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. Read full article ...
RANGOON — Prominent monks and Buddhist nationalist organizations have joined the chorus of voices to question developments planned for nearly 72 acres of land near Shwedagon Pagoda, days after experts warned the projects could affect the sacred site’s structural integrity. Read full article ...
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). Read full article ...
RANGOON — Next week will see the release of a second batch of eligible voter lists in two cities in Burma, the capital Naypyidaw and the country’s largest city Rangoon. Since late last year, subcommissions of the Union Election Commission (UEC) have been working with local officials to compile the lists, which will be publically displayed in front of ward subcommission offices. Read full article ...
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. Read full article ...
RANGOON — The government intends to push ahead with plans to increase Burma’s reliance on coal-fired power plants to 33 percent of the country’s total generating capacity by 2030, according to a deputy minister from the Ministry of Electric Power. Read full article ...
The European Union (EU) is to provide financial assistance to support a four-year project to develop peace building and reconstruct minor development programmes in conflict affected areas of Shan State starting this month. Read full article ...
Burma’s parliamentary speaker has taken to the internet to stress that his recent proposal to pass a new law protecting the 2008 Constitution is not an attempt to obstruct attempts at charter amendment. Read full article ...