T Khun Myat elected as Speaker of Lower House (Pyithu Hluttaw)

Deputy Speaker T Khun Myat of Lower House (Pyithu Hluttaw), a former member of Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), was elected as Speaker of the lower house on March 22, while Tun Tun Hein, Chairman of the Lower House’s bill committee, was elected as Deputy Speaker of the Lower House during the regular session of the lower house in Nay Pyi Taw.

Parliament approves to borrow US$80 M from ADB

Union Parliament approved to borrow US$80 million from Asian Development Bank (ADB) for towns along Greater Mekong Sub-region development project.

Myanmar leader welcomed in Canberra

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia welcomed visiting State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in Parliament House in Canberra on March 19.

Aung San Suu Kyi inspected the guard during a ceremonial welcome and then she was welcomed with a 19-gun salute at Parliament House in Canberra.

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia had a detailed discussion at the guest hall of the latter after the ceremonial welcome.

Govt can be criticized and if criticism isn’t wanted, don’t do politics

Anyone has the right to criticize the government and don’t do politics if one does not want to be criticized, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

The remarks of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi came from the meeting with Myanmar citizens residing in Australia during her goodwill visit to Australia on March 19.

A Myanmar citizen in Australia asked Aung San Suu Kyi sending a letter whether the new government had a plan to launch education program on true situations of the problems to the people.

Rakhine State suffers most both natural and men made disaster

Rakhine State is the state which suffers most both natural and men made disasters and so government is implementing regional development and peace and stability as well as humanitarian works according to Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye.

Kachin State govt. earns over K20 B tax revenue in 2017-18 FY

Myitkyina – Kachin State government earned over K 20 billion out of K 34 billion tax revenue expected to receive in 2017-18 FY, said Wai Lin, state minister for planning, finance and revenue.

The state government expected to earn K 34 billion from commercial tax, income tax, stamp revenue, lottery revenue and special commodity tax but the revenue amount is just over K 20 billion till March 16.

Govt. negotiates with foreign governments to move their embassies to Nay Pyi Taw

The government is in negotiation with foreign governments to move their embassies to Nay Pyi Taw diplomatic zone as soon as possible and only Malaysia, Bangladesh and Brunei took land plots for their embassies, according to Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee.

Ceremony to commemorate 30th Anniversary of Deaths of Phone Maw and Soe Naing held at YTU in Yangon

A ceremony to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Deaths of Phone Maw and Soe Naing was held at Yangon Technology University (YTU) in Yangon on March 13 during which the message of last year was read out as that of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi had not arrived in time.

Present on the occasion were families of late Phone Maw and Soe Naing, the students from YTU, the officials of political organizations, the old students of Yangon Institute of Technology (YIT) and the faculty members of the YTU.

Lower House Deputy Speaker objects to emergency item on Rakhine issue submitted by eight OIC members

T Khun Myat, Deputy Speaker of Lower House, reported to the seventh regular session of the second Union Parliament held in Nay Pyi Taw on March 12 on his Myanmar delegation’s objection to the paragraph mentioned textbook example of ethnic cleansing included in an emergency item collectively submitted by eight member countries of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the decisions on citizenship right to be given to Bengali Muslims.

State Counsellor emphasises role of rural women in IWD speech

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi marked with a speech on Thursday the third International Women’s Day celebrated in Myanmar.