Myanmar morning news for March 2

Myanmar morning news for March 2

Myanmar morning news

Rohingya Activist Urges US to Ramp Up Pressure on Myanmar
The United States should increase pressure on Myanmar to end persecution of ethnic minorities and restore the citizenship rights of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims driven from that country by government-sanctioned violence, said a Rohingya political activist visiting Washington last week.

Myanmar prepares to welcome tourist cruise ship
Myanmar is preparing to welcome the arrival of an international tourist cruise ship in Yangon despite the COVID-19 outbreak that plagues nearly 50 countries, officials said on Sunday, but the country’s health ministry will need to conduct medical tests on its passengers and crew.
— Myanmar Times

Coronavirus affecting Myanmar factory production
Although China is pushing factories to reopen following the outbreak of coronavirus, countries in Asia, particularly in Southeast Asia, are being negatively affected, according to a report by Quartz.
— Mizzima

External trade crosses $15 bln as of 21 Feb
Myanmar’s external trade between 1 October and 21 February in the 2019-2020 financial year was registered at US$15.3 billion, an increase of $2.27 billion compared with the corresponding period of the 2018-2019FY, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UN rights chief says there are multidimensional and long-standing root causes behind abuse in Myanmar
The Human Rights Council recently held an interactive dialogue with UN rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, on the root causes of violations and abuses suffered by the Rohingya mainly-Muslim minority and other minorities in Myanmar, according to UN News.

Manufacturing exports reach $3.95 bln in current FY
Exports of finished industrial goods touched a high of US$3.95 billion between 1 October and 21 February in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, reflecting an increase of $521.65 million compared with the corresponding period of the previous financial year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ministry can control excessive extractions of jade and gem stones
The ministry can control the excessive extractions of uncut jade and gem stones as it has suspended the issuance of new licenses and the renewal of licenses for jade and gem mining blocks since 2016, said Dr. Ye Myint Swe, Deputy Minister for Natural Resource and Environmental Conservation, at the session of Union Parliament on 28 February.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar-China Friendship Association offers scholarships to Myanmar students
The Myanmar-China Friendship Association has offered scholarships to 106 Myanmar outstanding students in need.
— Xinhua

Trade deficit hits over one billion USD
Till 14 February of 2019-2020 fiscal year, there was a trade deficit of 1.012 billion US dollars, up 40. 795 million US dollars, compared with the same period last year, according to the Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Mizoram: One held with drugs worth over Rs 97 core
Mizoram police on Saturday seized 39 lakhs tablets of methamphetamine from a Silchar bound truck and arrested one person at Vairengte near Assam border.
— Nenow

Tourists are visiting Myanmar through Tachileik Border Gate
The international tourists are continuously entering and visiting in and out of Myanmar through international gateways and cross- border gateways in order to observe Myanmar’s natural beauties of landscapes, sceneries, tourist’ attractions, various kinds of traditions and customs and social lifestyles. Besides,
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

More than 1,000 garment workers out of job due to factory closure
More than 1,000 workers from a garment factory in Kangyidaunt Township in Ayeyawady Region are out of a job due to the closure of factory following a shortfall of raw materials from China.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s NLD government cautiously rolls out reforms
FOREIGN observers have been disappointed by the lack of economic reforms since the National League for Democracy (NLD) was elected to power in Myanmar in November 2015, but progress is picking up pace in recent years, with hopes for greater market liberalisation.
— Business Times

Mother Finance, NearMe collaborate to expand fintech reach in Myanmar
Mother Finance Co Ltd and NearMe Digital Services on February 28 signed a collaboration agreement to provide credit to NearMe’s agent and partner network.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar-India border trade declines this FY
Border trade between Myanmar and India, as of 21 February in the current fiscal year 2019-2020, reached US$ 60.44 million, a decrease in value by $12.101 million over the same period last year, according to a report released by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar donates 200 tonnes of rice to China’s Wuhan
Myanmar government donated 4,000 bags of rice to China’s Wuhan as humanitarian aid in the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak. A ceremony to hand over the rice bags was held at the Shwepyitha Industrial Zone-4 in Yangon Region yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

7 Myanmar students with travel history to Daegu placed in isolation
Seven Myanmar students with a travel history to Daegu in South Korea are being isolated at Waibargi Hospital in Yangon, though they have had no close contact with the Covid-19 confirmed patient.
— Eleven Myanmar

EFR Public Company to debut on YSX on 20 March
The Ever Flow River Group Public Co. Ltd (EFR) has been given the green light to list on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) on 20 March, in accordance with Section 41 (c) of the Securities Exchange Law and Section 7 and 8 of the Securities Listing Business Regulations.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Agricultural exhibition opens in Kangyidaung to mark Peasants Day
An exhibition to mark 2020 Peasants Day, which falls on 2 March, was opened at the Wardu Village in Kangyidaung Township, Ayeyawady Region yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar tribal tradition where bringing a human head back from battle got a ‘reward’ – agonising tattoos for you and your family
Ngon Pok remembers his father and grandfather returning triumphantly to his tribal village in Myanmar’s far north with a human head – and the agony of the tattoo he was given to celebrate their victory.
— South China Morning Post

Onion farmers, traders suffer as prices weaken
With demand from China and Bangladesh trickling to a stop, the prices of Myanmar onions have slumped, leading to losses for growers and traders. “The prices dropped after Bangladesh stopped purchases.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

State Sangha body holds second day meeting
The 47-member leading committee of the 8th State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee held its second day meeting at the Wizaya Mingalar Dhammathabin Hall in the prescient of Kaba Aye pagoda in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Death of Myanmar baby in Phuket exposes chasm in migrant workers’ rights
The death of a Myanmar couple’s newborn baby at a workers’ camp in central Phuket earlier this month has exposed the lack of support by government agencies in ensuring migrant workers have access to basic healthcare under the law.
— The Phuket News

Message of Greetings sent by President U Win Myint on the occasion of the Peasants Day Celebrations
2 March 2020 Dear esteemed peasants, our benefactors, On this auspicious Peasants Day, full of significance, I send this message of greetings and good wishes for the good health and well-being of all peasants and for their agricultural productions tasks to be successful by leaps and bounds.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

3 Rohingya Muslims killed in Myanmar shelling
At least three Rohingya Muslims were killed and at least 10 other villagers injured after an artillery shell hit a village in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state on Saturday, an official said.
— AA

Five rare sea turtle species recorded in southern Rakhine
All the five rare sea turtle species could be recorded in southern Rakhine State, amidst the fears for their eternal disappearance, U Thant Zin Oo, Secretary of Kyeintali Inshore Fisheries Co-Management Association (KIFCA), told the media yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Onion ban lifting: Prices on the slide, but not yet as low as before
Prices of local variety of onion have started to come down in kitchen markets after India last Wednesday decided to lift ban on onion export.
— Dhaka Tribune

Realme C3 smartphone launched in Yangon
Realme unveiled the ‘Triple Camera, Game Monster’ – realme C3 in Yangon, with launching of first sale yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar logistics firm Ever Flow River Group to list on YSX in March
Ever Flow River Group Public Co (EFR) has received approval to list on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) on March 20, according to an announcement by the local bourse on February 28.
— Myanmar Times

Nearly $800 mln FDI flows in livestock and fisheries sector
Myanmar’s livestock and fisheries sector attracted nearly US$ 800 million in foreign direct investment, according to a recent report by the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar President enjoys the Taj as locals face traffic restrictions
The people of Agra had to face several restrictions on their movement while the Myanmar President Mynt and his wife Daw Cho Cho were in town to visit the Taj Mahal.
— India Today

Two staff being resorted K3 mil by bogus secretary of Anti-Corruption Commission
U Min Thu (former extra-parliamentary anti-corruption and promotion of people’s lives), who lives at No (971), Thukhita 25th Street, No (1) Ward, North Okkalapa, has impersonated himself as secretary of the Anti-Corruption Commission and coerced two staff in Nyaungdon Township to get K3 million by telling them of the complaint letters and files with their.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Press Release on the State Visit of U Win Myint, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, to the Republic of India
At the invitation of His Excellency Shri Ram Nath Kovind, President of the Republic of India and Shrimati Savita Kovind, the First Lady, His Excellency U Win Myint, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Spouse Daw Cho Cho paid the State Visit to India from 27 to 29 February 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar remains virus-free, health ministry assures
The Health Ministry assured Saturday that Myanmar remains free of the new coronavirus or COVID-19 as three foreigners tested negative for the deadly disease that has already killed over 2900 people around the world.
— Myanmar Times

MoHS holds COVID-19 control and prevention coordination meeting in Yangon
A coordination meeting to analyze and review the preventive measures against the COVID-19 virus in Yangon Region was held at the office of the Yangon Region Public Health and Medical Services Department yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar seizes over 600 tons of illegal timbers in single week
Myanmar authorities recently seized over 626.1 tons of illegal timbers across the country in a week, state-run media reported on Saturday (Feb 29).
— The Star Online

UMFCCI to coordinate with government to resolve issues affected by COVID-19
By Nyein Nyein Over 100 entrepreneurs, along with international organizations, have submitted information about the possible impacts of the spread of the COVID-19 virus on their businesses.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ensuring safety during gale-force winds is critical in coming windy season
It is always windy, with forecasts of strong winds from mid-February to mid-May. Magway, Sagaing, Ayeyawady, Bago regions and Shan State are most at risk from gale-strength winds.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



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