Politics

Ngar Min Swe jailed for 7 years for insulting Facebook posts against State Counsellor

Yangon West District Court has sentenced Ngar Min Swe to seven years in prison plus a fine of Ks100,000 under Section 124 (A) of the Penal Code of Myanmar for posting derogatory remarks to the State Counsellor on Facebook.

11th anniversary of Saffron Revolution remembered

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Lack of protective laws may lead to deviation from democratic culture: House Speaker

If the laws lacked protection of the people, Myanmar would lose sight of its democratic culture, Lower House Speaker warned.

Representatives of govt., army and ethnic armed groups plan informal peace meeting

 

Chin party calls for unity of all Chin

Just as the Chin population inside and outside of Chin State numbers about 1 million, emphasis must be placed on unity by avoiding any act leading to division, said Salai Wom Za Pyaung, general secretary of Chin League for Democracy Party.

RCSS urges TNLA to respect Nam Kham locals’ desire for release of civilian

Nam Kham locals made a peaceful procession for the immediate release of Nang Mo Hom on September 17 in Nam Kham which prompted RCSS to make a statement in which it urged the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) to pay special attention to the desire of Nam Kham residents.

On September 17, family of Nang Mo Hom and locals made a peaceful procession for the immediate release of Nang Mo Hom. RCSS/SSA which signed in the NCA has stated that they strongly support the locals' desire.

Parliamentary committee calls for prioritisation of projects already given green light

Projects that have been pledged and agreed upon in parliament should be prioritised in spending union and state/region budgets, the Government's Guarantees, Pledges and Undertakings Vetting Committee has reviewed.

International Day of Democracy 2018 observed

 

People who misuse democracy in favour of dictatorship which goes against democracy and people who try to take over people’s power not in line with democratic practices are dangers to democracy, President Win Myint said, in his message sent to a ceremony to observe the International Day of Democracy 2018 held at the parliament on September 15.

Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi read out the President’s message at the ceremony.

“I would get out of Rakhine politics if my son did not win a seat in by-election”: Dr Aye Maung

 

I would get out of the Rakhine politics if my son did not win a seat in the upcoming by-election, Dr Aye Maung said at the court appearance at the district court in Rakhine State on September 14.

Tin Maung Win, son of Dr Aye Maung has registered at the UEC to compete for a seat in No.2 Yathaedaung Township constituency as independent candidate.

JMC-U chairman calls for NCA signatories to avoid confrontation

Union Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC-U) chairman Lieutenant General Yar Pyae has urged the ethnic armed groups that have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) to avoid military buildup and territorial expa