Politics

Myanmar among most-censored countries: report

 
Myanmar stands ninth on a list of the 10 most-censored countries in the world, according to a report prepared by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
 

12 ethnic armed organisations to attend summit in Panghsang

Deputy Secretary Aung Myint of the Central Office of the United Wa State Army (UWSA) announced that only 12 ethnic armed groups will attend the Ethnic Armed Forces Summit this year.

The summit will be held on May 1 in Panghsang, Shan State. The summit organisers sent invitations to only 12 ethnic organisations and said no other groups will be invited.

Parliament holding up referendum on charter change

The clock is ticking on Union Parliament Speaker Thura Shwe Mann's promise to hold a referendum on constitutional amendments in May, but the election commission says it cannot go ahead until Parliament approves amendments to the referendum law.

The Joint Bill Committee says a bill amending the National Referendum Law will be submitted to Parliament when it resumes sitting on May 11, leaving a tight time frame to schedule and organise a poll.

Event will commemorate 1990 general election winners

The representatives elected in the 1990 general election formed a 15-member committee today to plan an event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the 1990 multi-party democratic elections, to be held on May 27 in Yangon.

Parliament 90% sure to discuss charter reform bill

It is 90 percent certain that the parliament will discuss the constitutional reform bill when it resumes its sitting on May 11, said the secretary of the Constitutional Amendment Committee on Tuesday. 
 

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.