Karenni CSOs are not ready for National CSO Peace Forum

The Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from the Karenni State are not ready to attend the first National CSO Peace Forum, according to the Karenni Social Welfare and Development (KSWDC)’s country coordinator Ko Banyar.

Suu Kyi to attend Union Day ceremony in Panglong

The State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will attend the ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Union Day on February 12 to be held in Panglong, Shan State, the National League for Democracy Central Executive Committee member Win Htein said on January 19.

Respective ministries unable to take action against unqualified projects

Although respective ministries have been informed concerning unqualified road, bridge, and building projects, which are being built and repaired with public budget, no actions have been taken against the companies and no response has been given to the committee, according to the chairman of the Government’s Guarantees, Pledges, and Undertakings Vetting Committee.

Burma army orders SSPP/SSA to withdraw from Monghsu

The Burmese military today ordered the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) to immediately withdraw its troops from Monghsu Township in southern Shan State, while many civilians in the area have also been requested to move out.

SNLD cites bribery concerns at Hsenwi checkpoint

Citing concerns about corruption and graft, representatives of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) have petitioned the central government to reconsider the status of a checkpoint in northern Shan State that was reopened on January 16.

Private landholders to be compensated for 66 KV electric routes

The department overseeing electric power transmission projects will designate over 45,000,000 Kyat on Friday, as compensation to the locals whose lands were taken for the installation of electricity towers and power lines for the 66 KV power production project from Mon State’s Capital Mawlamyine to Chaungzone Township, according to the Mon State electricity distribution service.

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