Politics

Construction key to creating jobs: Kyaw Win

A construction sector capable of creating job opportunities should be prioritised if the economy is to develop speedily, said Kyaw Win, minister for planning and finance.

Laws must be adapted to suit policies, economic systems and social life: Speaker

Laws must be adapted to suit political policies, economic systems and social life, Lower House Speaker Win Myint has said.
 
Win Myint made this remark while he extending greetings prior to the fifth regular session of the Lower House of Parliament in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday.
 

Byelection winners sworn in at Parliament

Candidates who won seats in the April 1 byelections were sworn as parliamentarians before the fifth session of the Lower House in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday.
 

Chinese name rose after Suu Kyi

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Suu Kyi arrives back from China

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrived back from China on May 17 after attended the Belt and Road Forum for International Development in Beijing. 

Myanmar and China sign bilateral agreements

Visiting State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on May 16, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Military chief visits Philippines to attend 14th ACDFIM

An army delegation led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, left Yangon International Airport on May 16 to attend the 14th ASEAN Chiefs of Defence F

Second day of Belt and Road Forum Continues

The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation opened on May 14, where Xi Jinping, president of the People’s Republic of China, gave an opening speech.

The following day, a high level meeting of heads of state chaired by Xi was held. The meeting will be attended by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and heads of 29 countries.

Battles occur again between NCA signatory RCSS and TNLA

YANGON: Battles flared again between the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA), which had signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), and Ta-aung National Liberation Army (TNLA), according to the TNLA.

The TNLA also reported that skirmishes had been raging between RCSS/SSA and TNLA’s Brigade-2 at Khunkaw village, Kyaukme Township on May 13 and 14,, leaving some villagers injured due to the explosion of heavy weapons being fired by the RCSS.

Case filed against NLD under investigation

The Union Election Commission is investigating a case filed by 13 political parties against the State Counsellor and leaders of the National League for Democracy, said Tin Tun, the secretary of the Union Election Commission.

“The UEC has received a complaint, which it will deal with in accordance with the law,” he added.