Politics

Rakhine MP urges govt to take more effective measures to prevent drug smuggling

A member of Rakhine State Parliament has tabled a motion urging the union government to adopt better plans to prevent drug smuggling and the danger of narcotics for young people in the state.

Over 3,300 plots remain idle in Nyaunghnabin Agriculture and Livestock Breeding Zone

A member of Yangon Region Parliament has pointed out that there are over 3,300 land plots in Nyaunghnabin Agriculture and Livestock Breeding Zone that have been allotted since many years ago but are still inoperative.

MP points out weaknesses of union ministries in implementation processes

Union level ministries have been found to have weaknesses in implementing “pledges” they have given in parliament, a member of parliament has commented.

Permanent Representative of Myanmar to Geneva responded during Interactive Dialogue with Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar

The 39th Session of the Human Rights Council held interactive dialogue with Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar on 18 September 2018 from 0900 hours to 1200 hours at the United Nations Office at Geneva.
During the interactive dialogue, Permanent Representative of Myanmar, Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun delivered a statement responding the report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission of Human Rights Council on Myanmar. Some salient points of his statement are as follows:

NRCs issuance to Bengalis is in accordance with law: Union Minister

NAYPYITAW- Issuance of National Registration Cards (NRCs) to Bengalis with ethnic Kaman status had been carried out in accordance with the law, according to the Union Mi

British Foreign Minister visits Repatriation Camp in Rakhine State

 

Only if Constitution is amended can government guarantee transition to democracy

Only if much-criticized 2008 Constitution is amended step by step can the current NLD influenced government guarantee a transition to democratization process, said Union Minister Kyaw Tint Swe of the Ministry of State Counsellor Office.
 
“The 2008 Constitution calls for negotiation. Only if the charter is changed step by step can our government guarantee the transition,” said Union Minister Kyaw Tint Swe.
 

Nantha Taung village burnt by ARSA will built again

Houses are still needed to be built in Nantha Taung village at the border of Taungpyo with works expected to begin in October. Houses in that village and other surrounding villages were burnt down by the Bengali terrorist group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).

Rakhine Parliament approves proposal for securitizing NRCs issuance to Bengalis

SITTWE-The Rakhine State Parliament yesterday approved proposal calling for government to scrutinize issuance of National Registration Cards (NRCs) to Bengalis living in Kyauknimaw village-tract, Ramree Township, Rakhine State, with ethnic Kaman status.
 
The proposal was submitted by MP Than Maung Oo from Ramree Township at the 8th Regular Meeting of Rakhine State Parliament held yesterday.
 

Ngar Min Swe jailed for 7 years for insulting Facebook posts against State Counsellor

Yangon West District Court has sentenced Ngar Min Swe to seven years in prison plus a fine of Ks100,000 under Section 124 (A) of the Penal Code of Myanmar for posting derogatory remarks to the State Counsellor on Facebook.