Rakhine issue a big challenge, NLD says

The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party on November 13 released a statement saying it is a big challenge for the government to stabilize northern Rakhine State and establish the rule of law there.

The ruling party held a ceremony at its Yangon headquarters on that day to mark the 97th National Day. Officials from the party, Yangon regional government and parliament, and guests attended the event.

State Counsellor exchanges views with Canadian PM in Vietnam


Bilateral agreement on return of fleeing refugees may be signed next week

Myanmar officials expect Sheikh Hasina, the Bangladeshi Foreign Minister, to sign a draft bilateral Agreement during an upcoming visit to Myanmar. The agreement would set out terms for Myanmar to accept back refugees that have fled from Rakhine State to Bangladesh in recent months.
Zaw Htay, Director-General of State Counsellor Office, said on November 9 that Hasina has been invited to visit Myanmar on November 16.

Rakhine’s chief minister makes inspection tour to temporary returnee sites

Rakhine’s chief minister, made a November 9 inspection tour to designated temporary sites to provide accommodation in accommodation in Taungpyo Letwe and Ngakhura villages to those who are returning to Rakhine State from Bangladesh.

Nyi Pu, together with Rakhine State’s ministers, arrived in Taungpyo Letwe in the afternoon to check out sites designated for construction of temporary accommodation and to inspect the work now underway.

The chief minister and party then proceeded to Ngakhura where they looked over work progress at temporary sites there.

State Counsellor arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam to attend the Asean-Apec meetings

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrived on November 9 in Da Nang, Vietnam at the invitation of

Tran Dai Quang, president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to attend the Asean-

Apec leaders’ “informal dialogue”, the state councillor’s office reported on Thursday.

The State Counsellor left Nay Pyi Taw International Airport by special flight at 10am, and arrived at Da Nang International Airport, Vietnam at 12.40pm.

Locals of Southern Maungdaw Township express their desire over Bengalis' resettlement

If the relocation of Bengalis takes place in the original places, there may be recurrence of violence and so locals of southern Maungdaw Township desire Bengalis not to be relocate in the previous places and released a statement of 6-points on November 5th.

Bangladesh to send names’ list to form joint working group with Myanmar to repatriate Bengalis

Bangladesh will send a list of names to form a joint working group with Myanmar during this week in order to repatriate Bengalis, AH Mahmood Ali, Bangladeshi Foreign Minister, said on October 31.

“Our main aim is to repatriate the refugees getting to Bangladesh,” AH Mahmood Ali told the reporters, adding that he hoped the repatriation process might start during November.

Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed to form the joint working group to supervise repatriation and resettlement in November during this year.

State Counselor visits Maungdaw, Rakhine


State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has, for the first time in years, visited the conflict-torn Maungdaw Region, Rakhine State on November 2.

Security priority causes hold-up in peace process


Govt to inform parliament of start of Yangon new town plan