Submitted by hadminh on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 13:46
The impact of land conflicts on 2015 political trend may grow larger, said Lower House MP Khaing Maung Yi to Daily Eleven.
Khaing Maung Yi is also a member of the Parliament’s Farmland Investigation Commission tasked for scrutinising land-grabbed cases.
Submitted by hadminh on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 13:44
The government-backed Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC) and the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) will be likely to hold a meeting on nationwide ceasefire negotiation as scheduled if there are no significant events in the middle of this month, Phado Saw Kwe Htoo Win, the second leader-1 of the NCCT, said on January 3.
Submitted by hadminh on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 13:22
Around 3,000 people participated in the meal offering and praying ceremony for the people killed and captured by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in the Kachin State.
Led by the Myitkyina-based Shan Affairs group, the people marched one-mile from Wuntho monastery to Sutaungpyae Pagoda at 7 am yesterday.
Submitted by hadminh on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 13:20
Myanmar government has invited leaders of 16 ethnic armed groups to attend the 67th anniversary Independence Day ceremony and grand military review parade to be held in Nay Pyi Taw on January 4, but some are not sure whether they will attend or not.
Submitted by hadminh on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 13:19
Parliamentarians suggested expanding taxation reach and cutting the expense of government's unpractical projects to increase the salaries of civil servants without inflation as a by-product.
Win Myint, the secretary of Lower House Banks and Financial Development Committee said: "For welfare of civil servants, it's necessary to boost their incomes. Firstly, we have to expand the reach of taxation. I didn't mean to increase tax rate; just to tighten grip over tax-dodgers. Cutting unnecessary expenses of the government's unpractical projects is the second way."
Submitted by hadminh on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:23
Khin San Hlaing, a parliamentarian from National League for Democracy said she will push the government to release explanation over the death of a local in Letpadaungtaung incident by January 4.
She is also a member of the inspection commission for Letpadaungtaung conflict organised directly under the President.
Submitted by hadminh on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:17
After taking office in 2011, President Thein Sein and his cabinet promised to be clean in their governance. However, public opinion holds that this promise has gone unfulfilled.
The Anti-Corruption Law took effect in September 2013, and the Anti-Corruption Commission was formed in February 2014. The committee is composed of fifteen members, eight of whom are former military officials. Chairperson Mya Win is a former general who has been criticised for committing briberies while serving in the military.
Submitted by hadminh on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:07
The year 2014 saw several notable conflicts between the Myanmar people and the country’s judicial system.
Many journalists, farmers and activists were imprisoned in 2014.
Eleven Media reporter Ma Khine was imprisoned for three months last January for defamation, trespass and use of abusive language while researching an alleged illegal video piracy case in Loikaw.
Submitted by hadminh on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 15:59
In a recent report about Myanmar's progress in 2014, President Thein Sein said he is unable to ensure that political reforms meet the people's expectations.
"Myanmar needs mutual respect, cooperation and rapport to establish a democratic society. Our government has stressed the need to create understanding rather than conflict and to build mutual trust between different religions," said Thein Sein.
Submitted by hadminh on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 15:39
Parliamentary Speaker Thura Shwe Mann said the farmer protection law can resolve more than 90 per cent of problems farmers are now facing if it becomes effective.
The speaker also guaranteed that farmers' rights be honoured in accordance with the law. He made his remarks during a meeting with farmers on December 31 in Hmawby Township, according to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.