Myanmar morning news for June 3

Myanmar morning news for June 3

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar announces extension of temporary entry restrictions
Myanmar’s Foreign Affairs Ministry has announced an extension of temporary entry restrictions for travellers from all countries until June 15, as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

The Building That Exploited Myanmar’s Oil Wealth
It was Burmah Oil Company (BOC) that monopolized Myanmar (then Burma)’s oil industry in the colonial period. Based on the corner of Merchant Street and 32nd Street in Yangon (then Rangoon), the building today houses the National Library of Myanmar.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar fruit exports to China now permitted through Lwejel, Kampaiti checkpoints
According to the Ministry of Commerce, Myanmar can now export fruits to China through Lwejel and Kampaiti border checkpoints besides Muse. Earlier, watermelon, muskmelon, mango and plum were allowed to export to China only through the Muse border. Now, Kampaiti and Lwejel are available for fruit exports.
— Fresh Plaza

SK Telecom to Strengthen Myanmar’s Cyber Security
SK Telecom announced on June 2 that it has signed a contract with Myanmar’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) to provide cyber security solutions and consulting services aimed at improving Myanmar’s prevention and defense against cyber security threats.
— Business Korea

Myanmar Airways International (MAI) Operates Relief Flight between Yangon and Sydney via Denpasar (Bali)
MAI operated Yangon (RGN)-Sydney (SYD) via Denpasar-Bali (DPS) – its first flight to Australia and its longest route yet, as part of its continued commitment to bringing home Myanmar citizens and other citizens across the region.
— Myanmar Times

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More than 1 million doses of vaccines and 10,000 COVID-19 test kits arrive in Myanmar as immunization services resume
Today, 1.16 million doses of routine immunization vaccines funded by the Ministry of Health and Sports and procured through UNICEF arrived at the Yangon International airport, to support the resumption of immunization services across Myanmar.
— Reliefweb

Promotions suspended of three senior officers in child rape case
Authorities have suspended the promotions of three senior police officers who were suspected of revealing the personal details of the child victim in the May 2019 nursery school rape case in Nay Pyi Taw, a government spokesperson said.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar government employees to return to work
Myanmar government has ordered all staff to return to work as usual starting next month, a government official has told a press briefing.
— Famagusta-gazette

United Nations in Myanmar is working towards ensuring continuity of sexual and reproductive health services amid COVID-19 pandemic
The UN in Myanmar has come together as one to support COVID-19 preparedness and response. The next in a series of articles highlights the contribution of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
— Reliefweb

Myanmar parliament rejects attempt to oust Speaker
Legislators on June 1 rejected a resolution seeking to disqualify parliament Speaker U T Khun Myat for alleged violation of parliamentary rules during the recent effort to amend the 2008 Constitution.
— Myanmar Times

Former technical director explains departure from MFF
Former Myanmar Football Federation technical director Eric Abrams attended a press conference held at a hotel in Yangon last week to explain the reasons for his parting ways with the federation.
— Myanmar Times

State Counsellor holds videoconference with Myanmar ambassadors who helped in repatriating Myanmar citizens
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi held a video conference yesterday from the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw, with Myanmar ambassadors serving in China, Thailand and ROK, who made arrangements for the repatriation of Myanmar citizens.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

EU Myan Ku Fund distributes K1 bln to about 13,000 garment workers
EU Myan Ku Fund has reportedly distributed payments K1,000 million to about 13,000 garment workers. Garment workers, who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic, are receiving financial assistance through a 5 million euro (K7.9 billion) European Union emergency cash fund.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Army Rejects Cease-fire Proposal From Arakan Army And Allies
The Myanmar military has rejected a proposal by three ethnic armies to begin cease-fire talks in a bid to kick-start the country’s stalled peace process, instead vowing further retaliation for armed offensives and ambushes, a military spokesman said Tuesday.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar to ditch June 18 solar tender deadline: sources
The Myanmar government is expected to extend a solar tender deadline by one month after telling investors last Friday (May 29) that it had no plans to do so.
— Myanmar Times

Govt announces health measures for foreigners flying into Myanmar
The Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment on COVID-19 issued a statement on May 28 relating to health measures to be taken for foreigners coming into Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar doctor jailed for insulting religion
Nationalists including Buddhist monks have objected government’s plan to introduce sex education to school syllabus.
— AA

Southern Myanmar’s indigenous groups say the UN should scrap $21 million conservation plan
Local residents and activists in southern Myanmar say indigenous experts are more effective at conservation than the UN, saying top-down plans for massive nature reserves will cut off locals’ access to food and land.
— Asean Today

Opening of the First Airport in Myanmar’s Chin State Delayed Amid COVID-19
The opening of Surbung Airport in Falam is being delayed by coronavirus but the impoverished state hopes it will boost development and tourism.
— Irrawaddy

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Stock trading value on YSX surges to K1.2 billion in May
The value of shares traded on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) in May rose to K1.2 billion with 200,416 shares being traded, according to the data released by the YSX.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Back at Work After No Local COVID-19 Transmissions for Two Weeks
Most shops, restaurants and workplaces in Myanmar’s large cities are now open as the country has reported no new local transmissions of COVID-19 for two weeks.
— Irrawaddy

First Rohingya Death From COVID-19 Reported in Bangladesh Refugee Camp
A 71-year-old resident of the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar on Monday became the first Rohingya refugee confirmed to have died of COVID-19, Bangladeshi officials said.
— Irrawaddy

Displaced Children in Western Myanmar Unable to Attend Reopening Schools
Families driven from their homes by fighting with the Arakan Army will struggle to send their children to schools when COVID-19 restrictions end.
— Irrawaddy

Govt to Build Temporary Classrooms to Aid Social Distancing in Schools
The Education Ministry plans to build temporary classrooms to allow for social distancing at schools ahead of their gradual opening in July.
— Irrawaddy

Advocates Say Govt Too Light on Officers Who Botched Toddler Rape Investigation
Lawyers and campaigners in Myanmar slammed the government’s “light punishment” of senior police officers who mishandled the investigation of a high-profile toddler rape case.
— Irrawaddy

South Korea’s SK Telecom to Help Myanmar Boost Cybersecurity
Cyber experts from Korea’s biggest telecom firm will help Myanmar’s NCSC set up a Security Operation Center to spot cybersecurity weaknesses and respond to threats.
— Irrawaddy

UEC discusses designations of constituencies, polling stations for 2020 General Election
The Union Election Commission held a discussion over designations of constituencies and polling stations for the 2020 General Election yesterday. .
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar: Unwanted Chinese Imports
Today is the beginning of much reduced quarantine rules throughout the country.
— Strategy Page

Myanmar announces extension of temporary entry restrictions
Myanmar’s Foreign Affairs Ministry has announced an extension of temporary entry restrictions for travellers from all countries until June 15, as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Act now to ensure full voting in 2020 General Election
Myanmar, like other countries in the world, is fighting with the COVID-19. No one knows how the epidemic situation will develop in the coming months, but we will have to hold the 2020 general elections.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Deputy Mayor of Myanmar’s Capital Nominated as Yangon Finance Minister
The Yangon regional government has nominated U Ye Min Oo, the deputy mayor of Naypyitaw and a veteran banker, as the commercial hub’s next finance and planning minister.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye chairs UEHRD committee meeting
The Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine State held the 4th meeting via videoconferencing in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Supreme Court Bar Council to hold elections in August
Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo, in his capacity as the chairman of Supreme Court Bar Council, presided over the first edition of council meeting in 2020 on 1 June, with focus on preparations for holding its elections in August.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Australian miner PanAust receives exploration license in Myanmar
PanAust, an Australian incorporated company, has been granted a new exploration license in Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

Shop owners hope for fully reopening of Central Sanpya Fish Market
With the suspension of fish entering via the land route to central Sanpya fish market in Kyimyindine Township, Yangon Region to be able to prevent and control coronavirus spreading, the shop owners hope to be allowed to bring the fish into the market both via sea route and land route for rapid flow of the.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Black bean price drops by K30,000 per tonne in May-end
Low demand brings down black bean (which is called urad in India) price to K935,000 per tonne which is a decrease of around K30,000 compared with the price in the previous week.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Inside Insein, Myanmar’s COVID-19 epicentre
Almost a quarter of Myanmar’s COVID-19 cases are concentrated in a single suburb of Yangon, but walking the streets of Insein Township you wouldn’t necessarily know it. Preventative measures are being patchily enforced and some residents appear unconcerned about the virus.
— Frontier Myanmar

Let’s embrace the New Normal way of life
After every crisis of global proportion like the present COVID-19 pandemic, there usually were certain significant changes. They may be in the way of thinking, execution of a task, outlooks on the economics, social, politics and etc.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



Feature photo UNHCR in Bangladesh
This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, June 4.


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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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