Politics

Shan group demands ceasefire

The Committee for Shan State Unity (CSSU) has called for an end to conflict, saying that fighting undermines 

Ceasefire monitors begin conflict zone designation

The union-level Joint Monitoring Committee

Military condemns NLD fake news claim

The Tatmadaw True News Information Committee has condemned the remarks made by Win Htein of the National League for Democracy about false Facebook rumours.

Constitution needs changing ‘as we have two governments’

The much-criticised Constitution drafted by military regime in 2008 needs changing, as two governments – the Tatmadaw and NLD-dominated parliament – have emerged, Khun Tun Oo, chairman of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD), said.
 
Khun Tun Oo, who won a second term in office, made this remark in his speech opening the third annual meeting of the Committee for Shan State Unity (CSSU) in Chiang Mai on Thursday, according to a televised report from Radio Free Asia news agency.
 

Suu Kyi meets Italian leaders

Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi met her Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano

Suu Kyi meets Pope Francis

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Pope Francis met on May 4 at the Vatican Palace.

 

Suu Kyi's office warns against fake news

The State Counsellor's Office has warned the public against 

1988 students to discuss new party

Leaders of the 1988 student uprising plan to hold a meeting this month to establish a committee to form a political party, said member Min Zeya.

He stressed the need for progress this month, adding that public suggestions would be discussed.

"First the committee to establish the party will be formed and then it will gather suggestions and attitudes," said Min Zeya.

Army ready to clear Kayin land mines

The army will lead mine clearance operations in ethnic-minority areas if they have agreement from armed groups, with work set to start in Kayin State, said Colonel Wanna Aung, secretary of the u

Ethnic armed groups must remove idea that armament ensures sense of security

 

Ethnic groups must put their needs forward politically and drop the idea that armed force ensures security, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, said.

The military chief made his remarks when he received Robert Chua, the ambassador of Singapore, at Bayintnaung Yeiktha on May 2.