Politics

Political pressure and coercion won’t be used on road to reconciliation

The government will not use political pressure and coercion in the journey towards national reconciliation, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said.

She made her remarks during a speech to the Second Union Peace Conference, also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference, in Nay Pyi Taw, on May 24.

Speakers ask for fairness and equality

Through political dialogue, solutions must be sought in just and fair way

AA, TNLA and MNDAA invited to Panglong: unconfirmed sources

There was much speculation on Monday that three ethnic armed forces – Arakan Army (AA), Ta’aung National Liberation Army (TNLA) and Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) – have been invited to participate in second 21st Century Panglong Conference.

Suu Kyi and military chief meet chairman of EU Military Committee separately

State Counsellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Defence Services, met General Mikhail Kostarakos, chairman of EU Military Committee-EUMC, separately in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday, sources said.

Suu Kyi and Kostarakos discussed bilateral relations and cooperation between Myanmar and the European Union (EU), according to an announcement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Suu Kyi meets Chinese special envoy for Asian affairs

YANGON: Ahead of the Second Panglong Conference, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday met with Sun Guoxiang, the special envoy for Asian affairs of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in Nay Pyi Taw.

Both sides exchanged views on peace, national reconsolidation and the 21st Century of Second Panglong conference.

Myanmar cannot walk through to democracy amidst instability: military chief

No firm step can be made in any way on the Myanmar’s democracy path if it is insecure and unstable, said Senior General Min Aung Hlaing during a meeting with General Mikhail Kostarakos, Chairman of EU Military Committee-EUMC at Zeyathiri Parlour in Nay Pyi Taw on May 22.

RCSS won’t participate in signing agreements arising from peace conference

The Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) will not participate in the signing of agreements at the Second Union Peace Conference, also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference, to be held on May 24, an RCSS source said.

Chinese fleet ends goodwill visit to Myanmar

A Chinese naval fleet left the Myanmar International Terminals Thilawa port on May 21 after a four-day goodwill visit to Myanmar.

Under the navigation of a Myanmar navy ship, the destroyer Chang Chun and the frigate Jing Zhou from the naval fleet named East Sea arrived at Thilawa port in Yangon on May 18.

A farewell ceremony was held at the MITT and was attended by the Chinese ambassador and Myanmar officials.

ANP to attend Second 21st Century Panglong Conference

The Arakan National Party (ANP) will attend the Second Union Peace Conference, Aye Maung, the party’s chairman, said on May 20.

“We have registered to attend the conference. But we in Rakhine State haven’t held a national level political talk yet, so we had to weigh this up in whether to attend the conference. We made a review of this,” Aye Maung said, referring to the peace conference, also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference.

3 major rebel armies not invited to Panglong

The government has only invited nine out of 12