Army chief visits Diamond Aircraft Industry in Austria

The army delegation led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who was on a work visit to Austria, visited the Diamond Aircraft Industry at 3pm local standard time on April 24, according to an announcement made by the office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.

Second round of 21st Century Panglong Conference scheduled for May 24

The second round of the Union Peace Conference – the 21st Century Panglong Conference – is set to take place on May 24, Colonel Khun Okkar, the patron of the Pa-O National Liberation Organization said on Monday.

The agreement was reached at the Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting between officials of the government and leaders of the armed ethnic organisations that have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, in Nay Pyi Taw.

Eight points agreed on implementation of national ceasefire accord

A joint implementation coordination meeting (JICM) for the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement took place at Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Two on Monday and an eight-point agreement reached, said Zaw Htay, director-general of the State Counsellor Office.

UEC sets deadline for submission of by-election expenses

The Union Election Commission (UEC) has announced that candidates who contested the April 1 by-elections must present their electoral expenditures by May 2.

Tin Tun, director-general of the UEC Office, said: “The deadline is May 2 as candidates are to report their electoral expenses to the UEC within 30 days. No one has submitted their expenses to the UEC yet. The UEC has announced it via newspapers and told them at the meetings. The submission of electoral expenses is a provision of the law.”

Words about peace must be genuine and beneficial: Suu Kyi

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has said that when speaking about peace, the words must be genuine and beneficial to the public.

She made her remarks at the Joint Implementation of Coordination Meeting (JICM) for the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement held at the Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday.

National Security Advisor, Chinese officials discuss border peace and security

Myanmar and China discussed matters related to peace and stability in border areas, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Information. 

Thaung Tun, national security advisor to the Union government, visited the People's Republic of China from April 17 and 22 at the invitation of the Chinese government. 

Army chief visits Germany

A delegation led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the defence services, paid a goodwill visit to Germany on April 22.

Big meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday to review of peace activities

YANGON – The Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting (JICM) to review peace activities and the second Panglong conference will be held in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday, Khun Myint Tun, chairman of the Pa-O National Liberation Organisation (PNLO) said.

Officials at the meeting will also discuss political talks jointly organised by the government, ethnic armed groups and civic organizations.

Kachin parties discuss land and resources

Four Kachin minority political parties are due to meet today to prepare for discussions on land and natural resources ahead of the national-level nationality talks.

The Kachin Democratic Party (KDP), Kachin State Democracy Party, the KDP, Kachin National Congress and Lhaovo National Unity and Development Party which together formed the Kachin Political Cooperation Committee to prepare a united stance ahead of peace talks.

Court rejects Buddhist complaint against journalist

Kyauktada Township Court rejected an attempt to sue Swe Win, the chief editor of Myanmar Now news agency, on April 21.

The complaint was filed by Thet Myo Oo of Kyimyindaing Township on March 20 citing the remarks made by Swe Win during his press conference and an interview that allegedly tarnished the image of Buddhism.