UEC, NLD discuss voting rights for squatters

The National League for Democracy (NLD) and the Union Election Commission (UEC) met in Naypyitaw on July 6 to discuss methods of ensuring accuracy in voter lists, said Htun Htun Hein, an NLD executive committee member.

In this meeting, the two organisations discussed the eligibility of voters without household registration to vote in the upcoming national election.

State owned media for the first time announces error on voting lists

State-owned newspapers for the first time announced on Tuesday there were some errors in the voting lists issued by the Union Election Commission (UEC) for the upcoming 2015 general election but failed to mention how to correct the errors.

In the UEC’s statement, it is clearly written on the procedures of collecting voting lists and for correcting the errors. It urged the public to go and check the voting lists so that correction can be made if there are errors.

Kayin State govt discusses Asia Hwy clashes with rebel groups

Officials from the Kayin State government met with the ethnic armed groups based the state, including the Karen National Union (KNU), Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) and Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) on July 7 in Hpa-an to discuss public concerns over clashes that erupted along the Asia Highway (Kawkareik–Myawady Road). 

Clashes continue in Kawkareik

Clashes broke between the Myanmar Army and ethnic armed groups along the Myawady-Kawkareik in Kayin State on July 7, causing several injuries.
During the clashes, an artillery shell exploded at No 1 High School in the Chaungtaung area on the morning of July 7. Since it detonating before school hours, no one was injured. The school is temporarily closed. 
Two shells also landed in No 1 Wanna Chaung Ward, also known as the Kayin National Community, but they did not detonate. 

Speaker calls for correct lists

Parliamentary Speaker Thura Shwe Mann says, after seeing the scale of errors in the voter lists, he will ask the Union Election Commission to take action

Shwe Mann said on his Facebook page that he visited his Zeyathiri constituency on July 5 after learning that the lists were rife with errors and found numerous mistakes himself.

Dr. Than Htut Aung’s remark during the 15th anniversary of the Eleven Media Group

The following is the remark of Dr. Than Htut Aung, Chairman and CEO of the Eleven Media Group, given during the 15th anniversary ceremony of the company.
First of all, I want to welcome you all on this fine evening. I believe uncle U Tin Oo, all the attendees and all of the people who want to improve and change the country are with us. Our experience over the 15 years was briefed in the documentary movie. There is not much to add.

Icon promises to help exam failures

Chairperson of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi met more than 70 students at her Hospitality and Catering Training Academy (HCTA) in Kawhmu Township after they failed their matriculation exams

She reportedly promised them help at the private meeting after strictly forbidding entrance to their parents and the media.

Suu Kyi’s academy looks for 120 students

The Hospitality and Catering Training Academy (HCTA), Kawhmu Township, that provides free training in the booming sector, will choose 120 students out of 180 applicants for the 2015 intake.

Training will begin on August 3 after exams and interviews this week.

Kyaw Kyaw Zin from the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation-funded academy said: “The screening will be held this week with exams and interviews, followed by medical check-ups. There will be around 120 students, of which 50 per cent will be from Kawhmu.”

NLD meets election bosses

The Union Election Commission will hold discussions with the National League for Democracy on voter lists in Nay Pyi Taw today (Monday), according to sources.

Central executive committee members, Nyan Win, Tun Tun Hein, Win Myint and Aung Kyi Nyunt, would attend the talks, said Tun Tun Hein, head of the list review committee.

Tun Tun Hein said: “We will submit three matters at the meeting: our findings; their response and our complaints.”

Suu Kyi warns of dead on voter lists

 Caption 1: The National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi checks voter lists in Kawhmu, Yangon Region. (Photo – EMG)

National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi has asked the public to check voter lists, warning that the inclusion of dead people can lead to election fraud.

Suu Kyi visited Warthinkha Village in her Kawhmu Township constituency, Yangon Region. She met residents to educate them on scrutinising the voter lists before visiting the village commission office to see the lists.