Politics

NGOs call for Section 66(d) axe

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Suu Kyi to visit EU

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SNLD’s elected MPs will submit needs for education, health to parliament

The elected MPs from Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) will be submitting the education and health sector requirements as first priority to the parliament, according to the elected MPs.

Moreover, the elected MPs will strive to improve the socio-economic status of residents of Monghsu and Kyeethe Townships, Shan State.

Shan nationality talks in limbo

The Restoration Council of Shan State has asked for relocation of the Shan nationality forum and is still waiting for a reply from the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC), sources say.

The military recommended the council to hold the talks in Mongpan, Monhtaw or Nampankhun Township. The council instead wanted to hold them in Taunggyi or Panglong, saying the towns the military recommended were inconvenient for the attendees to travel and stay. 

Shan State to get ceasefire monitors

State-level joint monitoring committees (JMC-S) will be established in Lelchar and Linkhay townships in Shan State, sources say.
 

Govt’s peace commission to meet with Northern Alliance after water festival

The government-formed peace commission and the Northern Alliance comprising the TNLA, the AA and the MNDAA and the KIA have made a plan to hold a private meeting after Thingyan, according to Brigadier-General Tar Phone Kyaw, the general secretary of the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA).

President wishes for positive results in the peace process and a thriving economy during 2017

President Htin Kyaw hoped that the people would witness 'delightful results' in the peace process and the State’s economy would flourish in the present economic climate.

The president made his remarks on Myanmar’s New Year which falls on April 17.

About 300 political prisoners still held according to AAPP

A report by the Assistant Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) released on April 11 said that approximately 300 political prisoners were still kept in prison until as of the end of March.

Ko Ni assassin wanted in ASEAN countries: police chief

Chief of Myanmar Police Force Zaw Win says photos of Aung Win Khaing, suspect in NLD legal adviser Ko Ni's assassination case, have been sent to all ASEAN countries in order to capture him wherever he is.

The Ministry of Information held a press conference on April 10 and the police chief responded to a reporter’s question while speaking about the one-year activities of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Myanmar’s political strategy beyond Aung San Suu Kyi and China’s OBOR

The March-6 edition of Weekly Eleven featured a commentary about the China-Myanmar relationship under China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative.