Myanmar morning news for March 6

Myanmar morning news for March 6

Myanmar morning news

Fighting in Rakhine, Chin states rages as Myanmar limits internet
Activists and journalists say decision to limit internet access in some parts of Rakhine is a violation of basic rights.
— Aljazeera

Investments unaffected by COVID-19 so far
The outbreak of the Covid-19 virus could slow the pace of foreign direct investments (FDI) into Myanmar in the coming months, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— Myanmar Times

US Man Charged in Cannabis Case Fled Myanmar for US on New Passport
A US man facing 15 years in jail for allegedly running a marijuana plantation fled to the US last year while on bail after being issued a new passport by the US Embassy.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar National Airlines offers ticket purchase with MMK to locals
Myanmar citizens can now purchase flight tickets for international and domestic flights on Myanmar National Airlines (MNA)’s website in Myanmar Kyats (MMK) starting from 5 March, 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Korean Air Suspends Direct Flights Between Seoul, Yangon Due to Coronavirus
Korean Air has suspended all flights between Seoul and Yangon until April 25 as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread rapidly in South Korea.
— Irrawaddy

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Labour organizations call for scrutiny of factory closures
A total of 10 labour organizations issued a joint statement on 3 March, calling for the government to check whether the shutdown of factories due to the shortage of raw materials from China is correct or not.
— Eleven Myanmar

Golden City condo apartment sale until March 31
Apartments of Golden City condominium will be sold until March 31 as a pre-Thingyan promotion program.
— Eleven Myanmar

Mandalay Maha Muni Buddha Image sees around 500 foreign visitors daily
About 500 foreign tourists visit the Maha Muni Buddha Image in Mandalay on a daily basis.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar journalist, news photographer seized, released in Kayin
A local journalist and a news photographer were seized and released by a group of border guard staff in Myawady township in Kayin State, a border guard official said Thursday.
— Myanmar Times

DMH warns public against health problems due to rain clouds
As temperature increase occurred in the summer caused the rainclouds, lighting and strong wind, people are warned of health issues, says Dr Kyaw Moe Oo, Director-General of Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).
— Eleven Myanmar

Drug factory raided in Shan State
The Myanmar military raided an illicit drug factory and warehouses in the Shan State of Myanmar and seized a large quantity of drugs, precursor chemicals and equipment worth an estimated 2 billion baht.
— Bangkok Post

Quake damages religious buildings in Myanmar
A moderate earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter Scale with its epicentre inside Myanmar was recorded on Wednesday (March 4) the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DNH) announced.
— The Star Online

Myanmar doing too little to ensure displaced Rohingya return
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.
— Modern Diplomacy

Insurers authorised to provide bancassurance in Myanmar
Prudential Myanmar Life Insurance Limited, a subsidiary of UK-based Prudential plc, has signed a partnership with Yoma Bank to provide Myanmar customers with life insurance solutions.
— Myanmar Times

Firms invited to bid for upgrade of Yangon-Mandalay expressway
The Ministry of Construction will invite Expressions of Interest from the private sector for the upgrading of the Yangon–Mandalay Expressway, U Han Zaw, Minister of Construction said.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Military Seizes US$64 Million of Drugs North of Chiang Rai
The Myanmar military raided an illicit meth pill factory and warehouses in the Shan State about 400 kilometres north of Chiang Rai province. Soldiers seized a large quantity of drugs, precursor chemicals and also equipment worth an estimated US64 million.
— Chiang Rai Times

MRCS receives International Humanitarian Services Award
The Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) was presented with the International Humanitarian Services Award by the American Red Cross on 4 March at the ARC headquarters in Washington D.C., the United States.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Fifth suspected COVID-19 case tests negative
A fifth person suspected of having COVID-19 in Myanmar has tested negative for the illness, the Health Ministry said.
— Myanmar Times

Final two suspects in Ping River case arrested in Myanmar
The two remaining Chinese suspects wanted by Thai police for the murder of a compatriot whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase in the Ping River have been arrested in Myanmar.
— Bangkok Post

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City of London revokes honour granted to Myanmar’s Suu Kyi
The award was granted to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi three years ago.
— Aljazeera

Govt, UN task force meet for anti-grave violations against children
The Committee for Preventing Grave Violence against Children in Armed Conflict held the first coordination meeting with the UN Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting (UNCTFMR) at the office of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Singapore’s Assistance To Myanmar To Fight COVID-19
In response to a request from the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports, the Singapore Government has contributed 3,000 diagnostic tests and two polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machines for the detection of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
— Reliefweb

Accidents on Yangon-Mandalay highway claim 5 lives in Feb
Five persons were killed and 26 others injured in road mishaps on the Yangon-Mandalay highway in February, according to the highway traffic police. “There were 27 traffic accidents on the highway.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Journalist Detained by Karen Border Guard to Be Released
The military-backed Karen State Border Guard Force detained a journalist in Myawaddy on Wednesday and will release her Thursday evening.
— Irrawaddy

Central Sangha Working Committee Meeting: State Counsellor supplicates matters relating to Buddha Sasana
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi pays homage to Buddhist monks for their efforts on propagation and perpetuation of Buddha Sasana.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Korean Air suspends Incheon-Ygn-Incheon flight
Korean Air is suspended Incheon-Yangon-Incheon direct flight due to the outbreak of COVID-19 virus in South Korea, according to the Department for Civil Aviation (DCA).
— Eleven Myanmar

Int’l law professors give talks at Yangon University
Mr William Schabas, Professor of International Law at Middlesex University gives talks on the experiences at the International Court of Justice and on international law at Yangon University yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

BIMSTEC charter to be ready for adoption at next biennial summit meeting: BIMSTEC Secy Gen
BIMSTEC charter will be ready for adoption at its next biennial summit meeting scheduled to be held in Colombo later this year.
— News On Air

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw concludes debates on Constitutional amendments, voting to start next week
Hluttaw representatives continued to debate proposed amendments to the Constitution during the 18th-day meeting of the Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 15th regular session yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s Online Lending App Mother Finance Partners NearMe Digital Services to Offer Credit to NearMe’s Partner Network
Mother Finance Co Ltd, the developer of the first digital lending app in Myanmar, and NearMe Digital Services, a local online services platform for retailers, have teamed up to offer credit to NearMe’s agent and partner network.
— Crowd Fund Insider

Surveillance and investigation of COVID-19 Updates at 8 pm, 5 March 2020
1. The Ministry of Health and Sports is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 in China and other 77 global countries, with conducting surveillance at international gateways, at the public hospitals, community-based monitoring and private healthcare facilities.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

House built by trash: Myanmar start-up turns clutter to handicrafts
From a distance, ChuChu Design, a single-storey building across the river from Myanmar’s bustling commercial capital, looks like any other on the impoverished outskirts of the city.
— India Times

Mushrooming of eco-lodges in Myanmar paves way for poverty reduction
As travellers become more aware of their footprint and the impact they have on locals, hopes are being pinned on Myanmar’s mounting eco-lodges piquing the interest of conscientious tourists wanting to truly immerse themselves in local life.
— TTG Asia

NCRPD report writing team holds sixth coordination meeting
The report writing team of National Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (NCRPD) held its sixth coordination meeting at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Tatmadaw MPs wear surgical masks in Parliament
Tatmadaw (Defense Services) MPs wore surgical masks in parliament convened on March 4 to protect them from being infected with coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China.
— Mizzima

Myanmar- at crossroads of Asia’s cultural exchange
Myanmar offers an impressive blend of culture and modern life. Unique music, dance, exciting festivals, delicious food, and beautiful traditional crafts along the cities bustling with activities define the way of life in this exciting and unexplored South Asian country.
— Eletsonline

To celebrate its first anniversary, Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min is introducing the first luxury wellness program in Myanmar to focus exclusively on holistic therapies, traditional treatments, nutrition, fitness coaching and educational wellness initiatives.
— Ausleisure

Myanmar’s Army Refuses Shan IDPs Access to Village Amid Ongoing Clashes
Around 300 internally displaced people were turned away by Myanmar’s military as they tried to reach their homes because clashes continue with the rebel RCSS.
— Irrawaddy

NLD Constitutional Amendments Would Disrupt Democratic Transition: Military MPs
Military MPs are united in condemnation of the National League for Democracy’s attempts to amend the 2008 Constitution, ensuring the reforms will be rejected next week.
— Irrawaddy



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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Women’s Day, March 8.


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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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