State Counsellor receives Olof Palme Prize in Sweden


State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi received the Olof Palme Prize, awarded by the Olof Palme Memorial Fund, at an award ceremony at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 12. She won the prize in 2005 but was unable to receive it until now.

U Win Tin Foundation donates cash to former political prisoners, journalists

The Hantharwady U Win Tin Foundation held a ceremony on June 12, where it presented donations to former political prisoners and journalists.

The ceremony was held at the Royal Rose Restaurant in Yangon. It was the 29th donation ceremony for former political prisoners, journalists and their families in need.

During the ceremony, 11 former political prisoners and journalists received Ks 200,000 each, and Ks 300,000 was given to a youth organization under the National League for Democracy.

Speaker Win Myint meets Shan MPs

Lower House Speaker Win Myint 

MPs mourn military plane


The Union Parliament recorded a proposal of condolence submitted by MP Kyaw Soe Lin of the National League for Democracy representing Pyigytagon about the crash of the Y8 military plane and MPs held a two-minute silence. 

Govt promises to axe Section 66(d)


The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Pen Myanmar have held a press conference to say they have demanded that the controversial Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law be abolished. 

They met Myo Myint Maung, the permanent secretary for the Ministry of Information, and Tun Tun Hein, the chairman of the Lower House's Bill Committee, on June 8 to demand the change. 

Suu Kyi studies Canadian federalism


State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi met Canadian Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall at his residence in the capital, Ottawa. 

They discussed education, water resource management, travel and tourism, preservation of historic buildings and cultural heritage and cooperation in agriculture.

Most investment in Yangon has been in garment businesses


Suu Kyi meets senior Canadian officials plus Myanmar citizens in Ottawa

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi met with Myanmar citizens in Canada after arriving in Ottawa, the capital, on Wednesday.

The interests of ethnics and their areas should be promoted in accord with prescribed laws

The interests of ethnics in their different areas should be encouraged and implemented in accordance with prescribed laws, the Lower House’s Ethnic Affairs and Internal Peace Implementation Committee suggested in a report to the Lower House Parliament.

The regular session of Lower House Parliament was held in Nay Pyi Taw on June 7.

Suu Kyi arrives in Canada

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and her entourage touched down in Toronto for her state visit to Canada on June 5.

They were welcomed at Lester B Pearson Airport by Myanmar’s ambassador to Canada Kyaw Myo Htut, Honorary Consul General Bryon J Wilfert and officials.

Suu Kyi and her entourage then made their way to the hotel that will be their Toronto base, where they were greeted by expatriate Myanmar families living in Canada.