Canvassing for April by-elections begin


Some candidates launched their campaigns for the April 1 by-elections yesterday, the official first day permitted to start campaigning.

The Union Election Commission has announced that candidates from the political parties and independent candidates can start carrying out the canvass beginning January 30, but most of candidates were unable to start their canvassing stands yesterday.

Myanmar president to visit Cambodia

PHNOM PENH (Rasmei Kampuchea/ANN) - Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw will visit Cambodia this week. 

The three-day visit follows an invitation from Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni, according to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release today.

UPDJC permits 3 more national-level forums

The Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) gave a green light to three more national-level forums, said its deputy chairman Thu Wai on Sunday.

NLD’s legal advisor shot dead

Advocate Ko Ni, legal advisor to the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party, was shot dead at Yangon International Airport at about 5 pm on Sunday.

Upper House to discuss 13 bills

A total of 13 bills will be tabled at the Upper House when it reconvenes tomorrow (Monday), said Aung Kyi Nyunt, a member of the Upper House Bill Committee.

Chin rebels praise peace process

The Chin National Front (CNF) has called for an end to armed conflict and for political solutions. The CNF, which signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement in October 2015 along with seven other rebel armies, held its central committee meeting at its headquarters during the week. The armed group said increased cooperation was needed with government negotiators to establish peace. 

UEC urges public to check voter lists for by-election

The Union Election Commission (UEC) has urged people to check the preliminary voter lists, which will be released on February 1, for the upcoming by-election.

The UEC has made the voter lists after visiting every house in the constituencies where the by-elections will be held on April 1. The lists are based on those used for the 2015 election.

The preliminary voter lists will be displayed at UEC branches in townships, wards and villages.

Parliament panel to seek amendments to interfaith marriage laws

The chairperson of the Parliament Committee of Women and Children affairs, Mya Thaung, said that some provisions in four interfaith marriage laws must be amended in order to enforce the law protecting violations against women.

Kachin holds political talks

Kachin political parties discussed a draft constitution for their state at

UNFC to follow govt's peace roadmap