Politics

Suu Kyi urges democratic forces to consider for the good of the country not giving priority to own desire

Yangon-Aung San Suu Kyi, the chairperson of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), addressed the remembrance ceremony to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of veteran journalist and former political prisoner Win Tin, urging all democratic forces to consider for the good of the country not upholding own desires until we have reached final destination of democracy movement.

Referendum law amendment to Parliament next month

A bill amending the National Referendum Law will be submitted to Parliament when it resumes sitting on May 11, the secretary of Myanmar’s Joint Bill Committee said.

RNP to select candidates for 2015 election

The Rakhine National Party (RNP) plans to finish selecting candidates for the 2015 elections by the end of June, according to Tun Aung Kyaw, the party’s general secretary.

KNU leaders to discuss nationwide ceasefire

YANGON – The Kayin National Union (KNU) will hold its central executive committee (CEC) meeting on April 21 and 22 to discuss the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) signed between the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) and the Union Peacemaking Working Committee (UPWC).

Apukwa wants voters included in 2015 election list

The MP for Kyauttaw constituency plans to pressure the Union Election Commission (UEC) to avoid a repeat of 2010 when 1,000 Apukwa villagers in Rakhine State were omitted from the voters' list.
 
Despite last-ditch efforts to get the omitted Rakhine names on the list, they never got to vote in the November 7, 2010 election, Lower House MP Thar Sein said. Myanmar voters are expected to go to the polls in October or November.
 

No vote on charter before talks end: Aye Maung

The representative of ethnicities at the recent six-party talks, Dr Aye Maung, has told the Daily Eleven that it is impossible to organise a referendum on constitutional amendment before the meetings are concluded.

Military chief says Kokang conflict end near

Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, said on April 18 that Kokang regional clashes are drawing near to end.
 
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, said this while meeting injured officers, soldiers from the military who are attending at No.9, Military Hospital, Lashio, and rescuing teams.
 

President Thein Sein promises free elections

 
A Myanmar delegation led by the Minister of the President's Office Aung Min sent a letter from President Thein Sein to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a four-day visit to Japan, according to sources.
 
In the letter, the president promised to continue with the national peace process and democratic reform, and guaranteed a free and fair election later this year.
 

Suu Kyi sends out new year greetings

The leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi has sent out her new year wish that the people's needs, hopes and desires may be fulfilled.

Suu Kyi marked the new year, 1377 in Myanmar, with a film released by the party.

"Each new year is different but everyone wishes the coming year may be filled with peace and be better than the previous year. I desire that the coming year is better than the previous year for the sake of our country.

UNFC calls for ceasefire in Laukkaing region

The chairperson of United Nationalities Federation Council (UNFC) sent an open letter to President Thein Sein on April 13, the first day of the Thingyan water festival, demanding a ceasefire in Laukkaing, located in the Kokang Self-Administered Zone. The letter said the conflict in Laukkaing is an obstacle to the nationwide ceasefire process.