Significant events and news daily in2023

By Toe Wai Aung

Continued from yesterday
17 April (Myanmar New Year)
A total of 98 foreign prisoners, including five Sri Lankans, and 3,015 local prisoners were pardoned.

29 April
At 6:30 am, theatrician, comedian, and film actor U Win Naing (Anupyinya) passed away at the Seezayeik Home for the Aged in Pale Myothit of Mingaladon Township.

1-3 May
From 1 to 3 May, Mr Arsjad Rajid P M (ASEAN-BAC Indonesia) who took on the responsibility as the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) Chairman visited Myanmar as part of the ASEAN-BAC Roadshow.

7 May
UMFCCI warned its brethren organizations and business owners to be prepared for shortage of goods during natural disasters and not to speculate on prices of basic commodities and medicine.

10 May
Ministry of Education announced a list of regulations for teachers and staff which includes a prohibition on requesting any fees for the academic year 2023-24.
At the Cyclone Mocha alert, passenger vessels between the delta region and Yangon temporarily stopped operating on 11 and 12 May.

12 May
State Administration Council passed the Private Education Law that includes a punishment of a two-year prison sentence and a maximum fine of K50 million.

15 May
Internal Revenue announced a tax exemption of up to K15 million on net profits for local small and medium enterprises for three years starting from the inception of the business.

17 May
Fire brigades and charities from three cities left for Cyclone Mocha-affected Rakhine townships to do rescue and rehabilitation works.

18 May
The Agriculture Department announced students who passed Grade 9 must sit the entrance exam for agriculture and livestock majors at 51 associated basic education schools.

23 May
The electronic system for taxpayer registration was adopted.

30 May
The Myanmar Embassy to Thailand announced that anyone who lost passports, Citizenship Scrutiny cards, work permits, and non-Thai identification cards in Thailand can collect them at the embassy.

1 June
Myanma Economic Bank increased interest rates for saving accounts, saving certificates, and fixed accounts.
A sum of 6,229,337 students went back to school for the academic year 2023-24 nationwide.

7 June
Directorate of Investment and Companiy Administration blacklisted three rice trading companies for accepting cash transfers to foreign bank accounts for local rice purchases.

9 June
Department of Myanmar Examinations announced that 109,851 students passed the matriculation exam of 2023 with a passing rate of 67.87 per cent.
UMFCCI announced that local entrepreneurs can apply for the ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) 2023 by 7 July.
Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings Public Co., Ltd announced a plan to supply electricity using renewable energy at the Thilawa Special Economic Zone starting from the financial year 2023-24.

23 June
Celebrated singer Sein Moh Moh passed away at the Green Cross Hospital in Yangon.

4 July
Authorities defined online sale activities as essential services under Section 4 and Subsection (c) of the Essential Goods and Services Law.

7 July
Myanmar Mercantile Marine College opened admission for 300 candidates for the academic year 2024-25.

12 July
Central Bank of Myanmar announced that it allowed a service licence to handle payments via QR codes on behalf of the sellers in areas that do not have access to banking services.
From 15 July to 14 September, 17 townships in Rakhine State that experienced Cyclone Mocha were recognized for a second time as natural disaster-affected areas.

20 July
Maritime Malaysia announced that a cargo ship that sank in Malaysian waters was salvaged on 30 July. The ship sank on 20 July, and nine crewmates, including four Myanmar, four Malaysian, and one Indonesian, were missing. Authorities found some missing sailors.
The Myanmar Embassy to Thailand announced that two non-bank financial service companies from Myanmar and Thailand launched an official wiring service application called Dee Money to protect Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand from scams when transferring money back home.

21 July
Online sales business owners were warned of lawful actions if they failed to register their businesses within six months.

25 July
China Rocket Co., Ltd officials and Myanmar Union Minister for Information discussed satellite technological services.

26 July
Myanmar and Chinese officials signed a memorandum of understanding for streamlining border transport and connecting to the railway network.

1 August
Myanmar Motion Pictures Organization announced the requirement for series of Myanmar dramas to undergo censorship before the production begins.
The Fisheries Department announced the extension of construction surveys in the A3 block offshore area in Myanmar waters until 15 August.

12 August
Academy award-winning scriptwriter Myint Oo U Myint, who won the award for his work on the Kyo Kyar Taung Pan Khat Than film, passed away.

13 August
Charity organizations found 33 bodies killed by a landslide at a jade mining site in Phakant. Their search and rescue operation ended on 17 August.
The Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur announced its effort to take action against the culprits behind a fake Facebook page with the name “Myanmar Embassy to Malaysia” that had been scamming Myanmar migrant workers in Malaysia on 14 August.

21 August
Deputy Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Daw Nu Mra Zan shared their effort on creating a pagoda digital directory on nine prominent pagodas, including Shwedagon on 21 August.

 

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