Myanmar morning news for June 23

Myanmar morning news for June 23
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Myanmar Announces COVID-19 Tax Exemptions
On June 12, 2020, the Myanmar government issued a Union Taxation Law Ordinance to provide tax relief to the crisis-hit private sector as part of the.
— Lexology

Myanmar Airways gears up for rebound in tourism
Myanmar Airways International (MAI) is restructuring its fleet of aircraft to operate more domestic and international routes despite a domestic and worldwide slump in travel and tourism, said U Tin Maung Than, head of the administration department at MAI.
— Myanmar Times

Govt plans stimulus payments for 5.4M households
The government will give K20,000 in stimulus money to each of 5.4 million households across the country to counter the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a government spokesperson said.
— Myanmar Times

Domestic tourism to resume Q3
An official working with the Hotels and Tourism Ministry in Myanmar said on Saturday that the country is predicting to resume its domestic tourism in Q3 of the ongoing year in the first step of Myanmar’s tourism recovery, MENAFN reported.
— Mizzima

Human rights groups urge Myanmar to end world’s longest internet shutdown
Human Rights Watch says that Myanmar government’s internet blackout and restrictions on access to aid groups in conflict areas of Rakhine and Chin states, since 21 June 2019, is affecting the rights and safety of more than a million people.
— Vaticannews

Dengue toll in Myanmar hits 12, infections over 1400
The death toll from dengue fever in Myanmar rose to 12 last week, with 1480 infections in the first five months of the year, eclipsing the COVID-19 toll of six deaths and 287 cases, the Public Health Department reported.
— Myanmar Times

Coronavirus Plagues Refugees From Myanmar Who Say Meatpacking Jobs Are Their ‘Only Option’
Meatpacking plants continue to be a driving factor in coronavirus outbreaks across rural America.
— Iowapublicradio

Myanmar’s military unlisted from recruitment, use of children as soldiers
Myanmar’s military has been unlisted from recruitment and use of children as soldiers in military services since June 9 this year, an official from the Ministry of Defence told a press briefing on Monday.
— Xinhua

COVID-19 increases pressure on Myanmar firms to improve governance
The COVID-19 pandemic shows that corporate governance is vital for Myanmar businesses to manage risks and improve their access to capital, as an increasingly unpredictable environment demands access to capital and loans.
— Myanmar Times

Police nab Myanmar, local drug syndicate masterminds in Gombak
Police have cracked down on a drug trafficking syndicate masterminded by a Myanmar and a local with the arrest of two men in two operations in the capital recently.
— Malay Mail

World Bank chief calls for “equitable growth” in Myanmar
Myanmar should pursue reforms that deliver “equitable growth” for everyone, according to the new resident World Bank director.
— Myanmar Times

Real estate fair goes virtual
To satisfy the market’s demand during the COVID-19 pandemic,’s real estate sales event will be held online, according to the company’s founder director U Kaung Thu Win.
— Myanmar Times

Israel aims to expand in Myanmar agri-tech, healthcare sectors
Ronen Gilor, Ambassador of Israel to Myanmar, wants to foster stronger ties between the two countries to facilitate the transfer of relevant technology and knowhow from Israel to Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

290 total coronavirus infections in Myanmar
The health and sports ministry of Myanmar said on Sunday that the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has increased to 290 as three more patients were diagnosed with the disease.
— Menafn

Chinese to conduct feasibility study on Mandalay-Kyaukphyu railway
A Chinese company is applying to conduct feasibility studies for a high-speed railway between Mandalay-Kyaukphyu, said U Nyi Nyi Swe, general manager of Myanma Railways.
— Myanmar Times

Rice export through sea trade up by $182.28 mln in current fiscal
Myanmar’s maritime trade constituted 86.39 per cent of rice exports and generated an estimated income of US$515.845 million as of 5 June in the current fiscal year, as per the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) data.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MoHS, MoHA, MoD hold press briefings on 4th-year performances
The Ministry of Health and Sports, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Ministry of Defence held press briefings on their 4th-year performances in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar stranded in Britain, other European countries brought back home by relief flight
With the coordination of Myanmar Embassy in London, a total of 250 Myanmar citizens– 178 seamen in harbours of Britain, Brazil and Germany and 72 Myanmar citizens stranded in the Britain — was brought back on a relief flight of Qatar Airways arranged by shipping companies to the Yangon International Airport yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

For a free and plural Myanmar, public attitudes must change
Muzzling citizens with controversial views inhibits the diversity of opinion and freedom of expression that is essential for a healthy democracy.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar corn export bodies call for extension of MoU with Thailand
Myanmar corn traders asked the government officials to extend the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on corn export to ensure smooth trade.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Called to End Yearlong Internet Blackout in Volatile West
Rights groups and diplomatic missions are demanding a mobile internet ban is lifted in parts of Rakhine and Chin states as it affects people’s daily lives.
— Irrawaddy

In Myanmar, General-Turned-Politician Hopes His Party Sees Success in Coming Election
The Irrawaddy talks with U Shwe Mann, ex-general and former Parliament speaker, about how his new Union Betterment Party will contest Myanmar’s elections later this year.
— Irrawaddy

Please share any good methods to overcome difficulties during the COVID period: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi requested the people on her Facebook page yesterday to share with her if they have any good methods to overcome difficulties during the COVID period.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UN adopts resolution asking Myanmar to take back Rohingya from Bangladesh
The Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to Geneva said in a media statement on Monday that the resolution titled “Human Rights Situation in Myanmar” was adopted at the current session of the assembly.
— BD News 24

Myanmar rejects draft resolution tabled by EU at 43rd session of the Human Rights Council
Myanmar rejected the draft resolution on “Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar” tabled by the European Union (EU) on 22 June 2020 at the 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

President U Win Myint chairs second meeting of Finance Commission
President U Win Myint chairs the Finance Commission’s second edition meeting for 2020 at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw on 22 June 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

President U Win Myint presides over first meeting of National Planning Commission
President U Win Myint, in his capacity as the Chairman of the National Planning Commission, attended the commission’s first meeting for the year held at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Get your motor running: Myanmar’s best weekend motorbike adventures
Myanmar is beginning to lift restrictions on domestic travel, much to the delight of both local and foreign residents.
— Myanmore

ASEAN Senior Officials’ Preparatory Meeting (Prep-SOM), 2nd Meeting of ASEAN Coordinating Council Working Group on Public Health Emergencies and Joint Consultative Meeting held via videoconferencing
Director-General of the ASEAN Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs U Hau Khan Sum participates in the 2nd Meeting of ACCWG on PHE and the Joint Consultative Meeting via videoconference on 22 June 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Heads of State, Ministers Acquire Land in Capital
The State Counselor, president and Union ministers have acquired highly valuable plots of land in the capital, attracting criticism from the former ruling party.
— Irrawaddy



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