Politics

Live broadcast of State of the Union Address by State Counsellor on Sept 19

 

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will deliver an address to the country about the current situations on September 19, said Zaw Htay, the director-general of the Ministry of State Counsellor Office at a press conference held in the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw on the evening of Septemebr 13.

Administrative machinery runs under normal circumstances in Maungdaw despite terrorist attacks launched by ARSA

Administrative machinery is running under normal circumstances without being broken down due to well-organized terrorist attacks launched by ARSA, Ye Htut, Maungdaw district administrator, said.

Maungdaw is focusing on administrative matters based on three townships—Taungpyoletwe, Khamaungseik and Myinhlut.    

Implementation Committee for Suggestions on Rakhine Issue formed

The President Office issued a statement on formation of Implementation Committee for Suggestions on Rakhine Issue in order to implement suggestions contained in the report of Maungdaw Region Investigation Commission and the finishing report of Rakhine State Advisory Commission on September 12 in 2017.

The full text of the statement is as follows:

Formation of Implementation Committee for Suggestions on Rakhine Issue

Myanmar govt holds peace talks with RCSS/SSA

The Myanmar government held a coordination meeting on the peace process with the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday.

The RCSS/SSA is a signatory to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA).

According to a press release issued after the meeting, the discussion focused on the country's peace processes, regional development, economic affairs, combating narcotic drugs and other general matters.

Myanmar State Counsellor meets RCSS/SSA chair

 

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who also serves as the chair of the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre, held a discussion with a delegation led by General Ywet Sit, the chair of the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army, at the NRPC in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, according to a statement by the Myanmar State Counsellor Office.

Daily Eleven interviews staff officer of Fire Services Department in Maungdaw

Bengali extremist terrorists launched a series of coordinated terrorist attacks on 30 police outposts in Maungdaw beginning on August 25. Terrorist and arson attacks were endlessly taking place in the villages in and around Maungdaw. Together with firefighters, town dwellers and security forces participated in putting out fires with strenuous efforts. Arson attacks in Maungdaw urban areas got smaller on September 8. While putting out fire, firefighters encountered being shot and mine attacks.

China opens temporary consulate in Nay Pyi Taw

 

Suu Kyi to meet Shan ethnic armed leader

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is next week due to meet General Ywet Sit, chairman of the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS), which signed the 2015 nationwide ceasefire agreement, in an apparent attempt to repair relations the Shan ethnic armed leaders.

Ywet Sit is also due to meet Vice-Senior General Soe Win, deputy commander-in-chief, after meeting Suu Kyi.

The RCSS and State Counsellor's Office were unavailable for comment.

Who to make a speech at UNGA will be decided at cabinet meeting

The cabinet meeting will make a decision about who will make a speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Thaung Tun, National Security Adviser, said.

The move came from the press conference on Rakhine issues at the Ministry of State Counsellor Office in Nay Pyi Taw on September 6.

The reporter asked if there was a plan that State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi would make a speech at the UNGA to be held during this month in order to erase fake news as to Rakhine issue spreading to all parts of the world.

Talk on Rakhine issue held in Yangon

Talk on Rakhine issue with the title of discussion on finding solutions was held at Gandamar Grand Ballroom in Yangon on September 7.

Those present discussed the existence of the name of Rohingya, causes of problems, immigration and citizenship, external involvement in Rakhine issue, relations with ASEAN countries and how to solve the problems.