Myanmar morning news for February 27

Myanmar morning news for February 27
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MoPFI launches ‘Project Bank’ website to assist development programmes
The Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry, in coordination with GIZ Myanmar, introduced the Myanmar Project Bank website yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar watermelon losses reach $50m
Export losses from this year’s disastrous watermelon season have reached nearly US$50 million (K71.4 billion) and target’s for this year won’t be met, says an industry official.
— Myanmar Times

Reducing reserved seats of military is wish to build genuine democracy in country, State Counsellor says
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said that they had to try to reduce the reserved seats of military in parliament if they wished to build a genuine democracy in the country.
— BNI Online

Myanmar urges China to ensure safety of 63 detained sailors, seeks early release
The government called on China on Tuesday to ensure the health of 63 Myanmar sailors detained in Chinese prisons for illegal trading of goods.
— Myanmar Times

Rohingya Displaced Within Rakhine Since 2012 Riots Face Bleak Prospects
Rohingya Muslims, who were displaced by communal violence with ethnic Rakhine Buddhists across western Myanmar’s Rakhine state nearly eight years ago, say that prospects for improving their lives look dimmer than ever as they still live in near-apartheid conditions.
— Benar News

Register SIM cards by June 30 or face cancellation, Myanmar govt warns
All mobile phone users in the country have until June 30 to register their SIM cards or face cancellation, a senior official said.
— Myanmar Times

Imports of CMP raw materials increase nearly 30 m USD
Till 14 February of 2019-2020 fiscal year, the imports of raw materials by local CMP industries reached 909.194 million US dollars, up 29.525 million US dollars compared with the same period last year, according to the Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Health Ministry prepares for COVID-19 medical checkups on cruises
As there will be cruise ships arriving in Yangon in the coming days, the Ministry of Health and Sports is now preparing for COVID-19 medical checkups the crew members and passengers onboard on the cruise, according to the Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar rebel chief’s wife, kids granted asylum in Switzerland
The wife and children of the commander of Myanmar’s insurgent Arakan Army have been granted asylum in Switzerland after being detained in Thailand since December.
— The Straits times

Cabinet approves three MoUs with Myanmar
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved signing of three agreements with Myanmar, including the one on protecting wildlife, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said.
— Outlook India

Real estate agents roped in to help tackle money laundering in Myanmar
Real estate agents will undergo training to help them spot attempts at money laundering after an intergovernmental financial task force cited Myanmar for failing to address the crime.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar plans Bagan-Lumbini direct flights for Buddhist pilgrims
Aviation authorities are planning to run direct flights between Bagan and Lumbini for Buddhist pilgrims in Myanmar, according to the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism.
— The Star Online

Local fuel prices dip again
Local fuel prices have fallen by Ks10 to Ks15 per liter as global oil prices decreases to US$51 per barrel, according to local filling stations.
— Eleven Myanmar

Yangon International Motor Show attracts leading brands
Some of the world’s leading car brands came to show off their new and existing models last weekend, at the second Yangon International Motor Show, held at the Yangon Convention Center.
— Myanmar Times

Germany seeks sustainable solution to Rohingya crisis, full compliance of ICJ order
German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr Gerd Muller on Tuesday expressed his country’s firm commitment to a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis and Myanmar’s full compliance with the recent order of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Of intercommunal sparks and preventive measures in Arakan State
Although tensions have remained part of life among the Muslim and Arakanese communities of Arakan State since inter-religious violence scarred the geopolitical landscape in 2012, it can be said that the two communities are living in relative harmony these days.
— BNI Online

Authorities arrest students over Rakhine internet shutdown protest
Authorities in Myanmar have charged nine students with violating the country’s Peaceful Assembly Law after they staged a protest Sunday against the government’s suspension of internet services in restive Rakhine and Chin states, according to a report by RFA.
— Mizzima

In ‘Pacified’ Eastern Myanmar, the Military Is Free to Pursue Its Agenda
Conveniently for the military, the Myanmar government and the international community have opted to push a discredited ‘development over peace’ strategy in Karen State.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar military donates protective equipment to China
Myanmar’s military donated protective equipment to help China in its battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Entrepreneurs call for removal of crab fishing ban due to COVID-19
Crab entrepreneurs in Labutta Township have called on the government to lift a ban on crab fishing in March as China has suspended crab imports from Myanmar for nearly two years due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar army donates medical supplies to China
Myanmar army donated medical supplies worth over 300,000 US dollars to China on 25 February so as to help China’s efforts to contain the COVID-19, according to the statement by the Office of Commander-in-Chief (Army).
— Eleven Myanmar

Maldives to intervene at ICJ in support of Rohingya
The minister made the declaration while addressing the 43rd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Tuesday
— Dhaka Tribune

Chicken prices causing difficulties for local breeders
Low prices are causing problems for small- and medium-size poultry farms in Myanmar, industry officials say.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s Wa Army Confirms It Has a Helicopter
The United Wa State Army’s new chopper is strictly for ‘personal and leisure’ use, the rebel group’s spokesman told The Irrawaddy.
— Irrawaddy

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continues debate on constitution amendment bill
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continued debate in its 13th day meeting yesterday on the articles and sub-articles in the second bill to amend the State Constitution.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor delivers statement at the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council
Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe attended the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council held in Geneva from 24 to 26 February 2020 and delivered a statement on 26 February 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar holds auction at third gems emporium
A third gem emporium in Myitkyina, Kachin State, is scheduled to start holding auctions on Feb 26 and Feb 27.
— The Star Online

MoHS organizes daily meeting on COVID-19 prevention
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe presided over the daily meeting (24/2020) on prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Charter-amendments debate produces sharp divisions
Debate on the proposed amendments to the 2008 Constitution started in the Assembly of the Union on Tuesday with legislators sharply divided over its pro-Tatmadaw (military) provisions.
— Myanmar Times

Deputy Information Minister inspects progress of printing school text books
Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun inspected the progress of printing school text books in Mandalay yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Prisons to Educate Inmates on Coronavirus, Work on Prevention
The Prisons Department says it is working to educate inmates about COVID-19 and prevent the virus from spreading inside prisons.
— Irrawaddy

Union LIP Minister discusses garment sector, labour issues
Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe discussed garment sector and labour issues at the separate meetings with delegates from the Garment Advocacy Group of Eurochan Myanmar and the International Labour Organization at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon Photo Festival Awards Address Myanmar’s Pressing Issues
The Yangon Photo Festival awards have honored photographers who brought attention to the poor and forgotten across Myanmar.
— Irrawaddy

Coord meeting held to make Myanmar Motion Picture, Yangon University centenary celebrations a success
Union Minister Dr Pe Myint of the Ministry of Information stressed the needs to put forward the measures already undertaken, the work still to be done, and additional advice and suggestions where necessary for the celebrations of the Myanmar Motion Picture Centenary and the Yangon University Centenary.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s Ethnic Parties Fear Loss of Vote Share as Lower House Approves Eased Residency Rules
Ethnic parties say the Election Commission has ignored their concerns over a proposed legal change that would make it easier for Burmese workers to vote in ethnic states.
— Irrawaddy

President U Win Myint, First Lady Daw Cho Cho arrive in India
At the invitation of President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind, a goodwill delegation led by President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho left Nay Pyi Taw for India by special flight yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar govt vows to step up protection for refugees
The government on Tuesday launched a project aimed at protecting thousands of internally displaced people (IDP) across the country from human trafficking and other crimes, a senior official said.
— Myanmar Times

FDC to analyse prize-winning film “Antichrist”
The Film Development Centre will screen ‘Antichrist” film for analysis in its 37th event of the Cinematheque Programme at its office No. 50, Shwe Taung Gyar Road (Golden Valley Road), Bahan Township, at 12 noon on 1 March.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



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