Myanmar turns down ICC’s majority decision of the Pre-Trial Chamber 1

The Government of Myanmar regrets the majority decision of the Pre-Trial Chamber 1 of International Criminal Court (“the Court”), asserting that it may exercise jurisdiction with regard to Myanmar. Myanmar resolutely rejects the decision which is the result of faulty procedure and is of dubious legal merit, said in the press release of the President Office.

NLD, USDP begin by-election campaigns in Tamway constituency

Parliamentary candidates from the ruling National League for Democracy and the major opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party started their election campaigns on September 6 in Yangon's Tamway Township, the constituency of incumbent President Win Myint.

Peace Commission and northern alliance forces meet

Government Peace Commission (PC) and three northern alliance forces met for trust building and will meet again in October according to general secretary of Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) Brig-Gen Tar Phone Kyaw.

With the intervention of The Chinese special envoy for Asian affairs Sun Guoxiang, Peace Commission and TNLA, Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and the Arakan Army (AA) met in Kumin, China on September 5.

Peace Commission meets with three ethnic armed groups in China

The Government’s peace commission met with Ta’ang National Liberation Army, Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and Arakan Army which are members of Northern Alliance Ethnic Armed Group in Kumming, China, yesterday morning.
One of the leaders of Kachin Independence Organization/Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA) approved yesterday that those delegates from KIO/KIA and some of Northern Alliance Armed group attended at the meeting as the witnesses.

NCA signatories summit to be held in Chiang Mai

The third Summit of Ethnic armed forces signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) will be held in Chiang Mai in Thailand on September 8 to 11 according to NCA-SEAO statement made on September 4.

At the summit, submitting of reports on informal meeting of Process Steering Team (PPST), NCA-SUPDJC, NCA-SJMC, review on Union Peace Summit-21 Century Panglong 3rd Summit and discussing of future plans for NCA-SEAO will be included.

MP calls for third party inspection of loss and wastage in housing projects

For housing projects being implemented by the Urban and Housing Development Department, a third party organisation should be authorised to scrutinise things such as spending, work progress, benefits, and loss as well as wastage, submit

Yangon’s north district court sentences two Reuters journalists to 7 years’ imprisonment

The north district court in Yangon Region sentenced two Reuters journalists—Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to seven years in prison for breaching Official Secrets Act. 

Reforms and nation building tasks will be carried out: Thet Thet Khaing

NAYPYITAW- Reform processes and nation building tasks will be carried out at the National League for Democracy (NLD), MP Thet Thet Khaing representing Dagon Township Constituency yesterday told Media about in an interview regarding her dismissal from her post in the party before starting the meeting.
The ruling NLD dismissed Lower House MP Thet Thet Khaing and Regional MP Kyaw Zeya representing Dagon Township Constituency-2, from their positions in the party.

Canvassing campaigns for November by-election kick off


Independent candidates and candidates from political parties have started their vote canvassing campaigns for the vacant constituencies for the upcoming by-election scheduled for November 3.

Union Election Commission has designated the canvassing period as 60 days, starting from September 3 to November 1.

Military tension rises in Namatu involving several armed groups including govt army

Military tensions among ethnic armed groups including government army are continuing in Nammatu Township, Shan State (North), according to local sources.