State Counsellor Office’s minister meets with Japanese officials

YANGON- Kyaw Tint Swe, Union Minister of State Counsellor Office, met with Japanese officials and discussed about forming of  investigation commission, according to a statement relesed by the State Counsellor Office.
Myanmar delegation, led by Kyaw Tint Swe, attended the 24th International Conference on the Future of Asia held in Japan on June 11th.

Bengalis illegally entering Myanmar found near Aung Bala beach

A total of 104 Bengalis illegally entering Myanmar were found near Aung Bala beach between Mayu Kan Sin Paik village and Aung Bala village in southern Yathae Taung Township in Rakhine State on June 11 morning. 

President Win Myint to pay a State visit to Thailand

President Office released a statement on June 11 that President Win Myint will visit Thailand and he will attend two regional summits.
According to the invitation of Thailand Prime Minister, President Win Myint and first lady Cho Cho will pay a State visit to Thailand in near future.

Lower House MP’s urgent proposal faces defeat at Lower House parliament

Members of Parliament including military-elected representatives much supported an urgent proposal to form an independent inquiry commission for Rakhine State only with local scholars, but it faced a defeat at Lower House parliament in Nay Pyi Taw on June 11.

Voter lists for Nov 3 by-election to be announced earlier next month

Voter lists for the upcoming by-election are set to be announced in the first week of July, Union Election Commission (UEC) member Myint Naing told the Daily Eleven.

State-level meeting on national security, international relations and Rakhine issue held in Nay Pyi Taw

A State-level meeting on national security and international relations as well as Rakhine issue was held at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw on June 8. 

NCA-signatories hold UPDJC meeting in Yangon

YANGON- As a preparatory measure to hold the third 21st Century Panglong Conference (3rd Union Peace Conference), a meeting of Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) organized by ethnic armed groups that are Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) signatories was held at the Green Hill Hotel in Yangon on June 7th.
“Mainly, we aimed to fulfill the requirements for 21st Panglong Conference. We already approved discussion points,” said Yebaw Myo Win.

UEC will meet political parties on June 14th

YANGON- The Union Election Commission (UEC) will be meeting with the political parties at its office on June 14th aiming to discuss about electoral affairs.
“We had invited all political parties and will be listening to their reports,” Spokesperson Myint Naing, who is also a member of UEC, told to EMG.
The UEC announced on May 8th that the 2018 by-election will be held for 13 vacant constituencies nationwide on November 3rd.

Facebook closes some accounts of Myanmar hard-liners

Facebook has blacklisted a group of Myanmar Buddhist hardliners including monks notorious for bilious hate speech against Bengali Muslims, the company said on June 7, as it scrambles to show it is tackling inflammatory content.
The social media company plays an outsized role in a country that has only recently come online and boasts 18 million accounts among the population of around 50 million people.

Union Minister Thaung Tun appoints as MIC’s Chairman

Thaung Tun, Union Minister for the Office of the Union Government is appointed as Chairman of Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), according to Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA).

He was a commission member before and now he is promoted as the chairman of the commission.

He succeeded former Union Minister for National Planning and Finance Kyaw Win, who resigned from his duty as the chairman of the MIC.