Myanmar morning news for June 10

Myanmar morning news for June 10
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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar to build new high-quality oil refineries
Myanmar is planning to build new high-quality oil refineries to reduce the reliance on the oversea market and to fulfil local demands for oil products, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

China Banks Freeze Accounts of Cross-Border Traders in Myanmar’s Shan State
Myanmar traders in northern Shan state said Tuesday that their cross-border business has been stymied by Chinese authorities who abruptly froze bank accounts at Chinese financial institutions after suspecting that some of their clients had engaged in illegal activities in Yunnan province.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar commits to facilitating trade within Asean
Asean, including Myanmar, will work together to restore economic growth in the region by enhancing regional trade and economic cooperation.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s Military Returns to Facebook to Provide ‘Accurate’ News
After withdrawing from Myanmar’s most popular social media platform in 2018, the generals have set up two accounts to get their statements back on Facebook.
— Irrawaddy

Banana growers face price drop as coronavirus hovers
Pheegyan banana growers in Pwintbyu Township are not happy even with a good yield this season as the price of banana has dropped in the local market because of coronavirus pandemic, according to the banana growers from Nyaung Pin Sauk Village from Pwintbyu Township.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Exports to Japan exceed $800 mln in H1 2019-2020FY
The value of export to Japan in the first half (October-March) of the current fiscal year 2019-2020 touched over US$817.48 million while import was valued only $341.35 million, according to the data of the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Wave Money Leads Digital Payments for COVID-19 Action in Myanmar
Wave Money supports humanitarian agencies, Government institutions and corporates with a fully digital mobilization and disbursement of cash aid to at-risk sectors.
— Yahoo News

Myanmar’s sugar cane output at risk
A DECLINE in unrefined sugar demand is expected to push sugar cane production to its lowest level in seven years in Myanmar.
— New Straits times

China donates more medical supplies to Myanmar to fight against COVID-19
The Chinese government has donated the fourth batch of medical supplies to Myanmar to assist in the fight against COVID-19, according to a release from the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar.
— Xinhua

FNI gets ready to protect the people of Myanmar
“WHO” has announced that Covid-19 will be with us for a long time. It’s not a question of when it will go away, it’s a question of how we will adapt with it and live with it and overcome it.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar seamen from Philippines brought back home by special flight
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working in line with guidelines set by the National Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 and cooperating with relevant ministries, Myanmar embassies abroad to repatriate Myanmar citizens stranded due to COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

IFC to boost funding for off-grid solar power in Myanmar
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is considering investing a further US$87 million in Yoma Micro Power to help Myanmar supply electricity to remote off-grid communities and reduce its carbon emissions.
— Myanmar Times

State Counsellor holds videoconference to discuss relief aid for grassroots people with irregular incomes
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (right photo) holds a videoconference with the local authorities (left photo) to discuss relief aid for grassroots people with irregular incomes on 9 June 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

How the Arakan Army Became Myanmar’s Deadliest Insurgency
A 17-month armed conflict between the military and the insurgent Arakan Army has left hundreds dead and as many as 160,000 homeless, mostly in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Aung San Suu Kyi’s government has labeled the Arakan Army a terrorist group.
— Radio Free Asia

Malaysia Plans to Expel Rohingya Who Arrived by Boat in Langkawi
Malaysia plans to expel 269 Rohingya refugees who were detained by local authorities after their disabled boat was towed in and allowed to land for repairs at Langkawi Island, the country’s defense chief said Tuesday.
— Benar News

YBS drivers not above the law
On June 9 the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) said that they will take action against bus drivers who break traffic rules.
— Myanmar Times

How to Improve Myanmar’s Covid-19 Emergency Relief Program
The Covid-19 Economic Relief Plan (CERP) that the government rolled out in the last week of April is a welcome initiative for a country that is suffering from both the assault of the novel coronavirus and the massive economic impact of the nationwide lockdown that the government has imposed to stop its spread.

Tatmadaw returns to Facebook after two-year absence
The Tatmadaw (military) has an official page on Facebook again, two years after the social media giant removed several Tatmadaw accounts that it alleged had spread hate speech.
— Myanmar Times

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye discusses gender perspective for COVID-19 rehabilitation period
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye joined the virtual ministerial roundtable yesterday to share experiences among Asia-Pacific countries on the contribution of gender perspective during the rehabilitation period of COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

COVID-19 highlights the importance of local governance
A crisis unprecedented in recent times, the COVID-19 pandemic is compelling countries around the world to re-assess how they are governed.
— Myanmar Times

Campaign to raise environmental awareness
The European Union is about to launch their “Doh Gabar” (Our Earth) campaign, a six-week multimedia digital exhibition featuring the creative works of Myanmar visual artists, celebrities and eco-champions.
— Myanmar Times

Two-Thirds of Myanmar Businesses Struggle to Survive Pandemic: Survey

The Asia Foundation found that Myanmar businesses need an additional stimulus of up to US$1.5 billion to stay afloat until September.
— Irrawaddy

Return of migrants slows at Myawady border
The number of buses carrying migrant workers returning from Bangkok through the Myawady border checkpoint in Kayin State has fallen to two a week.
— Myanmar Times

Domestic airlines need to join hands for survival post-COVID
Domestic airlines will need to cooperate with one another in the post-COVID period for survival, said a senior official from the transport and communications ministry.
— Myanmar Times

Former Myanmar State, Regional Govts Have Yet to Return More Than 3 Billion Kyats in Misspent Funds
Billions of kyats in development funds improperly spent by former state and regional governments have yet to be returned as ordered, the Auditor-General’s Office said.
— Irrawaddy

Mandalay increases penalties for traffic violators
The Mandalay regional government enacted a new law on road safety and vehicle management last month to improve traffic and minimise accidents in the city.
— Myanmar Times

MoHT unveils COVID-19 relief plan to restart tourism industry
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism launched the COVID-19 Tourism Relief Plan at the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, providing guidelines for implementation of the plan.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

After nine years in exile, Kachin IDPs risk losing their homes to land grabbing
Lu Htawng had just finished building her home in June 2011 and was preparing for a housewarming ceremony when a 17-year ceasefire between the military and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) broke down.
— Myanmar-now

Nine years living in crowded camps, displaced people in Myanmar now face COVID
As Myanmar’s Kachin conflict reaches nine year milestone, these powerful photos show daily life for the 120,000 people living in internal displacement camps who are now facing COVID-.
— Relief Web

Police foil Myanmar-led drug syndicate in Penang
Penang police scored a major win in their fight against drugs with the arrest of five people — including four Myanmar nationals — and the seizure of drugs worth more than RM1.2 million in two separate raids, recently.
— New Straits Times

Myanmar leaders to run in November polls
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will contest this year’s elections, the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) announced on June 9, in a vote that many see as a referendum on the NLD’s performance in the past five years.
— Myanmar Times

ARMAC holds 12th steering committee meeting
Myanmar officials took part in the 12th Steering Committee meeting of the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Centre (ARMAC) held on videoconference yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Court hearing involving Christian pastor David Lah continues
Christian pastor U Saw David Lah and Nawarate Record owner U Wai Tun appeared for the third time in court on June 8.
— Myanmar Times

ACC holds virtual workshop on corruption risk assessment
The Anti-Corruption Commission began an online workshop yesterday with the participation of Corruption Prevention Units from the Union-level organizations and the Union ministries.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

IDP camps, temporary shelters in Rakhine receive supplies for measures against COVID-19
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement is providing medical and relief items to the IDP camps in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine states for prevention of COVID-19 transmission.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Lightning Strikes Have Killed 62 in Myanmar This Year
Lightning strikes are among the deadliest natural disasters in Myanmar, killing around a hundred people annually in recent years.
— Irrawaddy

Four drinking water ponds dug in Dala Tsp
With the guidance of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), four ponds have been dug for sufficiency of the drinking water in Dala Township, where are being faced with the shortage of the drinking water.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Site That’s Still Publishing Myanmar’s Official Documents After More Than a Century
Yangon’s Government Press Building played a key role in the official life of British Burma, and has continued printing documents for Myanmar’s governments ever since.
— Irrawaddy



Feature photo National Blood Center
This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on World Blood Donor Day, June 14.


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