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Minister of Information Ye Htut told a media conference on Thursday that he intends to push ahead with a plan that would turn state-owned newspapers into “public service print media,” making Burma one of the few countries in the world where the government continues to fund daily newspapers. (more…)

The Anti-Corruption Commission must be completely independent and start doing what it was set up to do – uncover corruption and take action against anyone involved in corruption, no matter who they are, Upper House MP Hla Swe said. (more…)

The Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry is unable to control the illegal timber trade despite the export ban on raw logs imposed on April 1, its minister admitted in Parliament on September 17. (more…)

Upper house MPs have called on the government to improve the lives of Rakhine people as its “national duty”, with speaker U Khin Aung Myint urging it to speed up development projects in Rakhine State to combat widespread poverty. (more…)

The government has requested parliament approval for US$270 million in low-interest and interest-free loans from the World Bank, South Korea and Italy. (more…)

Deputy Minister of Electric Power Maung Thar Thwe fielded questions about the controversial Tasang hydropower project during a lower house parliamentary session on Tuesday, assuring the house that the project will be implemented with a focus on domestic needs. (more…)

A parliamentary proposal urging a set of policies “to make life more pleasant” for people in Arakan State was approved by Burma’s upper house on Monday. (more…)

So, the Myanmar government plans to create job opportunities for these people in local areas. Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint made this remark in parliament at Nay Pyi Taw on Friday. (more…)

Myanmar parliamentary speaker Shwe Mann on Thursday stressed the urgency of considering constitutional amendments as the country’s legislature began a new session, calling on lawmakers to work together to further democratic reform in the nation.
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A two-day forum to improve communication between the government and journalists is expected to take place in the first week of October, say Ministry of Information officials.
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A top official in Burma’s President’s Office has urged the United States Congress not to block military cooperation between the two countries, warning that a bill under consideration would only increase the isolation of the Burmese army at a crucial time.
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The Union Election Commission’s surprise decision to cancel by-elections due later this year has come under criticism from political analysts, who have called for the panel’s chairman to be replaced.
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Burmese Vice- President Nyan Htun has raised concerns about energy consumption in Burma.
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Members of the parliamentary constitution amendment implementation committee have finalised their proposals for changes to the charter, panel members told Mizzima on September 9.
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Burma’s Union Election Commission said Sunday that it was canceling by-elections planned for later this year to fill 35 empty parliamentary seats.
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Opposition political parties in Burma have welcomed the decision by the Union Election Commission (UEC) to cancel by-elections previously planned for later this year.
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Parties from all sides of politics have criticised the surprise decision by the Union Election Commission to cancel the by-elections due to held later this year.
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The President’s Office says there is no need to worry after al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri announced the formation of a new al-Qaeda branch in the Indian subcontinent to help persecuted Muslims in the region, listing Burma among the places that the group is setting its sights on.
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The Lower House financial development committee will add bylaws to the Anti-Money Laundering Law to prevent the inflow of dirty money from China, its chairperson, Win Myint, said on August 28.
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