Myanmar morning news for February 25

Myanmar morning news for February 25

Myanmar morning news

Virus outbreak could impact Myanmar garment factories by March
The Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) says it fears that half the garment factories in the country may have to shut down temporarily as soon as March, due to a shortage of raw materials from China.
— Myanmar Times

EU to send another monitoring mission to Myanmar, ambassador says
An EU monitoring mission is expected to visit Myanmar again before this summer following the EU commission’s decision to withdraw Cambodia’s market privileges in mid-February.
— Myanmar Times

Govt defends internet shutdown in Rakhine
The internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin states is necessary due to the intense fighting between the Tatmadaw (military) and Arakan Army (AA) in the area, a government spokesman said.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Police Charge Nine Students for Protesting Against Internet Ban in Conflict Zone
Authorities in Myanmar Monday billed 9 college students with breaching the nation’s Peaceable Meeting Regulation after they offered an objection Sunday in opposition to the federal authorities’s suspension of web options in restive Rakhine in addition to Chin states, residence to combating in between ethnic insurgents in addition to Myanmar’s armed power.
— Scoop Zone 24

MoC Union Minister attends signing ceremony for GMS Corridor Towns Development Project
The loan agreement signing ceremony for the GMS Corridor Towns Development Project was held at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Construction in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Myanmar Court Issues Arrest Warrant for US Citizen in Alleged Marijuana Farming Case
A US citizen on trial for running an alleged marijuana farm in Mandalay has gone missing and a court has issued a warrant for his arrest after he failed to appear in court.
— Irrawaddy

Rohingya Displaced Since 2012 Myanmar Communal Riots Face Bleak Prospects
Rohingya Muslims displaced by communal violence with ethnic Rakhine Buddhists across western Myanmar’s beleaguered Rakhine state nearly eight years ago say prospects for the betterment of their lives look dimmer than ever as they still live in near-apartheid conditions.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar Health Ministry Warns of Possible Coronavirus Outbreak as Global Toll Climbs
The Health Ministry has advised against non-essential public meetings as the coronavirus continues its global spread; Myanmar still officially virus-free as of Sunday.
— Irrawaddy

A clouded future for e-cigarettes in Myanmar
The law is vague on the status of vaping in Myanmar, and the Ministry of Health and Sports may ban e-cigarettes before changes can be made to the relevant legislation.
— Frontier Myanmar

Sino-Indian Competition in Myanmar in the Spotlight With Indian Navy Chief Visit
Myanmar remains hugely important for India. The naval visit last week again focused attention on the role of India and China in the Southeast Asian state, even though New Delhi’s weakness lies more in non-security realms.
— The Diplomat

More Myanmar workers returning to their jobs despite virus threat
Myanmar workers are going back to China in recent days as factories located the border between two countries reopen with some shops and trade activities become active again although the regions hard hit by the coronavirus remain closed.
— Eleven Myanmar

Power sector attracts over 1 bln USD foreign investment in Myanmar in 4 months
Power sector attracted over 1 billion U.S. dollars of investment capital from six permitted foreign enterprises in first four months of current fiscal year (FY) 2019-2020 which started in October, according to figures released by Myanmar’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— Xinhua

Bill seeks to control news of outbreaks in Myanmar
At a time when the world anxiously monitors every update on COVID-19, a bill on dealing with infectious diseases has surfaced in Myanmar containing a provision to restrict reporting on the outbreak.
— Myanmar Times

New age rebels winning the fight in Myanmar
As Myanmar’s government sues for peace, its autonomous military, the Tatmadaw, faces a new type of insurgency it seems increasingly ill-prepared to counter and combat.
— Asia times

US Embassy will urge the State Government to be effective in the provision of aid to Rakhine IDPs
The US Embassy will urge the Rakhine State Government to be effective in aid provision to Rakhine IDPs, the Yangon based US Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Mr George Neil Sibley has confirmed while meeting with Rakhine State Parliamentarians.
— BNI Online

Direct Flights Between Myanmar and Buddha’s Birthplace in Nepal to Begin in May
To boost tourism with Myanmar, Nepal has announced that direct charter flights connecting Lumbini with Mandalay and Yangon will begin in May. The move is part of the “Visit Nepal 2020” campaign to boost tourism to the Himalayan country.
— Irrawaddy

Illegal goods seizures rise in 3 months
As part of effort for prevention and control of illegal trade, Myanmar was able to seize the contraband goods worth over Ks15 billion from September 2018 to October 2019, but the value of seizures of illegal goods since then till January 2020 reached over Ks9 billion bringing the total value to over Ks24 billion, said Vice President Myint Swe.
— Eleven Myanmar

Ethnic union stressed at Yangon kindergarten event
The “HWPL Peace Education for Union Day of Myanmar” was held with 34 kindergarten students of Attitude to Ethnics & Competence (AEC) Private High School in Yangon this week.
— BNI Online

Inya Lake Hotel latest heritage-status location
The Yangon Heritage Trust awarded its prestigious Blue Plaque to the Inya Lake Hotel, for its post-war functionalist architecture beside the stunning Inya Lake – an icon of the city.
— Myanmar Times

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IDPs in Buthidaung Township pine for home ahead of rainy season
Internally displaced people (IDPs) currently taking shelter at temporary relief camps in Buthidaung Township have reportedly asked for help from Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye to return home ahead of the rainy season.
— BNI Online

Myanmar youth who evaded screening at Yangon airport after return from S Korea does not have virus
Deputy Director of Central Epidemiology Unit, Dr. Khin Khin Gyi, said that they sent a Korea returnee Myanmar national passenger, who took the airport-Sule shuttle bus at Yangon airport after arrival from Korea, to Waibargi infectious diseases hospital for screening but he was not found to have the coronavirus.
— Mizzima

Yangon’s best serviced apartments
The number of foreign investors and visitors to the country has been increasing over the past decade. Though many choose to stay in hotels or rent houses and apartments, those on a medium-term stay may prefer a different option.
— Myanmar Times

New Burma/Myanmar student organization hopes to provide a community to students
Three Burmese students began gathering with friends to form a community of peers from the same country. Now, they have formed an official student organization hoping to educate people about their culture.
— Daily Iowan

Laying down of public policies is of vital importance for service personnel
A Public Policy and Basic Social Research Methodology Training was conducted at the Assembly Hall of the Ministry of Information in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Decent work agenda, labour law reform discussed at Fourth National Stakeholders Forum
The opening ceremony of Fourth National Stakeholders Forum for Implementing the Decent Work Agenda and Labour Law Reform was held at Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Police Probe Boss over Child Employee Burns
A 13-year boy was allegedly doused in fuel and set on fire by his boss, who accused him of stealing from the till, according to a children’s rights group.
— Irrawaddy

Direct Flights Between Myanmar and Buddha’s Birthplace in Nepal to Begin in May
Charter flights will begin carrying Buddhist pilgrims directly to Lumbini, Nepal in two months; scheduled flights are expected to follow.
— Irrawaddy

Pyithu Hluttaw raises queries to ministries, approves recommendations for road safety bill
The 15th regular session of second Pyithu Hluttaw held its 10th day meeting yesterday, with the MPs raising queries to the Union Supreme Court, the Ministry of Office of Union Government, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

More than 170 prisoners to take matriculation exam in Myanmar
More than 170 prisoners across the country will take the matriculation exams at nine test centres set up by the Myanmar Prisons Department, roughly the same number who took last year’s exams, a senior prison official said.
— Myanmar Times

Survey records 79 Ayeyawady dolphins
A survey conducted from 10 to 20 February in the Ayeyawady River between Mandalay and Bhamo has put the population of Ayeyawady dolphins at 79, a record increase that points to the success of conservation efforts, said U Han Win, officer in-charge of Ayeyawady Dolphin Conservation as well as deputy head of the Fisheries Department.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister U Soe Win receives NEDA delegation from Thailand
Union Minister U Soe Win of the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry received a delegation from the Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (NEDA) at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Those who commit terror acts should be designated as ‘terrorists’: Tatmadaw
Those who commit terror acts should be designated as ‘terrorists’, Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun said at the Tatmadaw True News Information Team in Nay Pyi Taw on 22 February.
— Eleven Myanmar

Workshop on air pollution, acid deposition in progress in Nay Pyi Taw
The Meteorology and Hydrology Department and the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) are jointly organizing a two-day workshop titled ‘National Awareness Workshop on Acid Deposition and Other Related Atmospheric Pollutions’, at the Hotel Royal Aster in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

38 Lisu families relocated in Kachin State
Thirty eight Lisu households displaced by fighting in Kachin State were relocated on February 22 near the town of Sadone after Ks300 million had been spent.
— Eleven Myanmar

Financial monitor puts Myanmar on money-laundering watch list
An intergovernmental financial monitoring group has included Myanmar on its money-laundering “gray list,” as the country’s efforts had failed to curb the crime.
— Myanmar Times

State Counsellor meets locals in Kawkareik, Kya-in-Seikkyi tsps
State Counsellor and Chairperson of the Central Committee for Development of Border Areas and National Races Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, departed for Mawlamyine, Mon State, by special flight from Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Military Proxy USDP Adds Leaders Ahead of Myanmar’s Election
The Union Solidarity and Development Party has appointed two new vice-chairs and three new executive committee members in a bid to ramp up preparations for the election.
— Irrawaddy

Amyotha Hluttaw discusses tax collection
The tenth-day meeting of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw’s 15th regular session was held yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rare Myanmar 2020 held in Mandalay
A music festival named Rare Myanmar 2020 with top local and international DJs was held at Yadanarpon Even Park in Mandalay city on February 22.
— Eleven Myanmar

Hluttaw holds conference to share experiences in peace building processes
A conference titled ‘The Role of Parliament in Peace Building Processes’ was opened at the Hluttaw Building in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon, with the aims to exchange views of well-experienced international parliamentarians, Myanmar Hluttaw representatives and stakeholders in peace building processes.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Survey Finds Decade-High Numbers of Irrawaddy Dolphins
Despite a decade-high number, there are challenges like electro-fishing, poor water quality and food supplies for the Irrawaddy dolphin.
— Irrawaddy



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