Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement will only be regional unless signed by all groups.


The Karen National Union (KNU) and seven other ethnic armed groups decided to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) on September 29.

The government sent invitation letters to the 15 recognised ethnic armed groups to ink the NCA in October.

The seven out of these 15 groups have agreed to sign; and if the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) accepted, it would be eight groups in total.

U Tin Aye and voter lists: let’s solely tell about this to President - Nation Edition

The article “U Tin Aye and voter lists: let’s solely tell about this to President” published in No.50, Volume 10 of the Weekly Eleven Journal, which was edited and featured in The Nation, Thailand’s Independent Newspaper, is featured again with the new title “Fear grows of another stolen poll in Myanmar.”
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U Tin Aye and voter lists; let's solely tell about this to President


The National Unity Party (NUP) has called on the Union Election Commission (UEC) to ensure that the 2015 general election is not dishonorable like the 2010 election. Myanmar had bitter experiences of advance voting in the 1990 and 2010 elections, the NUP pointed out.

The request was made by U Han Shwe, CEC member of NUP during its press conference held on September 24.

Afraid of being sandwiched

Dear Saya U Mya Tun,

It’s nearly 40 days away to hold 2015 Election. At this time, you came into my mind as you have acted as Ahlon Township election Commission Chairman since 2010 and with a good record. Therefore, I am writing this article. I thank you for sharing your experiences when you worked at the Eleven Media Group with us for a long time. It’s been a long time we have seen each other since you retirement due to your weakening eyes.

Dear Saya,

I will tell the real truth (16)


More than a week ago, I wrote that the current Myanmar's economic, political and social agenda were showing signs vis-à-vis national reconciliation of possible backtracking.   

Saffron Revolution marks 8th anniversary

The Saffron Revolution that broke out in 2007 stunned the world and revealed the ruthlessness of the dictators.

The unreasonable hike in fuel prices during the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) regime sparked the conflict, and was opposed by a peaceful procession on August 29.

Interesting story behind the article ‘Who will be a new military chief?’


An article was published on September 16 by the 7 Day News Journal as a cover story.

It was written by Aung Htet Paing and titled ‘Who will be the new Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services?’

The pseudonym Aung Htet Paing has never been seen in the 7 Day’s opinion pieces of politics and military.

Coincidently, the article was published at a time when the military held its regular meeting which is held once every four months.

They are wrong (2)

Ko Zaw Thet Htwe…

I do not think I need to say about these things if the police, abiding the laws, uncover the perpetrators and puppeteers involved in the attack on Dr. Than Htut Aung’s life. Now, only a brief time after escaping an attempted murder, propagandist rumors aimed to discredit him and diminish the case were spread.

They are wrong (1)

The election situation of Interim Myanmar Press Council was carried by The Standard Time daily issued on September 9 and concerned persons in MPC are going wrong as to this matter.

 I am familiar with much of these matters as I am working as part of the council. I would like to voice missteps of each concerned person candidly. Now is the crucial time for changes in the country. It is also time to make the underlying truths known to the public.

Who will handle the hell hounds on Facebook?


Officials from the social network Facebook held a workshop with government officials last month.

Ye Htut, Information Minister and spokesperson of the President, told media in early this month that anyone who incites aggression on social media would be prosecuted and that it was a precaution against conflicts during election period.