Politics

Ceasefire signatories not ready for third peace conference

The ethnic armed groups that are signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) are not ready yet for the third round of the 21

Resignation aims to take accountability and responsibility: Chin State Minister

 

Chin State Minister for Development Affairs, Electricity and Industry Salai Issak Khin said he resigned of my own volition from his post to show his accountability and responsibility as he is unable to complete some projects during the designated period.

The President Office issued a statement dated May 17, saying that Chin State Minister for Development Affairs, Electricity and Industry Salai Issak Khin has been allowed to resign from his post on his own volition.

Legal action should be taken against ARSA as they committed atrocities against civilians in Rakhine, and investigation of violations must include cases of terrorist atrocities as well

Ambassador U Hau Do Suan, Permanent Representative of Myanmar, outlined in his statement to the briefing that ARSA terrorists must also be held accountable for atrocities committed against civilian population in Rakhine and investigation of violations must include cases of terrorist atrocities as well.
 
The United Nations Security Council heard a briefing on its members’ recent visits to Bangladesh from 28 to 30 April 2018 and to Myanmar from 30 April to 1 May at the United Nations Security Council Chamber at 03:00 p.m on 14 May 2018.
 

Govt, Tatmadaw and NCA signatories scheduled to meet informal meeting next few days

The government, the Tatmadaw and ethnic NCA signatories are scheduled to meet an informal meeting next few days to discuss matters relating to the holding of the third meeting of Union Peace Conference also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference, said Ye Baw Than Khe, Chairman of the ABSDF on May 15.
 
“Within next few days, we will seek ways after the government, the Tatmadaw and PPST-formed political team hold an informal meeting,” Ye Baw Than Khe said.

Yangon chief minister highlights some progress in two years since taking office

Improvement of per capita income indicates national development, and the government could achieve some progress in over two years since taking office, said Y

UEC receives objection letters to registration of Four Eights People’s Party

The Union Election Commission has received objection letters to the registration of Four Eights People’s Party, spokesperson Myint Naing, member of the UEC, told the Daily Eleven newspaper on May 14.
 

President and State Counsellor receive Chinese Public Security Minister

Newly-elected President Win Myint of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar received Mr. Zhao Kezhi, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Minister of Public Security discussed matters relating to China-Myanmar economic platform and Kyaukphyu project, reported the President Office on May 9.
 

PPST to overcome NCA difficulties through new political culture

The Peace Process Steering Team (PPST), which comprises the leaders of the signatories of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), should try to overcome the difficulties remained in the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA), a solution for dealing with clashes among the government, Tatmadaw (defence services) and ethnic armed organizations, by introducing a new chapter of political culture, said General Saw Mutu Say Poe, re-elected chairman of Karen National Union (KNU).
 

JMC-U vice-president (1) says war needs to stop immediately

Maj-Gen Saw Issac Poe from Karena National Union (KNU and the vice-president (1) of Joint Monitoring Committee –Union Level {JMC-U}  urged those present to stop immediately internal clashes as local people are the victims of these internal conflicts in his speech on the 2nd JMC general meeting
The 2nd JMC general meeting was held at the LOTTE Hotel in Yangon on May 8.

KIO release a stamen for aid groups

Aid groups heading to conflict areas to provide humanitarian assistance must display their group logo cearly, according to KIO’s statement released on May 7.
It stated that KIO genuinely thanked social and religious organizations, and well wishers who are providing humanitarian assistance to local villagers trapped in the conflict areas in Kachin State. They are not stopping any kind of groups to provide assistance.