Politics

Departments sometimes claim projects are finished before they’re really done: MP

Some government departments are saying they have completed projects when they have yet to be truly finished, parliamentarian Naw Hla Hla Soe has said.

The Karen MP said such manipulation of official reports showed a weakness in hierarchical supervision in different layer of management.

Her remarks were made when a bill on national planning for 2017-2018 was discussed in the Union Assembly.

Ministry of Health and Sports asks for Ks9 B to build staff housings

The Ministry of Health and Sports has asked for more than Ks9 billion to build housing for more than 5,000 staff in 2017-18 fsy, according to the ministry.

Myanmar has a total of 1,123 public hospitals and 54,703 beds across the country for a population of over 50 million people.

State Counsellor discusses policies on political dialogues with DPN

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi met recently with key representatives of the Delegation of Peace Negotiation (DPN) of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) which was formed with ethnic National Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) non-signatories.

At the meeting on March 1, which was held at the meeting hall of the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) in Nay Pyi Taw State, Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi made an opening speech while Khu Rel, the leader of the DPN of the UNFC clarified the NCA and their nine-point proposal.

Activists protest at leader's trial

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Privacy bill passed

The Parliament on March 1 approved a bill to protect the individual privacy and security after a long debate.

The parliamentary bill committee submitted a report to Parliament on February 24 about the disagreements of two houses over the bill.

Peace committee demands civilian control of army

The Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) adopted a security agenda at a meeting with politicians on March 1.

The security affairs committee, one of the UPDJC’s five working committees, produced a report, including the aspiration that the union should have only one armed force which answered to a civilian government and that the military’s primary duty was to protect the country from external threats and obey the law when it handled internal threats.

NLD appoints new Mon chief

Mon State parliament has approved the appointment of MP Dr Aye Zan, who represents Kyaikto Township constituency no2, as chief minister. 

Aye Zan addressed the parliament: “Cooperation between the government and parliament is especially needed. Parliament is mainly responsible for legislation. In addition, parliament will have to listen to the voices of people and monitor the government with checks and balances. MPs should represent the will of the people."

General Mya Tun Oo hopes 100 percent peace will surely prevail in time of Suu Kyi-led government

General Mya Tun Oo, Chief of General Staff, said he hoped that 100 per cent peace would reign across the country under the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party, led by Aung San Suu Kyi.

General Mya Tun Oo, made his comments responding to a question at a  press conference at Bayintnaung Yeiktha at the offfice of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.

UNFC stands firm on its demands

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) released a statement on February 28 announcing that it would not change its propositions made on November 8.

The council’s delegation for political negotiation will meet State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Nay Pyi Taw today (March 1). The government’s peace commission and the council’s delegates will meet on March 3.

Khu Oo Reh, vice chairman of the Karenni National Progressive Party, will lead the council’s 10-member delegation.

State Counsellor meets with disabled protestors in Nay Pyi Taw

 

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi met with wheelchair users who have been touring the country in the name of peace at the National Reconciliation Peace Center (NRPC) in Nay Pyi Taw on February 28.