Politics

Memorial service held for the 113 Hindus killed during ARSA attacks

It was held at the Hindu temporary camp in Maungdaw Township.
It was attended by Maungdaw Township administrator, police officer and Hindu monks. The family members of those killed were also there.
“Last year, on August 25th, a total of 113 Hindus were killed. We held a memorial service in advance of that real day. As the remaining families are poor, they all gathered together for memorial service. Hindus are still being under threat,” A Ni Maw, said leader of Hindus.

Suu Kyi meets Independent Commission of Enquiry’s chairperson

YANGON- State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, also the Union Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with Ambassador Rosario Manalo, Chairperson of Independent Commission of Enquiry yesterday at her office in Nay Pyi Taw, according to the State Counsellor’s Office.
 
Union Minister Kyaw Tint Swe of the State Counsellor Office, Union Minister Thaung Tun, International Cooperation Minister Kyaw Tin and Commission’s members Mya Thein, Ambassador Kenzo Oshima and Prof Dr Aung Tun Thet were present at the meet.
 

JMC needs to step up its work to help reduce clashes between Tatmadaw and RCSS

The Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) is required to step up its capacity for enabling Tatmadaw (defence services) and Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) to end armed conflicts between them, said Dr Min Zaw Oo, an executive director of Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security (MISP).
 

Myanmar and Thailand working together in security, economy and other beneficial matters

 
Myanmar and Thailand are working together in security, economy and other beneficial issues, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
 
The remarks of the State Counsellor came after the opening speech of the commemoration ceremony of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Myanmar and Thailand held in Nay Pyi Taw on August 14. 
 

17 clashes broke out in June and 29 in July

 
Myanmar saw 17 clashes in June and 29 clashes in July during 2018. More clashes will be likely to break out between Tatmadaw (defence services) and the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS), said Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security (MIPS).
 
The data of Township-based Conflict Monitoring System Database showed that armed incidents broke out for 17 times in June and 29 times in July during 2018. 

Upper House to discuss bill imposing 20-year jail sentence or life imprisonment for child rape

A member of parliament has submitted a bill amending the Penal Code of Myanmar for the second time with a new provision carrying a 20-year jail sentence or life imprisonment for raping a girl under 12 or a disabled woman, and it will be discussed in Upper House.

MP Aung Thein from Bago Region Constituency (12) submitted the bill to a parliamentary session of Upper House held in Nay Pyi Taw on August 10.

Unique ID Numbers to issue all people in the country

Without any discrimination of citizenship or non-citizenship of Myanmar, Unique ID Numbers will be issued to all people living in Myanmar according to a coordination meeting on holding of CAS Report held at the Office of the ministry of immigration and manpower in Nay Pyi Taw on August 10.

RCSS's arrests of civilians could harm peace process, human rights: Human Rights Commission

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission issued a statement on August 7 saying that Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA)'s continued detention of civilians without releasing them could disrupt Myanmar's ongoing peace process and harm human rights.

According to the statement, SSA Brigade-759 Company 198 arrested 12 young workers for EXY Company, Power Tun Co, Love and Like Co and Pan Thu Co in Kyaingkham region in Shan State on December 28, 2010. As the workers had not been released yet, their parents sent a complaint to the rights commission.

ICC prosecutor’s request for seeking jurisdiction over deportations of Bengali Muslims to Bangladesh is meritless and should be dismissed

 
State Counsellor Office issued a statement on August 9, stating a request by the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor to seek jurisdiction over suspected deportations of Bengali Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh was "meritless and should be dismissed".
 
About 700,000 Bengali Muslims fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh during a military clearance operation following the severe attacks launched by Bengali Muslim terrorists on border guard outposts nearly a year ago. 
 

SNLD party chairman says he’s retired for a month

Chairman of SNLD Khun Htun Oo said that he has been retired from his position last month and must open for new generation.
He said these words after 1990 elected MPS and partners political parties summit. He said that he is suffering back pain and he is planning to go to Thailand to treat his back pain. Concerning his retirement, central executives of SNLD will decide the matter. If he is recovery from his back pain, he may or may not join the party again work for the party.