Myanmar morning news for February 5

Myanmar morning news for February 5
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Govt doubles down on internet shutdown in western Myanmar
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s government has ordered telecoms companies to reimpose an internet shutdown in parts of conflict-torn western Myanmar despite criticism by the UN, businesses and civil society.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar aims to export 2.5 million tonnes of rice this fiscal year
Myanmar has set a target of exporting 2.5 million tonnes of rice in present fiscal year 2019-2020 which started in October.
— VietnamPlus

Four more suspected patients with possible coronavirus symptoms found in Myanmar: MOHS
Health authorities found four more suspected patients with possible coronavirus symptoms in Minbya, Kengtong, Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw, announced the Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) on February 2.
— Eleven Myanmar

Proposal to purchase power from China to be studied
The Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) says a feasibility study will be conducted as soon as possible on a proposal for Myanmar to purchase electricity from China.
— Myanmar Times

Yoma Strategic tie-up extends online payment services in Myanmar
LISTED Yoma Strategic Holdings’ Myanmar-based joint venture (JV), Wave Money, is giving its customers in Myanmar access to merchants of payments platform 2C2P through a tie-up.
— Business times

Union Planning, Finance, Industry Minister receives British PM’s Trade Envoy
Union Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Soe Win received Mr Paul Scully MP, the British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Myanmar, Thailand and Brunei, at his ministry in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UN takes no action on order against Myanmar on Rohingyas
The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday discussed the International Court of Justice’s order that Myanmar must do all it can to prevent genocide against the Rohingya Muslims, but failed to agree on a statement.
— Washington Post

Myanmar opium cultivation continues to drop as production ranking declines from second to third
Myanmar has seen a decline of opium cultivation in 2019 to 33,100 hectares, which was over 11 per cent drop from 37,300 hectares in 2018, according to the Myanmar Opium Survey 2019 report released in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Military Asks Govt to Punish Minister for Police Remark
A military spokesperson asked the government to reprimand the religious affairs minister for implying the police are controlled by the military, not the government.
— Irrawaddy

Hantharwady takes the lead in Myanmar National League
Myanmar National League’s Bago Region- based Hantharwady United continues to lead in the MNL 2020 season after winning four games.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar State Counselor Urges Yangon Govt to Be Transparent
Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has urged the Yangon government, which has faced public criticism of late over its spending, to be transparent in its work.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s comical profiles trend tests Facebook’s community standards
A Facebook group in the language of Myanmar, created on 21 January 2020, gained over 240,000 members in less than a week — but many of those members have profiles that were created mere hours before joining the group.
— Global Voices

Union IFER Minister receives British PM’s Trade Envoy
Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, U Thaung Tun, received Mr Paul Scully MP, the British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Myanmar, Thailand and Brunei at the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yay Kyi Yar – local TV show about workers’ rights
BBC Media Action has begun broadcasting the Yay Kyi Yar (Towards Clear Waters) show in Myanmar with DVB and Mizzima, according to an announcement from the BBC Media Action.
— Myanmar Times

Puma opens its second showroom at Junction City
The Germany-based Puma sportswear company opened its second official retail store in Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

Tatmadaw seeks censure of minister for police comment
The Tatmadaw (military) condemned a senior government minister’s comment on Monday that the country’s police force is not under the control of the Myanmar government.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar drug kingpin arrested in India
The Manipur Government has detained a drug kingpin from Myanmar, who was reportedly arrested for smuggling huge consignment of drugs, under the National Security Act (NSA). The Indian Express reported.
— Mizzima

Myanmar begins talk on landmine-clearing programme
The government began national-level discussions on the much-delayed landmine-clearing programme, a senior disaster management official said.
— Myanmar Times

MLA for reopening border trade with Myanmar
Nampong MLA Laisam Simai emphasized the need to “formally reopen” border trade in Pangsau Pass for the benefit of both India and Myanmar.
— Arunachaltimes

Supreme Court to extend mediation system to six more townships
The Union Supreme Court will extend a mediation system to six more township courts starting in March after pilot tests in four courts successfully resolved legal cases before going to trial, a court official said.
— Myanmar Times

Telcos say data helps police solve cases of missing persons
Myanmar telecommunications companies say they are providing information that helps law enforcement agencies solve crimes as long as the requests are in line with the law.
— Myanmar Times

US ambassador: Myanmar peace talks with ethnic groups vital
Myanmar needs to continue pursuing peace and settle political differences with armed ethnic groups, United States ambassador to Myanmar Scot Marciel said.
— New Straits Times

Keeping Yangon’s back alleys clean
Over the past five years various government departments and organisations have worked with residents to clean up Yangon’s notoriously dirty back alleys.
— Myanmar Times

KBZ MS and KBZ Life organize Life Planner™ 2020 Kickoff
KBZMS and KBZ Life have introduced KBZ Life Planner™ on June 16 2019, with the mission of securing the people’s future through life planning process.
— Myanmar Times

Government and NCA-Signatories to meet mid-February
Government officials and representatives of ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) in Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) could make three agreements and take two records after the second day of the 8th Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting (JICM) on Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement yesterday, state media reported.
— Mizzima

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw hears loan plan from South Korea, national education commission’s report
The Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw held the 5th day meeting of 15th regular session yesterday, and the deputy ministers reported on loan plan of Myanmar government from the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) of the Republic of Korea, and Hluttaw representatives discussed a report of National Education Policy Commission for the six- month period.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Report writing group meets for PWDs’ rights
The Annual Report Writing Group of the National Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities held its fifth coordination meeting yesterday afternoon in the meeting hall of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief, and Resettlement in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rohingya Robbery Suspect Killed in ‘Gunfight’ After Refugee Camp Shooting
Bangladeshi police shot and killed a Rohingya refugee suspected of robbery hours after an early shooting in Nayapara Camp left a dozen Rohingya wounded.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s Arakan Liberation Party Seeks to Hold Rakhine National-Level Dialogue
The Arakan Liberation Party, an NCA signatory, has asked the government to let the Rakhine people hold a national-level dialogue before the next Union Peace Conference.
— Irrawaddy

UEC Chairman receives IFES President
Chairman of the Union Election Commission U Hla Thein received a delegation led by Mr Tony Banbury, President of International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES), at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Coronavirus Hits Myanmar’s Travel Agents
Myanmar’s travel agents had been expecting another record year for Chinese tourist arrivals but the coronavirus is forcing cancellations until the end of the peak season.
— Irrawaddy

President U Win Myint accepts Letters of Credence of Ambassador of Kazakhstan
Ms Raushan Yesbulatova, the newly-accredited Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, presented her Letters of Credence to U Win Myint, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, at the Credentials Hall of the Presidential Palace, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Present on the occasion were U.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Vice President U Henry Van Thio delivers speech at peace summit in ROK
Vice President U Henry Van Thio delivered a speech at the Assembly and International Summit Council for Peace of the Peace, Security and Human Development World Summit 2020 in Seoul, Republic of Korea yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Joint committee of constitutional amendment holds meeting
THE Joint Committee on Scrutinizing Second Bill Amending 2008 Constitution held a meeting at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw building in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Health authorities discuss activities against 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe presided over a meeting of health authorities on monitoring and preventive measures against 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), held at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

NLD Renegade Joins New Myanmar Political Party
Lawmaker U Kyaw Zay Ya, dismissed by the National League for Democracy for “damaging the party’s image,” will serve as vice president for the People’s Pioneer Party.
— Irrawaddy

Young Mother Killed, Three Wounded in Artillery Strike in Myanmar’s Rakhine
Both the military and Arakan Army deny targeting civilians, after artillery kills a mother of two and wounds three others in Kyauktaw.
— Irrawaddy


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