Politics

India provides US$25 M aid for Rakhine state development

India has provided US$25 million for a five-year d

UEC instructs concerned sub-UECs to care for compiling voter lists

The Union Election Commission has instructed respective concerned sub-UECs to care for compiling voter lists for 12 vacant constituencies to be fielded in the by-elections to be held during 2018, Myint Naing, Member of UEC, said.

The by-elections will be held during 2018 and a date for the by-elections to be held has not been announced yet.

Informal meeting on security affairs witnesses favourable status

The informal meeting on security sector organised by the government peace commission and ethnic NCA signatories seemed to be in a favourbale status, said Colonel Khun Okkar, Patron of PaO National Liberation Organisation.

The government peace commission and ethnic NCA signatories met at the information meeting on security sector at the NRPC in Nay Pyi Taw on April 21.

Political issues informally discussed

The government peace commission and ethnic NCA signatories informally met and discussed political issues at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Nay Pyi Taw on April 20, said Colonel Khun Okkar, Patron of PaO National Liberation Organization (PNLO).

Present on the occasion were Dr Tin Myo Win, Chairman of Government Peace Commission and other responsible persons from the government side and the ethnic delegation led by Phado Saw Kywe Htoo Win, Vice-Chairman of Karen National Union.

Myanmar and Vietnam discusses boosting bilateral ties

 

ARSA threatening villages in Buthidaung Township

Buthidaung- Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) has been threatening villagers living in Buthidaung and Maungdaw Townships through daily phone calls or text messages.

Military should not become political tool amid political instability: Military chief

Commander-in- Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has said that the Tatmadaw (military) should not become a political tool amidst political instability, the Office of the Commander-in- Chief reported.

The military chief made the remark during a meeting with senior military officers attending a law (officer) diploma course at the Military Administrative School in Pyin Oo Lwin Station in Mandalay Region on April 18.

Myanmar’s Permanent Representative rejects groundless accusations that sexual violence was used as a strategy to force Muslims to flee homes

Myanmar delegation categorically rejected the groundless accusations that sexual violence had been used as a strategy to force Muslim people to flee their homes, said Ambassador U Hau Do Suan Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations.

No mutual trust means no signing NCA: Aung San Suu Kyi

No mutual trust causes no signing Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), an initial step toward genuine internal peace. If one believes in himself, he will obtain capability of believing in others, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

The remarks of the State Counsellor came from the peace talk held with local people in Myaungmya, Ayeyawady Region on April 10.

UEC, election sub-commissions meet to discuss election process, strategic plan

The Union Election Commission (UEC) is holding a meeting with region/state election sub-commissions to discuss election processes and a future strategic plan, UEC member Myint Naing told the Daily Eleven.

The meeting started in Grand Amara Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on April 9.

"At the meeting, election processes and strategic plans are being discussed," said Myint Naing. "I gave a brief account of the strategic plan and processes before, during and after election."