Politics

MPs demand prosecutions for corrupt officials

Ayeyawady Region parliamentarians demanded on March 15 the 

Chinese special envoy meets with Northern Alliance in Kunming, China

 

Sun Guoxiang, Special Envoy for Asian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, met with Northern Alliance members on March 14.

Tatmadaw plays leading role in Myanmar’s political landscape: Goh Chok Tong

 

Tatmadaw is firmly embedded in the first branch of Myanmar’s political landscape, Goh Chok Tong, the Senior Minister of Singapore, said.

Goh Chok Tong made his remarks when he met with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services at Zeyathiri Beikman in Nay Pyi Taw on March 15.

President Htin Kyaw meets Singapore's Senior Minister

 

President Htin Kyaw discussed the problem of tax evasion and corruption with Singapore’s Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong recently.

President Htin Kyaw received Singapore’s goodwill delegation led by Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong at the Presidential Residence in Nay Pyi Taw on March 15.

Peace will not be achieved If the constitution is not amended: minister

Internal peace will not be achieved if the constitution that was drafted in the era of the former government is not amended, said Thura Aung Ko, union minister for religious affairs and culture, during a session of parliament on March 15.

He said the 2008 constitution was forcefully drafted and no longer represents people’s desire as it was drafted to protect the interest of a particular group of people.

NLD urges its representatives to do as much as they can to win at by-election

 

Lower House Speaker Win Myint and the National League for Democracy’s CEC member Win Htain have urged representatives to do as much as they can to win the upcoming by-election, said MP Khin San Hlaing.

She said: “The speaker mainly talked about winning the by-election. All representatives from states and regions need to focus on the by-election.”

MPs to be invited to project meetings for advice

When the government holds meetings on drawing and implementing economic projects, members of Parliament will be invited for suggestions, said Maung Maung Win Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance at a parliamentary session.  

During the meeting of the lower house of parliament held in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday, MP Aye Mya Mya Myo for Kyauktan Constituency in Yangon asked whether there was any plan to invite parliamentary representatives to township project-related meetings for suggestions.  

Nyaungshwe starts by-election campaign

TAUNGGYI: With educative talks on voting and election campaigns to be held in four townships of Shan State for the upcoming by-election on April 1,, campaign activities are being launched in Nyaungshwe Township.

A two-day by-election campaign on Sunday and Monday was jointly organised by the International Team, Kanbawza Library and Township sub- Election Commission.

On Sunday and Monday, Nyaungshwe Township campaigned for the by-election after conducting educative talks and displaying voting booths.

Myanmar army suffers casualties in multiple clashes with MNDAA

The Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services reported that 48 clashes between the government army and insurgent Myanmar Nationalities Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) so far had claimed lives of some officers and other ranks.

According to a press release, a 300-strong group of the MNDAA spread out and simultaneously attacked the military and police outposts in Yanlonkyaing, Kokang Traffic Police office in Laukkai, the house of U Wai Hsan, who is member of the Kokang Self-Administered Zone’s leading body.

Commemoration for Hpone Maw and Soe Naing held

The 29th anniversary of the death of Rangoon Institute of Technology (RIT) students, Hpone Maw and Soe Naing, who were shot on March 13, 1988 was held at Yangon Technology University yesterday.

State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and New Era People’s Party sent a letter to the event. People who were involved in the March 13, 1988 crisis gave speeches including their experiences during the event.