Politics

17 clashes broke out in June and 29 in July

 
Myanmar saw 17 clashes in June and 29 clashes in July during 2018. More clashes will be likely to break out between Tatmadaw (defence services) and the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS), said Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security (MIPS).
 
The data of Township-based Conflict Monitoring System Database showed that armed incidents broke out for 17 times in June and 29 times in July during 2018. 

Upper House to discuss bill imposing 20-year jail sentence or life imprisonment for child rape

A member of parliament has submitted a bill amending the Penal Code of Myanmar for the second time with a new provision carrying a 20-year jail sentence or life imprisonment for raping a girl under 12 or a disabled woman, and it will be discussed in Upper House.

MP Aung Thein from Bago Region Constituency (12) submitted the bill to a parliamentary session of Upper House held in Nay Pyi Taw on August 10.

Unique ID Numbers to issue all people in the country

Without any discrimination of citizenship or non-citizenship of Myanmar, Unique ID Numbers will be issued to all people living in Myanmar according to a coordination meeting on holding of CAS Report held at the Office of the ministry of immigration and manpower in Nay Pyi Taw on August 10.

RCSS's arrests of civilians could harm peace process, human rights: Human Rights Commission

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission issued a statement on August 7 saying that Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA)'s continued detention of civilians without releasing them could disrupt Myanmar's ongoing peace process and harm human rights.

According to the statement, SSA Brigade-759 Company 198 arrested 12 young workers for EXY Company, Power Tun Co, Love and Like Co and Pan Thu Co in Kyaingkham region in Shan State on December 28, 2010. As the workers had not been released yet, their parents sent a complaint to the rights commission.

ICC prosecutor’s request for seeking jurisdiction over deportations of Bengali Muslims to Bangladesh is meritless and should be dismissed

 
State Counsellor Office issued a statement on August 9, stating a request by the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor to seek jurisdiction over suspected deportations of Bengali Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh was "meritless and should be dismissed".
 
About 700,000 Bengali Muslims fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh during a military clearance operation following the severe attacks launched by Bengali Muslim terrorists on border guard outposts nearly a year ago. 
 

SNLD party chairman says he’s retired for a month

Chairman of SNLD Khun Htun Oo said that he has been retired from his position last month and must open for new generation.
He said these words after 1990 elected MPS and partners political parties summit. He said that he is suffering back pain and he is planning to go to Thailand to treat his back pain. Concerning his retirement, central executives of SNLD will decide the matter. If he is recovery from his back pain, he may or may not join the party again work for the party.

Charter change, rule of law and peace are in state of deterioration over two years of presidential term: Khun Tun Oo

 
Charter change, rule of law and peace have now been in the state of deterioration although the current government has taken office for more than two years, said Khun Tun Oo, a leader of Shan ethnic.
 
The remarks came from the conference organized by the 1990 Lower House representatives and allied political groups held at Yudathan College in Yangon on August 7. 
 

1990 Lower House representatives to join hands with allied political groups for 2020 elections

 
The 1990 Lower House representatives who won seats in the 1990 general elections joining hands with allied political groups are going to establish a political party with the purpose of participating in the 2020 elections, said David Hla Myint, a representative of the 1990 Lower House.
 
The remarks came from the conference organized by the 1990 Lower House representatives and allied political groups held at Yudathan College in Yangon on August 7.
 

81 out of 88 points as to Rakhine issue proposed by Kofi Annan’s Commission already implemented and remaining points considered as long-term matters to be coped with step-by-step: Aung San Suu Kyi

 
Eighty-one out of 88 points in respect of Rakhine issue proposed by Kofi Annan’s Commission have been already implemented, but remaining points must be coped through a step-by-step approach as they are considered as long-term matters, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
 

30th Anniversary of “8888” Uprising marked

 

An opening ceremony to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of “8888” Uprising kicked off at Recreation Centre (RC) in the compound of Yangon University for the first time on August 6.

Typewriter, utensils, documentary photos of those killed in the uprising are on show at the event that is taking place from August 6 to 8. It also includes a display of documentary videos filmed by foreign news agencies.