Myanmar morning news for February 11

Myanmar morning news for February 11

Myanmar morning news

Virus impacts MAI operations
Myanmar’s largest private-sector airline said the novel coronavirus outbreak is likely to have an impact on its operations until April, Bloomberg reported.
– Mizzima

Frontiir selected to bring internet to Yangon’s ‘New City’ development
The Yangon “New City” megaproject’s developer has selected Myanmar ICT firm Frontiir to build a network bringing internet services to the area.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar manufacturers counter worker wage demands
Garment manufacturers in Myanmar have completed factory surveys of their own as they look to stifle worker attempts to secure a substantial increase to the country’s minimum wage which is reviewed on a biennial basis.
— Ecotextile

Myanmar has 2,681 petrol stations across the country
Myanmar has a total of 2,681 petrol stations across the country and 1,754 of them are located in Mandalay, Bago, Sagaing, Ayeyawady, Yangon and Magway regions, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
— Eleven Myanmar

Buddhist Nationalists Threaten Myanmar Media Over Protest Coverage
Buddhist hard-liners in Myanmar threatened the media over their coverage of a pro-military rally in Yangon, demanding that at least two outlets remove reports from their websites about hate speech against State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and the religious affairs minister, the news organizations involved said.
— Radio Free Asia

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Who Is Myanmar’s New Home Affairs Minister?
Myanmar’s Chief of Military Security Affairs, Lieutenant General Soe Htut, was approved as the country’s new home affairs minister on Monday, replacing the outgoing Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar–Thailand border trade exceeds 1 billion USD
Border trade between Myanmar and Thailand reached 1.15 billion USD in the first quarter of the present fiscal year 2019 – 2020 which started in October.
— VietnamPlus

Requests for bank account data are warning signs of fraud: experts
Requests for data on someone’s bank account are telltale signs of fraud, bank experts and representatives of digital currency service companies told the media.
— Myanmar Times

Govt plans cervical cancer vaccination campaign in July
The Ministry of Health and Sports plans to conduct the first nationwide vaccination campaign in July to prevent cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV), a senior official said.
— Myanmar Times

Garment industry finishes wage survey
Garment manufacturers have completed collecting information to help them decide on a new minimum wage for workers, said Daw Nwe Nwe Oo, who led the team that conducted the survey.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar government ordered Wärtsilä power plants to battle black outs
The government of Myanmar has ordered two fast-track power plants to try to put an end to large-scale blackouts,on 7 February 2020 .
— Scandasia

Minister launches survey in Kayin as govt prepares to close IDP camps
The Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Ministry has begun conducting a survey of camps for internally displaced people in Kayin State to prepare for their closure.
— Myanmar Times

Government re-opens some restricted areas to tourists in Kayah
The government has re-opened some restricted areas in Kayah State to tourists this month, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism says.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar cardinal calls for prayers to Mary to contain virus
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon, president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, has appealed to bishops in Asia to entrust all victims of the coronavirus and people across the globe to Our Lady of Lourdes.
— UCA News

More Myanmar migrant workers go home due to virus fears
Due to the spread of the deadly coronavirus in Wuhan, China, there are low inflows and outflows of people at Muse border gate on Myanmar-China. Around 10,000 people continue to return to Myanmar a day.
— Eleven Myanmar

Govt’s efforts on environmental management making progress: official
Many businesses that have been instructed by the government to submit environmental management plans (EMP) have already done so, says a senior official of the Environmental Conservation Department.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar, Singapore supreme courts sign MoG on enforcing money judgments
The Union Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Singapore signed the Memorandum of Guidance as to Enforcement of Money Judgments yesterday. The signing ceremony was held at the meeting hall of the Union Supreme Court in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon Govt Leases $750M of Land to Malaysian Conglomerate
Yangon’s regional government has inked a $750-million development deal with Malaysian conglomerate Berjaya; Myanmar’s Investment Commission has yet to approve it.
— Irrawaddy

Military MPs Oppose Merging Myanmar Charter-Change Proposals
Military-appointed MPs in Parliament object to a committee’s plan to have their charter-change proposals debated together with those submitted by the ruling party.
— Irrawaddy

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Certificates presented for completion of renewables energy courses
Certificates were conferred to the trainees who completed renewable energy courses conducted under the MoU between the Ministry of Electricity and Energy and the Embassy of Denmark in Yangon with the support of the World Wide Fund-Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Study-tour of diplomats & families continues in Myeik Archipelago
A diplomatic delegation led by Union Minister U Kyaw Tin of the Ministry of International Cooperation continued, in a speed launch, their study tour of islands around the Myeik Archipelago yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

On Thai Buddhist Holy Day, Gunman’s Carnage Shatters Temple Peace
A temple was one of the first scenes of carnage as a disgruntled Thai soldier shot 29 people to death in the town of Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday.
— Irrawaddy

Japan-Myanmar friendship event draws big crowd
Performances by artists from Japan and Myanmar drew an enthusiastic audience to a concert held in Yangon, Myanmar’s main city.
— NHK World

Authorities help watermelon and sweet melon farmers minimize losses
Due to the suspension of fruit market on Myanmar-China border following the spread of coronavirus in China, the authorities will help local farmers sell watermelon and sweet melons in Yangon, according to the Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

IPRD conducts capacity building course
Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of capacity-building training course (2/2020) conducted by the Information and Public Relations Department at its office in Yangon yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Local Woman Who Worked for US, Myanmar Operators of Cannabis Farm Is Freed
A Mandalay court has freed a local employee after 10 months in jail in a cannabis plantation case. Her employer said it had official permission to grow the drug.
— Irrawaddy

Another NLD Member Abducted by Unknown Armed Group in Western Myanmar
A leader of the local National League for Democracy chapter on Rakhine State’s Ramree Island was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen Saturday evening.
— Irrawaddy

Rakhine issues ultimatum against illegal IDP camp
A senior Rakhine State official issued an ultimatum on Sunday to a refugee camp for operating in a conflict zone without government permission.
— Myanmar Times

Study: Five percent of households have economic migrants
About five percent of Myanmar households have relatives working abroad, according to U San Myint, director general of the Central Statistical Organisation.
— Myanmar Times

Toyota joins in campaign to save Myanmar’s wildlife
Toyota Motor Corp will help Myanmar’s campaign to protect and conserve wildlife by providing a vehicle to a local environmental group working to preserve endangered species in the country.
— Myanmar Times

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw hears report of joint committee on constitution amendment process
The second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw convened its 7th day meeting of 15th regular session yesterday, and discussed the report and recommendations of the Joint Committee on Scrutinizing Second Bill on Amending 2008 Constitution.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo receives IAA president
Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo received President Dr Cheol-kyu Hwang of the International Attorney Association (IAA) at the UAGO’s reception hall yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Maid Quarantined in Yangon After Boss in Singapore Infected With Coronavirus
A Myanmar domestic worker, who returned from Singapore and her coronavirus-infected employer, is being held in isolation at Yangon’s Waibargi Hospital.
— Irrawaddy

U Shwe Yoe and Daw Moe – Myanmar’s comedic dance duo
When a lively traditional musical troupe plays, one that includes the bamboo clapper, oboe, flute, drum and cymbal, you may also notice a bushy moustached man. He will be accompanied on stage by a beautiful young lady wearing a long necklace and baggy trousers, dancing suggestively.
— Myanmar Times

British Troops’ Bloodiest Crackdown on Anti-Colonial Protestors in Myanmar
On this day in 1939, colonial troops in British Burma launched their deadliest crackdown on anti-colonial protestors when they fired on unarmed crowds in Mandalay, killing 17.
— Irrawaddy

Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker meets Czech counterpart
Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung received a delegation led by Mr Jan Hornick, Vice President of the Senate of Czech Republic, at the Hluttaw building in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Powerful Buddhist group confers highest honour on senior general
The country’s most powerful Buddhist organisation conferred its highest honour on Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on Saturday.
— Myanmar Times


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on the signing of the Panglong Agreement, February 12, 1947.


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