Politics

UNDP chief pledges more development aid for Myanmar

 

IN a bid to overcome the challenges Myanmar is facing during its transition period, United Nations organisations would increase its development assistance for the nation over time, said a top UN official. 

Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator and the chair of the UN Development Group, said in an event at Yangon University that UN organisations are contributing around US$300 million per annum through a wide range of its programmes to support the nation’s sustainable growth.

Govt negotiators agree to rewrite constitution

 

The government's Peace Commission has agreed to four of eight proposals of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNDC) at talks in Yangon. 

The remaining four points would be taken back for future discussion, both sides said. 

It was agreed that the government and the Tatmadaw must announce a nationwide ceasefire within 24 hours after reaching an agreement and UNFC’s members must also announce the ceasefire within 48 hours.  

Suu Kyi: EAOs will sign ceasefire

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi still believes the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) will sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement and attend 

Activists in court for US protest

Four nationalist activists, including Win Ko Ko Latt, who were arrested for protesting outside the US embassy against the US use of the word Rohingya in April last year, have been brought to trial at Kamayut Court. 

Military chief meets Rakhine nationalists

 

Western door of Myanmar with high alarming for ethnics

Alarming for the security of western door of Myanmar has been highly increased.

It all began when border guard police offices in western Rakhine State including Kyeekanpyin Headquarters, Koetankauk and Ngakhura posts were attacked by terrorists on October 9, 2016. The attack was said to have been carried out by a terrorist group led by Aqa Mul Mujahidin. It was six months after the National League for Democracy took office.

Ma Ba Tha claim protest monks not fake

According to Mandalay Region branch of the Ma Ba Tha group, monks that have been arrested in the recent anti-government protest are indeed real monks.

The protest that had requested the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party to step down in Mandalay was widely criticized by many  who claimed that protest organizers had paid money to and employed fake monks.

However, according to a spokesperson from the self-proclaimed patriotic and nationalist group, they were all in fact officially registered clergy men.

Suu Kyi meets villagers in Mandalay

A public meeting was held on the morning of August 7 between the State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and eight villagers in Myaytaingkan village of Wantwin Township, Mandalay Region.

They talked about the national peace process and requirements for regional development.

The eight villagers, namely Ye Sein, Po Te, Kyaw Phone, Win Zaw, Htet Htet Aung, Aung Tint, Khine Swe and Tun Win were invited to the talks.

Despite recent increase, villagers say there is not enough security

Locals residing near Mayu mountain have been abandoning their villages since Kyaingyee village in Rakhine State were killed during recent attacks. Although there has been an increase in security locals are still worried and do not wish to return home.

Military chiefs, Suu Kyi meet Chinese minister

Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services Vice-Senior General Soe Win has