Politics

Third round of 21st Century Panglong Conference scheduled for January

Myanmar will hold the Union Peace Conference, also called the 21st Century Panglong Conference, for the third time in the last week of January next year, according to a Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting (JICM).

It was agreed to hold the third peace conference in the last week of January 2018, said officials from both sides during a press conference after the JICM took place at the National Reconciliation and Peace Center in Nay Pyi Taw on November 27.

Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing meets Pope

Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets Pope Francis currently in Myanmar at the residence of Cardinal Charles Bo, the archbishop of Yangon after on November 27th evening according to the statement of office of the Commander-in-Chief.

Minister vows to ensure full power supply for Kayin State

The government will takes measures to ensure Kayin State gets the electricity supply it needs and a budget to that effect has been planned, said Kyaw Win, Union Minister for Planning and Finance, at a November 24 ceremony at the Kayin State Investment Fair-2017.

“As it is now the start of the season, we need to work to fulfill all requirements,” said the minister.

Unless Bengalis fleeing to Bangladesh are re-accepted, it will be recognized as ‘ethnic cleansing’

If Bengalis fleeing to Bangladesh are not accepted back, it will be recognized as ‘ethnic cleansing’, said Thaung Tun, Union Minister for Union Government Office on November 26.

Around 150,000 Christians together with Pope Francis to go to Mass in Kyaikasan ground in Yangon

Pope Francis will be arriving in Myanmar today and his visit to Myanmar will last for four days.

The number of those wishing to go to Mass in Kyaikansan sports ground, Yangon on November 29 reached about 150,000 Christians, Fr. Soe Naing said to the journalists at the press conference held at Sule Shangrila Hotel in Yangon on November 26.

Newly-appointed Union level officials sworn into office

 

Thaung Tun, Kyaw Tin and Aung Kyi, newly appointed Union level officials, were sworn into office in the presence of the Speaker of Parliament’s Upper House, Mahn Win Khaing Than, in Nay Pyi Taw on November 25.

Political clarity needed in insurgency talks: vice chair of UPDJC

 

Clarity is a major factor in the practical implementation arising from political dialogue and helps ensure future success, said Kyaw Tin Swe, vice chairman of the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) on November 24.

State Counsellor discusses repatriation with Bangladesh Foreign Minister

Myanmar’s State Counsellor and Foreign Affairs Minister met with the Bangladeshi Foreign Minister on November 23 to discuss repatriation of refugees who fled to the neighbouring nation, along with other bilateral issues of cooperation, at Aung San Suu Kyi’s office in Nay Pyi Taw.

That meeting took place a day after a ministerial meeting at the same location between a Myanmar delegation led by Minister for State the Counsellor’s Office Kyaw Tint Swe, and the Bangladeshi delegation led by Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ai.

Union Parliament approves formation of new anti-corruption commission

The Union Parliament has unanimously approved establishing a new 12-member anti-corruption commission with former

information minister Aung Kyi as chairman, with no MPs opposing the motion.

In order to form the new commission in accord with Section 7, sub-section A of the Anti-Corruption Law during the second term of the union government, President Htin Kyaw sent a message to the parliament for approval.

Union Election Commission untrustworthy: USDP

 

According to Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), the Union Election Commission is biased and untrustworthy.