Politics

Suu Kyi meets senior Canadian officials plus Myanmar citizens in Ottawa

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi met with Myanmar citizens in Canada after arriving in Ottawa, the capital, on Wednesday.

The interests of ethnics and their areas should be promoted in accord with prescribed laws

The interests of ethnics in their different areas should be encouraged and implemented in accordance with prescribed laws, the Lower House’s Ethnic Affairs and Internal Peace Implementation Committee suggested in a report to the Lower House Parliament.

The regular session of Lower House Parliament was held in Nay Pyi Taw on June 7.

Suu Kyi arrives in Canada

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and her entourage touched down in Toronto for her state visit to Canada on June 5.

They were welcomed at Lester B Pearson Airport by Myanmar’s ambassador to Canada Kyaw Myo Htut, Honorary Consul General Bryon J Wilfert and officials.

Suu Kyi and her entourage then made their way to the hotel that will be their Toronto base, where they were greeted by expatriate Myanmar families living in Canada.

NLD central committee to hold 7th regular meeting on June 24

The National League for Democracy's Central Executive Committee will hold its seventh regular meeting from June 24 to 25.

Invitations have been sent to all members of the central committee, region and state chief ministers and NLD-elected speakers of region and state parliaments, chairpersons of region and state executive committees and members of the auxiliary central committee.  

However, the invitation letter says that those who have been stripped of party duties are not allowed to attend the meeting.

Investment will follow peace: negotiator

The chairman of the Peace Commission Tin Myo Win says investment will flood the country if peace and stability can be achieved. 

Panglong female representation up to 17%

The ratio of women at last month's 21st Century Panglong conference has increased by 4 per cent. 

According to the conference’s Facebook page, 17 per cent of participants were female. 

There were 595 men and 105 women at a ratio of 85:15 representing the government, military, political parties and ethnic armed groups. 

Volunteers hope to monitor ceasefire

A meeting between representatives of civic society organisations (CSO) and members of the joint monitoring committee (JMC) met at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Yangon on June 2 to discuss ways to participate in ceasefire monitoring.

“The meeting was between the JMC and people interested in the peace process. We hope to increase the role of residents and CSOs in ceasefire monitoring,” said Reverend Saw Matthew Aye, vice-chairman of union-level JMC.

Chinese general inspects specialist recruits

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the defence services, and General Fang Fenghui of China's Central Military Commission and chief of the Joint Staff Department, inspected a practice session at the Tatmadaw Advanced Training School in Nay Pyi Taw on June 2.

The special trainees at the training ground saluted Min Aung Hlaing and Fang. 

Suu Kyi set to visit Canada and Sweden

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is also Minister for Foreign Affairs, will leave shortly on goodwill visits to Canada and Sweden.

The trip follows an invitation from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for Suu Kyi to make a visit.

After that, she will proceed to Sweden following an invitation from Urban Ahlin, Speaker of the Swedish Parliament and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

Suu Kyi hosts Chinese military chief

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of the defence services, separately met