Myanmar morning news for January 2

Myanmar morning news for January 2
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Myanmar president calls for people’s participation in peace, development process
Myanmar President U Win Myint Wednesday called for the participation of people in their tasks of Union Peace, building a Democratic Federal Union and development programmes.
— Xinhua

Myanmar-Taiwan relations and the ‘China factor’
Might Myanmar-Taiwan relations get trickier due to the current presidential race in Taiwan and the incumbent Tsai Ing-wen’s relationship with Beijing regarding the “One China Policy”?
— Mizzima

MIA Holds Interaction With 28-Member Foreign Delegation On SME Financing
Mysore Industries Association (MIA) had organised an interaction with 28 executives, representing Ministries, Promotional Organisations, Government Departments and Banks of 20 countries, at the premises of MIA on KRS Road here this morning.
— Starofmysore

Legislation seeks to control country’s imports
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) announced the passing of the Law to Prevent an Increased Quantity of Imports on December 24.
— Myanmar Times

Border trade reaches about 2.4 billion USD
Myanmar’s border trade with neighbouring countries reached about 2.4 billion USD as of December 20 in present fiscal year 2019-2020 which started from October 1, Vietnamplus reported.
— Mizzima

Japan offers $5m for refugee resettlement in Myanmar’s Kachin
The Japanese government announced in late December that it will launch an aid program to help internally displaced people in a conflict zone in Myanmar’s northern state of Kachin to return home.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Musings on the centenary of Yangon University
“Dear Mya Kyoon Nyo Nyo.” It was a faint calligraphic writing on a piece of stained yellowish paper that caught the eyes of a curious scholar from the land of Kant Kaw (Mesuaferrea), a term of endearment for University of Yangon. “Mya Kyoon Nyo Nyo” sounds so familiar. How come?
— Myanmar Times

China-Myanmar research team completes biodiversity survey
Scientists have found what is believed to be three new species of amphibians and five new species of plants in a China-Myanmar joint biodiversity survey.
— Xinhua

Capital designates no-smoking zones in anti-tobacco campaign
Myanmar’s administrative capital, Nay Pyi Taw, has designated no-smoking areas as part of its effort to control cigarettes and tobacco, the territory’s government said in a statement.
— Myanmar Times

Magnitsky sanctions no impact on Tatmadaw businesses: experts
The Magnitsky sanctions imposed on Myanmar’s top military leaders by the US Treasury Department over accusations of human rights abuses do not cover military-affiliated companies, according to US experts.
— Myanmar Times

Union Minister inspects Surbung Airport construction project in Chin State
Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung looked into construction project of Surbung Airport in Falam Township, Chin State, on 29 December morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s population rises to over 54 mln
Myanmar’s population has risen to 54.45 million as of Wednesday, according to a release issued by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement makes donations to philanthropic cause
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye and Deputy Minister U Soe Aung visited Myat Su Mon Youth Sanctuary at the Dhamma Lingaya Monastery in Pyinmana Township, Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, yesterday and donated offertories to the presiding Sayadaw and other donations for the sanctuary.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mandalay police extend drive against gambling, narcotics
The Mandalay Region Police will extend its special anti-crime campaign to reduce illegal gambling and drug abuse in Patheingyi and Aung Myay Tharzan townships, the police force said.
— Myanmar Times

Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi joins garbage-free campaign in Hline Campus
Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi joined a campaign of collecting garbage in Hline Campus of Yangon University and Yangon University of Economics yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Omni Focus buses to serve four Yangon universities
The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) has licensed a bus company to operate four routes serving universities in the economic capital, a senior YRTA official said.
— Myanmar Times

Mandalay bustles with visitors during New Year holiday
Pilgrims, domestic and foreign travellers and local residents of Mandalay filled up the compounds of its numerous pagodas and ancient cultural sites during the New Year holiday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Unblock mobile network in the border areas
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has revoked its decision to block mobile phone operators’ signals up to a kilometre from the country’s borders.
— The Daily Star

Freedom of speech remains elusive under NLD regime
When Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) swept the first free election in the country in over half a century in 2015, there was much optimism about the revival of democratic principles, especially freedom of speech and expression.
— Myanmar times

Union Minister U Ohn Win inspects tree nursery, community forest, elephant camp in Nyaung U
Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win inspected tree nursery, community forest and elephant camp in NyaungU Township of Mandalay Region yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Arakan Army abducts 16 drivers
The Arakan Army (AA) abducted 16 drivers traveling on a river ferry in Rakhine state Tuesday, capping a yearlong uptick in hostilities with government forces, RFA reported.
— Mizzima

Taninthayi Region secures most gold in national student sports festival
The 2019-2020 Academic Year Basic Education Student Sports Festival awarding ceremony was held at 6 pm in Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

2020 New Year Dhamma Ceremony commences in Yangon
Yangon Region Government is organizing the three-day dhamma ceremony at the People’s Park near Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon yesterday evening to welcome 2020 New Year.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Day the British Annexed Upper Myanmar
On this day 134 years ago, the British announced the annexation of upper Myanmar, while they were in the process of sending the country’s last monarch and his family into exile in Ratnagiri, a small town in India overlooking the Arabian Sea.
— Irrawaddy

Union Information Minister presents awards for photo, postcard contests
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint gave awards to the winners at the photo and postcard contests organized by the Information and Public Relations Department under the title of “Value of State, Prestige of Nationality”.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Bangladesh- Stigma of genocide charge strains Myanmar’s tourism sector
Myanmar’s genocide trial threatens to weigh on its tourism industry by prompting higher-spending European and US visitors to stay away.
— Menafn

Government muses for midterm plan on Rohingya crisis: FS
The government is likely to set its sight on medium term and long term policies to face the Rohingya crisis, according to new foreign secretary Masud Bin Momen.
— Newage BD

Nepalese Embassy celebrates 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations, Visit Nepal 2020
The Nepalese Embassy in Yangon celebrated the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Myanmar and the launch of Visit Nepal 2020 at the Chanthargyi Hall of the Shwedagon Pagoda yesterday evening.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MDY hospital treats nearly a hundred patients on New Year’s Eve
Mandalay General Hospital has received over 90 patients who sustained some form of injury either from traffic accidents or scuffles during the New Year countdown, said Medical Superintendent Dr Khin Kyaw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Daily life in Yangon, Myanmar
Visitors look at gulls flying over the Yangon River during the last sunset of 2019 at Botahtaung harbour in Yangon, Myanmar, Dec. 31, 2019.
— Xinhua

EMG held its annual staff party and dinner at New Year’s Eve
The Eleven Media Group (EMG) held its annual staff party and dinner at the head office of the EMG located in Thaketa Industrial Zone on the night of December 31 and its staffs and guests attended the party.
— Eleven Myanmar


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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