Ex-Speaker promises to review junta-era law

 The Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission will review the Unlawful Association Act, according to its chairman Thura Shwe Mann.

The former Lower House Speaker replied to a journalist’s question at a ceremony to award outstanding school leavers in Nay Pyi Taw on June 29. 

Second UNFC conference reshuffles leadership


The leadership of the UNFC was reshuffled at the group’s meeting with non-member parties in Chiang Mai, Thailand on June 27.

Students commemorate 41st anniversary of the hanging of student leader Salai Tin Maung Oo


Ceremonies to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the hanging of student leader Salai Tin Maung Oo were held in Yangon, Magway and Pakokku yesterday.

The ceremonies included moments of silence for the fallen citizens and monks who sacrificed their lives on the journey to democracy, including student leader Salai Tin Maung Oo. Participants gave talks about the biography of Salai Tin Maung Oo, recited poems and held peaceful marches.

Myanmar will export and import gold: VP


The government is planning to submit a proposal to the Union parliament to allow imports and exports of gold, and if other countries do not imposed taxes on gold exports or imports, Myanmar will not impose taxes, said Vice President Myint Swe.

Where there’s no hydropower, use coal: Win Htein

NLD spokesperson Win Htein urged the government to use coal in the places where electricity can’t be generated from hydropower following the party’s seventh central executive committee meeting yesterday.

Win Htein told reporters: “Coal-fired power projects should be carried out in Taninthayi Region, Mon State and Kayin State, as coal is more available than other sources of energy. Therefore, I urge the government to use coal if necessary.”

Election laws to be improved by 2020

Incorporating lessons from past elections, the general election in 2015 and a by-election in April, election laws will be improved before the 2020 general election, sources say.

The election commission and all the organisations and individuals that took part in previous elections have reportedly reviewed the processes.

MP calls for NLD unity

MP Aung Kyi Nyunt says all members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) should be united and aware of possible risks.

Aung Kyi Nyunt chaired the party's central committee at the headquarters in Yangon.

"We have much more to do. And we need cooperation and unity. We also need to be aware of possible risks," he said.

He urged members to follow party rules, warned them not to be rude when speaking to people and to cooperate with the public.

"We need public trust and cooperation. If not we would face lots of problems."

The Voice’s 66(d) case continues


Military chief visits Crimea


Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the defence services, has paid a visit to the Crimean peninsula to inspect Russian anti-shipping submarines.

Min Aung Hlaing met Vice Admiral Kulekov Valaydii of the Black Sea Fleet at the Sevastopol Hotel and studied Cruiser Moskva at the northern port from the Crimean city of Sevastopol.

End power subsidies: business chief


Household power bills should be raised to Ks150 from Ks50 and the commercial rate should increase to Ks175 from Ks150, said Zaw Min Win, president of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI).

Zaw Min Win also chairs the Privatisation Development Committee.