Myanmar morning news for March 3

Myanmar morning news for March 3
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Inside Rohingya camps: Government invites media to Myanmar
Many rights groups say conditions in Myanmar do not guarantee a safe return for the Rohingya.
— Aljazeera

Business chamber seeks Myanmar govt’s help to handle impact of virus outbreak
The Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) is requesting the government step in to help deal with the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 virus outbreak affecting world trade.
— Myanmar Times

Rape in Myanmar is ‘silent emergency’
Officially, rape hardly happens in Myanmar and domestic abuse is non-existent. The reality? Violence against women is so pervasive it is regarded as normal — and as a result — woefully underreported, says lawyer and activist Hla Hla Yee.
— Bangkok Post

Myanmar seizes drugs, equipment worth US$27 million: Military
Myanmar soldiers swooped on several illicit drugs labs to seize nearly US$27 million of narcotics, chemicals and equipment, military newspaper The Myawady said Monday (Mar 2), the biggest bust so far this year.
— Channel NewsAsia

Myanmar, India cement ties with 10 memorandums
Myanmar and India signed 10 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) ranging from infrastructure to humanitarian assistance during President U Win Myint’s four-day visit to India recently.
— New straits Times

Myanmar won’t ban festivals due to virus — for now
Myanmar health authorities will monitor festivals across the country for signs of the new coronavirus epidemic that has spread to nearly 60 countries.
— Myanmar times

India to allow two Myanmar Wuhan students to return home
The Indian government will allow two Myanmar students evacuated from Wuhan, China, to return home after a 14-day quarantine and being cleared of COVID-19 at a hospital in New Delhi, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Sunday.
— Myanmar times

Myanmar’s parliament is no rubber stamp
On January 29, three slides briefly appeared on the monitor inside the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Myanmar’s national legislature.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar logistics firm Ever Flow River to list on March 20
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

Yangon exchange to get sixth listing in logistics firm EFR this month
Burmese logistics service provider Ever Flow River Group (EFR) will become the sixth company to list on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), the bourse announced last Friday.
— DealStreetAsia

Yangon mayor takes action to improve city parking
Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe said that the government will take action against those who obstruct parking spaces either with their vehicles or by placing objects on the roads, in order to improve traffic flow in the city.
— Myanmar times

Myanmar pays rising price for Rohingya crisis
Last week, the government of Myanmar started paying a real price for its failure to provide meaningful accountability for its security forces’ widespread and systematic violence against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority in northern Rakhine state in late 2017.
— Asia Times

Fierce Weekend Fighting Kills 11 Villagers in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
The bodies of two ethnic Rakhines and one Rohingya Muslim civilian were discovered Monday in Mrauk-U township in western Myanmar’s war-ravaged Rakhine state, a local relief group said, following two days of clashes between Myanmar forces and the rebel Arakan Army that left 11 villagers dead.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar maid infected with COVID-19 in Singapore
The Singapore Health Ministry said a Myanmar maid is suffering from the new coronavirus or COVID-19 infection, according to a Myanmar Health Ministry official, the first Myanmar citizen reported to be suffering from the deadly disease.
— Myanmar Times

Germany suspends dev cooperation with Myanmar
Germany’s Development Minister Gerd Müller said they will suspend all development cooperation with Myanmar until the country ensures safe repatriation of Rohingya refugees.
— The Daily Star

In about-turn, Myanmar cancels cruise ship visit
The Myanmar government on Monday cancelled the four-day stopover of a tourist cruise ship in Yangon that it earlier said would be allowed to dock in Yangon on Wednesday.
— Myanmar times

Traditional crafts beautify Yangon’s alleyways
For decades downtown Yangonites rarely ventured out of their backdoors, knowing that their back alleyways were either off bounds, full of rubbish or both.
— Myanmar times

Myanmar military accuses ethnic armed group of violating truce
The Tatmadaw (military) has accused the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) of violating the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) as fighting continued in Mine Kaing township of Shan State, a military spokesman said.
— Myanmar times

Govt names second marine protected area in Tanintharyi
The Fisheries Department declared a second marine protected area in Tanintharyi Region to protect endangered fish species and marine habitats.
— Myanmar times

Myanmar hosts Asia-Pacific Scout Region’s workshop
The Asia-Pacific Scout Region and the Myanmar Scout Association is jointly organizing a national workshop on financial management and controls at YMCA Hall in Yangon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister U Han Zaw inspects construction projects in Ayeyawady Region
Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw looked into infrastructural development projects in Ayeyawady Region on 1 March.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Protestors in Japan demand Myanmar authorities provide protection and security for those living in Rakhine
Several groups representing Myanmar ethnic minorities have held a demonstration in Japan demanding the Myanmar authorities provide security to people and property in Rakhine State.
— BNI Online

SCB waits on new Myanmar licence
Siam Commercial Bank plans to open its first branch in Myanmar this year if the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) grants a bank subsidiary licence, says a SCB senior official.
— Mizzima

Five killed in Rakhine clash
At least five ethnic Rohingya were killed and several injured after troops clashed with the Arakan Army in Myanmar’s conflict-torn western state of Rakhine, Reuters reported.
— Mizzima

National Library Yangon to be open next month
A coordination meeting to organize the opening ceremony of National Library was held at its new building in Yangon yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Failure to build a genuine federal union could lead to breakup of the country, says Nai Hongsa
Ethnic nationalities are fighting for stability and if a genuine federal union is not established, Myanmar might collapse, suggested the New Mon State Party (NMSP) Chairman, Nai Hongsa at the Peace Talks held at the Federal Affairs and Policy Center (FAPC).
— BNI Online

News release on COVID-19 virus: MoHS
The Ministry of Health and Sports is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and spread in China and 59 countries around the world, in cooperation with the international Health Ministries and the WHO, and sharing real-time updated information among these organizations.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Fighting between RCSS and Tatmadaw still raging
Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) spokesman Col. Sai Om Kay said that they had been fighting with the Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) on Loi Tuan Mountain, Mong Kong Township, southern Shan State on February 27 in the morning and the fighting between them was still raging until today.
— BNI Online

Union NREC Minister visits Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary
Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win visited Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary in Magway Region yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Farmland in Ayeyawady Region handed over on Peasants Day 2020
Peasants Day 2020 was commemorated at Wardu Village-tract, Kangyidaung Township, Pathein District, Ayeyawady Region yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Brown sugar, betel nuts worth over Rs 5 crore seized in Manipur
Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) have recovered huge quantities of betel nuts and brown sugar worth over Rs 5 crore in two separate operations carried out in Manipur’s Ukhrul and Tengnoupal districts, respectively, officials said.
— East Mojo

Helping farmers turn to mechanized agriculture, as envisaged by Constitution
The demand for mechanization and automation in the field of agriculture is in response to the demand for high quality products and sophisticated production techniques in countries with high labour costs.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Shwe Thaung Yan beach crowded with visitors during public holidays
More travellers headed to Shwe Thaung Yan beach in Pathein District, Ayeyawady Region, from the Chaungtha beach on overnight trips or day journeys during the public holidays.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Pioneers of Burmese Cartooning
February marked the 67th anniversary of the death of cartoonist U Ba Gyan. His art and that of his predecessor U Ba Gale were the focus of this Irrawaddy piece from 2003.
— Irrawaddy

Deputy Minister for Information meets with editorial team of GNLM
Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun held a meeting with the editorial team of the Global New Light of Myanmar yesterday in Yangon to discuss improving the quality of English language newspaper.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Pyin Oo Lwin wants five buildings on heritage list
Pyin Oo Lwin residents are urging the government to include five buildings that are more than a century old on the national heritage list.
— Myanmar Times

Monywa crop dryer under spotlight at agro-machinery expo
A machine that can dry paddy, maize and other crops in half an hour, and work through 30 tons in an hour, was the center of attention at the Myanmar International Agriculture Machinery Expo at Fortune Plaza in Thakayta Township, Yangon, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



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