Politics

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 

Protest in Nay Pyi Taw over Religious Affairs Minister

NAYPYITAW – A protest was held in Nay Pyi Taw today over the Union Minister of Religious Affairs Thura Aung Ko.

Thousands of protesters – monks from major cities such as Mandalay, Sagaing, Yangon, Ayeyawady and Taunggyi, plus others – allegedly planned to attend the demonstration, but only 300 were allowed to participate.

Upper Myanmar Nationalist Forces held a meeting about national affairs at the Dhakhina Yarma Payargyi Monastery in Mandalay on Friday evening.

Maritime security dominates Asean military summit

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of the defence services, attended the 14

Construction key to creating jobs: Kyaw Win

A construction sector capable of creating job opportunities should be prioritised if the economy is to develop speedily, said Kyaw Win, minister for planning and finance.

Laws must be adapted to suit policies, economic systems and social life: Speaker

Laws must be adapted to suit political policies, economic systems and social life, Lower House Speaker Win Myint has said.
 
Win Myint made this remark while he extending greetings prior to the fifth regular session of the Lower House of Parliament in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday.
 

Byelection winners sworn in at Parliament

Candidates who won seats in the April 1 byelections were sworn as parliamentarians before the fifth session of the Lower House in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday.
 

Chinese name rose after Suu Kyi

In honour of Stat