Myanmar morning news for May 25

Myanmar morning news for May 25

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar central bank confirms digital currency ban amid rising demand
Myanmar’s financial services regulator is not fond of digital currencies, and it has made its stand crystal clear. The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) recently announced that it had outlawed the use of digital currencies in the country. However, digital currency users in the Southeast Asian country believe that this is just talk and that the law is on their side.
— Coingeek

Myanmar submits first report on Rohingya to UN’s top court
Document about steps Myanmar took for protecting Rohingya from genocide is with ICJ, official says as critics cry foul.
— Aljazeera

China donates equipment to Mandalay coronavirus lab
The Chinese government donated more than K375 million worth of laboratory equipment to the COVID-19 lab in Mandalay and sent a team of health professionals to provide training.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar editor jailed for Covid error
A Myanmar news editor has been jailed for two years after his agency reported a coronavirus death that turned out to be false, his lawyer said on Friday.
— Bangkok Post

Manufacturing sector pulls over 120 foreign enterprises in Oct-Apr
Majority of foreign enterprises primarily invest in the manufacturing sector in the seven months of the current financial year 2019-2020, the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) stated.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar to resume wage discussions post-pandemic
Myanmar’s National Committee for the Minimum Wage (NCMW) says the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn developments to introduce a new national minimum wage to a standstill, but says discussions could get underway once more by the end of the month.
— Ecotextil

Rohingya targeted in Malaysia as Covid-19 stokes xenophobia
Eleyas, a Rohingya Muslim, fled to Malaysia six years ago, seeking a safe haven from persecution in Myanmar.
— Malay Mail

Myanmar evacuates more than 2000 citizens stranded abroad
Due to the temporary suspension of international passenger flights, Myanmar brought back 145 Myanmar citizens from Singapore by the MNA’s relief flight as a fifth batch. They arrived back at Yangon International Airport on 21 May.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar prepares response to International Court order on Rohingya
Myanmar says it will submit a report due Saturday (May 23) outlining its claims of compliance with an order from the International Court of Justice to protect members of its Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority.
— The Star Online

COVID-19 supplies reach IDP camps in Kachin, Rakhine states
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, in cooperation with related departments and organizations, has implemented prevention, control and response actions against COVID-19 at the IDP camps in Kachin and Rakhine states.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

What’s Stopping Myanmar From Modernizing its Electricity Sector?
Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! This week, we will discuss electricity production and distribution in Myanmar and lessons to learn from Vietnam on electricity and energy sector reforms. Electrical engineer U Myint Zaw joins me to discuss this.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s Crypto Insiders Remain Resolute Amid the Central Bank’s Crypto Ban
Last week, the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) issued an official announcement banning cryptocurrencies from its commercial space. As the statement explained, commercial banking institutions across the country should cease to accept or conduct transactions in digital currencies.
— Insidebitcoins

The Importance of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to Fight against COVID-19
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced COVID-19 can be characterized as pandemic on 11th March, 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Over 5,000 tonnes of illegal timber seized in Sagaing Region
With the illegal timber extraction rampant during coronavirus pandemic period in Sagaing Region, authorities are exerting greatest efforts and thus over 5,000 tonnes of illegal timbers were seized from October to April in this fiscal year 2019-2020, according to the Sagaing Region Forest Department.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

In search of Myanmar’s billion-dollar meth lab
Deep in the Southeast Asian jungle, drug cartels run an operation so huge it makes El Chapo look like a street corner pill pusher.
— GQ Magazine

Life in coronavirus quarantine in a camp on the Myanmar-China border
Myanmar’s military offered a three-month ceasefire to some ethnic armed organisations to jointly battle the Covid-19 pandemic
— South China Morning Post

Myanmar’s hasty solar tender draws criticism from investors
The Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) is being criticised by the business community over a recent tender for solar power, with key foreign investors pressing for more time to prepare bids and for tough conditions to be revised.
— Myanmar Times

Large haul of stimulants, ICE seized in Myanmar’s eastern state
Myanmar authorities seized large haul of stimulants and methamphetamine (ICE) in Shan state, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Sunday.
— Xinhua

Fourth Year Performances of Mon State Government
Tirelessly working for regional development: Mon State Government In all (10) townships of Mon State, multi-faceted development tasks are rolling ahead in full swing using the fund provided by the Union Government and the fund allocated to the Mon State Government with the enthusiastic participation of State Level Departments; the district / township levels.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar: Ex-CM of Tanintharyi region sentenced to 30-year prison
A court in Myanmar on Friday handed a 30-year prison sentence to the former chief minister of Tanintharyi region on bribery and corruption charges.
— Nenow

Magwe govt allows more than 1000 factories to reopen
Magwe regional government has allowed more than 1000 factories to reopen after inspections were carried out on May 22.
— Myanmar Times

99 migrant workers sent home in special buses after 21-day quarantine
A total of 99 Myanmar nationals were transported back to their native places via the Taunggyi Business Center (TBC) Highway Bus Terminal in Taunggyi, Shan State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ministry of Construction reviews road, bridge processes
Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw, Deputy Minister Dr Kyaw Lin and the Directors-General of the Road, Bridges and Rural Road Development Departments held a video conference to inspect the progress of rural road and bridge development in Bago Region and Mon State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sri Lankans in Myanmar donate a stock of PPE to Navy
Extending their supportive hand to the programmes conducted by the Navy for controlling the spread of coronavirus, Sri Lankans in Myanmar donated a stock of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth about Rs. 350000/= to the Navy.
— Daily News

Second batch of Myanmar nationals stranded in India amidst COVID-19 returns home
A total of 123 Myanmar nationals stranded in Chennai, India, and its sorrounding area following international flights were suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic were brought back home by relief flight yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Vietjet flies Vietnamese citizens home from Myanmar
Vietjet coordinated with the Embassy of Vietnam in Myanmar and the two countries’ authorities to operate a special flight bringing 240 Vietnamese citizens from Myanmar back home safely on May 21 in line with the decisions of the two governments.
— VietnamPlus

Show respect each other by following COVID-19 guidelines
With gradually reopening of businesses, including restaurants and markets with the health guidelines in the midst of the COVID-19, police officers and health workers are making safety checks on roads in towns in efforts to enforce the COVID-19 health guidelines.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Homesickness, not hate speech, makes Rohingya refugees yearn for Myanmar at Hari Raya
In Myanmar’s Rakhine state, regularly closed mosques, jailed relatives and police harassment are usual for the Rohingya Muslim population throughout the year.

Fourth-Year Performances of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Taryar Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: working towards a Democratic Federal Union, maintaining checks and balances with all branches of democracy To strengthen multiparty democracy system in a nation, the role of parliament is very important.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

No new COVID-19 case on Sunday, total cases remain at 201
Result on testing of 166 samples at the Department of Medical Research and 188 samples in the first group at the National Health Laboratory (Yangon), totaling 354 on 24 May afternoon showed No new cases.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Strong wind destroys 600 houses in Sagaing Region in May
Strong wind has destroyed more than 600 houses and buildings in 26 townships of Sagaing Region this month, said the head of Sagaing Region Disaster Management Department.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MoHS, Tatmadaw medical corps take body temperature with mobile infrared thermal detection units
Mobile teams of Ministry of Health and Sports and the Tatmadaw medical corps used vehicles installed with infrared thermal detection units in taking body temperature of people in Mayangon Township in Yangon yesterday morning, as a move to prevent transmission of COVID-19 among the public.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar receives 604 returnees from Thailand on 23 May
A fresh batch of 604 Myanmar migrant workers from Thailand arrived back home through the Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge (2) yesterday, bringing the total number of returnees from Thailand through border crossing since 1 May to 1,388.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar editor jailed for two years over virus error
A Myanmar news editor has been jailed for two years after his agency reported a coronavirus death that turned out to be false, his lawyer said Friday.
— The News

237 return from China through border on 23 May
Myanmar people returning from China through Muse and Laukkai and Chinshwehaw in Kokang Self-Administered Zone in Shan State (North) have been systematically transported back to their respective regions and states from Lashio by train.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar gears up for repatriation push
Myanmar is preparing to help citizens stuck in Thailand to return home while a large group of Indians have flown home on a special flight.
— Bangkok Post

Taungtha Seintalone growers face cheaper price than before coronavirus pandemic
The Seintalone mango growers are unhappy because of price drop during the high harvest time of Seintalone in Taungtha and Myingyan townships in Mandalay Region, said U Thet Khine Win, an owner of Muditha Seintalone mango farm in Ward 2.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar China Association donates medical supplies to fight coronavirus infection
Myanmar China Association donated medical supplies to the Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee in Nay Pyi Taw on 21 May for the protection against and control of the coronavirus disease.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Fourth-Year Performances of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations (MIFER)
Elevating the growth rate of national economy: MIFER By Shin Min, Photo: MIFER With the main objectives to attract more investment into the country to boost national development and to systematically handle the aids, the assistances and the loans, the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations (MIFER) is working in top gear.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

To alert double infection of COVID-19 and dengue virus in coming months
While fighting with the spread of coronavirus, we will have to struggle to cope with dengue fever outbreak which occurs in the rainy season.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

AIA brings its global ambassador, David Beckham, and partner, Tottenham Hotspur, together to promote Healthier, Longer, Better Lives
AIA, the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group, recently launched a new content series (filming was conducted prior to the Covid-19 pandemic) in partnership with its Global Ambassador David Beckham and partner Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (“Spurs” or “the Club”).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



Feature photo Time Ayeyar
This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on World No-Tobacco Day, May 31.


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