Myanmar morning news for January 28

Myanmar morning news for January 28
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Sixty Myanmar Students to Be Evacuated From China as Coronavirus Spreads
The Myanmar Embassy in Beijing plans to evacuate 60 students from the Wuhan area by bus and plane as the coronavirus death toll rises to 80.
— Irrawaddy

Number of IDPs exceeds 106,000 in Rakhine: REC
The number of IDPs that fled their homes due to ongoing fights in Rakhine State has reached over 106,000, according to the Rakhine Ethnic Congress (REC).
— Eleven Myanmar

World Bank’s Myanmar Economic Monitor – Resilience amidst risks
The bi-annual report from the World Bank, Myanmar Economic Monitor (MEM), covering the period July-Dec 2019, was released on the 15th Jan 2020 highlights elements of resilience in the economy and also the vulnerabilities that need to be addressed in the face of global slowdown and domestic uncertainties.
— BNI Online

Myanmar earns US$280 M from rice and broken rice export
Myanmar earned over US$280 million from over 980,000 tons of rice and broken rice export from October 1 to January 10 this fiscal year, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).
— Eleven Myanmar

EU asks Myanmar to act on Rakhine war crimes
The European Union called on the Myanmar government on Monday to act on the report by a government-established international panel that found war crimes and grave human rights abuses had been committed in Rakhine State in 2017.
— Myanmar Times

Local fuel prices continue to fall
Local fuel prices have continued to go down falling by Ks55-70 per liter over the past two weeks as global oil prices decrease to US$55 per barrel, according to local filling stations.
— Eleven Myanmar

Status of license verification for printing, publishing, news agencies
The Ministry of Information had received approval from the Union government and announced the Printing and Publishing Enterprise Bylaw with Notification No. 48/2014 on 10 October 2014.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Anti-narcotic task force seizes ICE and weapon in Kengtong
Anti-narcotic task force seized Ks8.4 billion worth ICE narcotic drugs and a gun and ammunitions in Kengtong, Shan State on January 24, according to the police.
— Eleven Myanmar

Measures to be taken to prevent money laundering in Taninthayi property market
Authorities will take measures to prevent money laundering in dealing with property market in Taninthayi Region, according to Myanmar Real Estate Association (Myeik branch office).
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar aviation sector expected to become profitable, but more pain ahead first
Myanmar’s aviation industry is betting on a more profitable future with the number of airlines now reduced to half compared to 2017 and demand for domestic air travel expected to catch up with supply.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar ex-president comes out of retirement to help USDP
Former Myanmar president U Thein Sein – who jump-started political and economic reforms in the country during his administration – will actively campaign for the main opposition United Solidarity and Development Party (USDP).
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar warns sanctions over Rohingya genocide will push it closer to China and dismisses ‘debt trap’ concerns
International Court of Justice ordered emergency steps to protect Rohingya, threatening Myanmar’s European trade privileges.
— South China Morning Post

Mon State a sweet spot for maritime trade, tourism: Picon-Deed
Maritime trade and tourism in Mon State can level up with better transport and power supply, according to a property market report.
— Myanmar Times

Insurance association to introduce CII qualifications
The Myanmar Insurance Association (MIA) is set to introduce qualification programmes of the UK’s Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) to Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

Ex-Myanmar President U Thein Sein to Campaign for USDP Ahead of This Year’s Election
Former Union president and current USDP chairman U Thein Sein will campaign for the opposition party ahead of this year’s election, a party spokesman said.
— Irrawaddy

Refugee writers dial into Myanmar poetry slam
Divided by hatred but united over the written word, Rohingya Muslim poets in Bangladeshi refugee camps joined Buddhist bards in Myanmar by video link as part of a ground-breaking poetry festival in a country reeling from genocide allegations.
— Mizzima

Health authorities in border towns strengthen surveillance at gates with China
On account of the number of coronavirus cases and related deaths rising in neighbouring China, the health authorities in border towns have strengthen surveillance at the border gate with China with the help of thermal scan equipment, state media reported.
— Mizzima

Marine businesses in Chindwin River basin not interested in insurance: MI
Marine businesses in the Chindwin River basin have shown a lack of interest in marine insurance, said U Tin Maung Than, regional Manager of Myanma Insurance (Sagaing Region).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Amid Coronavirus Fears, Two Feverish Workers Quarantined at Myanmar-China Border
Game meat markets and casinos closed while authorities and ethnic armed groups on the Chinese border increase screening as the flu death toll hits 81.
— Irrawaddy

Travellers arriving in Myanmar from China must fill a health form at airport
Ministry of Health and Sports, Central Epidemiology Unit, Deputy Director Dr. Khin Khin Gyi said that travellers coming from China would be allowed to enter Myanmar only after filling up a “Health Card” at entry ports of Myanmar.
— BNI Online

Charter Amendment Committee Submits Two Bills to Myanmar Parliament Calling for Reduced Role for Military
The bills are backed by more than half of all lawmakers, except military MPs and their allies. The men in uniform complain the drafts don’t represent their views.
— Irrawaddy

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw resumes with convening 15th regular session, discusses ODA loan from Poland
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw began the 15th regular session yesterday, with an extended greeting by its Speaker U T Khun Myat.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

620 km long human chain comprising 70 lakh people formed in Kerala in protest against CAA
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was also standing in the chain along with his family members at Palyam in Thiruvananthapuram.
— Eleven Myanmar

Pyithu Hluttaw convenes first day meeting of 15th regular session
The 15th regular session of Second Pyithu Hluttaw began yesterday morning, with the welcoming speech of its Speaker U T Khun Myat.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rohingya Women Killed by Artillery Shell in Myanmar’s Rakhine
The Arakan Army and Myanmar’s military blame each other for an artillery shell that killed two young women when it landed in a village in northern Rakhine.
— Irrawaddy

Workshop in Ngapali focuses on strategy for improving tourism
The workshop on ‘Comprehensive Strategy for a Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Development for Rakhine State 2020-2030’ was held at Amazing Ngapali Resort in Thandwe District from 25 to 26 January, 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ethnic language courses may be too much for youngsters: Myanmar official
The Ministry of Education is finding it difficult to implement ethnic language courses in ethnic areas due to worries that it will be too much of a burden for young schoolchildren, a senior education official said.
— Myanmar Times

Maritime trade up $1 bln current fiscal year
The value of Myanmar’s maritime trade for the period between 1 October and 17 January in the 2019-2020 financial year totaled US$8 billion, an increase of over $1 billion compared to the year-ago period, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rakhine Court Releases Civilians Held for 11 Months for ‘Ties to AA’
The Sittwe Township Court has ruled that 13 civilians detained since last February were ‘wrongfully charged’ after the military alleged they had ties to the Arakan Army.
— Irrawaddy

Amyotha Hluttaw holds first day meeting of 15th regular session
The Second Amyotha Hluttaw convened its 1st day meeting of 15th regular session yesterday, with an opening speech of Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than, urging the MPs to perform the works of respective committees in line with laws, bylaws and regulations and the requirements of checks and balances on administrative and legislative estates, in addition.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Thai camera crew films segments of ‘Around the World’ in Myanmar
Film crew from Thai TV series ‘Around the World’ filmed ongoing renovation projects of historic buildings around Sule Pagoda and on Pansodan Road in downtown Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Thermal screening in Myawady, Kachin for Wuhan virus
Kachin State government is working to carry out thermal screening at three border gates in Kachin-China border in order to contain Wuhan virus.
— Eleven Myanmar

NLD Dismisses Outspoken MP for Hurting Party’s Image
The National League for Democracy has revoked the party membership of a Yangon lawmaker who has been critical of the regional government’s policies and performance.
— Irrawaddy

71st Republic Day of India celebration held in Yangon
A celebration to mark the 71st Republic Day of India was held at the residence of Indian Ambassador in Dagon Township, Yangon yesterday.
— Mizzima

Wa shut down nightclubs to prevent entry of coronavirus
The United Wa State Army (UWSA) on Sunday said it is shutting down the entertainment centres in its autonomous territory, which borders China, as part of its effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
— Myanmar Times

Tatmadaw says no attacks use pagodas as operational footholds
The Tatmadaw True News Information Team’s secretary, Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun, has said that the military does not undertake offensive maneuvers using Mrauk-U’s ancient pagodas as bases of operation.
— BNI Online

Longing with Love – A Yangon University student’s life on the big screen
Naythan Maung can’t wait until February. Not because it’s the return of classes at university, but because his first feature film Longing with Love (A Chit Phyint Lwan Say) is about to premier on the big screen in Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

Union Minister inspects upgrading Toungoo-Yangon railroad section
Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung looked into upgrading Toungoo-Yangon railroad section between Yangon and Mandalay on 25th January.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Security issues hamper progress on Kaladan transport project: Indian Ambassador
A non-optimal security environment has hampered implementation of the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project amid ongoing clashes in parts of Arakan and Chin states, according to Indian Ambassador to Myanmar H.E Shri Saurabh Kumar.
— BNI Online

Why the ICJ Is Trying to Protect Myanmar’s Rohingya
The International Court of Justice issued an important decision aimed at protecting Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority, but its impact is unclear.
— Reliefweb

Time to recentre power to northern Shan State’s first responders
Local responses to crises can be more effective, relevant and timely than those by external actors, as powerfully demonstrated during the fighting that erupted in northern Shan State last August.
— Frontier Myanmar

After Four Years in a British Prison in Uganda, Myanmar’s ex-Premier Came Home
On this day in 1946, U Saw, leader of British Burma, came home after spending World War II in a British prison in Uganda for saying he would support Japan if it invaded Burma.
— Irrawaddy

Japanese company donates $10,000 to Mandalay School for the Deaf
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye received US$10,000 donated by Japanese Kyoshin Company for the Mandalay School for the Deaf yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Miss Universe Myanmar 2020 to be soon selected
Miss Universe Myanmar 2020 will soon take place with beauty pageants representing the cities across Myanmar are choosing their representatives.
— Eleven Myanmar

Matkyan militia invites pilgrims to visit pagodas in its region
Matkyan militia (MTA) is invited pilgrims to visit Larba Theikdi Pagoda and Zinayahta Tayza Image, the world biggest in statues made of thin bamboo strips, located in Pan Lin Sai, Matkyan area, Nantsan Township, Loilin Distrcit, southern Shan State, said Sai Aung, General Staff of the area for the MTA.
— Eleven Myanmar

108th Buddha Pujaniya festival of Sule Pagoda concludes
A ceremony to conclude the108th Buddha Pujaniya festival of Sule Pagoda was held, with a rice donation ceremony, at the pagoda in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Doors open next month for 2nd Yangon International Motor Show 2020
The 2nd Yangon International Motor Show 2020 will be held from February 21 to February 23, 2020 at Yangon Convention Centre (YCC).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Lion, dragon dance kicks off in Yangon
Lion, dragon dance kicks off Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in Myanmar’s Yangon The competition started with the performance of a 160-ft long lion which is bought from China.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Confessions of Two Military Men Illustrate the Myth of ‘One Voice’
The memoirs of two senior figures in Myanmar’s ex-military government shed light on the junta’s machinations, and expose the cracks in the monolithic image it projected.
— Irrawaddy

Public Health Capacity workshop held in Yangon
The University of Public Health in Yangon hosted a workshop under the project of Strengthening Public Health Capacity to Respond to Myanmar’s Disease Transition and the dissemination of the final project yesterday.
— The Global New Light of 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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