Politics

Icon promises to help exam failures

Chairperson of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi met more than 70 students at her Hospitality and Catering Training Academy (HCTA) in Kawhmu Township after they failed their matriculation exams

She reportedly promised them help at the private meeting after strictly forbidding entrance to their parents and the media.

Suu Kyi’s academy looks for 120 students

The Hospitality and Catering Training Academy (HCTA), Kawhmu Township, that provides free training in the booming sector, will choose 120 students out of 180 applicants for the 2015 intake.

Training will begin on August 3 after exams and interviews this week.

Kyaw Kyaw Zin from the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation-funded academy said: “The screening will be held this week with exams and interviews, followed by medical check-ups. There will be around 120 students, of which 50 per cent will be from Kawhmu.”

NLD meets election bosses

The Union Election Commission will hold discussions with the National League for Democracy on voter lists in Nay Pyi Taw today (Monday), according to sources.

Central executive committee members, Nyan Win, Tun Tun Hein, Win Myint and Aung Kyi Nyunt, would attend the talks, said Tun Tun Hein, head of the list review committee.

Tun Tun Hein said: “We will submit three matters at the meeting: our findings; their response and our complaints.”

Suu Kyi warns of dead on voter lists

 Caption 1: The National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi checks voter lists in Kawhmu, Yangon Region. (Photo – EMG)

National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi has asked the public to check voter lists, warning that the inclusion of dead people can lead to election fraud.

Suu Kyi visited Warthinkha Village in her Kawhmu Township constituency, Yangon Region. She met residents to educate them on scrutinising the voter lists before visiting the village commission office to see the lists. 

Constituencies designated for holding of 2015 general election

The Union Election Commission (UEC) has announced the lists of constituencies on July 2 for the holding of 2015 general election of parliament representatives for Lower House, Upper House, Regions or States as well as ethnic representatives. Some constituencies where the 2010 general election weren’t held have been reentered on the lists.

Opposition leader to visit her constituency

YANGON- MP Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of National League for Democracy (NLD), is going to visit her constituency of Kawhmu Township, Yangon Region, on Saturday and she will be meeting with departmental heads.

Later, she will visit the Hospitality and Catering Training Academy (HCTA) founded by her mother Khin Kyi, says an official from NLD.

Union Election Commission is responsible for the errors in the voter list

Many people from various fields criticize that the voter lists published throughout the country prior to the 2015 elections contain many errors and that the Union Election Commission (UEC) is responsible for the mistakes.
 
What are the mistakes?

Don’t touch judge terms: military MPs

The provision that the union chief justice and judges on the union supreme court shall hold office up to the age of 70 should remain unchanged, Colonel Aung Khin Zaw, a military MP, told Parliament.

Section 303 says that the chief justice and the supreme court judges shall hold office until they are 70.

A proposed amendment would change the term to five years.

Military charter veto could spark war: NLD

The constant refusals to amend the Constitution are increasing the danger of civil war with the armed ethnic organisations, says Myint Oo, a National League for Democracy MP.

Stop president picking top judge: MP

MP Aung Thein Lin of the Union Solidarity and Development Party is arguing that the executive has too much influence over the judiciary by selecting the union chief justice.

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