SNLD commemorates 29th founding anniversary in Yangon

The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) commemorated its 29th founding anniversary at Aungmyay Bontha Shan Monastery in Mayangon, Yangon on October 26.

Since its founding, the SNLD has walked a political path, said Khun Tun Oo, chairman of the SNLD.

“Our party and all its members have experienced the ways of everyday world. We were willing to brave these difficulties to survive. Our party can stand tall for what we have done in a 29-year period.”

200 more migrant workers welcomed back home

Some 200 Myanmar migrant workers arrived back from Malaysia on October 25 and were welcomed by the authorities who arranged for them to get back to their home towns.

Most of the workers were men. They had to give 1,150 ringgit (Ks 360,000) to brokers to return to Myawaddy through Thailand from Malaysia, they said.

Most of them had been working in Malaysia illegally and some of them returned home due to fears for their safety. Some of the workers decided to come back after their family members called on them to return.

Bengalis’ terrorists fled to Bangladesh says Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services


The terrorist attacks in Rakhine State carried out on  August 25, 2017 were committed by about 4,000 Bengalis extremists led by ARSA terrorist group. According to the testimonies of those involved in the terror attacks and witnesses, the security forces have the list of the names of 2,222 Bengalis and the names of their villages involved in the terror attacks. The terrorists are fled to Bangladesh, according to announcement from Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services released on October 24.

President and State Counsellor meet special adviser to Japanese Prime Minister


Armed ethnic groups to hold plenary meeting

Armed ethnic armed groups are planning to hold a plenary meeting ahead of the third round of the Union Peace Conference, the 21st Century Panglong.

Dr Salai Lian Hmung Sakhong, vice chairman-2 of the Chin National Front said, the plenary session would be attended by NCA (Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement) signatories and members of the United Nationalities Federal Council.

“NCA signatories and non-signatories will attend it. They all attended other meetings including Mai Jar Yan in 2016,” said Salai Lian Hmung.

Tycoons donate K17.7bn in humanitarian financial to troubled people in Rakhine State


Canadian ambassador shows understanding of Myanmar’s handling of Rakhine situation


Govt to give cash to twice as many mine victims next year

The government, which already provides K200,000 each to 100 landmine victims across Myanmar, plans to support 200 victims in the next fiscal year (2018-2019), according to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
The plan comes because there are a lot of mine victims and mine-clearing measures have not been conducted to the fullest extent, said Myo Hsat Aung, deputy director general of the Social Welfare Department.

DG of President’s Offices says: numbers of Bengalis fleeing from Rakhine State issued by UN caused controversy

The numbers of Bengalis fleeing from Rakhine issued by United Nations is in dispute according to Director General of President’s Office Zaw Htay. He told this after the donation ceremony for the victims of Rakhine State violence held at the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) on October 20.

Govt urged to ensure natural resources income goes to union fund

A Lower House MP on Thursday tabled a motion urging the union government to adopt plans for ensuring that all income from natural resources is publicised in a transparent manner and then goes to the union fund in line with the proposal made by Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
Myanmar joined EITI as a candidate in July 2014.
The motion was tabled by Lower House MP Dr Thet Thet Khaing and supported by MP Ye Mon.