Politics

Committee suggests school scrutiny

 

The Upper House education promotion committee suggests close scrutiny of schools to make sure the teaching is effective and funds are efficiently used.

The committee’s report to the Upper House on July 28 claimed the kindergarten and Grade 1 curriculums were customised versions of internationally accepted teaching programmes and highlighted the importance of learner-centred teaching.

MPs approve Special Goods Tax Law

The Union Assembly approved the Special Goods Tax Law on July 26 which was returned to Parliament from the president with comments. 

Lower House approves proposal to denounce Yanghee Lee’s statement

 

The Lower House approved the proposal to denounce Yanghee Lee’s statement submitted by Lower House MP Thandar from Eainme Township, Ayeyawady Region on July 24.

Thirteen Lower House MPs seconded the motion at the Lower House Parliament.

Lower House submits proposal to denounce Yanghee Lee’s statement

MP Thandar from Eainme Township, Ayeyawady Region, submitted an urgent proposal to the Lower House on July 24 denouncing the statement by Ms Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar.

The MP said the statement issued on July 21 by Ms Lee had ignored the government’s efforts toward national reconciliation, cooperation with the UN and the factual situation in Rakhine State.

Suu Kyi's office hits back at UN envoy

The government is disappointed with the statement by Yanghee Lee, UN special rappor

Human rights unchanged under NLD: UN envoy

The National League for Democracy government is crushing human rights activists and journalists like the previous administration, Yanghee Lee, UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, told a press conference at the Chatrium Hotel, Yangon.

She had just completed her sixth official tour of Myanmar. 

"I have to say I am disappointed to see the tactics applied by the previous government still being used," she said. 

President returns Special Goods Tax Law

According to Speaker of Union Assembly Mann Win Khaing Than, President Htin Kyaw returned the bill amending the Special Goods Tax Law with comments. 

On July 11, MPs discussed the amending bill. 

The amending bill prescribes that tax shall be paid as soon as goods land and retailers have at least 10 days to pay tax on manufactured goods. 

The amendment says the tax shall be allocated to the governments of states and regions.

President and First Lady offer meals to Buddhist monks to commemorate fallen martyrs

President Htin Kyaw and First Lady Su Su Lwin offered meals to members of Sangha to commemorate fallen martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country, and shared merits with them on the 70th Martyrs’ Day on July 19.

The merits sharing ceremony was held in Nay Pyi Taw on July 19. The President and First Lady, Vice Senior General Soe Win, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and ministers were present.

Arakan League for Democracy re-registered

The Union Election Commission

Suu Kyi receives US Ambassador Joseph Yun in Nay Pyi Taw

State Counsellor and Foreign Affairs Minister Aung San Suu Kyi received US Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun on the morning of July 17 in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar.

During the meeting, the two discussed boosting bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Joseph Yun is also the Special Representative for North Korea Policy and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Korea and Japan in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.