Tycoons donate K17.7bn in humanitarian financial to troubled people in Rakhine State


Canadian ambassador shows understanding of Myanmar’s handling of Rakhine situation


Govt to give cash to twice as many mine victims next year

The government, which already provides K200,000 each to 100 landmine victims across Myanmar, plans to support 200 victims in the next fiscal year (2018-2019), according to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
The plan comes because there are a lot of mine victims and mine-clearing measures have not been conducted to the fullest extent, said Myo Hsat Aung, deputy director general of the Social Welfare Department.

DG of President’s Offices says: numbers of Bengalis fleeing from Rakhine State issued by UN caused controversy

The numbers of Bengalis fleeing from Rakhine issued by United Nations is in dispute according to Director General of President’s Office Zaw Htay. He told this after the donation ceremony for the victims of Rakhine State violence held at the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) on October 20.

Govt urged to ensure natural resources income goes to union fund

A Lower House MP on Thursday tabled a motion urging the union government to adopt plans for ensuring that all income from natural resources is publicised in a transparent manner and then goes to the union fund in line with the proposal made by Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
Myanmar joined EITI as a candidate in July 2014.
The motion was tabled by Lower House MP Dr Thet Thet Khaing and supported by MP Ye Mon.

RCSS Chief meets with Shan people in Taunggyi

Chairman General Ywet Sit of the RCSS/SSA, which signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), met Shan people at the Hall of Shan Literature and Culture in Taunggyi, Shan State on October 18.
The Daily Eleven tried to contact the spokespersons for the RCSS, but nobody replied prior to press deadline.
The RCSS-owned Tai Freedom News Agency reported that General Ywet Sit said that people should not wait for help from others and should themselves actively participate in the development work of Shan State. 

Lack of dialogue events in Shan and Rakhine States could affect next peace conference meeting

Possible difficulties may arise in the Third 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference as the government has not yet held national-level nationality political dialogues in Shan and Rakhine States, said Lt-Colonel Sai Maing, a spokesman for the RCSS/SSA, which signed the NCA with the government.
The political dialogue framework stated that the Union Peace Conference, also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference, must be held twice a year. The next conference will be held in the coming December.

UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs makes field trip to Rakhine State

The UN delegation led by United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman made a field trip to Rakhine State during which Bengalis told them to be allowed travelling freely and staying peacefully.

Military chief meets Chinese special envoy


Suu Kyi meets Jeffrey Feltman in Nay Pyi Taw

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has received the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman in Nay Pyi Taw, the official capital of Myanmar.

In the meeting, on October 16, they discussed finding solutions to increase cooperation between Myanmar and the United Nations, and providing help in carrying out recommendations by the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State.

Jeffrey Feltman also met Minister Thein Swe for the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population that morning.