Myanmar morning news for June 9

Myanmar morning news for June 9
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COVID-19 shuts down a third of Myanmar businesses
Nearly one third of companies in Myanmar have temporarily closed because of the coronavirus lockdown and the vast majority of those still operating have reported lower turnover, according to the Asia Foundation.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar plans to build new high-quality oil refineries
Myanmar is planning to build new high-quality oil refineries so as to reduce reliance on the oversea market and to fulfill the local demands for oil products, an official from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy said on Monday.
— Xinhua

On the Thai-Myanmar border, COVID-19 closes a billion-dollar racket
The closure of dozens of illegal trade gates along the border with Thailand to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is causing shortages of everything from beer and energy drinks to detergent and cosmetics, highlighting the vast scale of informal trade with Thailand.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar’s mango market sees losses amid 30% drop in China’s fruit demand
China’s fruit demand falls by around 30 per cent amid the coronavirus pandemic and so, Myanmar fruit market is experiencing hurdles and losses, said a trader from Khwar Nyo fruit depot.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar amber traps scientists in ethical dilemma over funding war
Myanmar is a major producer of amber, a fossilized tree resin. Amber is valued for jewelry, and also serves as a sort of time capsule that provides scientific clues to prehistoric life with fossilized inclusions such as insects, birds and dinosaur footprints.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Malaysia’s Petronas commences LNG exports to Myanmar
Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas firm Petronas on June 5 delivered the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes to Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

COVID-19 Is Just the Latest Setback in Myanmar’s Troubled Peace Process
In the early weeks of 2020, the signs pointed to progress in Myanmar’s convoluted effort to finally end 70 years of ethnic strife in its border areas.
— World Politics Review

Xi says China-Myanmar ties at key juncture linking past and future
Xi said he is ready to work with Win Myint to steer the bilateral relationship forward along the path of building a China-Myanmar community with a shared future and allow the two peoples to be good neighbors, good friends, good partners and good “Paukphaw” forever.
— Xinhua

Yangon’s Watering Holes Are Back With New Normal Lifestyle
Bars in Yangon have begun to reopen as the government has lifted some restrictions after the country saw no new local transmissions of COVID-19 for two weeks.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar to Distribute 20 Million Face Masks, Shields to School Students, Staff
The Education Ministry is procuring face masks and shields for all students and teachers to curb the spread of COVID-19 as it prepares to reopen schools on July 13.
— Irrawaddy

Change your Zoom background with an upcountry staycation in Myanmar
As hotels are opening up again in Myanmar you’re in a very unique situation to stay a week or so at a different location and absorb the atmosphere of an area in Myanmar without having to share space with hundreds of other tourists.
— Myanmore

Concern as Myanmar Finds COVID-19 Case in Rohingya Who Illegally Crossed Border to Go Home
Authorities near Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh have told police to redouble efforts to stop illegal crossings, after a Rohingya refugee tested positive for COVID-19 after sneaking into Rakhine state, lawmakers and local officials said Monday.
— Radio Free Asia

Penspen wins contract in Myanmar
Penspen, a leading global provider of engineering and project management services to the energy industry, has been awarded a contract from one of the oil and gas operators in Myanmar, for an offshore natural gas project in Myanmar.
— Travel Arabic

Nine Years After Cease-fire Fails, 105,000 Kachin Languish in Myanmar Camps
Tens of thousands of internally displaced war refugees in northern Myanmar’s Kachin state say they state have not yet been able to return home, nine years after fighting resumed between the Myanmar military and the state’s ethnic rebel force.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar health minister warns against complacency
Health and sports minister U Myint Htwe warned the public not to let down their guard against COVID-19 on June 8, urging people to continue to follow the ministry guidelines despite the slowing spread of infections and low number of cases.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar : Technical Assistance Report-Banking Supervision and Regulation
The CBM requested TA on bank supervision. The expert worked with the management and staff of the FISD over five missions in 2018 and early 2019 to develop a new, more risk-based approach to bank supervision.

Commentary: Striving for a better shared future for China, Myanmar
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the Chinese and the Myanmar peoples have rushed to aid each other, the latest testament to the resilience of their millennia-old Paukphaw fraternity.
— Xinhua

260 Myanmar nationals returned from China go home
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, state media reported.
— Mizzima

Myanmar starts cervical cancer vaccination in September
The Ministry of Health and Sports plans to conduct the first nationwide vaccination campaign in September to prevent cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV), a senior official said.
— Myanmar Times

Peekaboo Books Myanmar offers children’s books online
Albert Einstein said “If you want your child to be intelligent, read them fairy tales; if you want your child to be more intelligent read them more fairy tales.”
— Myanmar Times

Change your Zoom background with an upcountry staycation in Myanmar
As hotels are opening up again in Myanmar you’re in a very unique situation to stay a week or so at a different location and absorb the atmosphere of an area in Myanmar without having to share space with hundreds of other tourists.
— Myanmore

Trash is a treasure for Myanmar’s environmentalist, Inda Soe Aung, who turns food scraps into fertiliser
To most people in Myanmar, food waste is nothing but garbage, and that attitude leaves Inda Soe Aung baffled.
— Gulf Today

Over 3000 Myanmar citizens abroad brought home by relief flights: MOFA
Over 3000 Myanmar citizens living abroad, facing difficulties, have been carried back by relief flights, according to the announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) issued on June 5th.
— Eleven Myanmar

OAGU, MOEE, MOBA hold press briefing in Nay Pyi Taw
The Office of Auditor General of the Union, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy, and the Ministry of Border Affairs held press briefings on their fourth-year performances yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

China makes fourth donation against COVID-19 to Myanmar
The government of China made donations for COVID-19 measures to the Ministry of Health and Sports in Myanmar for the fourth time yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Vice President U Henry Van Thio discusses post-COVID activities for PWDs
The National Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities held its first meeting for 2020 in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s Health Minister Warns of COVID-19 Outbreak Threat Despite Infection Decline
The minister has told the public to be wary of the potential for mass COVID-19 infections in different places at the same time as coronavirus is not yet ‘eliminated’.
— Irrawaddy

Malaysia Seeks to Deport 3,000 Detained Illegal Immigrants to Myanmar
Malaysia wants to send home more than 3,000 people it says are illegal immigrants from Myanmar after finding more COVID-19 cases at its detention centers.
— Irrawaddy

946 migrant workers return from Thailand through Myawady border on 8 June
Myanmar has been making systematic arrangement for the return of migrant workers from Thailand since 1 May.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Confronting double disasters with effective preparedness
With the monsoon season arriving, regional authorities are carrying out disaster preparedness, expecting that disasters during the monsoon season and COVID-19 period will exacerbate the situation for many vulnerable communities in our country.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar to Generate its First LNG Power ‘Very Soon’: Energy Ministry
An LNG delivery to Yangon by Petronas will enable Chinese-built power plants to begin operating. They were due to open in April but were delayed by COVID-19.
— Irrawaddy

Korean relief flight brings 170 Myanmar citizens to home
The seventh batch of Myanmar citizens facing difficulties abroad due to the suspension of international flights amid COVID-19 were transported by a Korean airline’s relief flight from Incheon Airport to Myanmar yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Not to get the COVID, is to distance ourselves from infected persons; this is the first thing we learnt regarding COVID: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote on her Facebook page yesterday that it was important to distance ourselves from infected persons if we wished to protect ourselves from getting infected and that this was the first thing the people learnt regarding COVID.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Lawmakers Move to Impeach Yangon Chief Minister
Lawmakers from the main opposition party, the military and other parties moved to impeach Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein for violating a COVID-19 restriction and other issues.
— Irrawaddy



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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on World Blood Donor Day, June 14.


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