Politics

Lower House Deputy Speaker objects to emergency item on Rakhine issue submitted by eight OIC members

T Khun Myat, Deputy Speaker of Lower House, reported to the seventh regular session of the second Union Parliament held in Nay Pyi Taw on March 12 on his Myanmar delegation’s objection to the paragraph mentioned textbook example of ethnic cleansing included in an emergency item collectively submitted by eight member countries of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the decisions on citizenship right to be given to Bengali Muslims.

State Counsellor emphasises role of rural women in IWD speech

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi marked with a speech on Thursday the third International Women’s Day celebrated in Myanmar.

Govt, KNPP hold informal meeting for NCA signing

The government's Peace Commission and Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) held an informal meeting for the first time at National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Yangon on March 7 so that the latter could sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA).

The delegation of the Peace Commission comprised Chairman Dr Tin Myo Win, Vice Chairman Thein Zaw, Secretary Khin Zaw Oo and officials. The KNPP delegation was led by Vice Chairman Khu Oo Reh.

Military chief visits Singapore to attend Asean defence meeting

 

Army releases a statement in concerned with Rakhine issue

The army released a statement in concerned with the act of British MPs in connection with Rakhine issue and the decision of European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting on Myanmar on March 6 through the Facebook page of Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the defence services.

Hundreds rally against bill to amend protesting law

Hundreds of activists staged a protest to cancel an amendment bill to the Peaceful Assembly and Procession Law in Yangon on March 5.

The demonstrators gathered at Thakhin Mya Park and started marching from there to Maha Bandoola Park about 1 pm on the same day.  Talks on the amendment bill for the protesting law took place at both parks.

Third meeting marking 21st Century Panglong Conference to be held in early May

The third meeting to mark the Union Peace Conference also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference will be held in early May and there might be some ethnic armed organizations that fail to attend it, said Colonel Khun Okkar, Leading Patron of PaO National Liberation Organization (PNLO).

The remarks came from the Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting (JICM) that held at NRPC in Nay Pyi Taw on February 28.

As food shortages bite civilians, Kachin parties ask for urgent meeting with military

As tensions between the military and the KIO/KIA have intensified, the prices of local commodities have skyrocketed. To work out a solution, Kachin political parties have asked for an immediate meeting between the KIO/KIA and the military.

Tensions between the KIO/KIA and the military increased last month after the KIO destroyed bridges in eastern Sumprabum during clashes.

Eight members of UEHRD denied access to attending Berlin Conference on Myanmar Genocide

Eight members of the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine (UEHRD) including chief coordinator Dr Aung Tun Thet were denied access to attendance at The  Berlin Conference on Myanmar Genocide to be held in Berlin, Germany on February 28.
Regarding the denial of the attendance at the conference, a press conference was held at Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies in Yangon on February 26. 

Two nominees for region minister posts revoked

 
Magway Region Chief Minister Dr Aung Moe Nyo revoked the much-criticized proposal for the appointment of two vacant seats for regional ministers, on the third day of the emergency meeting of the regional parliament on February 26.