Myanmar morning news for May 1

Myanmar morning news for May 1

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar Govt Offers to Pay Factory Workers 40% During COVID-19 Inspection Closures
Myanmar’s Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population says it will provide 40 percent of workers’ salaries where factories have been closed since April 20 for COVID-19 inspections.
— Irrawaddy

Millions in Myanmar risk having mobile phones cut off after SIM registration deadline
Millions of people in Myanmar risk having their mobile phones cut off tomorrow, in the midst of the pandemic crisis, if the government goes ahead with its deadline for users to register their SIM cards with a valid identity document.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Tourism Sector Braced for 50% Job Cuts Amid COVID-19 Downturn
Tour operators are not expecting a return to normality until 2023 as the world turns away from tourism after the coronavirus outbreak.
— Irrawaddy

UN Human Rights Expert Accuses Myanmar Army of Fresh Abuses
A UN special rapporteur took aim at the Myanmar military for targeting ethnic minorities in Rakhine and Chin states.
— The Diplomat

COVID-19 protection aids worth K48 mln donated in Muse
Charity organizations such as Blue Sky from Shweli, Mi Hsaung Pone foundation and Hsaung Chin Link foundation from China donated COVID-19 prevention aids worth K48 million to Kutkai, Namkham and Muse townships in Shan State (North) on 29 April through the Muse border (Nandaw crossing).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Coronavirus is ’emboldening’ Myanmar military to carry out ‘war crimes’ says UN human rights expert
A leading United Nations human rights expert claims the Myanmar military is carrying out “war crimes” against ethnic minorities, emboldened by special extended powers intended to help control the spread of the coronavirus.

Myanmar to provide social security benefits for workers amid Covid-19 shutdown
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population will provide social security benefits for workers of the registered factories and workshops which are temporarily closed for inspection amid the Covid-19 outbreak, state-run media quoted the ministry’s release on Thursday (April 30).
— The Star Online

COVID-19: First case in Myanmar discharges, reports 4 new cases and 1 death
The Ministry of Health Myanmar has reported four new cases and one death, bringing the total number of 150 cases at 8:00 PM on 28 April 2020 after it reported 0 cases for two days straight in the morning on the same day.
— Myanmore

Some businesses in Myanmar’s Mandalay region to get nod for operation soon
The Mandalay Region government in a statement said it will allow the operations of some essential businesses soon.
— The Star Online

Myanmar’s capital sets regulations for visitors
The Nay Pyi Taw Council has issued regulations for the entry and exit of visitors in the country’s administrative capital.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s first COVID-19 patient discharged today
Myanmar’s first COVID-19 patient has been discharged from the hospital today, says the Social Affairs Minister from the Chin State Government.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s capital sets regulations for visitors
The Nay Pyi Taw Council has issued regulations for the entry and exit of visitors in the country’s administrative capital.
— Myanmar Times

Fish market demand decline during COVID-19 period
The drop in demand of the local fish market has worsened during COVID-19 period according to the general secretary Win Kyaing of Myanmar Fisheries Federation on April 27.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Military ‘May Be Repeating Crimes Against Humanity
Myanmar’s military may again be carrying out crimes against humanity in Rakhine and Chin states in the conflict-ravaged country, a United Nations rights expert has warned.
— Eurasia Review

Myanmar govt will pay social security for insured workers
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population will provide social security benefits for insured workers from factories and workshops which are temporarily suspended for inspections.
— Myanmar Times

First batch of Myanmar nationals returns from South Korea
International flights have been suspended since the spread of COVID-19 but 96 Myanmar nationals returned from Incheon Airport in South Korea to Myanmar on a Myanmar Airways International (MAI) flight at 8:45 pm yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Migrants’ Return from Thailand Delayed Over Travel Hassles
Over 16,000 migrant returnees will have to wait for a few more days as Thailand extended a state of emergency and travel restrictions over COVID-19.
— Irrawaddy

Hluttaw meetings organizing committee holds second meeting for 16th regular session
The Central Committee on Organizing Second Hluttaw Meetings held meeting 2/2020 in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Military Condemns UK Move to Continue Sanctions
The Myanmar military says the UK’s recent decision to extend sanctions against 14 of its officers hurts the position and dignity of the armed forces.
— Irrawaddy

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Myanmar’s First COVID-19 Patient Recovers, Leaves Hospital
A 36-year-old man who was the first person in Myanmar to test positive for the coronavirus left hospital in Chin State on Wednesday after making a recovery.
— Irrawaddy

Tatmadaw, fire brigades carry out disinfections at 165 sites for COVID-19 prevention
Members of Defence Services and Fire Brigade have used 637.5 gallon of disinfectants and 25,500 gallons of water in respective regions and states.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

I acknowledge the strong participation of workers in the people’s efforts to respond to COVID-19 disease: President
President U Win Myint sends message on occasion of Workers’ Day which falls on 1st May 2020 Dear esteemed workers, Today is Workers’ Day, highly regarded by workers all over the world, as well as by workers in Myanmar as a truly auspicious day.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar leader appeals for patriotism in COVID-19 fight
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi appealed for patriotism among young doctors to help their countrymen overcome the challenge of COVID-19.
— Myanmar Times

Ayeyawady Foundation honours frontline health workers, donates rice to regions, states
Ayeyawady Foundation and its associated business groups have donated 17,500 bags of rice worth over K470 million to regions and states through respective regional governments amid COVID-19 spread.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Hayman Microfinance Wins Fastest Growing Microfinance Company Myanmar 2020 Award
Hayman Capital Pte Ltd has been awarded “Fastest Growing Microfinance Company Myanmar 2020” by Global Banking & Finance Review® on 17th April 2020. And the Acting CEO & CFO of Hayman Capital Co., Ltd has also been awarded “Non-Banking Financial Institutional CFO of the Year Myanmar 2020” Award on the same day.
— Myanmar times

AA attack WFP’s relief aid convoy for locals in Paletwa
A convoy transporting relief aid donated by Chin government, the World Food Programme and the Tatmadaw to the local people in Paletwa Township in Chin State on 29 April amid bad weathers is attacked by AA terrorists.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Army Again Guilty Of Abuses: UN Expert
Myanmar’s military must be investigated for possible “war crimes and crimes against humanity” as a conflict with rebels in the country’s northwest ramps up, a United Nations (UN) rights expert said Wednesday.
— The Asean Post

Tsang Yih factory to re-open on May 7
Tsang Yih, the shoe factory where an employee tested positive for COVID-19, has been given permission to reopen in the first week of May. But union advisers say the company should have a proper care plan in place for its employees before doing so.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar IDP Camps Brace for Coronavirus Outbreak
In Myanmar, an estimated 350,000 internally displaced persons living in crowded and sometimes unsanitary conditions face the danger of a widespread outbreak of COVID – 19. Special teams are forming in some of the camps to help provide information and some equipment to prevent a disaster.

China’s fumigation rule makes about 100,000 rice bags stuck in Kyalgaung town
The absence of Phytosanitary Certificate (PC) blocked the rice trade between Myanmar and China, resulting in about 100,000 rice bags being stranded in Kyalgaung town, vice president U Min Thein of Muse Rice Depot told the Global New Light of Myanmar-GNLM yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Migrant Workers Left Jobless and Trapped by Thai Coronavirus Lockdown
Some 500,000 migrants in Thailand are now unemployed due to the COVID-19 crisis; many cannot access government aid, but are unable to go home due to border closures.
— Irrawaddy

When Myanmar’s Dictator Revealed the Burmese Way to Socialism
On this day in 1962, General Ne Win’s new dictatorship took to the radio to broadcast its ideology, the Burmese Way to Socialism, which soon pushed Myanmar deep into poverty.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor holds video conference with senior health officers fighting against COVID-19
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi discusses situation of fighting the COVID-19 disease during the video conference with the health professionals.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The efforts of UCSB to bring out good service personnel during the fourth year
Kay Kay, UCSB Civil Service Personnel System was issued on 4 October 2019 for the improvement of the State administrative machinery and the consistency of the functions of service personnel amidst the changes in the administrations based on the election results.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Three Myanmar Military Officers Infected With COVID-19 in Russia ‘Doing Well’: Army
Three Myanmar military officers who tested positive for COVID-19 while undergoing training in Russia are responding well to treatment, a Tatmadaw spokesman said.
— Irrawaddy



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