Politics

People unfairly blaming government: Taninthayi chief minister

Dawei – People are too eager to place blame on the government without helping them, said Dr Lae Lae Maw, chief minister for Taninthayi Region on March 6.

“We introduced a single-track road here and people have said negative things about the government.  The media asked why the government introduced the single-track road and what the government knows about it. It is not for us but for people - they are the ones who are using it. We built it for their safety but they are ungrateful,” said the region chief.

Myanmar army chief pays a goodwill visit to Vietnam

The army is trying to stop armed conflicts in Myanmar and really wants peace, said Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing when he met with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at Presidential Palace in Vietnam on Monday.

State parliament approves proposal to build Mrauk-U airport with union govt funding

Sittwe: Rakhine State Parliament on Monday approved a proposal submitted by MP Tun Thar Sein of No.1 Mrauk-U Constituency to build the previously suspended Mrauk-U airport under union government funding.

End to tension between Tatmadaw and Mon party: Official

There is no longer any military tension between the Tatmadaw and New Mon State Party (NMSP) as the army has withdrawn troops spread around the Three-Pagodas Town, says Naing Win Hla, the domestic affairs minister of the NMSP.

“The South-East Command Center invited us on March 4 to examine the situation. They said that the troops around Three-Pagodas Town were withdrawn -so therefore there is no more tension in this area,” he said.

PPST monitoring result of Pankhan Conference

The Peace Process Steering Team (PPST) announced on March 6 that they are carefully observing the announcement of Pankhan Conference held from February 22 to 24.

Việt Nam, Myanmar enhance defence collaboration

HÀ NỘI – Senior defence officials of Việt Nam and Myanmar have agreed to bolster defence co-operation between the two countries and make it deeper, more effective and practical.
 
The agreement was reached during talks in Hà Nội yesterday between Defence Minister Ngô Xuân Lịch and Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces Min Aung Hlaign, who is on a four-day visit to Viet Nam from March 5 at the invitation of the Vietnamese Defence Minister.

Ethnic armed groups urged to discuss peace: Suu Kyi

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is also the chair of the National Reconciliation and Peace Center, has called on ethnic armed groups to come to the peace table and give up their armed struggles. 

The NRPC yesterday issued a statement after the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army attacked Laukai township of Shan state.

Việt Nam, Myanmar boost military ties

HÀ NỘI – The Vietnamese State and Government will create the best conditions for the country’s army to enhance co-ordination with their Myanmar counterparts to deepen bilateral friendship.

President Trần Đại Quang made the statement at a reception for Myanmar’s Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in Hà Nội yesterday.

Ex-political prisoners denounce threats to constitutional reform

The Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) has denounced anyone who opposes the process of constitutional reforms, according to a statement released at a conference at the Orchid Hotel in Yangon on March 5.

NLD denies reshuffle rumours

Win Htein, a CEC member of the ruling National League for Democracy yesterday said the news about the cabinet reshuffle 'was just a rumour'.

Yesterday, he met the media at Sebin guest house in Nay Pyi Taw after the CEC meeting. There was a rumour that the NLD would reshuffle some ministers including the religious affair ministry and the commerce ministry and region/state chief ministers.