NLD suspends Magway Region Minister from party duty

Magway Region Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population Nay Myo Kyaw, who has been accused of involvement in “social affairs”, has been suspended by National League for Democracy from his duty as its secretary of Magway Region. 
He was elected as a regional MP for No.2 Minbu Constituency in the 2015 Elections and became the Region Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population. 

The fighting with SSA is misunderstanding says TNLA

They fought with forces of Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP/SSA) due to misunderstanding between them and now they has reached an agreement, said Brig-Gen Tar Phone Kyaw, general secretary of Taaung National Liberation Army (TNLA) on December 7.
Forces of SSA and TNLA encountered near Winnan village in Nantmatu on the night of December 5.

CSO Peace Forum sends letter about peace progress to powerful leaders

The 17th annual Peace Forum of civil society organisations (CSOs) has sent a letter about the peace process to influential government officials, outlining their hopes and concerns.

The letter outlined the progress and challenges of the Union Peace Conference, also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference, in matters relating to women, security and peace, and the current situation that people are facing are under review.

State Counsellor discusses cooperation with BIMSTEC S-G

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi received M Shahidul Islam, secretary-general of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)  at her office in Nay Pyi Taw on December 5.

USDP spokesperson summoned over remark about election commission

The Union Election Commission (UEC) chairman has summoned Dr Nanda Hla Myint, a spokesperson to the opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), to hold a discussion over his recent remark that he does not trust in the commission because of its partiality. 

ANP to hold party meeting in early January

The Arakan National Party (ANP) will hold a meeting in the first week of January to discuss the 21st Century Panglong Conference and party affairs including chairman Dr Aye Maung’s recent resignation.

“We can’ give details now, but we plan to issue a statement on December 5 that will release details,” said ANP vice chairman Khaing Pyi Soe.

ANP has the largest number of seats in Rakhine State Parliament. It is one of the most powerful political parties although it has not been able to form a government.

Japanese PM meets Lower Parliament Speaker Win Myint

Myanmar’s Speaker of the Lower House met recently with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to the Office of the Lower House.

 U Win Myint, chairman of Pyuthu Hluttaw was invited by Japan’s Speaker of the House of Representatives to meet with Abe. They discussed promoting friendship between the two countries, the parliaments, and various sectors.

They also discussed upgrading investments between the two countries, along with national reconciliation.

Tatmadaw has bounden duty to safeguard State's independence and sovereignty

Try to be good officers who are reliable for higher officials, given respect by lower ranks, be trustworthy of the populace

Pope Francis meets Chairman of State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee

Pope Francis held a meeting with the Sayadaws of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee at the Wizaya Minghala Dhamma Hall at KabaAye Hill in Yangon yesterday.

At the meeting, 17 Sayadaws attended the meeting together with Bhamaw Sayadaw Dr. Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, Chairman of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee.

Later gifts were exchanged between His Holiness and Sayadaws.

Dr Aye Maung submits resignation as member of ANP

Dr Aye Maung, chairman of Arakan National Party (ANP), reportedly sent a letter on November 27 to the party's central executive committee, asking for permission to resign as a member and terminate duties as chairman, said sources.