Myanmar morning news for March 5

Myanmar morning news for March 5

Myanmar morning news

11 Factories in Myanmar Close Due to Lack of Orders, Raw Materials
Labor activists claim factories looking to break trade unions are exaggerating the impact of supply disruptions linked to the coronavirus in order to justify closures.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar to continue labour exports despite COVID-19
The government will continue sending workers abroad, even to South Korea, which is now the centre of the COVID-19 epidemic in more than 70 countries, a senior labour official said.
— Myanmar Times

Covid-19: Singapore sends medical supplies to Myanmar to boost detection efforts
The Government has contributed medical supplies to Myanmar, following a request by the latter’s Ministry of Health and Sports, to help in the detection of Covid-19.
— Today Online

Myanmar violence: Thousands displaced by fresh fighting
Government soldiers are in Rakhine state again, more than two-and-a-half years after a military offensive killed thousands of Rohingya and drove out more than 700,000 others.
— Aljazeera

Rohingya crisis: EU allocates €31 million for Bangladesh and Myanmar
The European Commission is releasing €31 million in humanitarian aid to address the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar.
— EuropeanSting

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Export earnings from industrial finished products hit 3.955 bln USD
Till February 21 of the current fiscal year, the export earnings from the industrial finished CMP products amounted to 3.955 billion US dollars, up 521.657 million US dollars compared with the same period last year, according to the Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Kachin State Inks Border Business Park Deal With China-Myanmar Joint Venture
Kachin State has signed an MOU to develop a border business park with a joint venture between a Chinese company and a firm linked to a government-allied Kachin militia.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Parliament to Vote on Proposed Constitutional Amendments Next Week
After nearly a week of tense debate, the Parliament Speaker announced that MPs will begin voting on March 10 on whether to accept proposed amendments to the Constitution.
— Irrawaddy

14 suspects detained for AA-plotted mine attacks in Rakhine
A total of 14 suspects have been detained for their involvement in the remote mine attacks on Tatmadaw’s convoy in MraukU Township in Rakhine State, according to a statement by Tatmadaw on 3 March.
— Eleven Myanmar

Over 35.3 mln USD worth of narcotic drugs seized in eastern Myanmar
Myanmar authorizes have seized narcotic drugs and drugs-related materials worth over 53 billion kyats (over 35.3 million U.S. dollars) in two consecutive days in Shan State, according to a release from the Commander-in-chief of Defense Services Office.

Mangrove deforestation rates increase
Mangroves account for only 0.7 percent of the Earth’s tropical forest area, but they are among the world’s most productive and important ecosystems. And yet, more than 60 percent of Myanmar’s mangroves have been deforested in the last 20 years.
— The Ecologist

As Myanmar farmers lose their land, sand mining for Singapore is blamed
All but six of the 24 acres where he used to grow rice and vegetables have slipped into the water in recent years, he said. Another farmer, Than Tun, said he had lost 15 acres of his land to erosion. While official records were not available, other villagers backed their accounts.
— WIO News

Myanmar withdraws from 2020 Asia Cup World Ranking Tournament
The Myanmar Archery Federation has withdrawn from the 2020 Asia Cup World Ranking Tournament Stage 1 set to take place in Bangkok, Thailand, from March 8-15.
— Myanmar Times

Three Brotherhood Alliance announce a 25 day unilateral ceasefire extension
The Three Brotherhood Alliance, made up of the Kokang (MNTJP/MNDAA), the Ta’ang (PSLF/TNLA) and the Rakhine (ULA/AA), have announced in a statement made today a 25 day extension to the unilateral ceasefire.
— BNI Online

Myanmar govt moves to regulate raft-fishing businesses
The Department of Fisheries will register raft-fishing businesses that employ 30 or more workers to address allegations of forced labour and other human rights violations, a senior agriculture official said.
— Myanmar Times

MPs reminded no shouting, protests allowed in Myanmar’s union hluttaw
Protests, shouting and fighting are strictly prohibited inside the Assembly of the Union, with violators facing up to two years in prison and a fine of K200,000 (US$140), an assembly official said.
— Myanmar Times

Shelling destroys houses in Rakhine
Artillery fire in Rathedaung township in northern Rakhine sparked fires that destroyed 24 houses, but there were no casualties, residents said.
— Myanmar Times

State Central Working Committee of Sangha holds second-day meeting
The 8th State Central Working Committee of Sangha continued its meeting on the second day at Maha Pasana Cave in the precinct of Kaba Aye Pagoda in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar doing too little to ensure displaced Rohingya return: UN refugee agency chief
UN agencies together with the Bangladesh authorities have appealed for $877 million to support hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, where conditions are still not conducive for their safe return, UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi said on Tuesday.
— European Sting

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Three Pagoda Pass Thai-Myanmar border reopened
Myanmar authorities have reopened the Nyaung Ben Dout border gate early this morning after authorities from both sides had closed the Thai-Myanmar border gates linking the Three Pagoda Pass area in Karen State, Myanmar with Kanchanaburi Province in Thailand.
— BNI Online

MoHS recommends increasing momentum for prevention of COVID-19
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe presided over the daily meeting (29/2020) on prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Military Seizes US$64M of Drugs in Shan State
The military seized drugs, chemicals and equipment in northern Shan State’s Kutkai Township, the constituency of the Union Parliament Speaker.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor receives delegation from IUCN Regional Hub for Asia-Oceania
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, received the delegation led by Ms Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director of Asia and Director of IUCN Regional Hub for Asia- Oceania at 10 am on 4 March 2020 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nay Pyi Taw. During the …
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

As Myanmar Farmers Lose Land to Erosion, Sand Mining for Singapore Is Blamed
Mon State farmers are losing land to erosion along the Salween River; they blame Singapore sand-mining firms, but the companies and the Myanmar government deny any link.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar, Czech hold 2nd foreign office consultations in Prague
The 2nd Myanmar-Czech Foreign Office Consultations was held on 3 March 2020, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in Prague.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Stirring hatreds ahead of Myanmar elections
Hate speech and extremist ideology are on the rise as partiesb vie for votes, and more violence could be the consequence.
— Lowyinstitute

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw sets date to decide on Constitutional amendment proposals
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw is scheduled to decide whether to accept proposed changes to the Constitution or not on 10 March, according to Speaker U T Khun Myat at yesterday’s assembly.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UEC Chairman discusses tackling online hate speech, fake news
U Hla Thein, Chairman of Union Election Commission (UEC), discussed measures to tackle hate speech and fake news on social media at the meeting with Ambassador of Denmark Mr John Nielsen at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s parliament wraps up debate on constitution to limit military’s power
After 58 years of military rule, Myanmar’s parliament will today close debate on how to amend its third and current constitution, which was written in 2008.
— Foreign Brief

More Than 60% Of Myanmar’s Mangroves Has Been Deforested In Last 20 Years
Mangroves account for only 0.7 per cent of the Earth’s tropical forest area, but they are among the world’s most productive and important ecosystems.
— Eurasia Review

Xi Jinping Left China for Myanmar at Peak of Coronavirus Crisis
Chinese dictator Xi Jinping was conspicuously invisible during the worst periods of the coronavirus epidemic in January, earning him as much criticism as his authoritarian regime would allow from its subjects, who accused him of everything from poor leadership to cowardice.
— Breitbart

Union Supreme Court will extend mediation pilot programme: Chief Justice
Union Chief Justice U Htun Htun Oo delivers the speech at the introduction ceremony of the Court-Led Mediation Pilot Programme at Myanmar International Convention Centre-II in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Flare-up in Fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Takes Heavy Toll on Civilians
Fighting in war-torn Rakhine state on Thursday drove residents and students from villages in Mrauk-U township as Myanmar soldiers looted and destroyed property, said affected residents as rights groups warned of deteriorating conditions for civilians.
— Radio Free Asia

Parami Pizza Adjusts Well to Downtown Hotspot
Parami Pizza Downtown is serving up a storm on Strand Road with authentic Italian dishes and an intoxicating range of drinks.
— Irrawaddy

Coordination meeting discusses timely supply of school textbooks
The School Textbook Printing and Distribution Committee held a coordination meeting on the supply of schoolbooks in time for 2020-2021 academic year.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Day Myanmar’s First Steam Tram Began Operating in Yangon
On this day in 1884, the first steam tram took to the streets of Yangon, covering passengers in soot and embers, and ushering in a new era of modern transport in Myanmar.
— Irrawaddy

In Eastern Myanmar , the Karen Watch Over a Revolutionary Forest
Amid the world’s longest-running ethnic insurgency, Karen people have initiated a conservation project that advances a vision for peace and self-determination.
— Irrawaddy



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