Military chief stresses non-secession from the union

Although Myanmar is made up of regions and states under various names based on the prevailing conditions, it is crucial that no part of the whole secedes, that the nation breaks apart, or is otherwise much changed, as various ethnic groups are living in harmony in all the regions of the country, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing was reported as saying by the Office of the Commander-in-Chief.

Peace talks on Friday between Suu Kyi and Kayah delegates

LOIKAW- Peace talks between State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and delegates from Kayah State held at the City Hall in Loikaw Township, Kayah State, this morning (Friday), said Ti Rel, minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation from Kayah State.

Home affairs promises ‘transparency’ for imprisoned journalists

Permanent Secretary Tin Myint from the Ministry of Home Affairs said that the trial processes for two imprisoned journalists from Reuters news agency will be “transparent”.

He said on December 22 that the police and the courts would strictly follow protocol. Tin Myint refused to answer questions, including the location where reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are being held.

He was speaking after a meeting regarding disaster management in Nay Pyi Taw.

UNFC waits to meet State Counsellor, military chief

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) offered to meet with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing more than a week ago, but no reply has been received, said Tun Zaw, central executive committee member of the UNFC. 
The UNFC sent a letter of offer on December 10. However, no reply had come by December 18. 

88-Generation students apply for registration as Four Eights party

A registration application was submitted to the Union Election Commission in Nay Pyi Taw on December 19 in order to set up a political party with the name of “Four Eights”.
“Colleagues working from the various fields were asked to assemble at Dhamapiya Monastery in Thingangyun Township, Yangon Region,” spokesman Ko Ko Gyi said.

NCA signatories ‘will try to achieve fundamentals of Union building’

NCA signatories said in a statement issued on December 18 that they would try to achieve fundamentals of establishing a Union based on democracy and federal system that is acceptable to the entire people.
They would do this by actively participating in the third meeting of the Union Peace Conference, also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference.

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi meets Sun Guoxiang

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, received Sun Guoxiang, Special Envoy on Asian Affairs of People’s Republic of China (PRC) at  theformer’s office in Nay Pyi Taw on December 19, said a source of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Plan to build 11 power projects in Yangon region


State Counsellor: Kayin people courageously working for national reconciliation

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a speech at the commemoration of Karen New Year festival, which falls on December 18, at the Myanmar International Convention Center (MICC-2) in Nay Pyi Taw in which she praised Karen people for their courageous cooperation in national reconciliation works.

China pledges $3m for Myanmar’s peace process

The People’s Republic of China will provide US$3 million for Myanmar’s peace process, state-run newspapers reported.

A cash donation ceremony took place at National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Nay Pyi Taw on December 17.