Myanmar morning news for June 25

Myanmar morning news for June 25
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World’s longest internet blackout enters second year in Myanmar
Yangon: The worlds longest internet blockade in Myanmars conflict-ridden northwest has entered its second year, preventing the arrival of humanitarian aid and COVID-19 information.
— The Shillong Times

Six Activists Charged For Protest Against Internet Ban in Myanmar’s Rakhine
Myanmar police have charged six activists who participated in protests against a year-long government-ordered internet service shutdown in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden Rakhine state, accusing them of violating the country’s peaceful assembly law.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar SIM registration deadline gets closer
The drive to register or reregister SIM cards continues, with Myanmar among the latest countries to set a deadline.
— Developing Telecoms

Myanmar wants to repatriate illegal workers in Malaysia after spate of suicides
Myanmar has asked Malaysia for assistance in repatriating illegal workers following reports that eight suicides of undocumented migrants from the country had taken place.

Myanmar total border trade increases over $236 mln in this FY
The total border trade value has reached over US$7.87 billion in nearly nine months of the current fiscal year, up $236 million, according to the official statistics from the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Construction on China’s BRI Deep Sea Port to Start Soon in Myanmar’s Rakhine State: Govt
The Ministry of Commerce says construction will start soon on the Kyaukphyu deep-
sea port, a key piece of China’s Belt and Road Initiative with access to the Indian Ocean.
— Irrawaddy

How agritech solutions are shaping Myanmar’s digital economy
Just five years ago, owning a smartphone in Myanmar would have been an outrageous extravagance, and even then there wouldn’t be reliable cell reception.
— Tech In Asia

No restrictions for domestic travel in Myanmar
A statement released by Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has now clarified that there are no restrictions for foreigners to travel in Myanmar.
— Myanmore

Yoma to buy controlling stake in Myanmar e-payment firm Wave Money
Yoma Strategic on Wednesday (June 24) proposed to increase its existing shareholding and take a controlling interest in mobile payments firm Digital Money Myanmar (Wave Money) via a US$76.5 million (S$106.2 million) deal.
— The Straits Times

Axiata among three shortlisted to bid for Myanmar telecoms tower company — report
Axiata Group Bhd, along with two other firms, have been shortlisted to bid for Myanmar telecoms tower company Irrawaddy Green Towers (IGT).
— The Edge Markets

Budget deficit for fiscal 2020-21 in Myanmar at K6.8 trillion
Myanmar is expecting a budget deficit of K6.8 trillion in fiscal 2020-21, or 5.4 percent of the GDP, according to the Finance Commission chaired by President U Win Myint.
— Myanmar Times

Conservation group proposes marine national park on Rakhine coast
A local conservation group wants an island and a river in Rakhine State to be designated a marine national park to protect and conserve the area.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar: Conflict Leads to Six-fold Increase in Killing and Maiming of Children in the First Three Months of This Year
Violence against children during the armed conflict in Myanmar’s central Rakhine state has been on a sharp rise, despite urgent calls from the UN Secretary-General for a global ceasefire to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Yubanet

Myanmar destroys seized precursor chemicals in eastern state
Myanmar authorities have destroyed seized precursor chemicals and paraphernalia worth over 3.38 billion kyats (over 2.4 million U.S. dollars) in Shan state on Tuesday, according to a release from the Ministry of Information.
— Xinhua

Rohingya refugees tell Malaysia how dozens perished during four-month voyage
Survivors from a boat crammed with over 300 Rohingya Muslim refugees told Malaysian authorities that dozens of their people perished and their bodies were thrown in the sea during a tortuous four-month voyage

Myanmar Tatmadaw delegation attends 75th Victory Day parade in Russian Federation
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, together with Myanmar Tatmadaw delegation members attended the parade held in Moscow’s Red Square to commemorate the 75th Anniversary Victory Day of Great Patriotic War in the Russian Federation yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MoPFI, MoC, MoIFER hold press briefings on 4th-year performances
Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations held press briefings yesterday on their performances during the 4th-year of present administration.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

FDI tops $4 bln as of 18 June
Myanmar has attracted foreign direct investment of more than US$4.4 billion between 1 October and 18 June in the 2019-2020 financial year, including the expansion of capital by existing enterprises, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Military: Rakhine Internet Blackout Still Required to Protect Military Secrets
The Myanmar military says the internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin states will continue so as to prevent leaks of military secrets and stop the spread of hate speech online.
— Irrawaddy

Chinese-Made Arms Due for Myanmar Seized on Thai Border
Large quantities of top-quality weapons destined for rebel armies have been seized by the Thai authorities and eight suspects have been arrested.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Military Says It Won’t Control How Personnel Vote in Upcoming Election
The Myanmar military says its personnel may vote freely in November’s election–the first time 1 million military personnel and family members will vote outside their barracks.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s Yoma Strategic to Buy Majority Stake in Wave Money From Telenor
Tycoon Serge Pun’s Yoma Strategic Group has announced it will buy a 51-percent stake in mobile financial services company Wave Money from Telenor.
— Irrawaddy

ASEAN tourism development committees hold meetings on videoconference
The 9th edition meeting of ASEAN Sustainable and Inclusive Tourism Development Committee and the 9th edition meeting of ASEAN Tourism Resourcing, and Monitoring and Evaluation Committee were held on 22 and 23 June.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Senior General receives honorary medals of Russian Defence Ministry
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing received an honorary medal ‘For Strengthening Military Cooperation’ conferred by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation during his visit to Moscow to attend the 75th Anniversary parade of Victory Day of Great Patriotic War.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin participates in videoconferences of Informal Meeting of ASEAN Foreign Ministers, ASEAN Political-Security Community Council Meeting and ASEAN Coordinating Council Meeting
Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin participated in the videoconferences of the Informal Meeting of ASEAN Foreign Ministers, ASEAN Political-Security Community Council Meeting and ASEAN Coordinating Council Meeting which were held yesterday at 07:30 am from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Land administration committee convenes 27th coord meeting
The Central Committee of the Administration of Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands held their 27th coordination meeting at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls in Ambassador of Bangladesh
U Soe Han, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, called in Mr Manjurul Karim Khan Chowdhury, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Myanmar, at 3:00 pm on 24 June 2020 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

OECD highlights Myanmar’s ‘considerable progress’ towards improved investment climate
Union Minister U Thaung Tun makes discussions at the 2nd Myanmar-OECD Investment Policy Review (IPR) on 23 June.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Day Deadly Prison Riot in Rangoon Jail Erupted
The British colonial authorities crushed a prison riot in Yangon (then Rangoon) in June 1930 as disturbances gripped the city.
— Irrawaddy

Parts Of Myanmar Unaware Of COVID-19 Due To Internet Ban, Rights Advocates Say
An Internet shutdown that began a year ago in parts of Myanmar is keeping some villages unaware of the coronavirus pandemic, humanitarian groups say.

Pandemic-Proofing South Korea’s Investment in Myanmar
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Myanmar.
— The Diplomat

OVL gets nod for investment in Myanmar
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved an additional investment of $121.27 million (about ₹909 crore) by ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL), for further development of the Shwe oil and gas project in Myanmar.
— The Hindu

A river on the China-Myanmar border just turned red: what does it mean for the Belt and Road Initiative?
Local reports say a river that forms part of the China-Myanmar border has turned red, prompting major concerns about pollution and accountability along a key trade route for China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) infrastructure and industry plan.
— Asean today

Dhaka to London: Exert pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abul Momen on Tuesday called on the UK to exert more pressure on Myanmar for solving the Rohingya crisis urgently by sustainable repatriation.
— Dhaka Tribune

Myanmar’s border trade reaches over 7.8 bln USD in first 9 months of FY 2019-20
Myanmar’s trade with foreign countries through border gates reached over 7.8 billion U.S. dollars as of June 12 in present fiscal year (FY) 2019-2020 which started in October, according to figures released by the Commerce Ministry on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar sees decline in dengue fever cases in first 5 months of 2020
Myanmar saw a decline in number of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever cases in first five months of this year, compared to the corresponding period of last year, a health official said on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar govt commits to new refinery projects with private sector
The Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) is making plans to build new oil refineries in Myanmar to meet domestic oil demand and boost energy security in the country, said U Tin Maung Oo, Permanent Secretary of the MOEE.
— Myanmar Times

Singapore fund takes stake in Myanmar ISP Frontiir
Ascent Capital, a Singapore-registered fund manager, is set to invest US$26 million in Myanmar internet service provider Frontiir, marking its first equity investment in the country.
— Myanmar Times



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