USDP to compete for majority of vacant seats in by-election


The opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) will contest some vacant seats in states in the upcoming by-election scheduled for November 3.

State Counselor attends Myanmar Women’s Day

State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi attended Myanmar Women’s Day ceremony held in Thigaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on July 3 and delivered an opening address.
She said connecting with one another is necessary for development of a nation.

UNDP discuss feasibility studies to be conducted in three towns with Speaker of Rakhine State Parliament

UNDP Country Director Peter Batchelor and party called on San Kyaw Hla, Speaker of Rakhine State Parliament at the latter’s office on July 2.
At the meeting, UNDP Country Director Peter Batchelor clarified matters relating to the signing of MoU with the government and plans to conduct feasibility studies in three towns such as Maungdaw, Yathedaung and Buthidaung.

Just holding Panglong Conference can’t solve root cause of political problem for country: General Saw Mutu Say Poe

Just holding the Third Meeting of the Union Peace Conference also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference won’t be able to solve the root cause of political problem that exists inside the country, said General Saw Mutu Say Poe, Chairman of Karen National Union (KNU).

ICRC’s President calls on President, State Counsellor and Army Chief

A delegation led by President of Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer called on President Win Myint, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services privately in Nay Pyi Taw on June 29. 

Govt still faces challenges posed by constitution: Mandalay chief minister

The government has achieved some progress in its reform process since taking office two years ago, but there are still challenges that are difficult to address due to restrictions posed by the constitution, said Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr Zaw Myint Maung.

The chief minister made the remark during a press conference on the functions of the region government and the progress it had achieved in the second one-year period held in Mandalay on June 28.

Chairman of ICRC meet delegates from Sittwe CSOs

Chairman of International Committee of Red Cross Peter Maurer met delegates of social and civic organizations from Sittwe on June 28.

Voter lists for by-election to be announced on July 9

Voter lists for the upcoming by-election will be announced based on household list in 13 vacant constituencies with more than 900,000 eligible voters on

Larry Jagan’s expression of Senior General Ming Aung Hlaing’s coup threat in Bangkok Post goes wrong: Director-General Zaw Htay

The statement of Larry Jagan, a specialist on Myanmar and a former BBC World Service News editor for the region, on the army chief’s coup threat expressed in Bangkok Post went totally wrong, said Director-General Zaw Htay of the Ministry of State Counsellor Office.  

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission suggests authority should arrange safety living of IDPs

After visiting shelters of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Myanmar National Human Rights Commission issued a statement on June 26 that responsible officials such as respective government authority, members of parliaments, and military personnel should arrange safety living of IDPs in the camps, and free and secure travelling in the region.
Officials from Myanmar National Human Rights Commission visited IDPs camps in Kachin State and suggested solutions to solve difficulties IDPs are facing in the camps.