Politics

Suu Kyi to visit China and Europe

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will visit China and Europe during May, said Zaw Htay, director general of the Office of the State Counsellor.

Suu Kyi meets drug-busting boss

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has held meetings with Ruth Dreifuss, c

Rebel armies head to Wa summit

Representatives of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) will meet 

Suu Kyi meets military chief

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi met the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in Nay Pyi Taw on April 6.

NCA signatories to meet other UNFC groups in Chiang Mai

Ethnic armed groups that have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement were due to meet other members of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) in Chiang Mai this weekend that have not yet signed the government ceasefire deal.
 
A coordination team of the NCA signatories held talks with a delegation of peace negotiation over points to be submitted to the summit in Thailand on Wednesday and Thursday.  
 

JMC-Shan to meet local residents and form regional ceasefire monitoring groups

A member of the Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee-Shan (JMC-Shan) said they plan to meet local people to discuss the formation of a regional level ceasefire monitoring group.

NLD terminates duties of Kayah State chairperson Dr Khin Sithu

The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) has terminated the duties of Dr Khin Sithu as chairperson of Kayah State's executive committee and of Pe Du as Pruhso Township's chairman, effective from Monday.

According to the notification, the township chairman's duties were ceased as he failed to submit on a timely basis the application of a parliamentary candidate representing Pruhso Constituency (1) for the by-election held on Saturday.

UNFC holds emergency meeting in Thailand

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) held an emergency meeting on April 3 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The meeting will be held for two days and discussions will focus on peace and political talks, according to Network Media Group’s (NMG) news website. The meeting will discuss basic policies for federal union and the constitution, the peace Handbook agreed during  meetings last year, policies for national defense and federal union’s military, and steps for the future, according to the NMG.

Voters’ low interest causes by-election mishaps: report

Mishaps in April 1 by-elections have been attributed to constituents being uninterested in voter lists, according to the Election Education and Observation Partners’ report dated April 3.

Kyauktagar Township police in Bago Region filed a case against two voters under the Election Law for casting ballots for the Upper House seat for Bago Region constituency No.4 on behalf of others. Similar cases were reported in Hlaingthaya and eastern Dagon Myothit in Yangon.

National Resources and Conservation Committee to make field trip to Hpakant

Amid concerns over the impact of jade mining in Hpakant region, the National Resources and Conservation Committee will make its first field trip to Hpakant according to the Ministry.