Govt to crack down on conspiracy behind Maungdaw ‘burning’ pictures

According to Zaw Htay, Director-General of the State Counselor’s Office, investigations are being conducted over the controversial “burning” photos that are spreading online.

Some local staff from INGOs remains under questioning

Some local staff from four International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) is now being questioned whether they are involved in the terrorist attacks on Taungbazar police station together with Bengali extremist terrorists and if they are found guilty, legal actions will be taken against them as soon as possible, Zaw Htay, Director-General of State Counsellor Office, said.

The source came from the press conference on Rakhine affairs held at the State Counsellor Office in Nay Pyi Taw on September 6.

Myanmar still negotiates with dialogue partners for Rakhine issue to be unable to go to UNSC

Myanmar is still negotiating with dialogue partner countries for Rakhine issue not to be able to convene a meeting at United Nations Security Council, said Thaung Tun, National Security Adviser, said.

The move came from the press conference on Rakhine situation held in Nay Pyi Taw on September 6.

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi signs MOU with India's Prime Minister


India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the Presidential Residence in Nay Pyi Taw on September 6.

They met in private and then led the Myanmar- India discussion later at the diplomatic wing.

Myanmar to mark International Day of Democracy in Nay Pyi Taw


The International Day of Democracy will be celebrated in the compound of the parliamentary building in Nay Pyi Taw on September 15.

During the celebration, political parties and students will submit and read out papers on democratic affairs.

State Counsellor discussed issue of Rakhine State with President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey

Nay Pyi Taw, 5 September - The State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi received a telephone call from President Erdogan and discussed the issue of Rakhine. President Erdogan said that he is confident that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as a leader who has faced and overcome challenges and advocate of human rights will approach the situation with vision of a long term solution to the issue of Rakhine. He mentioned that there are concerns worldwide regarding the situation because of the news and photos that have been widely published.

Security forces in clash with ARSA extremist Bengali terrorists for 97 times, arson attacks destroy 6842 houses

Security forces were in clash with ARSA extremist terrorists for 97 times beginning August 25 to September 5, leaving 36 security forces, civil servants and ethnics and 371 terrorists dead and 6842 houses were destroyed by arson attacks, reported the information committee.   

Pay special attention to instigation of racial and religious riot by taking advantage of news on terror and threat

The State Counsellor Office issued a statement saying that the entire people ought to pay special attention to instigations of racial and religious conflicts and riots by the exploitation of the news on violence and threat made by ARSA extremist terrorists and urging the entire people to work together for ensuring peace and stability of the State.

PM Modi arrives in Myanmar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived here on a three-day visit to Myanmar from China, where he had gone to attend the 9th BRICS Summit.

This is Modi’s first bilateral visit to Myanmar. He had earlier come here in 2014 to attend the Asean-India Summit.

Later on Tuesday, he will call on Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw at whose invitation he has come.

ARSA Bengali extremists plot to launch terrorist attacks and bomb blast in major cities in Myanmar

ARSA Bengali extremists are plotting to launch terrorist attacks and bomb blast in major cities of Myanmar including Yangon, Mandalay and Mawlamyine, reported the Office of Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.