Burmese Representatives Selected to join the ASEAN Youth Forum 70 youths were selected to represent Burma at the forthcoming ASEAN Youth Forum (AYF), which will be held at Rangoon University from the 17th March to 19th March.
A free press is essential to democratic discourse in Myanmar, but the media generally is still in its infancy and lacks basic journalism skills, Deputy Information Minister and presidential spokesperson U Ye Htut said in Yangon on March 10.
The authorities in Rakhine State are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed 12 houses and a mosque at Du Chee Yar Tan village in Maungdaw Township on March 9, state government spokesperson U Win Myaing told Mizzima later the same day.
The government should prove its sincerity if it wants peace with the Karen National Union, a commander of its armed wing said earlier this month.
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) is going to investigate the attempted rape of a Mon woman in January allegedly carried out by Second Corporal Ye Linn Htun of Artillery Battalion 315, based near Thanbyuzayat Township.
Burma Army troops have partially withdrawn from Tar Hsarm Pu after seizing Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) outposts, but are forbidding villagers from using this strategic river crossing in central Shan State.
Draft laws on inter-faith marriage will only be accepted for debate by the PyidaungsuHluttaw if they are recommended by the relevant government ministries, the Speaker of the joint house, Thura U Shwe Mann, told Mizzima on March 6.
A ruling party MP has launched a scathing attack on the government over the slow pace at which it deals with petitions of complaint from the public, saying it was like driving on a freeway at five miles an hour.
Members of the government’s negotiating team and representatives of armed ethnic groups will meet at the Myanmar Peace Centre on March 9 to decide a date for the next round of talks on a nationwide ceasefire, the MPC’s U Hla Maung Shwe said on March 5.
Chiang Mai Governor Wichian Puttiwinyu is pushing to open Lak Teang gate on the Thai-Shan State border for commercial purposes.
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