Politics

RCSS Chief meets with Shan people in Taunggyi

Chairman General Ywet Sit of the RCSS/SSA, which signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), met Shan people at the Hall of Shan Literature and Culture in Taunggyi, Shan State on October 18.
The Daily Eleven tried to contact the spokespersons for the RCSS, but nobody replied prior to press deadline.
The RCSS-owned Tai Freedom News Agency reported that General Ywet Sit said that people should not wait for help from others and should themselves actively participate in the development work of Shan State. 

Lack of dialogue events in Shan and Rakhine States could affect next peace conference meeting

Possible difficulties may arise in the Third 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference as the government has not yet held national-level nationality political dialogues in Shan and Rakhine States, said Lt-Colonel Sai Maing, a spokesman for the RCSS/SSA, which signed the NCA with the government.
The political dialogue framework stated that the Union Peace Conference, also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference, must be held twice a year. The next conference will be held in the coming December.

UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs makes field trip to Rakhine State

The UN delegation led by United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman made a field trip to Rakhine State during which Bengalis told them to be allowed travelling freely and staying peacefully.

Military chief meets Chinese special envoy

 

Suu Kyi meets Jeffrey Feltman in Nay Pyi Taw

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has received the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman in Nay Pyi Taw, the official capital of Myanmar.

In the meeting, on October 16, they discussed finding solutions to increase cooperation between Myanmar and the United Nations, and providing help in carrying out recommendations by the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State.

Jeffrey Feltman also met Minister Thein Swe for the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population that morning.

Military chief meets PPST

 

Military chief meets UN Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services, said the United Nations (UN) required “fairness” to provide assistance during a meeting with Jeffrey Feltman, the UN’s Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs, at the Parlour of Bayintnaung Villa on October 16.
This is according to an announcement from the office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services.

Police assures safety of State Counsellor

Police are providing tight security for State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, said Police Colonel Zaw Khin Aung, head of Nay Pyi Taw police force.
People are worried about the safety of the state counsellor as police seized weapons at Nay Pyi Taw airport from three people including Phyo Ko Ko Tint Hsan, son of former union minister Tint Hsan.

Turning blind eye to NCA goes against federalism and democratic concept

It is generally assumed that turning a blind eye to Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement goes against federalism and democratic concept; the country is wanted to descend into anarchy along with arm conflicts and the Union and its people are wanted to be ignored, said Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.  

These remarks came from the speech of greetings of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing to mark the Second Anniversary of the NCA held in the MICC-1 in Nay Pyi Taw on October 15.  

All those present urged to strive for finalizing all fundamental principles on Federalism

All those present must strive for finalizing laying down all fundamental principles on Federalism, urged by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairman of National Reconciliation and Peace Center.

The excerpt came from the opening speech of Aung San Suu Kyi to the ceremony to mark the Second Anniversary of the Signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement at the MICC-I in Nay Pyi Taw on October 15.