Politics

NLD’s legal advisor shot dead

Advocate Ko Ni, legal advisor to the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party, was shot dead at Yangon International Airport at about 5 pm on Sunday.

Upper House to discuss 13 bills



A total of 13 bills will be tabled at the Upper House when it reconvenes tomorrow (Monday), said Aung Kyi Nyunt, a member of the Upper House Bill Committee.

Chin rebels praise peace process

The Chin National Front (CNF) has called for an end to armed conflict and for political solutions. The CNF, which signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement in October 2015 along with seven other rebel armies, held its central committee meeting at its headquarters during the week. The armed group said increased cooperation was needed with government negotiators to establish peace. 

UEC urges public to check voter lists for by-election

The Union Election Commission (UEC) has urged people to check the preliminary voter lists, which will be released on February 1, for the upcoming by-election.

The UEC has made the voter lists after visiting every house in the constituencies where the by-elections will be held on April 1. The lists are based on those used for the 2015 election.

The preliminary voter lists will be displayed at UEC branches in townships, wards and villages.

Parliament panel to seek amendments to interfaith marriage laws

The chairperson of the Parliament Committee of Women and Children affairs, Mya Thaung, said that some provisions in four interfaith marriage laws must be amended in order to enforce the law protecting violations against women.

Kachin holds political talks

Kachin political parties discussed a draft constitution for their state at

UNFC to follow govt's peace roadmap

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NLD candidates ‘will show real skills’ for April 1 by-elections

The real skills of parliamentary candidates from the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) will become visible in by-elections to be held on April 1, because party leader Aung San Suu Kyi is not able to conduct an election campaign. 
That is the opinion of Myint Htay, chairman of the NLD’s Yangon Region. He spoke at a meeting attended by executive committee members from Yangon Region, district executives who will organize the by-elections and candidates who will take part in the by-elections on April 1.

Alliance to assess voters’ opinions instead of voter lists for by-elections

People’s Alliance for Credible Elections (PACE) will not be able to prepare voter lists for the upcoming by-elections, so the group has said it will collect opinions from voters instead. 
Sai Ye Kyaw Swa Myint, the executive director of PACE, spoke at the Park Royal Hotel in Yangon on Wednesday. He said the group planned to survey the voters’ opinions because it had not received voter lists yet from the Union Election Commission. 

Suu Kyi rumoured to be planning Kachin visit

It is rumoured that State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is planning to visit Kach