Myanmar morning news for January 22

Myanmar morning news for January 22

Myanmar morning news

MoEE, HISEM sign second phase of National Electrification Project
Mandalay Electricity Supply Corporation, Electricity Supply Enterprise, Ministry of Electricity and Energy, and Hitachi Soe Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd. (HISEM), a tender winner for the National Electrification Project (NEP) Phase-II, signed a contract at the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar finds war crimes but no genocide in Rohingya crackdown
ICOE report comes days before UN’s top court issues ruling on whether urgent measures are necessary to stop genocide.
— Aljazeera

Myanmar, Japan sign Exchange of Notes on 4 projects worth about $ 1.1 bln
Myanmar and Japan signed yesterday the four Exchange of Notes for four loan projects, which will be implemented with the loan worth about 120,915 million Yen, according to the Embassy of Japan in Yangon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Solar mini-grids to take off in Myanmar, support electrification ambitions
Solar mini-grids in Myanmar are expected to take off as the private sector sees solar energy as a potentially commercially viable solution in Myanmar’s journey towards full electrification.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar President Sends Report on Massacres of Rohingya by Security Forces to Military Chief for More Prosecutions
ICOE report details mass killings of nearly 1,000 people, other atrocities; the President concurs with its recommendations of prosecutions in civilian, military courts.
— Irrawaddy

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China Pledges 4 Billion Yuan in Aid to Myanmar
During his recent visit to Myanmar, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that China will give Myanmar over US$580 million in development aid over the next three years.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s waste-management startup RecyGlo raising US$900K to expand into Indonesia, Singapore
RecyGlo, a waste-management and data analytics startup based in Yangon, Myanmar, is in advanced stages of raising a US$900,000 investment round to expand in existing markets and foray into new ones.
— e27

PTTEP secures Myanmar drilling rig
Thai operator secures semisub owned by Japan Drilling for campaign starting this March or April
— Upstream Online

Independent commission reports Rakhine issue findings to Prez
The Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) reported its findings on the Rakhine issue to Myanmar President U Win Myint on Monday.

Rakhine IDPs receive 20,000 relief aid bags from India
India government offered 20,000 relief aid bags, totally worth of US$235,456, to the internally displaced persons in Rakhine State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

State Counsellor holds public meetings in Nanyun, Pinlebu in Sagaing Region
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the Committee for Development of Rural Areas and National Races, met with local people in Nanyun and Pinlebu townships in Sagaing Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar animation firm Joosk secures funding in Nest Tech-led round
Joosk Studio, a Myanmar-based digital animation company, announced that it has raised a six-figure investment in a funding round led by Vietnam-based venture capital firm Nest Tech VN. Existing investor Emerging Markets Entrepreneurs (EME) also participated in the round.
— Tech In Asia

Joosk Studio raises fresh funding to make Myanmar’s first feature-length animation
Joosk Studio, an animation startup based in Myanmar, has secured a “six-figure” US dollar in equity investment led by Nest Tech VN.
— e27

AIA formally launches operations in Myanmar
AIA formally launched its operations in Myanmar with an opening ceremony on January 18, marking its entry into what is considered the new frontier for insurance in Southeast Asia.
— Insurance Business Mag

Myanmar: Renewed engagement to end and prevent violations against children affected by armed conflict
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, completed a five-day mission to Myanmar where she engaged with national authorities, civil society, Ethnic Armed Organizations representatives, the Diplomatic Corps and the Country Taskforce on Monitoring and Reporting on Children and Armed Conflict (CTFMR on CAAC) in Myanmar.
— Reliefweb

UN envoy: We are putting pressure on Myanmar to ensure peace in Rakhine
Visiting UN envoy Yanghee Lee on Monday suggested that the United Nations (UN) have been applying increasing diplomatic pressure to stop genocidal atrocities in the Rakhine state of Myanmar and ensure an environment that is fit for the safe return of Rohingya refugees.
— Dhaka Tribune

China’s Goal To See A Weak & Unstable Myanmar
Amid the general excitement at the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping, individual Myanmar citizens will have a range of responses, both positive and negative, to the high-level visit. But no one in Myanmar can doubt its significance. Our giant neighbor to the north is simply too prosperous and too powerful to ignore.
— The Daily New Nation

Six arrested with 1.5 kg heroin near India-Myanmar border
At least six persons, including a woman, have been arrested with 1.5 kg heroin in Mizoram’s Champai town, which lies near the India-Myanmar border, officials said on Monday.
— Devdiscourse

Maritime police seizes ICE and WY tablets in Kawthoung
Maritime police force seized ICE and WY tablets in Kawthoung port on January 18, sources said.
— Eleven Myanmar

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Hteinpin waste-to-energy project awaits parliamentary approval
The waste-to-energy project, to be implemented with Poland’s ODA loan of 50 million euro, will start in May at the Hteinpin garbage dump site if the Union Parliament gives the nod, said U Cho Tun Aung, Head of Environmental Conservation and Cleaning Department at the Yangon City Development Committee.
— Eleven Myanmar

Government to restart state-owned fertiliser plant
The Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) is planning to restart operations at a state-owned chemical fetiliser plant in Magway Region, a senior government official revealed.
— Myanmar Times

About 600 truckload of fruits enter Muse 105-mile trade zone before Chinese New Year
About 600 truckloads of fruits have entered Muse 105-mile trade zone, northern Shan State, daily before Chinese New Year, according to Muse fruit market.
— Eleven Myanmar

Real estate law will protect brokers’ jobs, say developers
The Real Estate Service Law will protect the jobs of real estate brokers, according to an official of the Myanmar Real Property Development Association (MRPDA).
— Myanmar Times

Human rights groups reserve judgment on Rakhine panel report
Local human rights groups are reserving judgment on the findings of an international panel that conducted a year-long investigation into accusations of human rights abuses in Rakhine State.
— Myanmar Times

Conservation group says Mandalay birds need help
A local conservation group will present to the Mandalay Region Forest Department a list of birds that need to be protected.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon city disagrees with criticism of park rentals
Yangon city officials dispute the findings of the region’s Accountant General’s Office for fiscal year 2017-2018, which said guidelines had not been followed in collecting rental fees at public parks.
— Myanmar Times

Parliament panel finishes drafting charter changes
A parliament committee finished drafting two sets of proposed amendments to the 2008 Constitution on Monday, a senior member of the panel said.
— Myanmar Times

UEC, USIP co-organize workshop on prevention of hate speech, fake news, wrong information on social media
The Union Election Commission jointly organized a workshop with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on the prevention of hate speech, fake news and misleading information.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Press Release on the Final Report of the Independent Commission of Enquiry
The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Attorney General’s Office Press Release 13th Waning of Pyatho 1381 M.E (22 January 2020) Press Release on the Final Report of the Independent Commission of Enquiry 1.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

2020 Naga New Year Festival held in Lahe township
President U Win Myint was the chief guest at the 2020 Naga New Year Festival which was held in Lahe township of Naga Self-Administered Zone in Sagaing Region of Myanmar on 14-15 January 2020.
— Mizzima

Make return of IDPs a success through cooperation
Steps are being taken to shut down the Kyauktalonegyi camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kyaukpyu Township, in accordance with the tasks prescribed in the National Strategy for the closure of nationwide IDP camps and resettlement of IDPs.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Hundreds of Snakes Released in Myanmar’s Shan State to Fight Rampaging Rodents
The government of Shan State is providing villages with nonvenomous snakes to fight an infestation of rats that has wiped out rice crops.
— Irrawaddy

Commemorating U Thant’s 111th and Perez De Cuellar’s 100th Birthday
22 January 2020 is (using historic present tense) the 111th birthday of U Thant, 3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Virgin Mary Statue Destroyed in Myanmar’s Shan State; Ethnic Kayan Accuse Pa-O Militia
Kayan leaders are calling on authorities in the Pa-O Self-Administered Zone to act after a statue of the Virgin Mary belonging to a catholic Kayan community was destroyed.
— Irrawaddy

Deputy Information Minister discusses school books programme
Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun presided over a meeting yesterday on the processes of printing, publishing and distribution of over 110 million school books for 2020-2021 academic year.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

1778 dal mills to import 2.50 lakh tonnes of urad from Myanmar by March 31
Pune: The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) today allocated quota to the dal processing mills for import of 2.50 lakh tonnes of urad dal before March 31, 2020. Indian government has allowed total urad import of 4 lakh tonnes during 2019-20.
— India Times

Union Ministers receive delegation of bungee jumping site operator from Nepal
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe and Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung received a delegation of the Last Resort which is operating the first bungee jumping site in Nepal on 20 January.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ex-Tanintharyi Region Chief Minister to Face Corruption Charges
Former Tanintharyi chief minister Daw Lei Lei Maw and three business chiefs face up to 15 years in jail over corruption claims.
— Irrawaddy

Arakan Army Releases Myanmar MP Held Since November
NLD parliamentarian U Whei Tin has been released by the Arakan Army, which claimed he was spying for Myanmar’s army.
— Irrawaddy

President Xi Jinping’s Myanmar Excursion: A Historical View
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit is being hailed as a success, but both sides should be wary of pitfalls in the deepening relationship.
— Irrawaddy


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day of Education, January 24.


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