Myanmar morning news for July 23

Myanmar morning news for July 23
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About 6,000 factories, workplaces reopen in Yangon as stability regains
As stability regained after the threat of coronavirus, about 6,000 factories and workplaces are resuming their operations in Yangon Region. However, about 160 factories and workplaces are still closed, according to the Factory and General Labour Laws Inspection Department.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

CMP garment exports worth $2.73 bln in Oct-May
Exports of garments manufactured under the cut-make-pack (CMP) system were valued US$2.73 billion in the period between 1 October and May-end in the current fiscal year 2019-2020, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Smugglers’ route revealed, Myanmar illegals caught
Eighteen Myanmar nationals were arrested for illegal entry, along with a Thai helper, in Sangkhlaburi border district of this western border province on Tuesday.
— Bangkok Post

Myanmar evacuates its citizens from four countries
Myanmar evacuated its citizens stranded in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Singapore using relief flights, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
— Eleven Myanmar

Remarks as prepared for Teresa McGhie, USAID Mission Director in Myanmar
The U.S. Agency for International Development, also known as USAID, is providing more than $14.3 million to the people of Myanmar during the COVID-19 pandemic.
— US Embassy

Sweden supports health care in conflict areas in Myanmar
The Myanmar Health and Sport Ministry announced they are going to work on healthcare in conflict zones project for the next 5 years on 14 July 2020. The project is funded by Sweden, Switzerland, The United Kingdom and The United State worth of $215 Million to support Myanmar’s health sector until 2023.
— Scandasia

Myanmar’s Yangon Assembly to call extraordinary session
The Yangon Region Legislative Assembly will hold an extraordinary session today to formally appoint a new Minister of Border Affairs and Security for the regional government.
— Foreign Brief

Myanmar’s persecution of Kachin people saw Hpi Redamwang escape to Wagga with his family
When Hpi Redamwang thinks back to the day he and his family first arrived at their new home in Wagga Wagga, he is almost lost for words.

Myanmar to Set up Complaint Process for War Violence Against Children
With scores of children killed and maimed each year in Myanmar’s long-running ethnic wars, and hundreds conscripted as laborers, the government is setting up a national complaint mechanism for reporting violence and sexual crimes against minors in regions under conflict, officials said.
— Radio Free Asia

European Union disburses 59.693 billion MMK in support of education in Myanmar
Today, the European Union (EU) disbursed €37.625 million [59.693billion MMK] to further support education reform in Myanmar.
— Mizzima

Coronavirus Pandemic Forces Myanmar’s ‘Neck-Coil’ Women Home From Thailand
Hundreds of ethnic Kayan women who used to sell textiles and crafts in Thailand have returned to Myanmar in recent months, forced to leave when the coronavirus pandemic triggered the collapse of the Thai tourism sector, with only grueling farmwork available back home.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar high schools reopen after 7-week delay due to coronavirus
Myanmar on Tuesday partially reopened government schools after a seven-week delay to its normal academic calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic.
— Mainichi

Myanmar migrants caught trying to illegally enter Thailand
More migrants from Myanmar have been caught trying to illegally enter Thailand in hope of finding jobs as the border has been sealed off to prevent the risk of imported COVID-19 cases.
— Pattaya Mail

Millions of people in Myanmar benefit from U.S. assistance on COVID-19
Millions of people in Myanmar have been able to mitigate or prevent the spread of COVID-19 through health and humanitarian assistance from the United States.
— US Embassy

Chinese Investment in Myanmar: Beyond Myitsone Dam
How national security concerns sealed the varying fates of Chinese investment projects in Myanmar.
— The Diplomat

Ministry helps sexual abuse victims continue education
Myanmar’s Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Ministry is working to ensure young girls who were sexually abused are able to continue their education, a ministry official said at a parliamentary meeting on Tuesday.
— Mizzima

Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe receives donations for national COVID-19 committee
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe, in his capacity as the Secretary (2) of the National-Level Central Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), received the donations for the committee yesterday afternoon at the Ministry of Health and Sports in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MoHT holds videoconference with US-ASEAN business body
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism held a videoconference with US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) on 22 July to exchange the good attitude and manners for tours and to promote the cooperation in the processes for keeping the tourism sector alive in the post-COVID-19 pandemic.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Many Myanmar Mining Firms Fail to Name Politically Connected Owners: Global Witness
A new report claims that at least 10 mining firms failed to disclose the presence of ‘politically exposed persons’ when identifying their owners.
— Irrawaddy

Malaysia spares Rohingya refugees from caning
A Malaysian high court spared 27 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar from caning on Wednesday (Jul 22), their lawyer said, setting aside a lower court’s sentence following an outcry from human rights activists.

For the country to develop, this is the time for students, teachers, parents and the Government to all pull together; our children need to continue their journey for knowledge, never faltering as they march on; please build up your strength: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote on her Facebook page yesterday that for the country to develop, this was the time for students, teachers, parents and the Government to all pull together.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Out of work, out of options: Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand scrape by during COVID-19
With the decline in the Thai and worldwide economy, businesses and factories have closed and migrant workers have been among the first people laid off. As Thailand has entered the worst economic recession in its history, migrants who normally work for daily wages are facing tough times.
— Global Voice

COVID-19 cases increase to 343 in Myanmar with 2 newly-reported infections
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar has increased to 343, with two more confirmed cases on Wednesday, according the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— Xinhua

MPRL E&P to organize nurse assistant training course for locals in Mann oilfield
The MPRL E&P Pte Ltd., a joint-venture foreign registered oil and gas exploration and production company with the Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise, has invited applications for nurse-aid training course under the Corporate Social Responsibilities programme for 2020-2021 fiscal year.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Karen Parties Coordinate Campaigns to Maximize Votes in Myanmar Election
Karen political parties say they will coordinate their electoral campaigns to prevent the splitting of votes between parties in a single constituency.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Construction and Infrastructure Market, Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities 2020-2026
This research report recently published a report on Myanmar Construction and Infrastructure which focuses on the comprehensive study of the market involving technological developments, future plans, supply, sales revenue, production, dimensions, overview, manufacturers, growth rate, price, deals and revenue for the detailed analysis of the Myanmar Construction and Infrastructure market.
— Jewishlifenews

Water from Ayeyawady embankment collapse in Amarapura under control, over 13,400 affected by flood
Although the floods caused by the broken embankment on the bank of the Ayeyawady River near Shwege Sewage Pumping Station in Amarapura Township, Mandalay Region, is now under control, the number of affected local people has reached over 13,400.
— Eleven Myanmar

Civilian representatives of JMC hold 9th roundtable talks after delay of some months
Civilian representatives from different levels of Joint Monitoring Committees held their 9th roundtable discussions on ceasefire yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Karen Parties Coordinate Campaigns to Maximize Votes in Myanmar Election
Four ethnic Karen political are coordinating their campaigns for the 2020 election to maximize the Karen vote and ensure they don’t run head-to-head.
— Irrawaddy

Arakan Army Blamed After Myanmar Village Chief Found Dead
Rights groups say they can do nothing to protect civilians in ongoing violence between the Arakan Army and Myanmar’s military.
— Irrawaddy

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves two intergovernmental agreements for railways, dry ports
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw listened to Union-level officials explain a proposal to acquire a loan from Asian Development Bank for the COVID-19 response and expenditure support programme and another proposal to acquire a loan from JICA to implement phase 3 of the MSMEs development project at the 4th-day meeting of its 17th regular session yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Many Myanmar Mining Firms Fail to Name Politically Connected Owners: Global Witness
At least 10 companies in Myanmar have failed to identify “politically exposed persons”—those with links to high-ranking present or former military officials and ethnic armed groups—among their owners, according to a new Global Witness report.
— Irrawaddy

MoI deputy minister chairs meeting for centenary celebrations of Myanmar film industry
Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun presided over the work committee meeting to organize centenary celebrations of Myanmar film industry yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

China Suppresses Publication of ‘Wuhan Diary’, Account of Coronavirus Lockdown
Amid official pressure, Chinese publishers are refusing to publish an account of Wuhan’s harsh coronavirus lockdown that criticizes officials’ handling of the outbreak.
— Irrawaddy

Domestic gold price rises to K1.3 mln tracking global cues
By Nyein Nyein The domestic gold prices rose to K1.3 million per tical (0.578 ounces, or 0.016 kilograms) on the back of a-record rise in international global market, according to Yangon Gold Entrepreneurs Association (YGEA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



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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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