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,...
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’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...
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...
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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