Chinese Banana Tissue plantation destroy environment

Chinese companies are now making huge investment in planting Banana Tissue plantations  in Waimaw Township, Kachin State. Chemical fertilizers used in the plantations greatly destroy soil and residents of  Kachin State are suffering disadvantages according to MP Naing Ko Ko from kachin Satate constituency (2).

One-sided views and misunderstanding on Bengali issue to be first removed for development of Rakhine State: Aung San Suu Kyi

One-sided views and misunderstanding on Bengali issue that took place in Rakhine State should be first removed so as to witness any progress in Rakhine State, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
The remarks of the State Counsellor came from her speech to the 43rd Singapore Lecture organized by Institute of South East Asian Studies held in Singapore on August 21.

FPNCC to provide cash donation for flood victims

YANGON- Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee (FPNCC) will be donating cash assistance for flood victims through the Peace Commission on August 23, says Nyi Yan, United Wa State Army’s  (UWSA) Second in-charge of Liaison Office in Lashio.

National reconciliation to make step by step through negotiations: Suu Kyi


Auditor General advises to set appropriate plans for Hanthawady airport project

Auditor General urged the government to set appropriate plans for Hanthawady airport project as over K5 billion are spent for the project which started in 1994, according to a report submitted by Public Accounts Committee during a parliament session held on August 20.
The report stated the government needed to set appropriate plans and consider whether the project can bring benefit for the interest of people or not.

15 clashes occurred after 21st Panglong Summit: TNLA

Tanaung National Liberation Army (TNLA) said that after holding the 21st Panglong Summit, clashes occurred a grand total of 15 times between military forces and TNLA. In regards to cease fire between military forces and TNLA, there has been reply from government side according to TNLA spokesman Maj.Tar Aik Kyaw.

The Union Peace Conference-21st Panglong Summit (the third) was held in July 11 to 16, 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw. The NLD-led 21st Panglong conferences have been conducted twice, in August 2016 and May 2017.

Public servants should not exchange dignity for corruption: President

A government must free from corruption if it wants to be a clean one or a good one. Anti-corruption commissions will be established at state and region levels in an effort to eradicate bribery and corruption. Public servants should not exchange dignity for corruption, said President Win Myint. 

Nidin Bengali refugee camp shut down

Nidin Bengali IDP camp in Kyauktaw Township, opened temporarily in order to cope with clashes occurring in Rakhine State during 2012, has now closed on August 19.

There are 85 houses with 580 people residing in the IDP camp. Bengalis from the surrounding areas also came to stay in Nidin village. After getting agreement from those living in the camp, houses were built at the back of Nidin village where there are vacant farm lands. They are now moving to the new houses built in the vacant farm lands.

Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing to visit Russia

Commander in Chief of Defence Services Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing left Yangon on August 19 evening to attend the Army Forum-2018 and Week Of National Security International Forum which will be held in Russian Federation.

Gov’t must stick to the people-centered policy: President


In democratic practice, the government must stick to the people-centered policy. There should not be the administrative mechanism that oppresses the people, President Win Myint said in a meeting with civil servants and MPs at Monywa City Hall in Monywa District in Sagaing Region on August 18.