Politics

6% of voters check lists: UEC

Only 6 per cent of voters checked the voter lists for the April 1 by-elections, according to the Union Election Commission (UEC).

The UEC published the lists for the by-elections at sub-commission offices, wards, village-tract and villages. Civil society organisations have reminded voters to check their names.

Suu Kyi discusses diplomatic ties with Pope’s special envoy

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi met with the Pope’s special envoy, Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam, at her residence in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday.
Suu Kyi, who is also Minister for Foreign Affairs, and the Vatican envoy exchanged views on establishing diplomatic ties between Myanmar and the Vatican, the potential for mutual friendship and cooperation, plus Myanmar’s peace process. 

US and British Ambassadors visit Kachin State

Myitkyina – Ambassadors from the United States and Britain visited Kachin State for a second time on Thursday to discuss the plight of refugees from the conflict in the far north.

US Ambassador Scot Marciel and his UK counterpart Andrew Patrick arrived at Myitkyina and met with the state government. They later met with MPs, civic groups, UN agencies, plus cultural organisations from five Shan minorities.

Nationalists protest against 'R-word'

Self-proclaimed nationalists staged a protest on February 9 at Thilawa Port in Yangon against the use of the word "Rohingya". 

Norway moves to train landmine specialists

The union-level Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) has been invited by Norway to observe landmine clearance work in Thailand and Cambodia.

KWO to participate in government peace activities

YANGON- The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) announced in a statement this week that they will be participating in the peace dialogue process, and begin campaigning for peace building activities together with the Myanmar government.

Election commission plans to submit bill recalling MPs

The drafting of a bill recalling parliamentary representatives has finished and preparations are being made to submit it to the Union Parliament, said Aung Myint, a member of the Union Election Commission.

The information was disclosed after MP Thaung Aye on Monday asked in the Lower House as why there was a plan to pass a law for recall of members of parliament.

Suu Kyi addresses UPDJC meeting in Nay Pyi Taw

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attended the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee’s meeting on Feb 6 in Nay Pyi Taw.

She addressed the meeting, saying that she wants peace for the 'mental security of the people' and that 'everyone should believe in peaceful ways to deal with different views'.

Government striving for internal peace and national reconciliation, says vice president

The government is trying its utmost for internal peace and national reconciliation, said Vice President Henry Van Thio in meeting with local villagers during his tour of Chin State.

CNF to reconsider attending Union Peace Conference

The Chin National Front (CNF) said they will reconsider attending the 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference as the meeting of Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) held at