Myanmar morning news for June 8

Myanmar morning news for June 8

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar sugar production to hit lowest level in seven years
Sugarcane production in Myanmar is expected to decline to its lowest levels in seven years in fiscal 2020-21 as a result of poor demand, said U Win Htay, vice chair of the Myanmar Sugar and Sugarcane Product Entrepreneur Association
— Myanmar Times

Thai-Myanmar border trade reaches $2.7 bln in this FY
The trade volume between Myanmar and Thailand has reached US$2.71 billion in total with the Hteekhee land border accounting for the largest volume of trade, according to the official statistics of Commerce Ministry.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Export rice price shows slight increase in May against previous months
The prices of rice in export market rose a bit in May compared with the prices of previous months, according to Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF). The price of white rice variety (well milled) was priced US$300-305 per tonne in January and February, 2020. In May, the price slightly climbed to $390-395.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar-India trade falls 40% due to COVID-19 trade post closures
Myanmar-India border trade is down by over 40% for the current fiscal year started October 1st, 2019, due to the temporary closure of border posts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by Thura Swiss.

First Mandalay COVID-19 diagnosis lab starts running
“We are not yet able to accept samples from other regions and states. We can only prioritise people in the Region’s quarantine centres, returnees and suspected patients in township and district hospitals,” she said.
— Myanmar Times

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BGB on alert along border with Myanmar
The members of Border Guard Bangladesh have been put on high alert along Tumru border in Naikhyangchari in Bandarban since the evening of June 4 following firing only 700 yards inside Myanmar from the border with Bangladesh.
— Newagebd

Rohingya-inhabited areas in Ukhia and Teknaf declared red zones
Three unions under Ukhia upazila and Teknaf municipality in Cox’s Bazar district — areas inhabited by Rohingya refugees from Myanmar — have been declared red zones to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
— The Daily Star

A quiet, out-of-town apartment
This week’s House of the Week is the Thar Yar Kone Residence, which is located on Thar Yar Kone Street in Insein. The apartments are not too expensive, and offer residents all the benefits of living out of town where there is more space and travel options.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon presented with a flood hazard model
A consortium of partners led by Royal Haskoning DHV from the Netherlands and that includes HKV consultants, Joy Brothers Engineering and Water Bridge Myanmar, presented a Flood Hazard Model (FHM) to representatives of YCDC last week, according to Thura Swiss.
— Mizzima

Four more enter Myanmar illegally after COVID-19 case found
Four more men entered Myanmar illegally from Bangladesh days after a cross-border case of COVID-19 was reported in Maungdaw Township, said U Soe Aung, the administrator of Arakan State’s Maungdaw District.
— Dmediag

Pigeon peas fetch good price as India demand rises
The price of pigeon peas has risen due to growing demand from India in the recent days, while the price of sesame seeds is on the decline as the fresh sesame are flooding Mandalay market, said traders from Mandalay pulses and beans depot. “India’s quota on pigeon pea import has become effective since 1 April.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar seamen brought home on special flight
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working in line with guidelines set by the National Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 and cooperating with relevant ministries, Myanmar embassies abroad to repatriate Myanmar citizens stranded due to COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

1,635 migrant workers return home via Myawady border on 7 June
A total of 1,635 Myanmar citizens returned home from Thailand through Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge (2) of Myawady border town in Kayin State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar, Chinese leaders exchange congratulatory messages on 70th Anniversary of diplomatic relations
U Win Myint, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, exchanged messages of congratulations with Mr Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the People’s Republic of China.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

India Joins Indonesia, Myanmar, Other ASEAN Nations in Justifying COVID Media Curbs
UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet had earlier said that laws on “fake news” and online media were being used by countries to curb “legitimate speech, especially public debate, criticism of government policy”.
— The Wire

Myanmar Avoids Helping Rohingya Minority Despite International Court Order, Observers say
Myanmar has sidelined an international court order to improve conditions for its long-embattled Rohingya minority, despite fears that the Southeast Asian government is trying to commit genocide against the group, observers say.

Japan provides US$18 million grant aid for medical equipment in response to COVID-19
On 5 June, Mr. Maruyama Ichiro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and Mr. Bharat Singh, Deputy Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, exchanged notes concerning the grant aid worth 2 billion Japanese Yen (approximately 18.1 million USD) for the provision of medical equipment in response to COVID-19, according to a Japanese embassy press release.
–BNI Online

Over 60 village administrators in Myebon Township resign citing lawsuit against three others
Angry over a lawsuit against three ward/village administrators and one civilian in Myebon Township, Rakhine State, under the anti-terrorism law, over 60 other administrators have put up their resignations, according to local sources.
— Eleven Myanmar

Four more returnees test positive, Myanmar cases rise to 240
Four more Myanmar returnees have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the health ministry at 8pm on June 6. Meanwhile, five patients are on the road to recovery.
— Myanmar Times

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Carry forward the fine traditions of the past 70 years, Build a China-Myanmar community with a shared future
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-Myanmar diplomatic relations.
— Myanmar Times

David Lah, the Burmese Canadian controversial pastor who once said that those who genuinely believe in Christ would not contract the COVID-19 virus, only to be infected soon after, has his bail denied by the court after a hearing on June 3.
— Tampadispatch

From Traditional Paukphaw (Sibling) Relations to a Community with a Shared Future: Myanmar Ambassador to China
Myanmar and China are close and friendly neighbors linked by shared mountains and rivers.
— Global Times

DHF outbreak increases in five months of this year
The outbreak of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) has increased in the first five months of this year in Yangon, Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway regions and Mon State, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

4 new cases of COVID-19 in Myanmar on 6 June, total figure reaches 240
Myanmar’s COVID-19 figure has reached at 240 on 6 June after four more cases were reported on 6 June.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Govt purchases about 32,000 tonnes of reserved rice as of 5 June
By Nyein Nyein The government has reserved about 32,000 tonnes of rice over a month, according to Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

German-Myanmar bilateral trade nears $400 mln in H1 2019-2020FY
Trade value between Myanmar and Germany between October and March of the current fiscal year 2019-2020 crossed US$398.85 million, according to the data of the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sino-Myanmar bilateral trade tops $6.4 bln in H1 2019-2020FY
The value of Myanmar’s trade with China through maritime and sea trade channels totalled over US$6.4 billion in October and March of 2019-2020, including $2.9 billion worth of exports and 3.4 billion for import, according to data released by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

170 Myanmar migrant workers return home through Kawthoung border crossing
A total of 170 Myanmar migrant workers–97 males and 73 females– arrived back home by vessels 5 June through Kawthoung border crossing close to Ranong of southern Thailand.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Eindu-Zarthabyin road section promotes transportation efficiency in lower Myanmar states
The road section between Eindu and Zarthabyin in Hpa-an Township of Kayin State has connected to Mon State via the Gyaing River.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

All significant pagodas in Taunggyi to close until 15 June
All significant pagodas in Taunggyi will be closed until 15 June, according to the pagodas’ boards of trustees.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Returnees are systematically being brought back home amid coronavirus pandemic
New coronavirus 2019 has originated endemically in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province, central China, in late last year, however, regrettably continued to spread both inside and outside China to other countries across the globe until the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it ‘pandemic’ in March 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

New Era, New Start, Map out a New Blueprint for China-Myanmar Economic and Trade Cooperation
China and Myanmar are close neighbors connected by shared mountains and rivers. Our people have lived alongside each other for thousands of years. The Pauk-Phaw friendship between our two peoples can be dated back to ancient times.
— Myanmar Times

Over 120 coronavirus-hit businesses receive loan in Mandalay Region
More than 400 coronavirus-hit businesses from Mandalay Region have applied for emergency Coronavirus Fund and 123 of them have been approved to receive the loan so far, said an official of the Mandalay Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

149 migrant workers sent back home via Taunggyi after 21-day quarantine
A total of 149 Myanmar nationals who returned from China and Special Region (4) were transported back to their native places via the Taunggyi Business Center (TBC) Highway Bus Terminal in Taunggyi, Shan State on Saturday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

260 Myanmar migrant workers come back home via Lashio
A total of 260 Myanmar nationals who returned from China were transported back to their native places via Lashio in northern Shan State by train yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Don’t disregard potential dangers from lightning; stay safe in rainy season
Every rainy season, especially in early and late season, lightning strikes kill and injure people, at times damaging their property and livestock.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Carry forward the fine traditions of the past 70 years, Build a China-Myanmar community with a shared future
By H.E. Mr. Chen Hai, Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Today marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-Myanmar diplomatic relations.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



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