Myanmar morning news for June 12

Myanmar morning news for June 12
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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar Unveils Details of Three-Stage Tourism Recovery Plan
As countries around the world gradually ease travel and living restrictions, Myanmar has unveiled details of a three-stage ‘Strategic Roadmap for Tourism Recovery’.
— Asia Travel

UN Supplies Over 75,000 Test Kits to Government of Myanmar in Fight Against COVID-19
The United Nations agencies, funds and programmes are continuing to provide strong support to the Government of Myanmar’s efforts to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Satirical Troupe Face Extra Prison Terms for Ridiculing Myanmar’s Military
Many of the Peacock Generation troupe are already in jail for ridiculing the military last year. They now face further charges in each township where they performed.
— Irrawaddy

Petronas grabs first mover advantage in Myanmar’s LNG market
Malaysia’s Petronas has delivered Myanmar’s first ever LNG cargoes. This marks the emergence of a new consumer for the fuel in the Asia region.
— Energy Voice

Myanmar COVID-19 Recovery Plan Won’t Favor China’s BRI Projects, Official Says
Countering fears over China’s push to include BRI projects in economic recovery plans, a senior official said the projects don’t meet government criteria for inclusion.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Cautioned About Costly Borrowing From China
Myanmar’s auditor general has actually cautioned federal government authorities about ongoing dependence on high-interest Chinese loans, as the Southeast Asian nation starts to settle financial obligation handled throughout years of military guideline and accept brand-new loans under China’s huge Belt and Road Initiative.
— The Union Journal

Auditor general cautions government about Chinese loans
Myanmar’s auditor general has cautioned government officials about continued reliance on high-interest Chinese loans, as the country begins to pay off debt taken on during decades of military rule and accept new loans under China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative, RFA reported.
— Mizzima

Armed men rob bank in Myanmar’s western state
A group of four men robbed a bank in Sittwe, capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Wednesday, a military spokesperson told Xinhua.
— Xinhua

Myanmar Pulls Swiss Firm to Scrutinize China’s BRI Project
The Myanmar government is working with a Swiss company to evaluate a Chinese study of the planned Muse-Mandalay Railway, part of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar brings home 149 nationals stranded abroad
Myanmar National Airlines landed at the Yangon International Airport yesterday afternoon, with 149 nationals from Changi International Airport of Singapore.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye talks on resettlement of IDPs in Kachin State
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye made a videoconference with the members of Kachin Government, and President Reverend Hkalam Samson and members of the Kachin Baptist Church about implementing resettlement of internally displaced persons in the region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

EPGE extends Magwe power plant tender deadline
Myanmar’s Ministry of Electricity and Energy has extended the deadline of a gas-to-power plant tender to next week.
— Myanmar Times

India-Myanmar vow to deepen trade, expand business and step-up border cooperation post COVID-19
India-Myanmar relations are rooted in shared historical, ethnic, cultural, and religious ties that have turned into a multi-folded trade and business partnership that helps in the economic growth of both the nation.
— Mizzima

Calling out a fabricated interview by Frontier Myanmar
In its June 5 edition, Frontier Myanmar published a story – “Desperate times for independent media as COVID-19 savages a fragile industry”.
— Myanmar Times

MoHS, medical professionals discuss COVID-19 surgical safety
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe held a videoconference with medical professionals from five medical universities, the in-charge of the National Health Laboratory, hospital superintendents, and head nurses on COVID-19 surgical safety yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

NCA-S EAOs hold press conference on preparations for 4th Union Peace Conference
The Ethnic Armed Organizations–Signatories of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement organized a press conference yesterday afternoon on their preparations for the 4th round of Union Peace Conference–21st Century Panglong.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Irrawaddy Green Towers donates electric generator, cash to medical research department
Irrawaddy Green Towers Ltd donated a 200 KVA electric generator, some equipment, and K1.5 million to the Department of Medical Research, under the Ministry of Health and Sports, on 9 June.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar</em

Union ministries discuss National Tourism Guidelines for COVID-19 Safe Services
A coordination meeting for the National Tourism Guidelines for COVID-19 Safe Services was held at the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

41 Myanmar migrant workers return home via Kawthoung border on 10 June
A total of 41 Myanmar nationals–20 males and 21 females– arrived back home through Kawthoung border from Ranong of Thailand on 10 June afternoon, making the total number 830 on this route.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Documentary to mark the centenary of Myanmar cinema
A short documentary film was made with artists from the Myanmar Motion Picture Museum to mark 100 years of Myanmar cinema.
— Myanmar Times

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

Just as there is nothing as wide-ranging as COVID, there is also nothing as narrow in scope as COVID: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote on her Facebook page yesterday that just as there was nothing as wide-ranging as COVID, there was also nothing as narrow in scope as COVID.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

670 migrant workers come back home from Thailand via Myawady border on 11 June
A total of 670 migrant workers returned home through the Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge (2) of Myawady border town in Kayin State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

AA Accused of Stabbing Myanmar Officer and Seizing Soldier in Rakhine State
Myanmar’s military is claiming that an army officer in plainclothes was stabbed and a private soldier was abducted by the Arakan Army in Rakhine State.
— Irrawaddy

Rapid assessment of informal settlements in Yangon: COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on residents of informal settlements
81 per cent of the households in informal settlements have at least one member who lost their job in the past 30 days.
— Reliefweb

KBZ bank in Sittwe robbed
A group of four men robbed a bank in Sittwe, capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Wednesday, a military spokesperson told Xinhua.
— Mizzima

Myanmar IDP Killed While Fetching Rice in Chin State
A displaced man in Paletwa, Chin State was shot and killed while walking to get rice from a nearby village in an area rocked by fighting between the military and the Arakan Army.
— Irrawaddy

Villagers Killed and Wounded By Myanmar Military Shelling After Alleged Bazooka Attack
A civilian was killed and other villagers wounded near Sittwe after naval vessels fired in response to an alleged RPG attack by the Arakan Army.
— Irrawaddy

Malaysia says Rohingya boat tried to enter its waters
A boat carrying hundreds of Rohingya tried to land in Malaysia this week but turned back after spotting patrol vessels seeking to stop the entry of migrants over COVID-19 fears, an official said on Thursday (Jun 11).



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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