Generals unveil anti-trafficking project

A special project is aiming to tackle human trafficking off Myanmar's coast, Lieutenant General Kyaw Swe, the military-appointed minister of home affairs, told the trafficking central committee in Nay Pyi Taw. 

“Because of the change of fishing restrictions, foreign crews are now catching fish in Myanmar's waters so we have drawn up a strategy across departments to tackle trafficking,” said Kyaw Swe.

Suu Kyi to meet youth representatives

State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi will meet youth representatives from across the country at the MICC-2 in Nay Pyi Taw on January 1. 

The meeting will be broadcast live on state-owned TV, according to her office.

“It was arranged by the government. Those attending will be youth representatives from states and regions. We informed young people to come in time,” said Thura Soe from the central committee of nationwide youth policy.

Suu Kyi calls for unity

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi urged Karen nationals to work together for the union to be prosperous, bearing in mind the new year lessons.

Suu Kyi told a gathering at the MICC-2 in Nay Pyi Taw: “I make a wish that Karen nationals will be able to work together for the union to be prosperous, bearing in mind the Karen new year message. The new year celebration together with the Karen is a good sign for the union. But we should not rely on a good omen too much. The main thing is work. We must work if we want to succeed,” Suu Kyi said.

Funding should not hurt peace: Suu Kyi

Inadequate funds should not hurt the peace process, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.  

Suu Kyi, who is also the chair of Joint Coordinating Body and National Reconciliation and Peace Centre, was speaking to the joint body at the centre in Yangon on December 28.

She said unnecessary expenses were to be avoided, funds must target the prioritised peace sectors and the joint body should coordinate funding.

UNFC, political parties, and CSOs reviewing peace process in Chiang Mai


The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), political parties and civil society organizations (CSOs) met in Chiang Mai, Thailand and began to review the peace prospects on December 27.

The meeting, organized by the UNFC, was aimed at analysing the peace process and giving a hand in discussions of allied organizations, Tun Zaw, the joint secretary of the UNFC, said.

Government striving for nationwide peace: Senior General Min Aung Hlaing

The government is striving for nationwide ceasefire and peace, according to Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services.

The third graduation of female army cadets took place at the Officer Training School (Army) in Hmawbi township, Yangon Region on December 27 with an address by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.