Independent Commission of enquiry’s chairperson arrives in Myanmar

YANGON- Rosario Manalo, Chairperson of Independent Commission of Enquiry, yesterday evening arrived in Myanmar, according to the Ministry of Information.
After Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) terror group attacks and subsequent fallout occurred in Rakhine State, government had formed Independent Commission of Enquiry on July 30th with the aim to investigate accusations of human rights violation and related cases.

NRPC bans CSSUs meeting to be held in Taunggyi

National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) had banned the meeting being organized by the Committee for Shan State Unity (CSSU) to be held in Taunggyi Township, Shan State.
Negotiations will be carried out aiming to allow holding of CSSUs meeting, says Sai Boe Aung, General Secretary of Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP).
Sai Aik Paung, SNDPs chairman who is also the alternating chairman of CSSU, plans to hold a meeting in Taunggyi Township concerning current political situation in Shan State.

Food for thought to see continued clashes with NCA signatories: Wa group

Lashio liaison office in charge Nyi Yan from United Wa State Party/United Wa State Army (UWSP/USSA) has said it is food for thought for its party to see continued clashes with the ethnic armed groups which are signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA).

ALP to try to hold national-level political dialogue

The Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) will try to hold a national-level political dialogue although it was not allowed to hold Arakan nationality political dialogue, Saw Mya Yarzar Lin, CEC member of the ALP.
The remarks came from her meeting with the journalists during a break after the ALP’s review meeting on the Union Peace Conference also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference held at Green Hill Hotel in Yangon on August 26.

NCA signatories to hold conference in September

The ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) that signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) are planning to hold a conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand during September.
The conference will focus on impediments and challenges to the peace process and matters relating to political dialogue framework amendment. 

Seven-year peace move should be reviewed

The peace move made by the government during seven years should be reviewed with the aim of achieving success in the peace process, said Executive Director Aung Naing Oo.
The remarks came from the launching of the book with the title of “Lessons Learned from Myanmar’s Peace Process” written by Aung Naing Oo held at Novotel Hotel in Yangon on August 22. 

Military MP opposes the term "dictatorship" in parliament

A member of parliament representing the military has asked the parliament to remove the term "dictatorship" used by a civilian MP during his discussion of a proposal on farmland problems.

Chinese Banana Tissue plantation destroy environment

Chinese companies are now making huge investment in planting Banana Tissue plantations  in Waimaw Township, Kachin State. Chemical fertilizers used in the plantations greatly destroy soil and residents of  Kachin State are suffering disadvantages according to MP Naing Ko Ko from kachin Satate constituency (2).

One-sided views and misunderstanding on Bengali issue to be first removed for development of Rakhine State: Aung San Suu Kyi

One-sided views and misunderstanding on Bengali issue that took place in Rakhine State should be first removed so as to witness any progress in Rakhine State, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
The remarks of the State Counsellor came from her speech to the 43rd Singapore Lecture organized by Institute of South East Asian Studies held in Singapore on August 21.

FPNCC to provide cash donation for flood victims

YANGON- Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee (FPNCC) will be donating cash assistance for flood victims through the Peace Commission on August 23, says Nyi Yan, United Wa State Army’s  (UWSA) Second in-charge of Liaison Office in Lashio.