House speaker warns lawmakers must respect parliamentary laws and rules


Lower House speaker Win Myint has warned lawmakers that they must follow and respect  parliamentary laws and any other existing laws.

The speaker made the comment after a parliamentary meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday, during which MPs discussed the proposal to urge the government to prepare for public educative talks by government departments.

Chin forum to take three days

The Chin National Dialogue Joint Committee plans to hold a three-day forum in Htantalan, Chin State, starting on February 27.

The forum will collect different views from representatives and discuss principles for a federal union.

Ethnic armed leaders to attend summit held in Pangsang


The third ethnic summit, organized by ethnic armed leaders, will be held in Pangsang, Wa Self-Administered Zone on February 22. Eight of the ten invited ethnic armed groups  attending, according to the board of secretariat members on February 20.  

Three CSOs to monitor freedom and justice in by-elections


Three CSOs - namely Charity Oriented Myanmar, Peace & Justice Myanmar and Hornbill Organisation are going to monitor freedom and justice in the upcoming by-elections.

The three CSOs held a press conference at Park Royal Hotel in Yangon on February 21 and clarified preliminary education programmes for the 2017 by-elections.

Peace conference moved to March

The Union Peace Conference, or the 21st century Panglong Conference, has been postponed to March from its original scheduled date of February 28.

The Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee announced that the delay is due to “unfinished business”.

Committee members said they have not convened working committee meetings.

The Karen National Union (KNU) expressed its concerns over the rescheduled date.

Nurturing union spirit among national races can guarantee future of our country says ASSK

State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi delivered an address at the 69th Anniversary of Chin National Day held at the MCC hall in Nay Pyi Taw on February 20.

“Only if the national races nurture union spirit, will there be a guarantee for the future of our country. No matter what kind of laws are enacted or what kind of policy practiced in Myanmar, no guarantee can be given for the future of our country. The basic requirement is the sincere union spirit of national races,” said Aung San Suu Kyi.

Yangon marks Chin National Day

Yangon Region celebrated the 69th anniversary of Chin National Day in Ahlon Township on Monday.

Salai Tun Hlaing, chairman of the organising committee, delivered an opening speech and the audience took a two-minute silence in honour of the fallen Chin national leaders.

Dr Aye Zan tipped to become new chief minister for Mon State

Win Htein, a Central Executive Committee member of the National League for Democracy (NLD), has said that MP Dr Aye Zan has been suggested as the new chief minister for Mon State.

War refugees stranded in Mogok

More than 450 war refugees, who fled their homes due to fighting in Shan State, are still taking shelter in Paingpyit village of Mogok Township, according to residents.

They said they originally fled their homes from villages in Shan State in early 2015 due to fighting.

Judiciary sector sees no significant progress, Win Htein says


Of the three main pillars of government, the judiciary sector has not seen any significant progress one year after the current government took office, said Win Htein, a member of the Central Executive Committee of the ruling National League for Democracy.

He met with media at the Sebin guesthouse in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday to explain current developments.