Where there’s no hydropower, use coal: Win Htein

NLD spokesperson Win Htein urged the government to use coal in the places where electricity can’t be generated from hydropower following the party’s seventh central executive committee meeting yesterday.

Win Htein told reporters: “Coal-fired power projects should be carried out in Taninthayi Region, Mon State and Kayin State, as coal is more available than other sources of energy. Therefore, I urge the government to use coal if necessary.”

Election laws to be improved by 2020

Incorporating lessons from past elections, the general election in 2015 and a by-election in April, election laws will be improved before the 2020 general election, sources say.

The election commission and all the organisations and individuals that took part in previous elections have reportedly reviewed the processes.

MP calls for NLD unity

MP Aung Kyi Nyunt says all members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) should be united and aware of possible risks.

Aung Kyi Nyunt chaired the party's central committee at the headquarters in Yangon.

"We have much more to do. And we need cooperation and unity. We also need to be aware of possible risks," he said.

He urged members to follow party rules, warned them not to be rude when speaking to people and to cooperate with the public.

"We need public trust and cooperation. If not we would face lots of problems."

The Voice’s 66(d) case continues


Military chief visits Crimea


Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the defence services, has paid a visit to the Crimean peninsula to inspect Russian anti-shipping submarines.

Min Aung Hlaing met Vice Admiral Kulekov Valaydii of the Black Sea Fleet at the Sevastopol Hotel and studied Cruiser Moskva at the northern port from the Crimean city of Sevastopol.

End power subsidies: business chief


Household power bills should be raised to Ks150 from Ks50 and the commercial rate should increase to Ks175 from Ks150, said Zaw Min Win, president of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI).

Zaw Min Win also chairs the Privatisation Development Committee. 

MPs demand access to rural projects


Senior General Min Aung Hlaing conducts test fight in fighter plane in Russia

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, and his entourage toured a flight training school in Russia on Wednesday. 
On arrival at No 4 Aviation Training School in Lipetsk, the school’s military band played music in honour of the Senior General and his party. The guests from Myanmar then visited the school’s museum, where the curator and officials gave them a hosted tour.

Overseas maids to be registered


Union Parliament approves maritime territory bill

A bill concerning Myanmar’s maritime territories that has been debated in both the upper and lower houses has been approved by the Union Parliament.

During the June 20 parliamentary session, lawmakers adjusted and approved five clauses that both houses ultimately disagreed on.