Myanmar morning news for July 3, 2020


Myanmar morning newsMore than 160 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide
The battered bodies of more than 160 jade miners were pulled from a sea of mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar on Thursday, after one of the worst-ever accidents to hit the treacherous industry.
— Eagle news

Transit trade improves, $4 bn earned from Kyaukphyu-Kunming gas pipeline
Myanmar is seeing its transit trade improve, and nearly US$4 billion has been earned from the Kyaukphyu-Kunming gas pipeline alone, said Deputy Minister for Commerce Aung Htoo.
— Eleven Myanmar

Railway authorities organize coordination meeting to upgrade Yangon-Mandalay train track
Officials from Myanmar Railways held the 38th coordination meeting to upgrade Yangon-Mandalay railway yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Trade deficit reaches over $1.73bn in about nine months
As import surpasses export in about nine months of this fiscal year, there has been a trade deficit of over US$1.73 billion exceeding US$770 million compared to the same period of last year, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Armed forces chief allege “strong forces” behind terrorism in country
Myanmar Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has called for international cooperation in fighting and claimed that terrorist groups exist because of the “strong forces that support them”. While he did not name forces but observers indicated that he referred to Chinese support for some insurgent groups in Myanmar.
— Economic Times

Myanmar sets November 8 date for general election
Myanmar will hold its next general election on November 8, the election commission has announced, in a vote seen as a test for the country’s fledgeling democratic government led by Aung San Suu Kyi.
— Aljazeera

MR plans to sign MoU with EXIM Bank to take the loans
YANGON-Myanmar Railways(MR) is now planning to sign an agreement with Korea EXIM Bank aiming to take loans US$125 million for the upgrading of Mandalay-Myintgyina railroad section.
— Eleven Myanmar

Seed farmers in Myanmar to receive funding
Eligible seed farmers will receive loans equivalent to a total of K300,000 per acre over 15,000 acres of land, said U Myo Aung on July 1, director of the Cooperative Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar calls out China for arming terror groups, asks world to help
Myanmar suspects that China was trying to use terror groups as a bargaining chip for smooth implementation of Belt and Road Initiative projects.
— Hindustan Times

Dy Minister stresses need to improve farming capacity to earn $1bn yearly from fishery export
If Myanmar can improve domestic farming capacity, up to US$1 billion could be earned yearly from export of fishery products, said Deputy Minister for Commerce Aung Htoo.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar, Japan sign exchange of three agreements on assistance
Exchange of three agreements regarding the provision of assistance by the Government of Japan to the Government of the Union of Myanmar took place at the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Dozens dead in landslide at Myanmar jade mine
At least 50 people have died after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar trapped workers under a mound of refuse on Thursday, the country’s Fire Service Department and an Information Ministry official said.
— The Age

Local television reporter in Myanmar charged over COVID-19 reporting
A reporter for a local media company faces up to one year in prison if found guilty of spreading incorrect information on social media about the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Myanmar Times

China supplying weapons to Arakan Army armed group to weaken India, Myanmar: Report
China is supplying funds and sophisticated weaponry to armed groups in Myanmar and the Naypyitaw-designated terrorist group, the Arakan Army, to have leverage over Myanmar and India, Licas News reported.
— Times of India

Myanmar Pastor Charged with Breaching COVID-19 Rules with Religious Services
Saw David Lah faces up to three years in prison for arranging a series of religious gatherings in April blamed for spreading coronavirus to at least 80 people.
— Irrawaddy

728 Myanmar nationals come back home via Myawady border bridge on 2 July
A total of 728 Myanmar nationals returned home from Thailand through No. 2 border bridge in Myawady Town, Kayin State, on 2 July.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

EU States Suspend US$100 M of Myanmar’s Debt Payments During COVID-19
Six European Union countries agreed to a one-year deferral for debt payments from Myanmar worth almost US$100 million, in a bid to help the country deal with COVID-19.
— Irrawaddy

More than 100 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide
The bodies of at least 100 jade miners were pulled from the mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar on Thursday (Jul 2), in one of the worst ever accidents to hit the perilous industry.
— CNA

Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Announcement No. (118/2020)
13th Waxing of First Waso 1382 ME (2 July 2020) Informing voters abroad of the dates to get Form 15 at relevant embassies and return the forms after being filled with the facts Sd/Hla Thein Chairman Union Election Commission
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Landslide Kills at Least 126 at Northern Myanmar Jade Mine
Around 300 jade prospectors and scavengers were at work when a huge landslide crashed into water that had filled an unused Hpakant mine.
— Irrawaddy

First Baptized Convert in Myanmar Remembered Forever
On June 27, 1819, U Naw became the first reported Christian to be baptized in Myanmar (previously named Burma during that time). U Naw was a local fisherman when he first heard about the American Christian missionary, Adoniram Judson.
— Persecution

Relief flights evacuate Myanmar citizens from South Korea, Cambodia
The Myanmar government evacuated Myanmar citizens facing difficulties in South Korea and Cambodia due to COVID-19 pandemic by using relief flights from Myanmar Airways International (MAI), announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
— Eleven Myanmar

National Volunteers Steering Unit holds online meeting with Shan State CSOs
The National Volunteers Steering Unit held a videoconference with volunteers and members of civil society organizations assisting with COVID-19 measures in eastern and southern parts of Shan State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar seizes large haul of narcotic drugs
Myanmar authorities seized a large haul of narcotic drugs in the eastern Shan state during their operation near Yaypusan village in Tachileik township earlier this week.
— VietnamPlus

Announcement on advance voting process for local voters outside their constituencies in 2020 General Election
The Union Election has made Announcement No. 115/2020 to hold the general elections on 8 November 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mandalay property sales spike due to low rates, strong currency
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, pockets of demand have been emerging in the Mandalay real estate sector, said U Tin Maung, chair of the Myanmar Real Property Development Association.
— Myanmar Times

Tree-planting ceremony commemorates Myanmar Women’s Day
The Tree-Planting ceremony for Myanmar Women’s Day that falls on July 3 was held in advance in No (13) Yan Aung Myin forest reserve near bypass road (V-4) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday in accordance with the guidelines of COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

11,802 Myanmar nationals return home from China via Lashio
Local authorities in Lashio of Northern Shan State helped the returnees back from China through Muse, Kokang Self-administered Zone and Chinshwehaw border town by transporting them to the respective regions by trains starting from 6th May.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Military Faulted for Information Blackout on Massacre Prosecutions
The army’s refusal to discuss the details of its prosecution of three military personnel over the massacre of 19 Rohingya has been criticized as a failure of justice.
— Irrawaddy

Let’s come up with determined efforts to win the war against COVID, once and for all with the participation of everyone: State Counsellor
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said “Let’s come up with determined efforts to win the war against COVID, once and for all with the participation of everyone” on her Facebook page yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar to Go to the Polls on Nov. 8, Election Commission Announces
Myanmar’s general election will be held on Nov. 8, the UEC announced; it will be the country’s first nationwide poll held under a civilian government in six decades.
— Irrawaddy

Legal Translation Commission holds 7th meeting
The Legal Translation Commission held their 7th meeting at the Office of the Union Attorney-General yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Recovered COVID-19 Patient in Myanmar Tests Positive Again
A surgeon in Shan State who shows no symptoms of COVID-19 has tested positive for the disease after previously testing negative for it twice.
— Irrawaddy

 

 

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