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President U Thein Sein delivered a speech on 14 August 2013, at the ceremony to take heed of the address and make affirmation at the hall of the Presidential Palace, Nay-Pyi-Taw.(President Office Website)

Can Burma’s President complete his peace plan?

By Mon, Sep 16, 2013 6:57PM UTC Comments Off President U Thein Sein delivered a speech on 14 August 2013, at the ceremony to take heed of the address and make affirmation at the hall of the Presidential Palace, Nay-Pyi-Taw.(President Office Website)

A peacemaking meeting was held between the United Nationalities Federation Council (UNFC) and a government peacemaking team led by President’s Office Minister U Aung Min on 8 September in Chiang Mai, Thailand. U Aung Min’s true intention was selling the Burmese government plan to ethnic armed groups to join in October’s nationwide ceasefire signing ceremony,...

Analysis: Burma still waits for a new media law

By Fri, May 03, 2013 5:37PM UTC Comments Off Several journalists, along with the Committee For Freedom of Press (Myanmar) gathered at a media workshop at the Yuzana Garden Hotel in Yangon on 12 March calling on the government to revoke the draft Printing and Publishing Bill. (Photo: Committee For Freedom of Press (Myanmar) FB)

Today is the World Press Freedom Day designated by the UN General Assembly in 1993.  “Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media” is the theme of this year. “Every day, freedom of expression faces new threats. Because they help ensure transparency and accountability in public affairs, journalists are frequent targets of violence,”...

Burma: President delivers New Year message, but avoids Kachin issue

By Tue, Jan 01, 2013 7:08PM UTC Comments Off Burma President delivered his first New Year radio message to the nation on 1 January 2013, Tuesday.(Photo: http://www.president-office.gov.mm)

Burma’s President Thein Sein delivered his first New Year radio message Tuesday, but failed to address some of the biggest issues facing the country. The speech was also published in the New Light of Myanmar newspaper today.  The president said in his message that the most important factor for triumph of the nation’s democratic evolution...

No green light so far for private newspapers in Burma

By Wed, Nov 07, 2012 9:07PM UTC Comments Off Information Minister Aung Kyi attended the meeting of creation of a new press council on 17 Sept. 2012. (Photo:http://www.ministryofinformation.gov.mm)

Burma’s Lower House session continued for 9th day at People Parliament Hall in Parliament Complex in Nay-Pyi-Taw on Tuesday, attended by Lower House Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann and 394 Members of Parliament. At Tuesday’s session, six questions were replied; one proposal submitted; and one bill submitted, the state-run New Light of Myanmar said. Out...

Burma’s President asks help from the US to consolidate reforms

By Sat, Sep 29, 2012 6:57PM UTC Comments Off President Thein Sien made a speech to members of Asia Society at Asia Society Headquarters in New York, US, on 27 September. (Photo: http://www.president-office.gov.mm)

President of Burma (Myanmar) Thein Sein made a speech to members of the Asia Society at Asia Society Headquarters in New York on 27 September, the state-run New Light of Myanmar said. Sein showed his appreciation to those members of the Asia Society who came personally to the Southeast Asian country to study reforms initiated...

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