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President connects Shan State (East) to National Grid

Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar

Published on Aug. 9, 2020, 1:54 p.m.

President U Win Myint attended the ceremony to commission into service the 151.8-mile-long 230-kV Namhsan-Mongpyin-Kengtung national grid

Myanmar News Agency


No new local COVID-19 transmissions for nearly one month in Myanmar

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Aug. 9, 2020, 9:25 a.m.

Up until August 9, Myanmar has reported a total of 161 locally transmitted cases and five deaths involving such cases. 



Cardinals call for end to crimes against China's Uyghurs

Source: The Tablet

Published on Aug. 9, 2020, 9:23 a.m.

The cardinals of Myanmar and Indonesia are among 76 signatories to a statement today calling for action to stop “one of the most egregious human tragedies since the Holocaust: the potential genocide of the Uyghurs and other Muslims in China.”

Ruth Gledhill


Adolescence lost: Covid-19 triggers surge in child marriage

Source: UCA News

Published on Aug. 9, 2020, 9:09 a.m.

Pandemic allows poor Bangladeshi families to marry off their daughters without the need for expensive weddings

Stephan Uttom and Rock Ronald Rozario


Thura U Shwe Mann says he won't be running in GE2020

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Aug. 9, 2020, 9:01 a.m.

Thura U Shwe Mann, chair of the Union Betterment Party (UBP), has announced that he will not be competing in the upcoming elections, two months after saying he will "definitely" be competing.



Large haul of stimulants, opium seized in Myanmar's eastern state

Source: Xinhua

Published on Aug. 8, 2020, 10:41 a.m.

A total of 6.4 million stimulant tablets worth 9.6 billion kyats (6.85 million U.S. dollars) were confiscated from a vehicle travelling in Tachileik township on Friday afternoon.


State Counsellor launches public rental housing project in Yangon

Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar

Published on Aug. 8, 2020, 10:31 a.m.

The State Counsellor said “I’m very satisfied that we are able to implement this housing project. The reason is that this is for the livelihood of our people. 

Myanmar News Agency


Over 10,000 undocumented Myanmar citizens in Malaysia to be repatriated by relief flight

Source: Eleven Media Group

Published on Aug. 8, 2020, 10:24 a.m.

A list of over 10,000 undocumented Myanmar citizens living in Malaysia has been made and they will be taken back to Myanmar by special relief flight after the approval of the Malaysian government, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs



COVID-19 affects Myanmar’s key economic growth sectors

Source: Mizzima

Published on Aug. 8, 2020, 10:18 a.m.

As Myanmar slowly begins to open up its local economy, it is clear that the economy’s key growth engines have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown measures, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).


Myanmar: Govt to provide cash assistance to pregnant women

Source: The Star Online

Published on Aug. 8, 2020, 10:16 a.m.

Myanmar government has been making arrangements to provide cash assistance to pregnant women in more regions and states amid the epidemic of Covid-19, an official of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement told Xinhua on Friday