RCSS's arrests of civilians could harm peace process, human rights: Human Rights Commission

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission issued a statement on August 7 saying that Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA)'s continued detention of civilians without releasing them could disrupt Myanmar's ongoing peace process and harm human rights.

According to the statement, SSA Brigade-759 Company 198 arrested 12 young workers for EXY Company, Power Tun Co, Love and Like Co and Pan Thu Co in Kyaingkham region in Shan State on December 28, 2010. As the workers had not been released yet, their parents sent a complaint to the rights commission.

ICC prosecutor’s request for seeking jurisdiction over deportations of Bengali Muslims to Bangladesh is meritless and should be dismissed

State Counsellor Office issued a statement on August 9, stating a request by the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor to seek jurisdiction over suspected deportations of Bengali Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh was "meritless and should be dismissed".
About 700,000 Bengali Muslims fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh during a military clearance operation following the severe attacks launched by Bengali Muslim terrorists on border guard outposts nearly a year ago. 

SNLD party chairman says he’s retired for a month

Chairman of SNLD Khun Htun Oo said that he has been retired from his position last month and must open for new generation.
He said these words after 1990 elected MPS and partners political parties summit. He said that he is suffering back pain and he is planning to go to Thailand to treat his back pain. Concerning his retirement, central executives of SNLD will decide the matter. If he is recovery from his back pain, he may or may not join the party again work for the party.

Charter change, rule of law and peace are in state of deterioration over two years of presidential term: Khun Tun Oo

Charter change, rule of law and peace have now been in the state of deterioration although the current government has taken office for more than two years, said Khun Tun Oo, a leader of Shan ethnic.
The remarks came from the conference organized by the 1990 Lower House representatives and allied political groups held at Yudathan College in Yangon on August 7. 

1990 Lower House representatives to join hands with allied political groups for 2020 elections

The 1990 Lower House representatives who won seats in the 1990 general elections joining hands with allied political groups are going to establish a political party with the purpose of participating in the 2020 elections, said David Hla Myint, a representative of the 1990 Lower House.
The remarks came from the conference organized by the 1990 Lower House representatives and allied political groups held at Yudathan College in Yangon on August 7.

81 out of 88 points as to Rakhine issue proposed by Kofi Annan’s Commission already implemented and remaining points considered as long-term matters to be coped with step-by-step: Aung San Suu Kyi

Eighty-one out of 88 points in respect of Rakhine issue proposed by Kofi Annan’s Commission have been already implemented, but remaining points must be coped through a step-by-step approach as they are considered as long-term matters, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

30th Anniversary of “8888” Uprising marked


An opening ceremony to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of “8888” Uprising kicked off at Recreation Centre (RC) in the compound of Yangon University for the first time on August 6.

Typewriter, utensils, documentary photos of those killed in the uprising are on show at the event that is taking place from August 6 to 8. It also includes a display of documentary videos filmed by foreign news agencies.

Tatmadaw and KIO leaders meet in China

A Tatmadaw (defence services) delegation led by Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung and a Kachin Independence Organization/Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA) delegation led by General In Ban La, Chairman of the KIO/KIA met and held discussions in Tarli, Yunnan Province in China on August 5.
Major-General Guan Maw said he would mention only after the Tatmadaw and the KIO had discussed the results of their meeting. 

Giving up armed policy seems to be the most difficult way: TNLA

AA, TNLA and MNDAA won’t declare that they gave up an armed policy as it is the most difficulty way, said Brig-Gen Tar Phone Kyaw, the general-secretary of the TNLA.
The remarks came from the article with the title of “Has a dialogue way been really opened?” written by Brig-Gen Tar Phone Kyaw from the monthly issue of the PSLF/TNLA.

Consul of Bangladesh in Sittwe and party meet Mro ethnics in Maungdaw

Shah Alom Khokon, Consul of Bangladesh in Sittwe, Rakhine State and party met Mro ethnics, one of the sub-groups of Rakhine tribes, who fled to Maungdaw in Rakhine from Bangladesh and consul affairs were carried out there.
These Mro ethnics entered Maungdaw in Rakhine State and resided there following the August 25 ARSA attacks on Myanmar police outposts in 2017.