MP submits proposal for third-party system

The Union government should introduce a third-party system for construction works nationwide, said a Lower House MP on November 1. 

USDP to ‘compete on equal terms with NLD in next election’

A spokesperson to Myanmar’s major opposition said his Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) would be able to compete on equal terms with the ruling National League for Democracy in the next general election, to be held in 2020.

Dr Nanda Hla Myint made the comment in response at a media briefing on Myanmar’s ongoing issues held in the USDP headquarters in Yangon.

“Basically, the economy of our people needs to improve,” Nanda Hla Myint said. “Their socio-economy must be secure.

UPDJC holds its 12th meeting in Nay Pyi Taw

The Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) held its 12th working committee meeting at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre on October 30 in Nay Pyi Taw.

It was the first-ever meeting after the Union Peace Conference - 21st Century Panglong and was attended by the committee’s chairperson, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, and representatives from political parties and ethnic armed groups.

MPT is paying rent just like other operators, says deputy minister

Myanma Post and Telecommunications (MPT) is paying rental fees for state-owned land plots just like other operators, said Kyaw Myo, Deputy Minister for Transportation and Communications, during a parliament session held on October 30.
He replied to a question raised by Dr Zaw Lin Htut from No.9 Constituency of Mon State whether the MPT was paying rental fees to build telecom towers on state-owned land.

Govt to hire international security consultants for airports

The government is planning to hire international security consultants for international airports including Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw to carry out security checks concisely and systematically, said Kyaw Myo, Deputy Minister for Transportation and Communications, during a parliament session held on October 30.

Military chief says army is helping a committee led by Suu Kyi


Cooperation between World Bank and Myanmar discussed

Kyaw Zeya, permanent secretary of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, on Friday discussed mutual cooperation with a delegation from the Word Bank at his Nay Pyi Taw office, said a ministry press release .
Ellen Goldstein, director for Myanmar, Lao PDR and Cambodia, led the World Bank delegation.
Kyaw Zeya could not be reached for details about their discussion.

Two foreign reporters, 2 others, detained for illegal use of drones


Union Minister says accepting Bengalis doesn’t mean giving them as Myanmar citizenship

Union Minister for Immigration, Labour and Manpower Thein Swe said that when re-accepting Bengalis fleeing to Bangladesh, it meant that we accept those fleeing from Myanmar and not accepting them as Myanmar citizens after the Upper House meeting on October 27.

Curfew imposed in Maungdaw after two months of violence

KITSAPA- Section 144 curfew has been imposed in Maungdaw District aftermath of two months of violence as some forces started withdrawing their security members from Buthidaung-Maungdaw military operation areas, according to reports.

In the early hours of August 25, 30 police outposts were attacked, including headquarter in Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships.

Myanmar’s forces say the attackers brutally killed Rakhinees, including Hindus, as well as conducting arson attacks.