Politics

Corrupt NLD members to be dismissed: Suu Kyi

Anyone found guilty of harming the interests of the state in the National League for Democracy (NLD) would be dismissed, Aung San Suu Kyi, the chairperson of the NLD, said.

She told a public meeting in Putao in Kachin State: “Some people became members after the 2012 by-elections. I don’t mean to insult anyone but some are opportunists. Therefore, the party will remove fair-weather friends who are opportunists.

Don’t expect U-turn: president

Transparency and accountability were necessary to develop a good administration and no one should expect a U-turn, President Thein Sein told a workshop on administrative reforms held in Nay Pyi Taw on May 23.

“Transparency and accountability are the main components in the emergence of a good administrative machinery. It is also necessary to build increased capacity for civil servants working in all sectors of the country,” Thein Sein said.

NLD and 88 Generation to mark 1990 anniversary

The National League for Democracy and the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society will issue a joint political declaration to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1990 general election on May 27.

This decision came after a meeting between the NLD central executive committee led by Tin Oo and 88 Generation’s Min Ko Naing and Ko Ko Gyi, at the NLD headquarters.

Suu Kyi calls for peaceful change

National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi said she wanted to amend the Constitution within the boundary of the law and choose a method that would not harm the public.

At a public rally held in Putao, Kachin State, a resident questioned Suu Kyi about the process to amend the Constitution, including Section 59(F), which prevents her from presidency.

Wa group to skip summit for ethnic leaders

The United Wa State Army (UWSA) will not attend the summit of leaders of ethnic armed groups in Law Khee Lar, the headquarters of the Karen National Union, said Aung Myint, secretary of the organisation. 

He said the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA), which has close ties with the UWSA, shared the same view as the UWSA.

Suu Kyi to hold Kachin rallies

Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD), is visiting Putao, Kachin State, to hold large-scale rallies.

Yaw Hse from the welcoming committee told the Daily Eleven: “A mass rally will be held in the farmland between the airport and central Putao.” 

The rally had been planned for downtown Putao but they did not know where to submit the application form, Yaw Hse said.

South Korea to fund Yangon bridge

NAY PYI TAW – The government has submitted a proposal to construct a US$168 million, Korean-funded bridge from Dala to Yangon.

Construction Minister Kyaw Lwin told Parliament that when President Thein Sein visited South Korea in 2012 he had discussed the construction of a bridge. Further talks led to the suggestion of a bridge over the Yangon River with an Economic Development Cooperation Fund loan from Korea.

Change Constitution before election: PNLO’s chairman

Before the 2015 general election, President Thein Sein’s administration should amend the much-criticised 2008 Constitution, drafted by the military junta, said Khun Myint Tun, chairman of Pa-O National Liberation Organisation (PNLO).

Wa, Mongla to decide whether to attend Law Khee Lar ethnic summit

The United Wa State Army (UWSA) and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army-Eastern Shan State (MNDAA/ESS), also known as Mongla ethnic armed group, have yet to decide whether they will attend the ethnic summit to be held in Law Khee Lar, the headquarters of the Karen National Union from June 2 to 6, officials from both parties said.

UEC prepares for complaints following 2015 elections

The Union Election Commission (UEC) is expecting a high number of complaints to be lodged following the 2015 general elections. Election tribunals are already being set up in several regions, said Maung Maung, a member of the Ayeyawady regional election commission.

Maung Maung spoke at a meeting of sub-commissions, political parties and media held at the administrator’s office in Hinthada District, Ayeyawady Region, on May 20.

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