Politics

NCA-signatories hold UPDJC meeting in Yangon

YANGON- As a preparatory measure to hold the third 21st Century Panglong Conference (3rd Union Peace Conference), a meeting of Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) organized by ethnic armed groups that are Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) signatories was held at the Green Hill Hotel in Yangon on June 7th.
 
“Mainly, we aimed to fulfill the requirements for 21st Panglong Conference. We already approved discussion points,” said Yebaw Myo Win.

UEC will meet political parties on June 14th

YANGON- The Union Election Commission (UEC) will be meeting with the political parties at its office on June 14th aiming to discuss about electoral affairs.
 
“We had invited all political parties and will be listening to their reports,” Spokesperson Myint Naing, who is also a member of UEC, told to EMG.
The UEC announced on May 8th that the 2018 by-election will be held for 13 vacant constituencies nationwide on November 3rd.
 

Facebook closes some accounts of Myanmar hard-liners

 
Facebook has blacklisted a group of Myanmar Buddhist hardliners including monks notorious for bilious hate speech against Bengali Muslims, the company said on June 7, as it scrambles to show it is tackling inflammatory content.
 
The social media company plays an outsized role in a country that has only recently come online and boasts 18 million accounts among the population of around 50 million people.
 

Union Minister Thaung Tun appoints as MIC’s Chairman

Thaung Tun, Union Minister for the Office of the Union Government is appointed as Chairman of Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), according to Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA).

He was a commission member before and now he is promoted as the chairman of the commission.

He succeeded former Union Minister for National Planning and Finance Kyaw Win, who resigned from his duty as the chairman of the MIC.

Tatmadaw criticised of extending military force to Laiza

Lieutenant Colonel Naw Thu, spokesperson of Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), criticized Tatmadaw (defence services) of enlarging its military force towards Laiza, the Headquarters of Kachin Independence Organization/Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA) in Kachin State.
 

Taninthayi region will have electricity from national grid: chief minister

 

National grid will be connected to Taninthayi region within two-year time and one unit of electricity will be ranged between Ks35 and 50, said the region chief minister Dr Le Le Maw on June 4.

At the present, the locals are paying over Ks400 per unit of electricity and the electricity bill is likely to be increased as fuel prices are hiked, sources said.

State Counsellor discusses with DIPD’s chairperson

 
Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs, discussed matters relating to the process of Myanmar’s transition to democracy with Henrik Bach Mortensen, Chairperson of the Board of the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy at the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw on June 5. 
 

The public are requested to monitor our works calmly: Newly-appointed Minister Soe Win

 

We can do many things though there are over two years of government term left. The public are requested to monitor our works calmly, the newly-appointed Union Minister for Planning and Finance Soe Win told media after taking the oath at Union Parliament on June 5.

Opposition MP questions govt approval to implement $5bn LNG power plant projects

An MP of the opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) has questioned the government's approval to implement four LNG (liquefied natural gas) power plant projects worth over US$5 billion without inviting a tender.

MP Maung Myint asked the question about any transparency in the project procedures during a regular session of the Lower House of Parliament held in Nay Pyi Taw on June 4.

Ethnic NCA signatories to meet in next few days

 
The ethnic NCA signatories are going to meet in Chiang Mai, Thailand in the next few days in order to help hold the Third Meeting of the Union Peace Conference also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference, said Colonel Khun Okkar, Patron of the PaO National Liberation Organisation.
 
The meeting is scheduled on June 11 and it will decide when the Union Peace Conference is held, Colonel Khun Okkar said.