Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 07:00
According to the observations at (06:30)hrs M.S.T today, the Cyclonic Storm "Pabuk" over the Andaman Sea is centred at about (235) miles South-Southeast of Coco Island, (330) miles South-Southeast of Hainggyikyun (Myanmar) and (150) miles Southeast of Port Blair (India). The present stage of the Cyclonic Storm "Pabuk" is coded yellow stage.
Position of Cyclonic Storm, center pressure and wind
A total of 100 Myanmar migrant workers who were detained in Thailand for various reasons while working in southern Thailand were brought back to Kawthoung under the arrangement of the authorities of the two countries.
Local authorities in Kawthoung welcomed 82 men and 18 women who returned by boat through Ranong, Thailand.
The authorities including police, immigration and labour officers provided necessary assistance to them and staff of the health department gave medical care to them.
Though it may be a part of history, the past can also be very much at risk. On August 24, 2016, we were forcefully reminded of this, when a magnitude-6.8 earthquake shook Myanmar, its people, and its cultural heritage. The Bagan Cultural Heritage Site saw the earthquake damage more than 350 monuments, and put our country on notice: we must act to safeguard our cultural heritage and the people inextricably linked to it.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a press conference on the repatriation of displaced people from Bangladesh to Rakhine State in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Review of the situation on the ground
Permanent Secretary U Myint Thu from MOFA answered questions from the media. He said the press conference aimed to explain the first phase of repatriation between Myanmar and Bangladesh, which begins today.
At the ceremony held in Myitkyina City Hall, PRC Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Hong Liang said that during the day’s trip the embassy is providing Ks 160 million worth of rice, cooking oil and materials such as blankets, Ks 12 million worth of medicine to displaced persons in the three townships of Sumprabum, Putao and Machanbaw. It is expected that this efforts could raise the socio-economic and health care situation of the people said the Ambassador.
On 5th November 2018, the Daily Star newspaper published an article according to which a spokesperson from the Bangladesh Border Guard Police claimed that shots were fired seventeen times from a police outpost near the Myanmar-Bangladesh border and a fifteen-year-old cowherd named Narul Islam suffered injuries to his elbow.
On 7th November 2018, Mr Delwar Houssain, Director General of South and East Asia Department of the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs invited the Myanmar Ambassador to Bangladesh and formally lodged a protest.
Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin received Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Ms. Virginia Gamba at the Office of the Special Representative of Myanmar to UN in New York at 11 am local time on 1st October.
According to the observations at (05:30)hrs M.S.T today, the Cyclonic Storm “DAYE” over Northwest Bay of Bengal has crossed Andhra Pradesh coast near Gopalpur (India). It is forecast to move West-Northwestwards and weaken gradually into deep depression.
This is the last news for Cyclonic Storm “DAYE”
Following is the full text of the report delivered by Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe duringthe Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meeting yesterday:
SPEAKER of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and all members of Parliament, I wish you all good health, wealth and prosperity.
In accordance with Article 228(B) of the 2008 Constitution, and the invitation dated 3 September 2018, I present this report on the work of the elected government to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.
There was an outbreak of illnesses in Wanyote village, Donhee (Sub) Township in Naga Self-administered Zone, Sagaing Region, on 19 August. Upon learning of it, a team consisting of specialists from Tatmadaw hospital under the Northwest Command arrived at Wanyote village on 29 August.
Together with doctors from Donhe station hospital, necessary inspection, medical treatment, medical care and informative talks were conducted starting from 30 August.
An outbreak of unidentified disease in Nanyun in the Naga Self-administered Zone has killed seven.
The outbreak started in Kwelan Village, Donhe Villate-tract, Nanyun Township, in August and spread to Shanhepawkun Village in Shanhenotenyo Village-tract.
Symptoms of this disease were fever, reddish eye, and rashes on the skin, coughing, respiratory problems, diarrhoea.
The Coordinating Body for Swiftly Rehabilitating Flood Stricken Regions, led by its Chairman Dr. Win Myat Aye, and officials donated galvanized sheet metal for roofing and monetary aid in Yedashe Township yesterday morning.
A health technical team, comprising experts from the World Health Organization and officials from the Ministry of Health and Sports, conducted a field visit for schistosomiasis outbreak investigation, reporting 828 suspected patients and 428 patients diagnosed with the disease, as of 20 August.
Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint accepted cash donated by Myanmar Motion Picture Organisation (MMPO) to the fund for rehabilitation of flood victims nationwide at a ceremony held in MMPO meeting hall in Wingaba Road, Bahan Township, Yangon yesterday.
At the event, MMPO Chairman U Zin Waing explained about the purpose of donation to the rehabilitation fund for flood victims.
“The government is cooperating with social organizations and the public in its natural disaster protection, relief and rehabilitation programs,” said a union level official yesterday at a ceremony in Yangon where donations were made for flood victims.
Temporary flood relief centres were opened in areas hit by floods between the months of July and August.
After floods hit most of Myanmar in July and August, flood victims were successfully shifted to 376 flood relief centres, and currently 338 of the 376 centres have been closed.
State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi received Ambassador Rosario Manalo, Chairperson of the Independent Commission of Enquiry and its members, U Mya Thein, Ambassador Kenzo Oshima and Prof. Dr. Aung Tun Thet at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw on 15 August 2018 at 14:00 hrs.
During the meeting, matters related to the work plan of the Commission, Terms of Reference and the formation of a dedicated secretariat to assist the Commission’s works were discussed.
The Red Cross Society of China donated US$ 100,000 to the Myanmar Red Cross Society for use in providing humanitarian aid to flood victims in Myanmar. The donation was made at the Myanmar Red Cross Society (Yangon) office on Strand Road at 3pm yesterday.
A handbook on National Dengue Management will be sent to doctors in September, said Dr. Zaw Lin, deputy director of the dengue and elephantiasis programme, operating under the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The guidelines are developed by experts and specialists from the World Health Organization. The handbook also includes guidelines on adult dengue fever.
The International Criminal Court (“the Court”or ICC”) was established through the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“the Rome Statute”). The ICC has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Myanmar is not party to the Rome Statute and the Court has no jurisdiction on Myanmar whatsoever.