Myanmar morning news for July 16

Myanmar morning news for July 16
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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 Plan to Breed Protected Species in Captivity Draws Criticism
Myanmar’s conservation ministry is considering captive breeding of as many as 175 threatened species, including tigers, Irrawaddy dolphins and rare birds that exist only in the wild.
— New York Times

Myanmar, China to Promote Cross-Border e-Commerce Systems
Myanmar and China plan to promote cooperation on digital economy and cross-border e-commerce systems to allow trade and economic activity to proceed smoothly during times of pandemic.
— Irrawaddy

Shan community groups demand justice for killed villagers
36 Shan community organizations and individuals issued a statement on Monday (13 July) in support of the protest in Kyaukme township in northern Shan State on 10 July, demanding justice for the villagers who were wounded, torture, and killed by the Burmese Army and call for the charges against protest leaders to be dropped as well as for the international community to pressure the Burmese government to take action against the Burmese Army for their ongoing crimes against ethnic minorities.
— Prachatai

Neither Return nor More Compensation: Myanmar Military Stands Firmly on Farmers’ Confiscated Land
The Defense Ministry has rejected calls by farmers for more compensation and the return of their land after it was taken for a military-owned sugar
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar to bring back 1,800 more citizens stranded abroad
Arrangements are underway by Myanmar authorities on repatriation of about 1,800 citizens stranded abroad by relief flights soon, an official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Xinhua on Wednesday (July 15).
— The Star Online

Myanmar urged to cooperate with int’l justice mechanisms
The UN’s new Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar on Wednesday urged the government to cooperate with existing international justice mechanisms to ensure accountability for alleged international crimes.

Myanmar Must End Its Internet Shutdown
Myanmar’s internet shutdown is the world’s longest, depriving its people of their rights.
— The Diplomat

Myanmar Green Lights Commercial Crocodile Breeding for Zoos, Meat, Leather
The Myanmar government says it will now allow commercial breeding of crocodiles, according to the Forest Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar: Shattered Hopes for Peace
As Myanmar heads into election season, ethnic groups are no longer optimistic about their life under NLD rule.
— The Diplomat

Myanmar students allowed to return to school in Taiwan: MOE
Myanmar has been added to a list of countries and territories classified as having a low or low-to-moderate risk of COVID-19 infection, which means that some international students from those nations who were enrolled in Taiwan universities will be allowed to return, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said Wednesday.
— Focus Taiwan

Why war never ends in Myanmar?
We are weary of war, worn down by enmities. War disgraces everyone. Why is it that Myanmar’s conflicts never end? Where does responsibility lie?
— Herald Malaysia

Future of Myanmar’s ICT Industry: an interview with Huawei Myanmar’s CEO
Myanmar as a fast developing nation is seeing rapid advancments in many fields, particular that of the ICT industry. With consecutive skyrocketing internet and digital consumption rates year after year, technological developments in the digital information and communication sector is key to sustaining Myanmar’s growth.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar rising as strategic location for banks
Banks are expanding their presence in Myanmar, as they seek new opportunities in the fast growing Southeast Asian country.
— Koreatimes

Myanmar man and cow killed as train smashes into their pickup in Ratchaburi
A Myanmar national died as his pickup truck loaded with a cow was hit by a train in Ratchaburi’s Ban Pong district. The poor animal was also killed but another passenger had a narrow escape, surviving with injuries.
— Asia One

Myanmar’s Garment Sector Facing Implosion as Orders Slump with COVID-19
Myanmar’s many clothing factories have received almost no orders this year and thousands of workers face unemployment, owners warn.
— Irrawaddy

A day in a life of a woman opium poppy farmer in Myanmar
There is genuine hope that by sharing her story as a woman who grows opium, Nang Kham could help encourage other women farmers to speak out, and encourage the wider community to realise the collective benefits of gender equality.

Seriously ill Burmese man found nearly unconscious at Nonthaburi bus stop
A 40 year old Myanmar national has been taken to a hospital after being found seriously ill at a bus stop in Nonthaburi, central Thailand.
— The Thaiger

Controlled chemicals seized in Myanmar
Myanmar authorities seized a large haul of hydrochloric acid in Mandalay region, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC), Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Singaporean joint-venture firm donates $100,000 to COVID-19 central committee
The National Energy Puma Aviation Services Co., Ltd (Joint Venture of Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise and Puma Energy Group Pte., Ltd) donated US$100,000 to theNational-Level Central Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19 atYadana Hall of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yoma Bank transforms the multi-channel customer experience
One of Myanmar’s largest privately-owned banks, Yoma Bank offers a wide range of retail and corporate banking services. The bank employs more than 2,000 people and operates more than 50 branches across the country.
— Intelligentcio

VP U Myint Swe presides over meeting of Waso-robe donation organizing committee
Preparations for the government’s Waso-robe offering ceremony were discussed in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Green Lights Commercial Crocodile Breeding for Zoos, Meat, Leather
Crocodiles can now be grown and sold commercially, raising new possibilities for one crocodile farm in Yangon that houses 500 crocodiles, some as long as 10 feet.
— Irrawaddy

Amyotha Hluttaw discusses aid to IDP camps, approves debate on Defence Services Act
The third-day meeting of the 17th regular session of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw was held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Pyithu Hluttaw continues 17th regular session on 15 July
The second Pyithu Hluttaw held its third-day meeting of 17th regular session yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Statement On Reckless Remarks Of Indonesian Ambassador To Myanmar
The Indonesian Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Iza Fadri, made statements on July 6, 2020 in RMOLACEH online news site about the recent arrivals of Rohingya people to Aceh.
— Eurasia Review

Union Information Minister holds meeting for 8th Media Development Conference
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint held a meeting with the representatives from media partner organizations at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday to discuss the organizing the 8th Myanmar Media Development Conference.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UEC organizes coordination meeting with ministries for 2020 General Election
The Union Election Commission held a coordination meeting at its headquarters with relevant Union ministries regarding the 2020 General Election in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

‘The Govt Must Handle It Decisively’: Myanmar MP on Controversial China-Backed Development in Karen State
Shwe Kokko New City, a joint project by a Hong Kong firm and the Karen Border Guard Force, has raised concerns over its social impact and the company’s shady background.
— Irrawaddy

Stranded Myanmar Migrants in Jordan Poised to be Flown Home Amid COVID-19
The Jordanian authorities are yet to grant landing permission to the Myanmar Airways International flights that are due to fly home of hundreds of migrants.
— Irrawaddy

Weapons Seized in Mae Sot Destined for Myanmar’s Rakhine State: Intelligence Sources
Despite claims by Thai police that arms seized in Mae Sot in June were intended for domestic use, intelligence sources say the weapons were ordered by the AA and ARSA.
— Irrawaddy

Union Attorney-General receives IDLO Country Manager
Attorney- General of the Union U Tun Tun Oo received International Development Law Organization (IDLO) Country Manager Ms Morgane Landel at the meeting hall of his office yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Naypyitaw Candidacy in Myanmar Election Still Unconfirmed: NLD
The National League for Democracy says the party hasn’t confirmed whether the State Counselor will run for a Parliament seat in a Naypyitaw township, contrary to rumors.
— Irrawaddy

Let’s not relax till we reach our victory over COVID: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote on her Facebook page yesterday “Let’s not relax till we reach our victory over COVID”.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

In our saving of Rohingya lives, don’t ‘gift’ Myanmar an easy pass – Hadi
PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said the humanitarian aspect of saving Rohingya should not be limited to saving their lives but also their homeland.
— Malaysiakini

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing donates medical supplies, books for locals in Danu Self-Administered Zone
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and party visited Sinnat Chaung Village, Ywangan Township in Danu Self-Administered Zone, and met local ethnic people to donate COVID-19 medical supplies on 14 July.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Exhibitions in Bogyoke Aung San Museum (Yangon)
A special exhibition to mark the 73rd Martyrs’ Day will not be organized this year at Bogyoke Aung San Museum (Yangon) as a move to control COVID-19 although the museum was open to public in the previous years from 19 to 21 July.
— The Global New Light of 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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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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