Politics

US embassy to Myanmar welcomes State Counsellor’s commitment

The embassy of United States to Myanmar released a statement on October 13, saying the embassy welcomes the commitment of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to work inclusively with many stakeholders to address the issues in Rakhine State.

The U.S. Embassy welcomes State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s remarks and her commitment to repatriate refugees who have fled from Myanmar, prioritize humanitarian assistance to all who need it, and work inclusively with many stakeholders to address the issues in Rakhine State, said in its statement.

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator to Myanmar will be completing tour of duty end of this month

The Office of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar announced on October 11 that Renata Lok-Dessallien, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator to Myanmar, who took up her tour of duty in 2014, would be completing her assignment at the end of this month.

In her statement, she said that she would use her remaining time until the end of that month to further the UN system’s efforts to promote peace and security, human rights, as well as humanitarian and development assistance for all people in Myanmar.

Priorities must be given to three main tasks capable of solving all problems facing in Rakhine State

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a live televised speech about a report on current situation of Rakhine conflict to the people with priorities to be given to three main tasks capable of solving all the problems facing in Rakhine State on October 12.

The following is the full text of the report to the people delivered by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.  

May all the people be in good health and well-being. May peace be in your hearts.

Ex-president Thein Sein invited to attend second NCA anniversary

Former President Thein Sein has been invited to attend a ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) signed between the then-government and eight ethnic armed groups.
 

Bengalis refuse to return to native place though ministers and Bangladeshi ambassador persuade them

Bengalis preparing to go sheltering in the refuge camps in Bangladesh refused to return to their native place although Union ministers and Mohammand Sufiur Rahman, Bangladeshi ambassador to Myanmar persuaded them not to do so.

The diplomats from China, India, Bangladesh, Laos and Thailand made a tour to Maungdaw together with local and foreign media professionals on October 10.

Myanmar needs to emphasize security, says vice president

Vice President Myint Swe said that, although tourism is assisting the economy, Myanmar needs to emphasize its attention to security matters at borders.
According to an announcement from the Ministry of Information, he said on October 10 that Myanmar has four international air or sea gateways: Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw international airports and Yangon International Port. There are 23 international land gateways including border gates.

Former President Thien Sein invited to second NCA anniversary

 

Former President Thien Sein has been invited to attend a ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) singed between the then-government and eight ethnic armed groups.

The ceremony is due to take place at Myanmar International Convention Centre-1 in Nay Pyi Taw on October 15.

The NCA was signed in Nay Pyi Taw on October 15, 2015 under the Thein Sein government.

PyinOoLwin holds rally in support of State Counsellor

A mass rally was held in support of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the town monument of PyiOoLwin in Mandalay Region on Monday.

Among the supporters were organisations of various ethnic groups, interfaith organisations and charity and philanthropist associations.

The ceremony was opened playing the national anthem in chorus. Members of the Islamic Council, Hindu religious group, ethnic nationals and town elders gave talks in praise of the State Counsellor.

National Protection Network: Responding to false accusations concerning Rakhine State must be quick with solid evidences

Concerning the coverage of false Rakhine news by international media, it is needed to respond these accusations quickly with solid evidences according to National Protection Network on October 8th.

Suu Kyi meets with the Sultan of Brunei