Myanmar morning news for May 27

Myanmar morning news for May 27

Myanmar morning news

Number of COVID-19 cases rise to 206 in Myanmar
Number of COVID-19 positive cases reached 206 in Myanmar as of Tuesday, according to the Health and Sports Ministry.
— Xinhua

Myanmar to seek 700 million dollar IMF loan for COVID-19 spending
The parliament of Myanmar on Tuesday approved the proposal to seek 700 million dollar loan from IMF to finance its spending on fighting COVID-19 in the country.
— News On Air

Myanmar: Imagery Shows 200 Buildings Burned
Satellite imagery shows that about 200 homes and other buildings were destroyed by fire on May 16, 2020, in Myanmar’s embattled Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today.
— Human Rights Watch

Myanmar to receive agriculture loan from World Bank
A senior government official has revealed that Myanmar will receive a loan of US$200 million (K277 billion) from the World Bank.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar gov’t provides social security benefits to COVID-19-affected workers
Myanmar’s Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population has provided social security benefits to a total of 26,305 workers of factories, workshops and workplaces affected by the restrictions against COVID-19 pandemic, said a ministry’s release on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Households in Myanmar exempt from first 150 units of electricity in May
Households will be exempted from paying for the first 150 units of electricity consumed for the month of May, according to Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
— Myanmar Times

Thitikorn closes in on Myanmar firm
SET-listed Thitikorn (TK) is set to finalise the acquisition of a microfinance business in Myanmar next quarter, a move expected to lend support to the company’s goal of having 30% of its loan portfolio come from neighbouring countries by year-end 2020.
— Bangkok Post

Joint fight against COVID-19 strengthens China-Myanmar bond
Xie Jian left Myanmar more than a month ago, but still gets messages from his peers in the Southeast Asian country asking about the prevention and control of COVID-19.
— ecns

Myanmar Metals confirms high grade ER Valley copper-cobalt discovery, uncovers new lead zone at Bawdwin
Special Report: Finding the edges of the mammoth polymetallic system at Bawdwin in Myanmar just got trickier. Recent drilling has successfully extended the length of the ER Valley discovery — a stone’s throw from Bawdwin’s current defined resource — to over 180m.
— Stock head

2,326 Myanmar nationals stranded in foreign countries have returned
A total of 2,326 Myanmar nationals who were stranded in foreign countries due to the suspension of international commercial flights amid COVID-19 outbreak have been brought back home by relief flights so far, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Freedom in South East Asia and Myanmar’s restricted waters on a 68 Sports Motor Yacht
The world’s your oyster on a 68 Sports Motor Yacht, so say Jacky and Rudi who recently returned to their home port of Phuket after cruising the Mergui Archipelago on a 10-day trip.
— Powerboat

Myanmar govt urges ethnic armed groups to protect people, borders
The government urged ethnic armed groups that have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) to guard Myanmar’s borders and protect their people from COVID-19 by follow the Health Ministry’s preventive measures.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar: Five Men Beaten On Tatmadaw Boat Face Terrorism Charges
Less than two weeks after video of five men being beaten by Tatmadaw soldiers went viral online, the victims of the “unlawful interrogations” appeared before the Sittwe District Court on May 22 and were arraigned on terrorism charges, lawyer U Kyaw Nyunt Maung told DMG.
— Eurasia Review

After Record Drug Bust, Questions of Opioid Crisis Creeping into Asia
The evergreen hills of northeast Myanmar’s section of the Golden Triangle are sparse, making it easy to hide out in the open a set of machines that look like squat robots, but are in fact pressure reactors that cook drug chemicals.

Govt to survey pandemic’s effect on street children in Myanmar
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement will conduct an assessment of the conditions and needs of street children in Yangon and Mandalay next month, as it tries to halt the spread of COVID-19, a Department of Rehabilitation official said.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon Hluttaw to resume on June 2
The Second Yangon Region Hluttaw will resume on June 2, and MPs will be required to undergo swab tests for COVID-19 before attending parliament. They will also be required to stay under quarantine at a hotel, said the regional Hluttaw MP U Yan Aung, the elected member for Mingalar Taung Nyunt.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar central bank confirms digital currency ban
The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) has outlawed the use of digital currencies in the country.
— The paypers

60 hotels, guesthouses seek to reopen in Mandalay
Sixty hotels and guest houses in Mandalay Region have applied to reopen and will be inspected starting next week, said U Min Naing, chair of the Myanmar Hotelier Association in Mandalay.
— Myanmar Times

Design faults blamed in Yangon building collapse
Design faults caused a portion of a building to collapse recently at the University of Nursing in Yangon, experts said on May 25.
— Myanmar Times

NLD, Tatmadaw in budget tit-for-tat
Legislators of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) and the Tatmadaw (military) argued over the allocation of additional money for defence during a discussion in parliament on May 25.
— Myanmar Times

No air quality dividend for Yangon amid COVID-19
Even as factories close and many people stay home, air pollution in Yangon has remained stubbornly bad, and the agriculture sector may hold the answer.
— Frontier Myanmar

Timeline: Myanmar’s Government Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Irrawaddy provides an overview of key events in the Myanmar government’s efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Submits First Report to World Court on Provisional Measures to Protect Rohingya
The ICJ said Myanmar had submitted its first report on steps to protect Rohingya, in compliance with a court order as part of Gambia’s genocide case against the country.
— Irrawaddy

Weird AF Myanmar rap MV brings cocaine sex party to Animal Crossing (Video)
By Min Ye Kyaw Dressed all in black with a bucket hat, Myanmar vocalist Way rocks the party with some of his closest friends in his new music video.
— Coconuts Myanmar

Myanmar files first Rohingya case report to top UN court
Myanmar has submitted its first report to the International Court of Justice on steps it has taken to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims, the UN’s top court said Tuesday morning (May 26).
— The Star Online

2,326 Myanmar nationals stranded in foreign countries have returned
A total of 2,326 Myanmar nationals who were stranded in foreign countries due to the suspension of international commercial flights amid COVID-19 outbreak have been brought back home by relief flights so far, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Developer issues tender for Ayeyarwady LNG power plant
The Myanmar-Chinese developers of a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant for Ayeyarwady Region have issued a tender with a one-week deadline for companies to enter the prequalification stage.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Parliament Approves $700-Million IMF Loan for COVID-19 Spending
Parliament has approved an IMF loan package worth US$700 million to meet budget shortfalls as the government boosts spending to curb the economic impact of COVID-19.
— IrrawaddyS

Shock Tube Detonator seized in Myanmar-China border checkpoint
Shock tube detonator worth over Ks.130 million was seized in Manwein border checkpoint at the Myanmar-China border on May 25.
— Eleven Myanmar

Abducted Villagers in Western Myanmar Blame Arakan Army
The rebel group and Myanmar military are both accused of detaining and beating civilians in Chin State’s Paletwa Township.
— Irrawaddy

Online music festival in support of UNICEF
An online music festival named One Love Asia will be held at 7pm on May 27 by WebTVAsia and YouTube. The festival is raising funds for UNICEF’s COVID-19 campaign.
— Eleven Myanmar

Shan Pants, Burmese Longyi and Teenagers: Finding the Moral Imagination for Peace in Myanmar
Political structures, constitutions and peace processes cannot confer dignity or legitimacy; those things come from people’s attitudes toward, and trust in, one another.
— Irrawaddy

Yangon to conduct widespread health checks
Health checkups will be conducted continuously on 33 Townships situated in the municipal areas in Yangon Region, says Naing Ngan Lin, Social Affairs Minister from Yangon Region Government Committee.
— Eleven Myanmar

The Day Myanmar’s Capital Erupted Into Race Riots
On this day in 1930, violence between Myanmar and Indian workers over jobs at Yangon Port led to days of bloody clashes between the two communities across the country.
— Irrawaddy

Top officials who banned crowds from gathering blasted for gathering in crowd
Yangon’s regional government is under fire today after a top official and the chairman of its pandemic response team attended a Sunday religious festival in apparent defiance of their own rules.
— Coconuts Myanmar

Yangon Nursing University Collapse Caused by Design Flaws, Committee Finds
A committee of engineers says the partial collapse of the Yangon Nursing University in mid-May was caused by design flaws.
— Irrawaddy

The Missionary School That Educated Many of 20th-Century Myanmar’s Most Prominent Figures
Occupying its current site since 1886, the Yangon school once known as St. Paul High turned out many of the leading figures of the colonial and post-independence periods.
— Irrawaddy



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


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