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President Thein Sein’s government is reintroducing the post of permanent secretary, bringing back the old position for the highest civil servant in a ministry, a ruling party parliamentarian said.
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Burma’s ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) has begun zeroing in on candidates in the lead-up to landmark elections later this year.
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The MP for Kyauttaw constituency plans to pressure the Union Election Commission (UEC) to avoid a repeat of 2010 when 1,000 Apukwa villagers in Rakhine State were omitted from the voters’ list.
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Burma’s president Thein Sein is in Jakarta to attend the 2015 Asian-African Conference (AAC).

Joining the president’s delegation are Information Minister Ye Htut and the newly appointed Information Permanent Secretary Tint Swe, according to the Ministry of Information. (more…)

The Asian Human Rights Commission has documented that an increasing number of peaceful protesters are being arrested and jailed under the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act. Citing the maintenance of peace and tranquility in the country, and ensuring the upcoming 2015 election remain peaceful, authorities, especially Administrative Officers, have filed cases against numerous peaceful protesters under this Act. (more…)

A nationwide referendum on amending Burma’s controversial Constitution is unlikely to take place in May as a senior parliamentary leader has previously suggested, according to an ethnic politician involved in high-level talks on the matter.
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A US blacklisted lawmaker is leading a delegation of Burmese banking reformers to Germany this week for a study of financial institutions, a move meant to encourage development of Burma’s dilapidated banking sector.
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This week in Myanmar the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw passed a law that gives regional governments the right to restrict how many children a woman has, legally enshrining a human rights breach found in few other countries in the world – with the notable exception of China.
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The six-party talks with President Thein Sein, the Union Parliament Speaker Thura Shwe Mann, Upper House Speaker Khin Aung Myint, Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, chairperson of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi and Dr Aye Maung, representing ethnic minorities, were held at the presidential residence in Nay Pyi Taw on April 10. (more…)

The  Central Bank of Myanmar has rapidly increased its rate for US dollar-kyat conversion over the last week, nearly catching up with the market rate. (more…)

Five  small gold producers will be taken to court for not providing agreed-on amounts of gold to the government, according to U Aye Kyaw, a director at the Ministry of Mines.
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The country needs “good agreements” to come out of talks starting today between the government and opposition, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said yesterday, as she reiterated her refusal to commit her National League for Democracy to taking part in parliamentary elections in November. (more…)

With an historic general election just seven months away, Burma’s opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is locked in a high-stakes showdown with a military-backed government that she says isn’t interested in reform. (more…)

Political and ethnic leaders have offered a lukewarm response to the latest round of 48-party dialogue with President Thein Sein, held in Naypyidaw on Wednesday.
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MP Myat Nyana Soe from the National League for Democracy (NLD) tabled an urgent proposal at a Union parliament session on April 8 to prevent the appointment of permanent secretaries and chief directors during the term of the current administration.
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Myanmar’s President Thein Sein has held rare talks with influential allies and rivals including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as she intensifies efforts to lift a constitutional ban on her presidential bid.
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A bill that opponents say threatens to curb women’s reproductive rights was passed by Burma’s Union Parliament on Monday, with the controversial legislation now awaiting the president’s signature before it goes into effect.
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In  her April 3 interview with Reuters news agency, the leader of the opposition, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, tossed a large stone into Myanmar’s political pool, sending anxious ripples in all directions, and even beyond the country’s borders.
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A recent interview with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi by the international press has sparked controversy over whether her National League for Democracy might really boycott the upcoming 2015 general election.
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Some Members of Parliament have alleged that malpractices occur on occasion in the tender process for national projects.
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