Myanmar morning news for June 26

Myanmar morning news for June 26

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar Road Blockades in Rakhine Conflict Leave 3,000 Villagers Hungry
More than 3,000 residents of Myanmar’s war-ravaged Rakhine state face severe food shortages due to road blockades by government forces that have locked down the area for about six months, local residents said.
— Radio Free Asia

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.

World Bank: Myanmar Economy to See Growth Drop by 6.3% This Fiscal Year Due to COVID-19
The bank warns the pandemic is dealing a severe blow to Myanmar’s economy” in its latest projection.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar to Launch Investment Policy Review
In its latest review, the France-based OECD has helped Myanmar identify policies and reforms needed to secure more investment, MIFER said.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar enters LNG importing arena
Myanmar has become the newest country to start importing liquefied natural gas (LNG), as the fuel is adopted as the fastest solution to recent power shortage and increased power demand.
— Kallanish Energy

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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

Myanmar to evacuate its citizens if Malaysia allows
Myanmar is planning to evacuate its citizens in Malaysia using relief flights if Malaysian government allows, said Aung Myint, Director General of Strategic Studies and Training Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during a meeting with Datuk Zahairi Bin Baharim, Malaysian Ambassador for Myanmar on June 22 at the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Yangon.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar provides 31.8 billion kyats loans to vulnerable business affected by the COVID-19
The Myanmar government has provided 31.8 billion kyats (22 million U.S. dollars) loans to the most vulnerable business affected by the COVID-19, an official from the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry told a press briefing, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Myanmar provides 22 mln USD loans to pandemic-hit business
The Myanmar government has provided 31.8 billion kyats (22 million U.S. dollars) loans to the most vulnerable business affected by the COVID-19, an official from the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry told a press briefing on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Rakhine will not charge illegal returnees who had virus
The Rakhine State government will not take action under immigration law against illegal returnees who brought back COVID-19 from Bangladesh, a senior state official said.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar exports weather Covid-19
Bananas have helped Myanmar to maintain a similar level of fruit exports compared to recent years, despite Covid-19
— Fruit Net

Myanmar provides US$22mil loans to pandemic-hit businesses
The Myanmar government has provided 31.8 billion kyats (US$22 million) loans to the most vulnerable business affected by Covid-19, an official from the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry told a press briefing on Wednesday (June 24).
— The Star Online

Yoma Buys Controlling Stake in Myanmar E-Payments Firm
Wave Money, a provider of mobile financial services in Myanmar, operates the largest financial services network in the country, with an agent network that is over 16 times larger than that of traditional bank branches.
— Fi News

Over 300 Bangladeshis return from UAE, Myanmar, Thailand
A total of 316 Bangladeshis have returned from the UAE, Myanmar and Thailand, where they have been stranded due to travel restrictions after the global Covid-19 pandemic unfolded.
— Dhaka Tribune

Myanmar to lure investments in healthcare, agri and industry
Myanmar will focus on drawing investments into healthcare, agriculture, livestock and fisheries and industrial zones in the wake of COVID-19, said U Thant Zin Lwin, Director General of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration.
— Myanmar Times

Axiata : Is Short-Listed Bidder for Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Green Towers
Malaysia-based Axiata Group Bhd. confirmed that it is a short-listed bidder for Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Green Towers.
— Marketscreener

Packing in the plastic bag habit
At the Na Wa Yat markets vendors sometimes walk around with plastic bags on their hands, ready to handle and bag cuts of meat for their customers.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar has had an internet blackout for a year. Some of its citizens still don’t know there’s a pandemic.
On June 21 2019, Myanmar imposed a total internet blackout on mobile internet in nine cities and townships in the states of Rakhine and Chin.
— Business Insider

Myanmar’s Economy Severely Impacted by COVID-19: Report
The global COVID-19 pandemic is dealing a severe blow to Myanmar’s economy. Economic growth in a baseline scenario is projected to drop from 6.8 percent in FY18/19 to just 0.5 percent in FY2019/20, according to the World Bank’s Myanmar Economic Monitor, released today.
— Reliefweb

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Dengue infection figures decline
Myanmar saw a decline in number of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever cases in first five months of this year, compared to the corresponding period of last year, Xinhua reported quoting a health official.
— Mizzima

Rakhine State reports a new COVID-19 case, four patients recovering
Another new COVID-19 case has been reported in Rakhine State from a person who returned to Myanmar illegally from Bangladesh, the Ministry of Health and Sports said at 8pm on June 24.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon bus route 83 to resume
The Yangon Bus Service (YBS) route number 83, which runs from Dagon Ayeyar bus station to Shweli Road (65) Ward, has resumed as of June 22, with a total of 15 buses.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar relief flights bring back 297 citizens from overseas
A relief flight by Myanmar Airways International (MAI) brought home 143 Myanmar citizens from the UAE and Bahrain through Doha International Airport and landed at Yangon International Airport at 1 am yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Govt officials spread awareness on killing of endemic bird species
The Forestry Department in Mandalay Region is planning awareness raising campaigns to prevent the capture and killing of 7 bird species that are endemic to the ancient city of Bagan.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Message from Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Soe Htut, the Chairman of Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC)
The General Assembly has decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar brings back over 5,100 nationals from abroad by relief flights
Myanmar authorities have brought back 5,171 Myanmar nationals home from abroad by relief flights as of Thursday, according to a release from the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
— xinhua

MoSWRR provides healthcare items to IDP camps for prevention of COVID-19
Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement have been carried out prevention, control and response measures against COVID-19 at the IDP camps in cooperation with relevant departments and organization in the country.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing holds talks with Russian officials in Moscow
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visited Myanmar Theravada Buddha Vihara in Moscow on 24 June afternoon during his official tour to Russia Federation to attend the 75th Anniversary of Victory Day parade of Great Patriotic War.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar: Abide By International Landmine Clearance Standards
The Government of Myanmar should end its use of antipersonnel landmines and commit to using international landmine clearance standards in demining operations, said Fortify Rights today.
— Scoop

Govt, NCA-S EAOs to hold 5th negotiation meeting next month
The final day of 4th negotiation meeting between the representatives of government and NCA-S EAOs yesterday agreed to convene the 5th edition of their meeting in the first week of July.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Team Europe provides support to Myanmar’s education sector
The Danish embassy in Myanmar published a statement and a clip of a project on 24 June 2020, in which the European Union together with Denmark, Finland, Germany, France and Luxembourg invested EU500 billion to support Myanmar’s education sector.
— Scandasia

398 migrant workers return from Thailand via Myawady border on 25 June
A total of 398 Myanmar migrant workers returned home on 25 June through No. 2 Friendship Border Bridge in Myawady Town in Kayin State, bordering with Thailand.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

186 Myanmar nationals return home via Tachilek border town
A total of 186 Myanmar nationals arrived back home through Tachilek Township, eastern Shan State, bordering with Laos, on 24 June.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar\

Thailand seeks return of Myanmar workforce
Thailand is preparing to welcome back Myanmar migrant workers who left the kingdom after losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to an employment agency group.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Universities’ Research Conference 2020 successfully organized
The Second Myanmar Universities’ Research Conference (2020) was organized through video conferencing yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Pyay post office provides free delivery services for book donations to community centre libraries
Pyay post office of the Myanmar Posts under the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Bago Region is providing free delivery services of book donations to the libraries of community centres under the Ministry of Information.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

US Moves to Protect Lobster Industry by Threatening Tariffs on China
The US is considering slapping punitive tariffs on Chinese seafood if it finds the country is not honoring their Phase 1 trade agreement.
— Irrawaddy



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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, June 26.


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