Myanmar morning news for February 7

Myanmar morning news for February 7

Myanmar morning news

59 Myanmar students returned from Wuhan are in good health: Mdy mayor
All 59 Myanmar students from Wuhan quarantined in Kantawnadi Hospital in Mandalay are still in good health, said Dr Ye Lwin, Mayor of Mandalay.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar begins to see increased competition in the fibre broadband Segment
Just released, this edition of Paul Budde Communication’s focus report on Myanmar (Burma) outlines the major developments and key aspects in the telecoms markets.
— Yahoo News

Myanmar Secures First Green Loan from Singaporean Banks
Singaporean banks continue tapping into the growing sustainable finance market with the latest $44 million loan secured by Burmese developer Shwe Taung Group – the first in the country.
— Finews

Uneasy Limbo For Rohingya Who Stayed in Myanmar Despite 2017 Expulsion
Rohingya Muslims who live in Myanmar’s north Rakhine state their currently limited living problems have actually gotten worse in the after-effects of a 2017 suppression on their neighborhood, amidst recurring armed dispute in between federal government pressures as well as an ethnic rebel team in the area.
— The union journal

Myanmar plans to donate rice to Coronavirus-hit China
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, deputy permanent secretary Aung Kyaw Zan said that Myanmar was planning to donate rice to China where hundreds of people have died from the Coronavirus outbreak.
— Mizzima

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OCBC, UOB extend US$44m green loan to Myanmar conglomerate
THE Yangon branches of OCBC Bank and United Overseas Bank (UOB) have extended a US$44 million green loan to Myanmar’s Shwe Taung Group.
— Business Times

Beneficial-owner database lauded despite some weaknesses
Owners of major businesses or their close relatives who hold prominent public positions have so far not declared themselves as such, according to a Myanmar Times review of a new government database on beneficial ownership.
— Myanmar Times

Mizzima Media Group and Alpha Entertainment Myanmar sign cooperation contract
An event in which Mizzima Media Group and Alpha Entertainment Myanmar signed a cooperation contract was held at the Mizzima Media office in Pazundaung in Yangon on 4th February.
— Mizzima

Mandalay Region to ready towns for migrant influx
Mandalay Region is developing urban plans in all 28 townships amid an increase of migrants to towns and cities, a senior regional minister said.
— Myanmar Times

China’s eye on Myanmar
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw on January 18. It was the first State visit by a supreme leader of China after 19 years. Xi Jinping had meetings with Myanmar’s triumvirate — President Win Myint, Aung San Suu Kyi, and the de facto head of government, its powerful military chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
— Tribune 

Investors to take bus operator to court over dividend issue
Shareholders of Yangon Urban Public Transportation Plc (YUPT) are preparing to file charges in court for the company’s failure to pay dividends.
— Myanmar Times

Europeans Press For Action on Rohingya After China, Vietnam Shield Myanmar at UNSC
European member states of the United Nations called for Myanmar on Tuesday to take measures to hold to account those responsible for committing human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims after the Security Council failed to support an order by the international body’s top court to protect members of the minority group.
— Radio Free Asia

State Counsellor receives French businesspersons eyeing investment in Myanmar
French business people interested in Myanmar called on State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on February 5, the State Counsellor Office reported.
— Eleven Myanmar

Mandalay legislator seeks inspections of farmland for foreign renters
A Mandalay Region legislator wants the regional government to investigate reports of farmland being illegally rented to foreigners, which could affect food security.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Army Generals Attend Shan National Day Event at RCSS’ HQ for First Time
For the first time, high-ranking Myanmar army generals and the Union attorney-general are attending a Shan National Day event at the RCSS headquarters in Loi Tai Leng.
— Irrawaddy

Workers and Farmers to Run in Myanmar’s 2020 Election to Promote Rights
Trade unionists in Myanmar are due to run in the 2020 general election because they say the National League for Democracy has let them down.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor receives Ambassador, Special Rep of Foreign Ministry of Sweden
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, received Ambassador Mr Kent Härstedt, Special Representative of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, at 10 am on 6 February 2020 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Contracts signed for construction of Gyaing (Zathabyin), Gyaing (Ahtayan) bridges
Contracts were signed with a private firm to construct the bridges of Gyaing (Zathabyin) and Gyaing (Ahtayan) which are included in the package-2 under the project to upgrade three bridges on East-West Economic Corridor implemented by the Bridge Department under the Ministry of Construction with the ODA loan of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Quakes hit Myanmar for two days consecutively
Two slight quakes hit centering inside Myanmar for two days executively, announced the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).
— Eleven Myanmar

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Govt seeks parliament approval for US$131M loan
The government is seeking approval for a loan of US$131 million from South Korea that will be used to upgrade the country’s natural-gas infrastructure, a senior official says.
— Myanmar Times

Ministry to replace colonial-era arms laws
The Ministry of Home Affairs will draft a new law to replace colonial-era arms laws, Home Affairs Deputy Minister Major General Aung Thu said on Wednesday.
— Myanmar Times

Education initiative reaches over 300,000 disadvantaged children in Rakhine and Chin States
A high-level Government ceremony in Sittwe, Rakhine State, marked the end of the Education Post Flood Response which ran for four years following Cyclone Komen in 2015. Led by the Ministry of Education with the support of the Government of Japan and UNICEF, the programme benefitted over 300,000 children in Rakhine and Chin states, reaching some for the first time.
— Reliefweb

Nine Minor Myanmar Parties Form Electoral Pact
Nine minor parties in Myanmar have formed an electoral alliance to boost their chances of winning seats at the November general election.
— Irrawaddy

Former Labor Attaché on Trial for Corruption Attacks Irrawaddy Photographer
Ex-Myanmar labor attaché U San Maung Oo attacked a photographer from The Irrawaddy after a court hearing on Wednesday in the ongoing corruption case against the attaché.
— Irrawaddy

President meets locals, inspects hydropower project in Heho, Taunggyi
President U Win Myint left Nay Pyi Taw by a special military flight and arrived in Heho, Shan State (South), yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

VP U Henry Van Thio meets with ROK Prime Minister, visits War Memorial of Korea
Vice President U Henry Van Thio visited the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul yesterday during his official tour in the Republic of Korea. The Vice President, accompanied by Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko, was welcomed by the officials of the memorial.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin receives Sweden Ambassador
U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, received Ambassador Mr Kent Härstedt, Special Representative of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, at 9 am on 6 February 2020 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

State Counsellor receives Kazakhstan Ambassador
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, received Ms Raushan Yesbulatova, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar with residence in Bangkok at 11am on 6 February 2020 at the Ministry.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Karen Rebel-Backed Firm, Govt to Study Industrial Estate Proposal in Myanmar’s Deep South
The government of Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region has inked an MOU with a company backed by the Karen National Union on a feasibility study for an industrial estate project.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s Military Intelligence Chief Tapped to Become New Home Affairs Minister
Lieutenant General Soe Htut has been nominated by the military to become the new minister of home affairs, as the current minister is set to retire.
— Irrawaddy

Thailand Scraps China-Led Project to Blast Open Mekong River
The Thai cabinet has agreed to scrap a Chinese-led project to blast rapids and conduct dredging in the Mekong River that would have opened it up for shipping.
— Irrawaddy

Message of Greetings sent by President U Win Myint on occasion of 73rd Anniversary of Shan State Day celebrations
(7 February 2020) Dear esteemed ethnic brothers and sisters living in the Shan State, On the occasion of the 73rd Anniversary of Shan State Day which falls on 7th February, I am very happy and deem it a great honour to have the opportunity to send this message of greetings.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee holds meeting
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee held a meeting over a bill, namely Myanmar Geoscience Council Bill that was controversial between the two Hluttaws, at the meeting hall of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Building D in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UEC Chairman leaves for Republic of India
The delegation of the Union Election Commission led by its Chairman U Hla Thein left for the Republic of India yesterday as study tour till 12 February on observing Delhi Legislative Assembly elections to be held on 8 February.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to discuss confirmation on Home Affairs Minister nominee
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat asked the MPs for their consent or objection to appoint Lt-Gen Soe Htut, nominated by the President, for the Union Minister for Home Affairs.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Day Dag Hammarskjöld Visited Myanmar
On this day in 1956, legendary Swedish UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld visited Yangon on the first of two visits.
— Irrawaddy


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