Agreement on Natural Disaster Cooperation between Asean and Russia submitted to parliament

Asean’s proposal to cooperate with Russia on natural disasters would boost disaster prevention and responses, a government minister said on Thursday.

Dr Win Myat Aye, Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, explained the Agreement on Cooperation in Natural Disaster Early Warning and Mitigation between Asean and the Russian Federation to Parliament in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday.

KNU signs agreements at Panglong Conference

The Karen National Union will give clarifications on agreed points that resulting from the second session of the 21st Century Panglong Conference, a source of the KNU said.

The remarks came from a statement issued by the KNU on May 29 after attending the Panglong Conference from May 24 to 29.

Military chiefs meet Indian army chief

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services, met Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army of the Indian Armed Forces General Bipin Rawat at the parlour of Zeyathiri Villa in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday and discussed security and stability in border areas and cooperation between two countries for the development, according to Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services.

Ks 15bn in peace funds collected

Since the opening of the deposit account at the Myanmar Economic Bank on January 9, over Ks 15 billion (US$11 million) has been collected in peace funds, according to an organiser at the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference on May 29.

Colonel Khun Okkar of the Pa-O National Liberation Army said: “Local benefactors have been contributing to the peace process. And as of May 19, the peace funds amounts to Ks 15.45 billion. We have over 150 contributors, and the minimum individual donation is Ks 3,000 and maximum is Ks 3 billion.”

37-point agreement signed as part of Union Accord

The second session of the 21st Century Panglong Conference came to an end yesterday with the signing of the 37-point agreement as part of the Union Accord.

Government, parliament and party are fractured: Win Htein

The government, the ruling NLD party and the parliament are expressing their different opinions in some issues and they cannot reach an agreement on, said Win Htein, secretariat member of the ruling party of National League for Democracy.

Win Htein made his remarks when he was speaking to members of Yangon regional government, the officials of the ruling NLD party and regional parliamentarians at a meeting held at the headquarters of the NLD party on May 28. 

Peace deal for all closer: govt

Union Peace Discussion Joint Committee members said the Union Peace Summit or 21

Non-ceasefire signatories present peace demands

Representatives of seven non-ceasefire signatories, who attended the 21

Suu Kyi hosts non-signatories

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi hosted a meeting with major non-ceasefire signatories at her home in Nay Pyi Taw.

Representatives attended from seven ethnic armed groups: the Kachin Independence Army, United Wa State Army, Shan State Progressive Party, National Democratic Alliance Army from Mongla, Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army from Kokang, Arakan Army and Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA). 

Govt peace commission meets Wa-led committee in Nay Pyi Taw

The government peace commission met with seven ethnic armed groups from the newly formed Union Political Negotiation Committee at a hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday.

Dr Tin Myo Win, chairman of the Myanmar Peace Commission, said: “We voiced words of thanks to all seven ethnic armed organisations. We have a very social occasion. All showed understanding and so we thank all for that.