Politics

Military MP opposes remark over "war veterans grabbing land"

Union Parliament has removed a part of the discussion of the bill amending the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law  from the parliament record as a member of parliament representing t

Independent Commission for Enquiry to submit Rakhine issue report to President

The Independent Commission for Enquiry will submit an investigation report on allegations against human rights and violence as Rakhine issue within one year, Chairperson Ambassador Rosario Manalo  of the Independent Commission for Enquiry.
 

Military and Police Forces patrol near border fences in Rakhine State

As the news of terrorists groups allegedly conducting military training and getting nearer to the border fences in Rakhine State, a combined team of Military and Police Force conduct patrols in Rakhine State.

On August 15 evening, Military and Police Force together patrolled Sittwe based on the intelligence they had gathered. About 300 members from both Military and Police Force conducted security rounds by utilizing more than 20 vehicles.

Memorial service held for the 113 Hindus killed during ARSA attacks

It was held at the Hindu temporary camp in Maungdaw Township.
It was attended by Maungdaw Township administrator, police officer and Hindu monks. The family members of those killed were also there.
“Last year, on August 25th, a total of 113 Hindus were killed. We held a memorial service in advance of that real day. As the remaining families are poor, they all gathered together for memorial service. Hindus are still being under threat,” A Ni Maw, said leader of Hindus.

Suu Kyi meets Independent Commission of Enquiry’s chairperson

YANGON- State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, also the Union Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with Ambassador Rosario Manalo, Chairperson of Independent Commission of Enquiry yesterday at her office in Nay Pyi Taw, according to the State Counsellor’s Office.
 
Union Minister Kyaw Tint Swe of the State Counsellor Office, Union Minister Thaung Tun, International Cooperation Minister Kyaw Tin and Commission’s members Mya Thein, Ambassador Kenzo Oshima and Prof Dr Aung Tun Thet were present at the meet.
 

JMC needs to step up its work to help reduce clashes between Tatmadaw and RCSS

The Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) is required to step up its capacity for enabling Tatmadaw (defence services) and Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) to end armed conflicts between them, said Dr Min Zaw Oo, an executive director of Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security (MISP).
 

Myanmar and Thailand working together in security, economy and other beneficial matters

 
Myanmar and Thailand are working together in security, economy and other beneficial issues, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
 
The remarks of the State Counsellor came after the opening speech of the commemoration ceremony of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Myanmar and Thailand held in Nay Pyi Taw on August 14. 
 

17 clashes broke out in June and 29 in July

 
Myanmar saw 17 clashes in June and 29 clashes in July during 2018. More clashes will be likely to break out between Tatmadaw (defence services) and the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS), said Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security (MIPS).
 
The data of Township-based Conflict Monitoring System Database showed that armed incidents broke out for 17 times in June and 29 times in July during 2018. 

Upper House to discuss bill imposing 20-year jail sentence or life imprisonment for child rape

A member of parliament has submitted a bill amending the Penal Code of Myanmar for the second time with a new provision carrying a 20-year jail sentence or life imprisonment for raping a girl under 12 or a disabled woman, and it will be discussed in Upper House.

MP Aung Thein from Bago Region Constituency (12) submitted the bill to a parliamentary session of Upper House held in Nay Pyi Taw on August 10.

Unique ID Numbers to issue all people in the country

Without any discrimination of citizenship or non-citizenship of Myanmar, Unique ID Numbers will be issued to all people living in Myanmar according to a coordination meeting on holding of CAS Report held at the Office of the ministry of immigration and manpower in Nay Pyi Taw on August 10.