Myanmar morning news for June 18

Myanmar morning news for June 18
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Myanmar to probe controversial China backed-city project
The government of Myanmar has set up a tribunal to probe the construction of a mega city project being undertaken by Chinese support in the Karen state about 15 km north of Myawaddy.
— DDI News

VPower Group’s JV starts powering Myanmar with LNG
VPower Group International Holdings Ltd has successfully expanded its footprint into the LNG-to-power industry through a partnership with China National Technical Import and Export Corp (CNTIC).
— lngindustry

Myanmar evacuates 3,894 citizens via relief flights
Myanmar is evacuated 3,894 citizens stranded in overseas countries using relief flights, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar govt issues over 16,000 land grants in four years
The government had issued more than 16,000 land grants in the past four years, a senior official said.
— Myanmar Times

Timber extraction to reduce by 90,000 tonnes in next FY
Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) will extract 8,000 tonnes of teak and 200,000 tonnes of hardwood in 2020-2021 fiscal year, a reduction of about 90,000 tonnes of timber compared to that of last FY, said an official from MTE.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

China, Myanmar seek to smoothen border trade flows
Negotiations should be held to reduce delays in the flow of goods between China and Myanmar caused by limitations at the Muse Border Trade Area, says a senior Myanmar official.
— Myanmar Times

MPT extends its fibre-to-the-home network
Myanmar Post and Telecommunications (MPT) has extended its fibre-to-the-home network to 24 new cities and townships, developingtelecoms reported.
— Mizzima

Illegal returnees and those who assist them will be punished
On June 10, 2020, the National Central Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) announced that migrant workers who returned to Myanmar via unsanctioned routes will face punishment under the law. This directive includes anyone who assisted the returnees.
— BNI Online

Myanmar Political Prisoners Get No Love From Aung San Suu Kyi Four Years On
Satirical performers imprisoned for mocking the powerful military have just had another year added to their jail time in Myanmar, deep into what was meant to be a historic transition to democratic rule.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar solar tender conditions knock out foreign bidders
Myanmar has effectively excluded potential foreign bidders from a major solar farm tender by imposing tough conditions, including a refusal to accept online submissions even while a COVID-19 ban on international flights has been extended.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Telecom Market Analysis and Outlook Report 2020
The report on Myanmar Telecom is a comprehensive collection of all the market related information required for analyzing and understanding the Myanmar Telecom market.
— Coleofduty

Myanmar’s uncertain reopening
As many of the world’s nations prepare to get life back on track after the first brutal wave of the pandemic COVID-19, the developing nation of Myanmar is preparing to do the same.

Officials discuss insurance for migrant workers in Thailand
The Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation and Myanma Insurance began talks on June 15 aimed at providing insurance coverage for the hundreds of thousands of Myanmar people working in Thailand.
— Myanmar Times

ASEAN Summit: A chance to engage on the Rohingya crisis
On 26 June, leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will meet virtually for their 36th semi-annual summit.
— Lowy Institute

160km long seaside road to be built
Myanmar’s Ministry of Construction is planning to build a 160km long seaside road to connect Nga Yoke Kaung beach of Ayeyarwady region and Gwa township of Rakhine state, a ministry’s official told its fourth-year performance press briefing, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Yangon Galaticios win the ONE Esports Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Invitational Myanmar Qualifier
Yangon Galaticios dominated the ONE Esports Mobile Legends Invitational Myanmar Qualifier, defeating Outworld with a 3-0 standing.
— Yahoo News

Drivers of unlicensed vehicles to face jail time
Anyone caught driving an unlicensed vehicle will now face up to three years imprisonment, according to the newly enacted Road Safety and Vehicle Management Law.
— Myanmar Times

MoI, MoNREC, MoHT hold press briefings on 4th-year performances
The Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, and the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism held press briefings on their 4th-year performances yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Lethwei set to grow overseas next year
Myanmar’s combat sport of lethwei is set to gain a wider audience overseas beginning later this year says the local promoter of the sport.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar reports 43 human trafficking cases in 5 months
By Nyein Nyein A total of 43 cases of human trafficking were reported across the country in the first five months of 2020, according to the country’s anti-trafficking police force.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UNGC holds summit online to mark 20th annivesary
With the supervision of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the 20th Anniversary of UN Global Compact Leader’s Summit was held by means of virtual format on 15 and 16 June.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rural headmasters dispute student-teacher ratio claim in Myanmar
Primary school headmasters have rejected Education Minister U Myo Thein Gyi’s claim that there is one teacher for every 22 students in Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin participates in videoconference of Special ASEAN-Russia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19
Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin participated in the Videoconference of the Special ASEAN-Russia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 at 1:30 pm yesterday from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Education Minister joins panel discussion about COVID-19 impacts on education, policy responses
Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thien Gyi participated in the YouTube Live of publication of The COVID-19 Pandemic: Shocks to Education and Policy Responses, and an online panel discussion yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Working Committee to address impact of COVID-19 on country’s economy meets
Union Minister U Thaung Tun (left photo) participates in the sixth meeting of the Working Committee to address the impact of COVID-19 on the country’s economy via a videoconference on 17 June 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

AA Attacks Won’t Destabilize Rakhine Administration nor Prompt Military Takeover: Myanmar Govt
Officials says the Arakan Army won’t destabilize Rakhine State’s administration despite its serial attacks on security forces and officials resigning over security concerns.
— Irrawaddy

Doing whatever you want, with careless abandon is full of danger. This is the other extreme: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote on her Facebook page yesterday that doing whatever you want, with careless abandon like in normal times is full of danger; this is the other extreme.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Subcommittees discuss preparations for film industry’s centenary celebration
Subcommittees for centenary celebrations of Myanmar film industry held their coordination meetings at the Film Promotion Division under the Information and Public Relations Department (IPRD) in Bahan Township, Yangon, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Bean to cup – a filmmaker’s view of Myanmar
Editing your experiences and favourite moments down to a mere three-and-a-half minutes is no easy feat. Especially when a project grows closer to your heart with every single scene captured. But here are my experiences of doing just that, in this amazing country called Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

’75 for 75th’ online art exhibition to honour State Counsellor’s birthday
Honouring of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Su Kyi’s 75th birthday anniversary which falls on 19 June, 75 Myanmar female painters will show their 75 paintings on the website of National Museum, Yangon
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Three Killed as Bus Plunges Off Mountain Road in Myanmar’s Shan State
A bus drove off the Mandalay-Muse highway and fell down a mountain in Shan State early Wednesday, killing three people and injuring several more.
— Irrawaddy

All NLD Members of Mandalay Cabinet to Run in Myanmar’s General Election: Minister
A member of the Mandalay cabinet said all of the regional ministers from the ruling National League for Democracy plan to run in this year’s general election.
— Irrawaddy

In photos: Yangon’s new normal
After two months of semi-lockdown, the commercial capital is bouncing back to the new normal of life with the coronavirus.
— Frontier Myanmar

New Suzuki Ciaz comes to Myanmar
The Suzuki Motor Company introduced their new Ciza to the Myanmar market this week, showing off the 5-seat sedan at selected showrooms across the country.
— Myanmar Times

Express bus accident kills 3, injures 13 in eastern Myanmar
Three passengers were killed with 13 others injured in an express bus accident in Myanmar’s Shan state on Wednesday, said a release from the Fire Services Department.
— Xinhua

Without Work and Fearing Arrest, Undocumented Myanmar Migrants in Malaysia Take Their Own Lives
Jobless due to COVID-19 and fearing arrest amid a crackdown on illegal migrants, three undocumented Myanmar workers in Malaysia have committed suicide in the past month.
— Irrawaddy

Quarantined Returnees Jailed for Being Drunk and Disorderly in Myanmar
Three men at a quarantine center in Ayeyarwady Region were deemed overly raucous and have been jailed for three months.
— Irrawaddy



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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on World Refugee Day, June 20.


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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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