Military chief pays goodwill visit to Thailand


Constitution must be amended to design democracy: NLD Spokesperson Nyan Win

The ruling National League for Democracy has set target for the amendment to much-criticised 2008 Constitution that is capable of designing democracy as it is of great importance for the people, said Nyan Win, spokesperson of the ruling NLD.
The remarks of the ruling NLD’s spokesperson came from the press conference following the Second Nationwide Conference of the NLD held in Nay Pyi Taw on June 24.

Myanmar won’t totally accept ICC’s demand for former’s response to Bengali case jurisdiction

Judges at the International Criminal Court have given Myanmar a deadline to respond to a prosecution request that they consider hearing a case on the alleged deportation of Bengalis to Bangladesh.
In a decision published on June 21, the judges asked Myanmar to reply by July 27 to the request made in April that the ICC should exercise jurisdiction over the alleged crimes.

Myanmar urges international community including OHCHR to view Rakhine situation through more objective manner

Myanmar called on international community including the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to witness Rakhine situation through more objective way capable of dealing with the problem, said Myint Thu, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

UNSG’s special envoy holds closed-door meeting with international diplomats in Yangon

Christine Schraner Burgener, special envoy of United Nations Secretary-General to Myanmar, held a closed-door meeting with international diplomats at Chatrium Hotel in Yangon on June 21.
The closed-door meeting took place at Chatrium Hotel in Yangon on June 21 and it was learnt that journalists had not been invited to the event. Accordingly, no journalists knew what topics were focussed on.

Lisu party leader urges KIO to find political solutions through political channels

Lisu National Development Party chairman Shwe Min (aka) Hsipha Larlu has urged Kachin Independence Organisation/Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA) to solve political problems in a political way a

Delegates to NLD’s 2nd Nationwide Conference elected

YANGON- The respective States and Regions have elected their delegates to attend Second Nationwide Conference of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD). 
Final decisions about the conference’s agenda will be settled soon, says Dr Myo Nyunt, NLD’s Spokesperson.

State Counsellor meets Special Envoy of UNSG again before latter’s departure

State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi received Christine Schraner Burgener, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General to Myanmar yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw to hear the envoy’s feedback at the conclusion of her first visit.

Workshop begins to prepare forthcoming peace conference

Delegate groups from the government, parliament and military began a preparatory workshop ahead of the third round of the Union Peace Conference also called the 21st Century Panglong Conference at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Nay Pyi Taw on June 19.

 At the three-day workshop that will end on June 21, the delegates will be discussing preparations for five sectors to be discussed at the peace conference.

Army columns need to move back from Lwemupalaw: KNLA

Army columns in Lwemupalaw area, Kayin State, nee