in Samut Prakan has arrested six men from Myanmar following a public brawl at a department store in the Muang district of Samut Prakan on Sunday.
— Sawadeesiam

Large haul of controlled chemicals seized in central Myanmar
Myanmar authorities seized a large haul of hydrochloric acid in Mandalay region, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Tuesday.

Myanmar’s faith leaders urge country to seek the good of all
Leaders of various faiths in Myanmar are appealing to the leaders of the nation and faith communities to listen to one another with respect, end the internal conflicts, and work for the good of all.
— Vaticannews

Myanmar Peace Architecture and Structures need Technical Expertise: Annual Peace and Security Review 2019-20
Annual Peace and Security Review released by one of the premier think-tanks on peace and security sector, Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security (MIPS), points out the need for enhanced technical resources, expertise and the lead role for the government leadership to steer the peace process in the coming years.
— Mizzima

Difficulties in Voting Leave Myanmar Migrants in Limbo as Election Approaches
Myanmar migrants and migrant rights organizations are concerned that many voters abroad may lose their right to vote in the country’s coming general election due to difficulties with voting processes, despite the president’s instructions to electoral officials to ensure all eligible voters can participate.
— Irrawaddy

CBN’s Superbook Launches Virtual Prayer Day for Children in Myanmar
During the COVID-19 pandemic, CBN launched a virtual event on Facebook for children in Myanmar.

Travel ban worry in Myanmar
INTERNATIONAL passenger flights may only resume operations by October, causing great concern to those in the travel industry in Myanmar.
— New Straits Times

Thailand screens out illegal migrants along Myanmar and Cambodia borders
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has ordered officials to intercept illegal migrant workers along the border and inside the boundary to prevent them from causing the second spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
— Pattaya Mail

Myanmar puts a hold on international flights until at least October
According to Myanmar’s National Tourism Development Central Committee vice-president, Myanmar’s airports are unlikely to re-open to international commercial flights until at least October this year.
— The Thaiger

Hunt continues for Myanmar man swept to sea in Phuket
There is still no sign of the Myanmar man who was swept into the sea while he was fishing just off the beach in Phuket on Sunday (July 12).
— Asia One

634 Myanmar migrant workers from Thailand return through Myawady border on 12 July
A total of 634 Myanmar migrant workers returned home through the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge No 2 in Myawady Border yesterday amidst COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Fresh lockdown for 250,000 in Manila as virus surges
About 250,000 people in Manila will go back into lockdown, an official said Monday, as the number of new coronavirus infections in the Philippines surges.
— Mizzima

Kachin State flood victims get relief assistance
Officials from Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement along with governmental officials from Kachin State provided relief aids to flood victims in Kachin State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Just And Fair Elections: 2020 And Rohingya Right To Vote – OpEd
Myanmar is scheduled to hold general elections on November 8, 2020. The Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO) is concerned about the fact that issues relating to Rohingya citizenship have not been addressed and in particular that the Myanmar government has not rectified the disenfranchisement of Rohingya voting rights that took place in 2015.
— Eurasia Review

Foreigners hold over 38,000 shares in equity market over past 3 months
Foreign investors have purchased over 38,900 shares of three listed companies on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) over the past three months, according to the statistics released by the exchange.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Shan Groups Demand Myanmar Military Punish Troops Over Civilian Killing
Shan State residents and civil society groups say three Myanmar soldiers accused of killing a civilian and injuring two others must be tried in civilian court.
— Irrawaddy

Horse-cart riding businesses face financial hardship in Bagan
Those engaged in horse-cart riding businesses in Bagan cultural heritage zone are experiencing adversities with no passengers although the temples are reopened for inbound travellers.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

‘We Are Weary of War’: Myanmar Religious Leaders Appeal for Unity Ahead of Vote
In a statement, representatives of religious groups in Myanmar have called for peace and questioned who is responsible for the country’s ‘never-ending’ conflict.
— Irrawaddy

Bogyoke Aung San Park in Kandawgyi reopens after upgraded
In commemoration of the 73rd Anniversary of Martyrs’ Day, which will fall on 19 July, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein officiated the opening ceremony of the upgraded Bogyoke Aung San Park on Kandawgyi Circular Road in Yangon yesterday evening.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Natma Taung ASEAN Heritage Park
By Maung Yin Kyay Natma Taung known locally as Khaw Nu M’ Cong and in the past as Mt. Victoria is situated in southern Chin State Mindat, Matupi and Kanpetlet townships covering an area of 275.35 sq. miles (176,202 acres) at an altitude of more than 10,200 ft. above sea level.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Tiger, pangolin farming in Myanmar risks ‘boosting demand’
Conservationists have warned a sudden change in Myanmar’s law allowing the commercial farming of tigers, pangolins and other endangered species risks further fuelling demand in China for rare wildlife products.
— Frontier Myanmar

National COVID-19 Committee honours volunteers, CSOs in Taninthayi Region
THE National-Level Volunteer Steering Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment on COVID-19 presented certificates of honour, badges, facemasks and hand sanitizers to the volunteers and civil society organizations (CSOs) that are fighting against COVID-19 pandemic in Taninthayi Region yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Baby crocodile found dead in fish trap in Pantanaw
A four-foot and six-inch long crocodile was caught dead in the bamboo fish trap of a fisherman in Ahtet Kazin Taw Village, Yaybawgyi Village-tract in Pantanaw Township, Maubin District in Ayayawady Region on Saturday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



Feature photo WorldSkills Asean Bangkok 2018
This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focuses on World Youth Skills Day, July 15, with an emphasis on World Skills Asean Singapore 2020.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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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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