Myanmar morning news for July 14

Myanmar morning news for July 14
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Myanmar’s foreign trade reaches over 28 bln USD in 10 months of FY 2019-20
The total trade between Myanmar and foreign countries reached over 28.3 billion U.S. dollars in ten months of present fiscal year (FY) 2019-2020, according to figures released by the Commerce Ministry on Monday.
— Xinhua

Chinese business travellers allowed entry to Myanmar under new scheme
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Director General Aung Kyaw Zan told Mizzima that they had a plan to allow Chinese travellers who wished to enter Myanmar under a special scheme for urgent business matters.
— BNI Online

Myanmar puts a hold on international flights until at least October
According to Myanmar’s National Tourism Development Central Committee vice-president, Myanmar’s airports are unlikely to re-open to international commercial flights until at least October this year.
— The Thaiger

Myanmar, China to Promote Cross-Border e-Commerce Systems
Senior Myanmar and Chinese officials and executives agreed at an online meeting to implement e-commerce systems to facilitate trade amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Irrawaddy

Pineapple exporters eye legitimate channel to China
China has not yet responded to the Phytosanitary measures and inspection results sent by Myanmar to have legal export channel to China, according to Myanmar Pineapple Producers and Exporters Association (MPPEA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Announcement of National-Level Central Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19
Republic of the Union of Myanmar Announcement of National-Level Central Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19 9th Waning of First Waso 1382 ME 13 July 2020 It is announced that the statements to public, orders, notifications, and directives (excluding eased restrictions) of Union-level organizations and Union ministries effective until.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

No short cuts for Myanmar’s airlines
Myanmar’s airports might not open to international commercial flights until October according to National Tourism Development Central Committee’s vice-president Henry Van Thio.
— TTR Weekly

COVID-19 Recovery: Myanmar Needs to Move Towards Digital Transformation
As the COVID-19 pandemic forced lockdowns across the globe, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of digital technologies in various aspects of human life.
— Mizzima

Suppression in Myanmar drives ‘ice’ into Thailand
Mountains of crystal methamphetamine or “ice” have been seized this year as a result of heavy suppression in Myanmar, causing an influx of the drug into Thailand, Office of Narcotic Control Board (ONCB) secretary-general Niyom Termsrisuk said on Monday.
— Bangkok Post

A Deadly Gamble: Myanmar’s Jade Industry
The tragedy was all too familiar in Myanmar’s infamous northern jade mining town of Hpakant: In the early hours of the morning, hundreds of jade pickers teetered on the edge of unstable mountains to scavenge the loose debris dumped by trucks.
— The Diplomat

Myanmar kicks off school enrollment for 2020-2021 academic year
A teacher explains the rules of school to prevent the COVID-19 virus to a student on the school enrollment day in Yangon, Myanmar, July 13, 2020. Myanmar from Tuesday kicked off school enrollment for 2020-2021 academic year, which was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Xinhua

Woman Allegedly Assaulted by Myanmar Soldiers in Rakhine Files Complaint With Police
A grandmother from a village in Myanmar’s volatile Rakhine state has filed a rape complaint against three Myanmar Army soldiers she accused of assaulting her last month, people assisting her with the charges said.
— Radio Free Asia

5 imported COVID-19 cases recorded in Myanmar
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar has risen to 336, with five more confirmed cases on Monday, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— Xinhua

Myanmar’s religious leaders appeal for peace and the common good
As Myanmar prepares for a general election on Nov. 8 and a major peace conference (the 21st Century Panglong Conference) on Aug. 12 through Aug. 14, the country’s main religious leaders—Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh—have appealed to the nation’s civilian, ethnic, military and other religious leaders to make a determined joint effort for peace, justice, protection of the environment and the consolidation of democracy.
— America Magazine

Govt to organize Waso-robe offering ceremony on 29 July
Government will hold an annual Waso-robe offering ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw on 29 July.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

LGBTQI facing discrimination, harassment amid lockdown in Myanmar: UN
Many LGBTQI people are facing stigmatization, discrimination and harassment amid coronavirus lockdown particularly in rural areas in Myanmar, reports UN News.
— The Independent

Over 390 Mandalarian businesses receive COVID-19 loan: MRCCI
More than 390 coronavirus-affected businesses from Mandalay Region have been approved so far to receive the emergency Coronavirus Fund, said an official of the Mandalay Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MRCCI).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s Jade-Rich Hpakant Caught in a ‘Winner’s Curse’
The government must reform the way gems are mined and revenue is reported, or locals in Hpakant will continue to suffer from the ‘curse’ of their area’s jade wealth.
— Irrawaddy

Pyithu Hluttaw raises the curtain on 17th regular session
The Second Pyithu Hluttaw commenced its 17th regular session yesterday. Before the welcoming speech of Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat, Tatmadaw representative Lt-Col Aye Shwe swore and signed on oath.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Trade deficit up two-fold in current fiscal year
Myanmar’s trade gap has significantly widened as of 3 July in the current financial year2019-2020 to more than US$1.8 billion from $890.6 million registered in the corresponding period of the 2018-2019FY, according to data provided by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Aid provided to flood victims in Kachin State
Officials from Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement along with governmental officials from Kachin State provided relief aid to flood victims in Kachin State, state media reported.
— Mizzima

Enrolment begins at high schools nationwide
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the high school enrolment for Grade 10 and 11 of the 2020-2021 academic year has started on 13 July in the regions and states, in conformity with the precautionary measures of the pandemic issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports “The admission to high schools across the country has started.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Difficulties in Voting Leave Myanmar Migrants in Limbo as Election Approaches
Myanmar migrants and rights groups are voicing concerns that millions of voters living abroad will be left out of November’s election, just as they were in 2015.
— Irrawaddy

It is important that school children do not drift away from learning. Next week we will initiate steps to reopen schools: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote on her Facebook page yesterday that it was important that school children do not drift away from learning, and that next week they would initiate steps to reopen schools that had to close down due to COVID.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Day General Aung San Gave His Final Speech
Though criticized for its harsh wording, the address by Myanmar’s independence hero on the reconstruction of Myanmar and public morality remains popular after all these years.
— Irrawaddy

Amyotha Hluttaw resumes with queries to ministries of commerce, education
The 17th regular session of Second Amyotha Hluttaw began yesterday, and new representatives of Tatmadaw swore and signed on oath in front of Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Thailand strengthens security along Myanmar border
The Thai Immigration Bureau said that it had dispatched hundreds of officers to patrol porous areas bordering Myanmar for fear of illegal migrants crossing to Thailand and spreading COVID-19, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

In brief: Myanmar’s telemedicine startup MyanCare secures US$600K led by SPARX Group
Myanmar based healthtech company MyanCare has secured US$600,000 investment.
— e27

Commercial farming of endangered species in Myanmar may boost demand for rare animals: WWF
Wildlife and environmental conservation group WWF and Fauna & Flora International (FFI) have warned that the change in the Myanmar law allowing for commercial farming of endangered species may boost the demand for rare animals in the world.
— DDI News

Rakhine Woman Files Complaint Accusing Myanmar Military Troops of Gang Rape
A woman from Rathedaung filed a complaint with police saying she was raped by three Myanmar military soldiers who also attempted to rape her 19-year-old daughter.
— Irrawaddy

Toyota to Fully Resume Global Output for First Time Since February
With the resumption of output at its plant in Venezuela, Toyota was set on Monday to return to full production after COVID-19 shutdowns for the first time since February.
— Irrawaddy

‘No rain, no visitors and no income’: Bagan adjusts to tourism crash
In common with popular destinations around the world, Bagan has been hit hard by the economic effects of the pandemic and many there who rely on tourists for a living have had to adapt to survive.
— Frontier Myanmar



Feature photo WorldSkills Asean Bangkok 2018
This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focuses on World Youth Skills Day, July 15, with an emphasis on World Skills Asean Singapore 2020.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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