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Title: BURMA/MYANMAR: Some political prisoners in Burma still without redress
Date of publication: 07 November 2014
Description/subject: "Recently the President of Burma has been granting amnesty to political prisoners across the country. However, these grants have not reached every case, and do not address some of the most recent issues involving politically motivated mass arrests. Specifically, the government’s newspaper, The Global New Light of Myanmar has published a list of political prisoners that have not been granted amnesty. Moreover, the last year has seen a dramatic number of farmers arrested and locked up by the military while trying to regain possession of their own lands. A list of remaining political prisoners and the charges for which they are serving their sentences; 27 out of 30 have been published in state’s own newspaper on 1 November 2014. According to the list, a significant number of the prisoners are from ethnic armed groups, who are charged over bombings. The list however, fails to address the issue that many are being punished without having had any chance to defend themselves in military court. Additionally, some cases include information that appears to suggest the law is being violated regarding the criminal sentencing of the otherwise political prisoners. The situation is not just a holdover from the former military government. The most recent prisoners, La Phine Gam and Bran Yong, were convicted over alleged involvement in a militant ethnic based anti-government group and several bombings in 2012. The two men were interrogated and tortured. The court, aware that they had been tortured, created two criminal charges against them base on the confession extracted through torture, and convicted them without any other evidence..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Human Rights Commission
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 25 April 2015
ML > Human Rights > Detentions, Trials, Independence of the Judiciary > Political prisoners and other violations in Burma - reports


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 25 April, 2015
Date of publication: 25 April 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Sanitation program targets hygiene practices in rural areas...Workshop promotes sustainable urban planning for Yangon...Women’s affairs groups of Myanmar and China make donations at nunnery...B.Tech student from Mohnyin to receive prize for IP rights activity...Mandalay residents urged to take care in hot weather...Selection of presidential awards for excellent performance discussed...Outstanding students from upper Myanmar heading for Yangon...Mine blast injures two villagers in Mohnyin Tsp...Teachers to get accommodation opportunity at staff quarters...Thai tourists visit cities in Myanmar to enjoy Maha Thingyan Festival...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker calls for swift setting of minimum wage...Ferry crew demonstrate use of life jackets..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein hails Bandung spirit at Asian African Summit...Myanmar, India to jointly establish Information Technology University...Myanmar, Vietnam to cooperate in combating corruption...Deputy attorney-general meets Vietnamese delegation..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Are we stuck in a Catch-22 situation?" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)" by Sayar Mya
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 April 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Saturday 25 April, 2015
Date of publication: 25 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.3MB reduced version; 11MB original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/25.Apri_.15_mal.pdf
Date of entry/update: 25 April 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Saturday 25 April, 2015
Date of publication: 25 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 April 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: EBO Myanmar
Description/subject: EBO's vision for the future of the Union of Myanmar: The “Pyidaungsu” (Union of Myanmar) is established as a federal democratic country after a well-negotiated and sustainable peace process. Just and fair negotiations have ended the 65-year old civil war and there is peaceful co-existence, where multi-ethnic communities thrive and participate actively in the political arena. The National Dialogue during the peace process has led to good governance and the establishment of a developed and prosperous nation. The international community supports the transition process and assists in the country’s development. Human rights are widely understood, fulfilled, promoted and respected. mission statement In support of the vision, EBO will: Encourage and strengthen the capacity of decision makers (the executive, army, parliament, civil service & political parties) to seek a more inclusive and democratic solution to peace through engagement processes with other stakeholders to develop policies and strengthen democratic practices. Facilitate ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) to consult amongst themselves; provide information, training and resources to develop policies and strategies for negotiations; and to implement their agreement with the government. The program will also build the capacity of EAOs to interact with the general public and political parties to strengthen collaboration and cooperation in support of a position to negotiate with the government. Strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations and (especially ethnic) media by facilitating access to information, training and funding to enable them, especially women and youth, to participate in the peace process and have a more active role in social and political processes. Provide the international community, foreign governments and INGOs with information on developments within Myanmar to help develop their policies to support democratization and to help coordinate their response and involvement in the peace process..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Euro-Burma Office (EBO)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 25 April 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Peace processes, ceasefires and ceasefire talks (websites, documents, reports and studies)


Title: BURMA/MYANMAR: Law being misused to prosecute peaceful protestors
Date of publication: 21 April 2015
Description/subject: "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. The Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act was enacted in December 2011 and the regulations relating to the law passed in July 2012. In a statement issued on 24 September 2013, the AHRC had noted: “… contrary to its title and as proven in practices over the last two years, far from enabling the exercise of rights to assemble and demonstrate the law does precisely the opposite by requiring people to request permission for events from local police stations, who can arbitrarily approve or decline such assemblies as they see fit. The section is quickly becoming notorious as more and more people who are declined permits to rally-without rhyme or reason-and then do so nonetheless are prosecuted.” In June 2014 the law was amended; however, no regulations to the amended law have been passed to date. This has led to another layer of difficulty for peaceful protesters seeking to exercise their constitutional rights, and given the authorities greater possibilities for misuse..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Human Rights Commission
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 April 2015
ML > Law and Constitution > Civil and political issues > Association and Assembly > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to association and assembly (commentaries)


Title: BURMA/MYANMAR: Government does not recognise detained students from UDE as students
Date of publication: 08 April 2015
Description/subject: "...It is the right of the students who are now under detention to seek and obtain bail. Even if the government may claim that those under detention are not students, these individuals were only participating in peaceful protest, which is the right of every Burmese citizen. So, whether those in detention now are students or not, it is the responsibly of the court to recognise their constitutional rights and, at the very least, release them on bail. Any further detention of the students will curtail their prospect of further education, for which they have worked hard; it will destroy their future. Perhaps, this is what the government wishes for those that it has kept under detention. The AHRC strongly condemns the government actions and calls upon the government of Burma to release the students unconditionally. The AHRC also calls upon the international community to work closely with the government of Burma and ensure that the students are released. The AHRC further urges the governments to withdraw sections of the National Education Law against which the students have been protesting."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Human Rights Commission
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 April 2015
ML > Law and Constitution > Civil and political issues > Association and Assembly > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to association and assembly (commentaries)


Title: BURMA/MYANMAR: Student protesters and their supporters denied legal and medical assistance in Tharawaddy Prison
Date of publication: 24 March 2015
Description/subject: "Students and their supporters detained in Tharawaddy Prison continue to be denied access to lawyers. In addition, the authorities have refused medical assistance for the detainees that are injured. Thus, the government continues its persecution of the Burmese students who have taken a stand against the government’s plan with respect to education. The background to this is that students from all over Burma have denounced and demanded amendment to the National Education Law, which was passed last year on 30 September 2014. Burmese students boycotted the law and protested for four days in Yangon on 14 November 2014. They gave 60 days to the government to reconsider the law and respond to their request. However, when the government provided no response, students commenced a protest march from Mandalay to Yangon, a distance of 359 miles. This student protest march was stopped in Letpadan Township on 3 March 2015, and it is here that the police brutally cracked down on the students. On 10 March, students and their supporters were subjected to police violence; the police used unjustified force; students and their supporters were beaten with batons and arrested. Officially, 127 individuals were arrested the same day and placed in Tharawaddy Prison; of these, 27 were released from the Prison without charge on 12 and 13 March. Two days later, some of the detainees were brought before the court to get remand, but none were allowed to meet family or lawyers..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 April 2015
ML > Law and Constitution > Civil and political issues > Association and Assembly > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to association and assembly (commentaries)


Title: BURMA/MYANMAR: Attack gangs and falsification again the orders of the day
Date of publication: 11 March 2015
Description/subject: "...In Rangoon, on 4 March 2015 police together with members of a civilian gang attacked over a hundred workers protesting for higher wages and better conditions at the Shwepyithar industrial zone in the city’s north, and took over of dozen into custody, after the labour ministry had described the workers as “riotous” and had, in the manner of the thugs sent out to beat them up, crudely threatened the workers with violence. The following day, the police and civilians with red armbands attacked a small group of demonstrators gathered outside the Rangoon town hall in support of student protesters encamped at Letpadan, north of the city, calling for amendments to the national education law. Video footage posted on YouTube by the Democratic Voice of Burma shows members of the gang in a melee with protestors before police surge in with batons, pulling some onto waiting vehicles and clearing out the area. Then, on March 10 the police also broke up the student protest camp at Letpadan with the use of barely restrained violence, officially arresting 127 students. The details of the attack are still emerging; however, according to some accounts there too non-police personnel were among those involved in the crackdown. Again, DVB has posted footage on YouTube showing scenes of utter chaos as policemen assault protestors everywhere and smash up vehicles standing idle and unoccupied to the sound of announcements over loudspeakers that the assembly was illegal and that for “the rule of law and community peace” the home affairs ministry was taking action under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code to disperse it..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Human Rights Commission
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 April 2015
ML > Human Rights > Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association, Right to > Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association, violations of
Law and Constitution > Civil and political issues > Opinion and expression > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to opinion and expression (commentary)


Title: BURMA/MYANMAR: Villagers still without remedy for police attack on protestors
Date of publication: 13 February 2015
Description/subject: "...As describe in the original appeal (AHRC-UAC-117-2014), the farmers from Singu Township, Mandalay Region had been beaten and shot during peaceful protest for the grabbed lands. The farmers protested several times since June. However, on 14 August 2014, police with guns and shields came to the village without giving any information to the Village Administrative Officer. They attacked the protesters, injuring some villagers and one woman was shot. During the following six months, the courts have made no progress in pursuing prosecution. According to the latest information received, although the police claimed that they were supposed to arrest 15 villagers who were sent summons, they could neither show arrest warrant nor official information that should have been given to the village authorities. This is similar to the method by which they fired their guns; to do so they need permission from a township judge, but instead they relied only the command of the Singu Township Police Force Commander, Soe Win for justification. At the request of all the villagers and victims, a local elder made a first information report at Latpanhla police station in September to open a case against the police. However, the police station didn't take any action nor did they fill the police station form (A)(B),instead, they instructed him to go straight to a court. The plaintiff lodged a case against the police personnel in Singu Township Court. The township judge said the case was improper because it was not opened by victims and dismissed the case on summary judgment on 3 November 2014 finding. Pyinoolwin District Court reached the same conclusion. The case is now in Mandalay Regional High Court and appears to be stalled. The villagers' rights are threatened by forcing them to live in fear, and depriving them of remedy for their lost lands..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Human Rights Commission
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 April 2015
ML > Human Rights > Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association, Right to > Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association, violations of
Law and Constitution > Civil and political issues > Opinion and expression > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to opinion and expression (commentary)


Title: BURMA/MYANMAR: Two teachers tortured, sexual assaulted, and murdered by soldiers
Date of publication: 27 January 2015
Description/subject: "...On the morning of 20 January 2015, two young volunteer school teachers were found dead in their rooms at the Baptist Church in Kaung Kha village, in the Northern Shan State. The two girls, Maran Lu Ra and Tangbau Hkown Nan Tsin, were Ethnic Kachin teachers volunteering for the Kachin Baptist Church and served in Kaung Kha village for two years before they were killed. Their bodies were found by villagers in their room in the dormitory in church compound. The villagers found the bodies bloodied, bearing signs of having been beaten with a blunt instrument, and one of the girls had knife wounds on her face and hands. Both women were found in a state of undress which indicates sexual assault or rape. The room in which they were found was messed up and one of the victims was found with some hair in her hand, suggesting a struggle. A large, bloodstained stick was found near the bodies. Kaung Kha village is located near to the border of the Kachin State and has around 25 houses. The Burmese military columns pass through the village whenever conflict arises between the army and ethnic Kachin militants. A few days before the women were killed, an Army battalion arrived. They were camped 100 metres away from the scene of the crime while the women were attacked and killed. While there is no record of them harming these villagers before, the Burmese Army has been accused of perpetrating sexual violence in conflict area elsewhere. As a result of their reputation and proximity to the crime, many people suspect the perpetrators are Burmese soldiers..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Human Rights Commission
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 April 2015
ML > Human Rights > Discrimination > Women: discrimination/violence against > Discrimination/violence against women: reports of violations in Kachin State


Title: BURMA/MYANMAR: Writer charged with insulting religion for speech about Buddhism
Date of publication: 15 January 2015
Description/subject: "...Htin Lin Oo is an author who was also an information officer of the National League for Democracy (NLD). He spoke at a literary event in Sagaing Region in upper Burma on 23 October 2014 about Buddhism and nationalism. He claimed that there are good and bad people in every religion so no one can say that which religion is good or bad. Some Buddhist people didn't follow Buddha's words and do whatever they want under the umbrella of Buddhism. He excoriated those who use Buddhism as a tool of extreme nationalism and criticised other religions or discriminate against them. True Buddhism has no place for extremism, he added. His speech was nearly two hours long, but an excerpt of 10 minutes out of the 2 hours of his speech was spread on Facebook. A group of monks released a statement claiming that his speech was insulting Buddhism. Nine political parties and nationalist groups also released statements condemning the event organiser, NLD, and Htin Lin Oo, who they accused of insulting Buddhism and creating a big problem by taking religion into political matters. They asked for serious action to be taken against him. On November 18, NLD said Htin Lin Oo speech was his own idea which wasn't concern about the party and he was no longer information officer of the party..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Human Rights Commission
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 April 2015
ML > Law and Constitution > Civil and political issues > Opinion and expression > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to opinion and expression (commentary)


Title: BURMA/MYANMAR: Police under army command shot a farmer to death during a peaceful protest
Date of publication: 12 January 2015
Description/subject: "...On 22 December 2014, Daw Khin Win, 57, was shot to death by the police under command of army officers who were cracking down on a public protest by local people at the site of the Letpadaung copper mine pro-ject. Workers for the companies— China's Wanbao and the Burmese military-owned Union of Myanmar Economic Holding Ltd (UMEHL)—were fencing disputed land. On the day the incident happened, Daw Khin Win went to look after her 7 acres of fields which were confiscated. Several others who were with her were also injured. AHRC-UAC-001-2015-01.jpgAround 10 a.m. that day, three groups of the companies' workers started fencing around Saete village in the west, east and northwest. The villagers tried to protect their lands as they refused compensation, so they peacefully protested against the confiscation in those three areas. However, their lands and crops were destroyed by bulldozer. During the confrontation between police and villagers, police fired at the villagers using live bullets. One of the villagers, Daw Khin Win, was shot to death and her body was taken to Salingyi Township Hospital. Others who were injured were afraid to go to hospital because they thought they would be arrested. More police were stationed to protect the fencing workers, and the farmers couldn't do anything at all. Finally, the farmers went back to their villages around 4 p.m..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Human Rights Commission
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 April 2015
ML > Law and Constitution > Civil and political issues > Opinion and expression > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to opinion and expression (commentary)


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 24 April, 2015
Date of publication: 24 April 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Departmental officials join Birth Registration Activity Week...Sinking tube-well to solve shortage of water in Myanaung...Police carry out sanitation at religious buildings in Hpa-an...Auxiliary fire brigade members receive uniforms...Shortage of car parking adds to congestion in Mandalay...Men’s football tourney to mark 700th birthday of Sagaing City...Storm victims receive assistance from well-wishers...2nd gathering for veteran scouts on 29 April...Police families donate rice, cooking oil to fire victims...Thai tourists tour Yangon, Bago, Mawlamyine during Maha Thingyan festival period...Teachers start teaching for students who need to sit supplementary exams...Squall causes damage but no injuries in Hinthada...Three armed men captured with arms and ammunition...Immigration dept, NGO deliver citizenship cards to residents...Young women encouraged to seek careers in ICT..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Asian African Summit concludes upholding Bandung principles...Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp launches first Myanmar branch in Yangon...Myanmar rice exports set to top 2 mil. tons as China lifts import restriction...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker receives Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar...Union FM meets Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister...SEAOP contributes to regional development in Made Island...Myanmar to meet with Vietnam in debut of AFF Women’s Championship 2015..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Politics is a form of humanism" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Who cares World Peace and Security?" by Tommy Pauk
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 April 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Friday 24 April, 2015
Date of publication: 24 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 April 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Friday 24 April, 2015
Date of publication: 24 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 April 2015
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 23 April, 2015
Date of publication: 23 April 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Donations invited for construction of Dhammayon...Township authorities pay respect to senior citizens...Authorities seek help maintaining historic Fort Thabyetan...Housing projects in Mandalay to resettle local residents...Outstanding youths to take relaxation at recreation camps...4 toll gates set to open in Mandalay District...MCDC, well-wishers provide assistance for fire victims...Myanmar Football Academy (Mandalay) to recruit new trainees...Irrigation Department upgrades lakes, small dams in Yamethin Tsp...Visitors enjoy water festival at Nyaungchaungtha Beach...Union minister inspects hydropower project...Public information for remonstration...Military column arrests 2 armed insurgents, seizes ammunition in Rakhine State...Human trafficking summit to take up case of Myanmar fishermen..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein attends opening ceremony of 2015 Asian-African Summit...Myanmar automobile policy due in ‘3 to 6 months’, opening way for assembly plants...Fisheries export earnings drop by US $100M in 2014-15 FY...President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to State of Israel...Union FM sends message of felicitations to State of Israel...Japanese banking giant opens branch in Yangon..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Land reform should benefit the poor" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Yangon Thingyan and Hmyaw-zin-gyun" by Dr. Saw Mra Aung
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2015
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Thursday 23 April, 2015
Date of publication: 23 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.2MB reduced version; 12MB original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/23.Apri_.15_mal.pdf
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2015
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Wednesday 22 April, 2015
Date of publication: 22 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.4MB reduced verion; 12MB original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/22.Apri_.15_mal.pdf
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2015
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Tuesday 21 April, 2015
Date of publication: 21 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.6MB reducedd version; 9.9MB original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/21.Apri_.15_mal-red.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/21.Apri_.15_mal.pdf
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Wednesday 22 April, 2015
Date of publication: 22 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.4MB reduced version; 8.3MB original)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Thursday 23 April, 2015
Date of publication: 23 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.1MB reduced version; 12MB original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/23.Apri_.15_mal.pdf
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2015
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 22 April, 2015
Date of publication: 22 April 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar approves $8 billion worth of foreign investment in 2014-15 FY...Well-wishers, residents pay respects to older persons...10 dead, 127 injured in Mandalay Region’s Maha Thingyan festival...Waste water kills fish in Taungthaman Lake...Laukkai IDPs return home as peace restored in area...Dr Tun Shin attends 54th AALCO conference in Beijing...Weather expert warns of thunderstorms in eastern parts of country...Five insurgents caught after engagement with army in Paletwa...MESC ready to provide services to residents...Outstanding students to attend camps in Bagan, Inlay, Ngwehsaung...Mobile libraries provide service to Dhammayon...Sinking tube-well to solve water shortage...Fire victims receive assistance from donors..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein visits Indonesia for Asian-African Summit...Myanmar approves $8 billion worth of foreign investment in 2014-15 FY...New Year’s Message from EU Ambassador Roland Kobia on 16 April 2015...Globetrotters visit Zaygyo Market in Mandalay..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Check, recheck and countercheck plans" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Let’s be more careful with what we eat" by Myo Myint
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2015
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Title: Burma’s Revolution From Below
Date of publication: 20 April 2015
Description/subject: "Elites still think they’re running the show. But farmers are increasingly taking matters into their own hands.....In the streets, paths, and paddy fields of hundreds of Burmese towns and villages, thousands of protesters are mobilizing, in creative and often radical ways, for everything from constitutional change, to educational liberalization, to improved labor standards, to fair energy prices. But most significant — in terms of numbers, commitment, and challenge to the status quo — are the numerous farmers’ protests against the land grabs that went on with impunity during the military era and which are continuing today even amidst Burma’s ostensible transition to democracy..."
Author/creator: Elliott Prasse-Freeman
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Foreign Policy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 April 2015
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Human activity on land in Burma/Myanmar > Land confiscation for military, commercial and other purposes
Politics and Government > Village and urban resistance to military rule


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Monday 20 April, 2015
Date of publication: 20 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.3MB reduced version, 12MB original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/20.Apri_.15_mal.pdf
Date of entry/update: 20 April 2015
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Saturday 18 April, 2015
Date of publication: 18 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.8MB-reduced version; 9.3MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/18.Apri_.15_mal.pdf
Date of entry/update: 19 April 2015
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Sunday 19 April, 2015
Date of publication: 19 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.6MB-reduced version; 11MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/19.Apri_.15_mal.pdf
Date of entry/update: 19 April 2015
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Title: 350.org
Description/subject: About, Resources. Get Involved....."350.org is building a global climate movement. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries. The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm. We believe that a global grassroots movement can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all. With over 4000 languages spoken around the world, words don’t always get the point across. This wordless animation explains 350.org in 90 seconds:..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: 350.org
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 April 2015
ML > Climate Change > Climate Change - campaigns


Title: The Daily Climate
Description/subject: Mission: "The Daily Climate is an independent media organization working to increase public understanding of climate change, including its scope and scale, potential solutions and the political processes that impede or advance them. The Daily Climate does not espouse a political point of view on the news but instead reports the issue to the best of our ability. Editorial integrity is the foundation of our mission. Our reporting, editing and publishing adheres to the highest standards of journalism, including honesty, accuracy, balance and objectivity. The Daily Climate creates, publishes and distributes content of the highest possible quality and integrity The Daily Climate's aggregation represents the news of the day, irrespective of the opinion or viewpoint expressed, or whether or not material in the article is consistent with our understanding of current science. "
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Daily Climate
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 April 2015
ML > Climate Change > Climate Change - global: science (causes and effects), general


Title: EcoWatch
Description/subject: "EcoWatch is at the forefront of uniting all shades of green to ensure the health and longevity of our planet. We are leading the charge in using online news to drive fundamental change. EcoWatch is a leading news website reporting on environmental news, green living and sustainable business. We also feature content from renowned environmental and business leaders via our Insights blog. EcoWatch is a dedicated platform for environmental news that helps transform the ability of individuals to learn about environmental issues and take action. EcoWatch provides timely access to relevant information that educates and motivates individuals to become engaged in their community, adopt sustainable practices and support strong environmental policy. In September 2013, EcoWatch became a Certified B Corporation and joined more than 900 companies that leverage the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. In May of 2014, EcoWatch became a member of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of businesses that are financially committed to creating a healthy planet"
Language: English
Source/publisher: EcoWatch
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 April 2015
ML > Climate Change > Climate Change - campaigns


Title: Environment360
Description/subject: Reporting, Analysis, Opinion & Debate
Language: English
Source/publisher: Environment360
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 April 2015
ML > Environment (being reorganised and extended) > The global environment > The global environment - resources


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Friday 17 April, 2015
Date of publication: 17 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.1MB reduced version; 11MB original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/17.Apri_.15_mal.pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 April 2015
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 16 April, 2015
Date of publication: 16 April 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein, wife enjoy Akyat Day of water festival...Weather bureau warns of thunderstorms, strong winds...Landslide-prevention work under way in Mandalay Region...Region minister supervises development work in TadaU Township...Local residents fund power lines, roads in Amarapura Tsp...Storm destroys houses, school in Natmauk Tsp...Concrete products marketable in Myinmu...Construction of new fire buildings concludes in Myinmu Township...Chin journalists hold meeting to network, develop media...Summer sports course wraps up in Chanmyathazi Tsp...Road upgrade eases transport problems in Sagaing Region...Saya Zawgyi library encourages students to study Myanmar literature...Thingyan revellers converge on Kandawgyi Ring Road for Akyat Day...Mandalarians enjoy water festival on Akyat Day...Market festival assists women with HIV, low-income youth..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar minister confident of cease-fire deal with ethnic rebels in May..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Beware of health hazards of drinking in summer" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Carpe Diem, my boys! But, be prudent!" by Kin Mg Oo
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 April 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Thursday 16 April, 2015
Date of publication: 16 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 April 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability (video + intro to "State of the World 2015")
Date of publication: 13 April 2015
Description/subject: "We think we understand environmental damage: pollution, water scarcity, a warming world. But these problems are just the tip of the iceberg. Deeper issues include food insecurity, financial assets drained of value by environmental damage, and a rapid rise in diseases of animal origin. These and other problems are among the underreported consequences of an unsustainable global system. In State of the World 2015, the flagship publication of the Worldwatch Institute, experts explore hidden threats to sustainability and how to address them. Eight key issues are addressed in depth, along with the central question of how we can develop resilience to these and other shocks. With the latest edition of State of the World, the authorities at Worldwatch bring to light challenges we can no longer afford to ignore."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Worldwatch Institute
Format/size: Adobe Flash (3 Hours 45 minutes)
Alternate URLs: http://www.worldwatch.org/system/files/SOTW%20intro.pdf
http://www.worldwatch.org/state-world-2015-author-biographies
Date of entry/update: 16 April 2015
ML > Sustainable and Endogenous Development > Sustainable/alternative development > Roots and Resources - global and regional experience and analysis


Title: The Renewable Revolution - Four Reasons Why the Transition From Fossil Fuels to a Green Energy Era Is Gaining Traction
Date of publication: 16 April 2015
Description/subject: "Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world started to move decisively away from its reliance on fossil fuels. Those fuels -- oil, natural gas, and coal -- will, of course, continue to dominate the energy landscape for years to come, adding billions of tons of heat-trapping carbon to the atmosphere. For the first time, however, it appears that a shift to renewable energy sources is gaining momentum. If sustained, it will have momentous implications for the world economy -- as profound as the shift from wood to coal or coal to oil in previous centuries..."
Author/creator: Michael T. Klare
Language: English
Source/publisher: Tom Dispatch
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.tomdispatch.com
Date of entry/update: 16 April 2015
ML > Sustainable and Endogenous Development > Sustainable/alternative development > Roots and Resources - global and regional experience and analysis


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 15 April, 2015
Date of publication: 15 April 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President wishes Myanmar people ‘happy, pleasant, safe water festival’...Myanmar New Year Water Festival revelry continues in Yangon...Fire stations in Salin Tsp receive new fire trucks...Power pole collapses under heavy wind in southern Shan State...Revelers participate in Thingyan festival celebrations in Nay Pyi Taw...Numbers down at Thingyan pandals in first two days, observers say...Dr Sai Mauk Kham participates in water festival celebrations in Nay Pyi Taw...Commander-in-Chief enjoys water festival...Fulltime power supply switched on in Kyaukyan Village, Myingyan Tsp...Myanaung Tsp commences Maha Thingyan festival...MCDC urges residents to help care for roads, drains...Outstanding Mandalay bus workers receive prizes...Training course helps law enforcement combat spread of HIV...MCDC opens photo contest to capture festival spirit...Grassroots work vital, chief minister says...Residents in Muse enjoy Maha Thingyan festival on Akyo Day...Departmental officials focus on protection of child rights...Tourists may visit major cities in Kachin State without permission..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Japan vows to assist peace process in Myanmar...Diplomats enjoy water festival on Maha Thingyan Akya Day..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Changes should be followed by maturity" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Peace of Mind" by Kyi Mun
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 April 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Wednesday 15 April, 2015
Date of publication: 15 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 April 2015
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 14 April, 2015
Date of publication: 14 April 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Thingyan Festival starts with a splash in Yangon...MHD forecasts rain, thundershowers, temperature drop on Tuesday...Fine Arts College (Nyuangshwe) to admit students in 2015...Water-throwing festival kicks off in Nay Pyi Taw...Mandalay Mayor opens Maha Thingyan festival 2015...Gov’t to seek facts on introduction to minimum wages...Bodybuilders, physique athletes compete for title...Villages receive loans for 2015-16 fiscal year...Graduates, students of Summer sports course concludes NYRDDC meet at gathering...Police seize 199 stimulant tablets in Thakayta Tsp...Union construction minister inspects road projects in Mandalay, Sagaing regions...Residents honour religious title recipient Sayadaw...Well-wishers donate cash for storm victims...Earthen pots occupy market share during Thingyan festival...Volunteers clean Chaungtha Beach...Police seize heroin, stimulant tablets in Myothit Tsp..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Local property group awards design, build contract to Singaporean consortium...Bangladesh eyes promotion of bilateral ties with Myanmar...Singapore Airlines to be official airline partner for 28th SEA Games...Yangon Region Chief Minister enjoys water festival...Ayeyawady United, Yadanabon FC to play one more group match each..... "PERSPECTIVES": "What defines a healthy work environment?" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Thingyan-Spirit and New Year’s Resolutions for Myanmar" by Tommy Pauk
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 April 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Tuesday 14 April, 2015
Date of publication: 14 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.9MB reduced version; 7.1MB original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/14.apr_.15_km.pdf
Date of entry/update: 14 April 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Sunday 12 April, 2015
Date of publication: 12 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 13 April 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Monday 13 April, 2015
Date of publication: 13 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 13 April 2015
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 12 April, 2015
Date of publication: 12 April 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Yangonites ready to get wet in four-day water festival celebration...People of different professions voice support for recent peace move...Regional bloc seeks greater cooperation to fight human trafficking...School buildings collapse in storm...Concrete bridge marks major transport upgrade in Myanaung Tsp...Construction stoppages leave brick factory workers jobless...Mandalay District begins computerising township voter lists...Insurance company presents compensation to customer...Housing estate for war veterans constructed in Nay Pyi Taw...Ledi meditation centre offers seven-day Buddhist retreat...Co-op minister looks into development programmes in Sagaing region...Presidential excellent performance awards selection coordinated...Coca-Cola to extend concert series to more cities...Blood donor association prepares emergency supplies for festival period...Yadanabon FC conducts football course for local youths..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Coca-Cola to extend concert series to more cities..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Young people should not be used as proxies in ideological fights" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "Dilly-dallying, Ad-libs, Argy-bargy, Helter-skelter move and Hanky-panky; the human behaviors and practices" by Tommy Pauk..."If parents cannot, who can? If parents will not, who will?" by Myo Myint
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 April 2015
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 13 April, 2015
Date of publication: 13 April 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Rakhine youths participate in fragrant grinding festival...Weather expert forecasts temperature drop with rain showers during Thingyan Festival...Myanmar Clothing Bank to help needy people in Yangon’s suburb...Sittway gets its first ever lift bridge...Rural laterite road ready to serve locals...Myoma Band plans to perform entertainments in Mandalay City...Township GAD informs local people of development tasks...Local residents to receive potable water from tube-wells in Natogyi...Dwellers may release fingerlings into moat...People need to cooperate with government for electrification...Senior citizens receive cash assistance provided by government...Sales of alcohol banned for Nay Pyi Taw Thingyan...Natogyi-Mahlaing road improves transport service in Natogyi Tsp...Products of petrified wood marketable in Natogyi Township...Earthen pots occupy market share during Thingyan festival...Local residents enjoy electricity through solar panels...Geo-tubes at Inlay Lake control flow of water to lower areas...Youths show skills in Chinlone sport in training course..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Union Energy Minister discusses investment opportunities of foreign companies in Myanmar...Attorney-General of the Union to attend 54th Annual Session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization...Myanmar survivors from sunken Russian fishing trawler arrive back in Yangon..... "PERSPECTIVES": "People learn from tangible facts" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLES: "Hand Washing Saves Millions" by San Shwe Aung..."Three Periods of Age" by Tin Shein
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 April 2015
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Title: Under the radar: ongoing recruitment and use of children by the Myanmar army
Date of publication: January 2015
Description/subject: Summary: "The widespread recruitment and use of children by state armed forces and armed groups in Myanmar has been documented by the UN and human rights organisations for over a decade. Armed conflict between the state and numerous armed ethnic groups has provided the violent backdrop against which child recruitment and other grave violations of human rights have occurred. Children have been drawn into participation in all sides of the armed conflicts not just as a result of militarisation of societies but by socioeconomic compulsions. The pressure to maintain and strengthen troop numbers in the armed forces and armed groups has been a key driver in ongoing underage recruitment. Political reforms and the signing of ceasefire agreements with various ethnic armed groups have led to some progress in the security and human rights situation in recent years. These changes, together with an increased level of engagement between Myanmar and the international community, have created an unprecedented opportunity to properly resolve longstanding problems of underage recruitment and use. Research conducted by Child Soldiers International demonstrates the need for the Government of Myanmar to adopt further and more effective measures if it is to fulfil its stated commitment towards the eradication of child recruitment and use. While regulations and military instructions have been adopted as a part of the Myanmar government‘s 2012 Joint Action Plan (JAP) with the UN for the prevention of the recruitment and use of children and their discharge and rehabilitation, the Myanmar military needs to urgently implement measures - including oversight mechanisms - to ensure that children are not recruited and used and that all those unlawfully recruited are promptly discharged. International pressure and assistance can play a significant role in assisting the Myanmar government and the military to address child soldier recruitment and use. Prevention of the recruitment and use of children should be a core principle of international assistance provided to Myanmar, including technical assistance being offered to professionalise the armed forces."
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Child Soldiers International
Format/size: pdf (560K)
Date of entry/update: 11 April 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Children and armed conflict


Title: Participation, mobilisation: The Karen peace dividend (English)
Date of publication: 08 April 2015
Description/subject: "RECENT negotiations between the government and ethnic armed groups have made significant progress toward a nationwide ceasefire agreement to resolve more than half a century of armed conflict. The two sides have agreed a draft common text, which now must be endorsed by senior leaders. However, differences remain on key issues, which will require further negotiations even if the ceasefire is signed. In the meantime, the clock is ticking toward elections scheduled for November, which will likely displace peacebuilding efforts from a central position on the national political agenda. Beyond peace talks between the leadership on both sides, the situation on the ground is both complex and contested. In areas where ceasefires are holding, conflict-affected communities have experienced some of the benefits of peace. At the same time, however, ethnic nationality communities have been exposed to an increase land grabbing and other threats. Nevertheless, ceasefires in southeast Myanmar have created the space within which the Karen National Union (KNU) and other stakeholders are mobilising a vibrant Karen political community. Leadership-level negotiations When nationwide ceasefire negotiations resumed on March 30, both the government's Union Peacemaking Work Committee and the armed groups' Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team were keen to move forward quickly - and neither wanted to be seen as delaying progress toward an agreement. Therefore, some important but still contested elements were removed from the draft text, for discussion at a later stage. These included arrangements which are necessary to consolidate existing ceasefires. Since February, trust between the Tatmadaw and ethnic armed groups has been further eroded by the outbreak of fighting in the Kokang region of northern Shan State. This development has played into the hands of the Myanmar army, or Tatmadaw, providing a rare boost to the popularity of military leaders in the run-up to elections. Thankfully, in the immediate aftermath of the agreement on the nationwide ceasefire, fighting in northern Myanmar has reduced significantly..."
Author/creator: Ashley South
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Times"
Format/size: pdf (67K)
Date of entry/update: 11 April 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Peace processes, ceasefires and ceasefire talks (websites, documents, reports and studies)


Title: Participation, mobilisation: The Karen peace dividend Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 08 April 2015
Description/subject: RECENT negotiations between the government and ethnic armed groups have made significant progress toward a nationwide ceasefire agreement to resolve more than half a century of armed conflict. The two sides have agreed a draft common text, which now must be endorsed by senior leaders. However, differences remain on key issues, which will require further negotiations even if the ceasefire is signed. In the meantime, the clock is ticking toward elections scheduled for November, which will likely displace peacebuilding efforts from a central position on the national political agenda. Beyond peace talks between the leadership on both sides, the situation on the ground is both complex and contested. In areas where ceasefires are holding, conflict-affected communities have experienced some of the benefits of peace. At the same time, however, ethnic nationality communities have been exposed to an increase land grabbing and other threats. Nevertheless, ceasefires in southeast Myanmar have created the space within which the Karen National Union (KNU) and other stakeholders are mobilising a vibrant Karen political community. Leadership-level negotiations When nationwide ceasefire negotiations resumed on March 30, both the government's Union Peacemaking Work Committee and the armed groups' Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team were keen to move forward quickly - and neither wanted to be seen as delaying progress toward an agreement. Therefore, some important but still contested elements were removed from the draft text, for discussion at a later stage. These included arrangements which are necessary to consolidate existing ceasefires. Since February, trust between the Tatmadaw and ethnic armed groups has been further eroded by the outbreak of fighting in the Kokang region of northern Shan State. This development has played into the hands of the Myanmar army, or Tatmadaw, providing a rare boost to the popularity of military leaders in the run-up to elections. Thankfully, in the immediate aftermath of the agreement on the nationwide ceasefire, fighting in northern Myanmar has reduced significantly.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Times"
Format/size: pdf (67K)
Date of entry/update: 11 April 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Peace processes, ceasefires and ceasefire talks (websites, documents, reports and studies)


Title: Under the radar: ongoing recruitment and use of children by the Myanmar army
Date of publication: January 2015
Description/subject: Summary: "The widespread recruitment and use of children by state armed forces and armed groups in Myanmar has been documented by the UN and human rights organisations for over a decade. Armed conflict between the state and numerous armed ethnic groups has provided the violent backdrop against which child recruitment and other grave violations of human rights have occurred. Children have been drawn into participation in all sides of the armed conflicts not just as a result of militarisation of societies but by socioeconomic compulsions. The pressure to maintain and strengthen troop numbers in the armed forces and armed groups has been a key driver in ongoing underage recruitment. Political reforms and the signing of ceasefire agreements with various ethnic armed groups have led to some progress in the security and human rights situation in recent years. These changes, together with an increased level of engagement between Myanmar and the international community, have created an unprecedented opportunity to properly resolve longstanding problems of underage recruitment and use. Research conducted by Child Soldiers International demonstrates the need for the Government of Myanmar to adopt further and more effective measures if it is to fulfil its stated commitment towards the eradication of child recruitment and use. While regulations and military instructions have been adopted as a part of the Myanmar government‘s 2012 Joint Action Plan (JAP) with the UN for the prevention of the recruitment and use of children and their discharge and rehabilitation, the Myanmar military needs to urgently implement measures - including oversight mechanisms - to ensure that children are not recruited and used and that all those unlawfully recruited are promptly discharged. International pressure and assistance can play a significant role in assisting the Myanmar government and the military to address child soldier recruitment and use. Prevention of the recruitment and use of children should be a core principle of international assistance provided to Myanmar, including technical assistance being offered to professionalise the armed forces."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Child Soldiers International
Format/size: pdf (689K)
Date of entry/update: 11 April 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Children and armed conflict


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Tuesday 7 April, 2015
Date of publication: 07 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2015
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Wednesday 8 April, 2015
Date of publication: 08 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2015
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Thursday 9 April, 2015
Date of publication: 09 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2015
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Friday 10 April, 2015
Date of publication: 10 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Tuesday 7 April, 2015
Date of publication: 07 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.1MB reduced version; 10MB original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/7.Apr_.15_KM.pdf
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Wednesday 8 April, 2015
Date of publication: 08 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Thursday 9 April, 2015
Date of publication: 09 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Friday 10 April, 2015
Date of publication: 10 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2015
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 7 April, 2015
Date of publication: 07 April 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: New UEC members take oath at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session: "Nay Pyi Taw, 6 April — Eight new members of the Union Election Commission appointed by the president took their oath before the speaker at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session on Monday. Afterwards, the session put on record bills approved by both the Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Huttaw, including the nursing and midwifery council bill, the inland water transport bill, and the healthcare for population control bill. The session also put on record the protection and promotion of peasant farmers’ interests bill approved by both houses. The secretary and a member of the bill committee later submitted their findings on a bill for the development of small and medium enterprises, the highways bill, the law translation commission bill and the Myanmar Medical Council bill."....PYITHU HLUTTAW: Health ministry constructs rural health branches in Kachin State: "Nay Pyi Taw, 6 April — Ministry of Health explained establishments of rural health branches in two villages of Shwegu Township of Bhamo district, Kachin State and budget allocation for two branches in Shwepyitha Township, Yangon Region. U Win Naing, an MP of Shwegu Township constituency, called for construction of each rural health branch at Shwechaungthar and Naungmoh villages. Deputy Minister for Health Dr Daw Thein Thein Htay said in accordance with the number of locals in the area, the ministry will construction one health facility in Shwechaungthar and another one in Zinbone village, instead of the proposed one. Regarding the query of MP U Tin Maung Oo from Shwepyitha Township constituency, the deputy minister said Yangon region government did not cut the budget allocated by Union Hluttaw, but public funds are totally given out only when the projects are completed and the qualities are passed by the ministry. Proposal of Ye Township constituency in southern Myanmar on upgrading the road linking the villages of Lamai, Thaungpyin and Aryutaung was rejected for 2015-2016 fiscal year on the ground of budget limitation by the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development. The Lower House then decided to approve Myanmar Accountancy Council Bill submitted by the Upper House with its amendments."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Deputy education minister responded to questions in Amyotha Hluttaw: "Nay Pyi Taw, 6 April — Deputy Minister for Education Dr Zaw Min Aung responded to questions raised for the ministry at the Amyotha Hluttaw Session on Monday. The first question was concerned with a dangerous school building in an affiliated middle school in Ywama Village in Chauk. The deputy minister said school buildings are being built according to their priority and the school building could not be replaced with a new one during the 2015-16 fiscal year. Another question focused on upgrading of a middle school into a high school in Webula Village in Falam. The deputy minister said that there is no plan to upgrade the school at the moment but it is possible to upgrade it according to priority if the state government recommends doing so. Another question was raised for construction of a reinforced concrete school building for a primary school in Dawmu Kalar Village in Loikaw. The deputy minister said that the ministry has allotted K 738.00 million for other 25 schools in the township and could not build the new building for the school. Then, the session accepted the bill repealing the township development committee’s law as there was no representative to discuss the bill. Afterwards, the reports of the government’s guarantees, pledges and undertaking vetting committee was read out at the session and submitted to the Hluttaw by the committee chairman."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President visits hospital in Homalin, urges health workers to spread knowledge...Textile and garment industry targets US $2 billion export income...Myanmar plans to announce its diabetes survey findings before August...Dy Health Minister discusses 2014 financial performance of Global Fund...Vice president warns senior government officials against corrupt conduct...Myanmar traditional performing arts competitions to be held next month...Pyithu Hluttaw speaker meets political parties’ officials...University students teach villagers in basic literacy campaign...Students invited to join roundtable discussion on painting, poems and literature...Police officers undergo training on security measures for election...MPs inspect township development tasks funded by Pyidaungsu Hluttaw...Improved earthen lake to store more water...Road works aim to reduce flooding, accidents...Local residents receive flyproof latrines in rural area...Vets vaccinate more than 26,000 cattle in Myinmu Tsp...Natogyi to represent Myingyan District in Mdy Maha Thingyan Festival...Union minister fulfills requirements of local residents from Homalin, Phaungpyin Tsps...NPE celebrates 17th Anniversary...35-mile-long natural gas pipeline being laid from Ywama to Thakayta...Pro-peace rallies staged in Namhsam, Hopong in Shan State..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Find friends with shared goals" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Growth Strategy" by Kyi Mun
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2015
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 10 April, 2015
Date of publication: 10 April 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Appointment of permanent secretaries is lawful: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: "Nay Pyi Taw, 9 April— Dr Myat Nyana Soe of the Yangon Region constituency No 4 abled a motion at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Thursday, suggesting a cancellation of the appointment of permanent secretaries and their salaries if the appointment is contrary to the existing laws and describing the position as ‘invented’. Dr Kan Zaw, Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development, responded that the new rank will steer the government into a good, clean, transparent and accountable body in terms of public management. He added the appointment of permanent secretaries is an early preparation to ensure a smooth transition between the coming elections and the post-election period..."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Ministry says Indaw gem mine operation lawful: "Nay Pyi Taw, 9 April— The government confirmed the legality of a gem mining operation in Sagaing Region on Thursday in response to a question from a member of the Pyithu Hluttaw. U Kyaw Naing Htay of the Indaw constituency asked whether the mine in a reserved forest near a village in his township of Sagaing Region is legally permitted, saying the company ignores letters of protest calling for the mine’s closure. U Than Tun Aung, Deputy Minister for Mines, answered that his ministry issued a gem company with a licence for jade mining in February 2010, adding that it had not been informed of the letter of notice dated 4 February, 2015, sent by the Ministry of Forestry. The deputy minister pledged his ministry’s coordination with the Ministry of Forestry. U Pike Lin of the Paletwa constituency raised a query concerning the prospect of a national power grid linking Paletwa in Chin State and Kyauktaw in Rakhine State. Deputy Minister for Electric Power U Aung Than Oo rejected the proposal, saying the installation of power lines between the two townships depends on the budget. The funds for the project are not included in the 2015-2016 fiscal year, he said."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Rural development tasks being carried out according to priorities; Deputy Minister: "Nay Pyi Taw, 9 April _ Representatives at Amyotha Hluttaw on Thursday raised questions on regional development tasks including upgrading an eight-mile road section in Meiktila, water supply and installation of solar lights and construction of a 70-foot long bridge in Meikwa Village in Paletwa Township and construction of a river crossing bridge in Khonsint Village Tract in Moemauk Township. However, Deputy Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development Dr Aung Myat Oo said that the ministry is unable to carry out the projects at the moment as rural development tasks are being implemented according to their priorities. Afterwards, the representatives discussed the reports on finding of teams on field trip of the Amyotha Hluttaw government’s Guar-antees, Pledges and Undertakings Vetting Committee. Representative U Hlaing Oo of Ayeyawady Region Constituency (12) pointed out that three pledges were cancelled under Letter No. 7/445, but Labutta Township is the largest rain paddy growing area and the pledges should be fulfilled after making field trips to study the difficulty of farmers. Then, a member of the vetting committee sought the approval for the report and the session approved it. The Amyotha Hluttaw session also approved the report of the Public Complaints Committee submitted by Representative Dr Khin Shwe of Yangon Region Constituency (9)."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Cancellation of holding joint portfolio...Appointment of Mon State Transport Minister...Vice President U Nyan Tun outlines land resources management reform...57 apply for Yangon Stock Exchange service provider licenses...KOICA donates laboratory equipment, research assistance...Thandwe Township receives RC bridge in rural area...Tatmadaw conquers strategic hill of Kokang insurgents...Information-sharing programme aims to improve haemophilia treatment...A map shows chashes between government troops and Kokang insurgents in Laukkai region...Authorities to clamp down on noisy vehicles during Maha Thingyan festival...Villages enjoy illumination with solar panels...Yangon Zoo welcomes new animals...Interview for candidates of scholarship continues...Electoral officials compile voter lists ahead of poll...Natogyi Township plans to dredge 55 more lakes next FY...Loans contribute to extension of livestock breeding...Myanmar shooters to take part in ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup in ROK..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Canadian Foresight Group, partners to explore large gas field offshore Myanmar...Japanese flower art staged to enthusiasts...Monastery receives replica of Japan’s Maha Kamakura Buddha..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Don’t let poverty drive children out of school" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Let us pay deep homage to the Sacred Uppatasanti (Protection against Calamity) pagoda (Cetiya) of 325 feet in height, the Replica of the most famous Shwedagon Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar" by Ba Sein (Religious Affairs)
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2015
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 11 April, 2015
Date of publication: 11 April 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Deputy minister seeks approval for US$ 400 million loan: "Nay Pyi Taw, 10 April — Deputy Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development U Tin Ngwe explained US$ 400 million loans to be offered by the World Bank at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Session on Friday. People-centred projects were implemented in Kanpetlet Township in Chin State, Namhsam Township in Shan State and Kyunsu Township in Taninthayi Region in 2013-14 fiscal year and Pinlebu Township in Sagaing Region, Sedoktara Township, Htantabin Township in Yangon Region, An Township in Rakhine State, Laymyethna Township in Ayeyawady Region and Tatkon Township in Nay Pyi Taw Council in 2014-15 fiscal year, according to the deputy minister. Arrangements are underway to choose a township in Kachin State in May and a total of 350 business enterprises in 390 villages are being carried out by local people in Kanpetlet, Namhsam and Kyunsu townships under the project, the deputy minister added. As the World Bank viewed the project a success, it offers US$ 400 million loans for implementation of similar projects in other eleven townships, the deputy minister said. Then, the deputy minister sought the approval of the Hluttaw. Deputy Minister for Finance Dr Lin Aung and Deputy Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Daw Lei Lei Thein supported the request. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session discussed the motion calling for the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and the Union Government to fulfill the rights of farmers under Protection and Promotion of Farmers’ Interests Law. The session also put on record the tours of the president to Malaysia and Singapore, cancellation of holding joint portfolio and appointment of a state minister in Mon State."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Six-way talks tackle country’s pressing political issues...Charity aims to house more residents at aged care home...HAGL Myanmar Centre on track for 2017 completion, first phase soft opening set for July...Public information for remonstration...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife attend ordination and novitiation of Tatmadaw families...Chief Minister of Ayeyawady Region outlines boosting production of crops...Mandalay Region judicial staff receives cash assistance for Thingyan Festival...Forever Group introduces programmes of MTRV-4 to Mandalay’s entrepreneurs...Summer badminton course improves sport skills of youths...Football match raises funds for aged home...Onion growers look to expand export market...Election sub-commissions review compilation of voter lists...Mandalay Region CCI to attend trade fair in China...Mandalay Region champion in MFF Nippon Foundation U-15 2015..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Union FM receives Honorary Directorate Degree of Political Science from Gyeongsang National University...Myanmar, India discuss to bring their peoples home from Yemen...President U Thein Sein accepts credentials from newly-accredited Ambassadors of State of Qatar, Hungary...India supports Myanmar Central Land Records Development Training Centre (CLRDTC) Taikkyi, Yangon Region..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Success of talks rests on common interests" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Health Hazards: Smoking, betel-chewing, drinking, etc" by Arakan Sein
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2015
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Saturday 11 April, 2015
Date of publication: 11 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.4MB reduced version; 12MB original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/11.Apri_.15_mal.pdf
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Saturday 11 April, 2015
Date of publication: 11 April 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2015
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 8 April, 2015
Date of publication: 08 April 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw approves education amendment bill: "Nay Pyi Taw, 7 April — The Pyithu Hluttaw on Tuesday approved the national education amendment bill, which came to the parliament with changes from the Amyotha Hluttaw and the Bill Committee. Pyithu Hluttaw approves education amendment bill The Amyotha Hluttaw and the Bill Committee had made 50 changes and 45 changes respectively to the education amendment bill, with the Pyithu Hluttaw accepting their amendments after discussing them clause by clause."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: A&I ministry deals with queries at Upper House session: "Nay Pyi Taw, 7 April — Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Khin Zaw was in Amyotha Hluttaw session on Tuesday, answering queries about water storage facilities and a rural development bank. Replying to the question of U Aung Chit Lwin, an MP of Sagaing region constituency No 11, the deputy minister said a fund for construction of onewall reservoir in Homalin Township, Hkamti District, in northwestern Myanmar has not been proposed in the regional government budget of 2015-2016 fiscal year despite benefits of this suggested water facility to irrigate more than 550 acres of paddy farms. Regarding the query about formation of a management committee on water storage facilities, U Khin Zaw also said Myanmar National Committee on Large Dams has been legalized on February 27 this year, and the executive board of the committee is open to all civil service employees. He also said the ministry has not planned to open an outlet of Myanma Agricultural Development Bank in Waingmaw Township in Kachin State in consideration of budget allocation in 2015-2016 fiscal year."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein tours tea and rubber plantations in Homalin...Business federation seeks input on reforming 100-year-old Companies Act...Dailies to come out alternately during New Year holiday...Vice President U Nyan Tun stresses reliable statistics for sound policies...Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services tours Rakhine State...Union ministers present gifts to Hkamti Township...Students join scholarship tests for middle and high schools...Students to receive three-storey building in Pabedan Tsp...Asphalt road commissioned into service in Zabuthiri Township...Habitat destruction threatens golden deer population...Kanaungsu Ward wins Hinthada football tournament...Bridge under construction on inter-district road...Workshop emphasizes importance of libraries to community...Two new concrete bridges span Pyaungbok Creek in Sagaing Region...Link connections installed for electric safety of people...MFF issues tentative list of women’s national team..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Business federation seeks input on reforming 100-year-old Companies Act...Mr. Lee Luong Minh, Secretary General, ASEAN Secretariat welcomes signing for draft agreement of Nationwide Ceasefire...Overseas employment agencies informed of code of conduct...Myanmar golfers win prizes in boy classes...Myanmar investigates alleged enslavement of fishermen in Indonesia...Myanmar, Thai entrepreneurs showcase foodstuffs, personal goods..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Age-inappropriate teaching can limit children’s progress" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Ushering in the Thingyan Festival" by Myo Myint
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 9 April, 2015
Date of publication: 09 April 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Parliament stops accommodation for MPs at state-owned guesthouse: "Nay Pyi Taw, 8 April — MPs asked Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Wednesday for Hluttaw’s accommodation as the parliament has stopped its arrangement for their staying at the guesthouse owned by the guest house of Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee during Hluttaw sessions. U Mahn Tin Aung Myint, an MP of Kayin State constituency 12, proposed construction of buildings for parliamentarians by 2016 when they come for Hluttaw sessions. Daw Nang Sae Awa, an MP of Hpa-an Township constituency, also said MPs agreed in 2012 on transferal of budget for building temporary accommodations to the peace-making works, and submitted that proposal for review. Daw Dwe Bu, an MP of Injanyan Township constituency, also said accommodation for parliamentarians should be located near Hluttaw buildings for easy access. In response to the proposals of parliamentarians, Union Minister for Finance U Win Shein said MPs are provided with free accommodation arranged by the Parliament during the period of Hluttaw sessions, however, using any stateowned buildings for the affairs of their parties is deemed breaching political party registration law."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Government takes measures to prevent child labour, recruitment as soldiers: The government is taking measures to prevent child labour and the employment of children in dangerous or illegal work, including the recruitment of minors into armed forces, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint told the Pyithu Hluttaw session on Wednesday. Those who abandon or traffic children, or force them to beg, will also be targeted, the deputy minister said, in accordance with criminal and juvenile laws. Those who abandon a child under 12 are liable to a maximum seven-year sentence. Trafficking children for forced labour is subject to a life sentence under the anti-human trafficking law, according to the deputy minister. The ministry of health is also trying to issue birth certificates when newborns are discharged from hospitals to prevent abandonment of children, the deputy minister added. Concerning child soldiers, the deputy minister said that armed forces have their own rules and regulations for recruiting new soldiers who are required to be between the ages of 18 and 25. Armed forces have released 594 child soldiers who were recruited improperly, while action was taken against 50 officers and 277 other personnel who recruited child soldiers."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw approves report of Public Account Committee: "Nay Pyi Taw, 8 April — Amyotha Hluttaw session on Wednesday approved the report of the Public Accounts Committee on tasks being carried out with the union budget in 2013-14 fiscal year by the Ministry of Border Affairs and the Ministry of Livestock, Fisherirs and Rural Development. U Salai Khwe Yan, a representative from Chin State constituency No 12 pointed out at the session that both contractors and supervising authority lack accountability for road and bridge projects in Chin State and said that effective action should be taken against those responsible. U Thein Hlaing, Sagaing Region constituency No 8 said that Hsegyi Creek RC Bridge in Kalewa Township built with the union budget is not usable during rainy seasons and a school building in North Tonhlaw Village is not durable. The representative proposed taking action against those responsible. After discussions, the session approved the report. At today’s session, the speaker informed the representatives of receiving bill for Myanmar Accountancy Council from the Pyithu Hluttaw with some amendments."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President calls for political dialogues before elections...Weather expert warns of thunderstorms in Chin, Sagaing, Kachin...Hopeful of better outcomes...President U Thein Sein inspects regional development tasks in Hkamti...Capacity enhancement course improves skill of personnel...Navy conducts combined fleet exercise...Press conference highlights talks between President and political leaders, ethnic affairs ministers and leaders of ethnic delegations...Agricultural staff demonstrates pest control method using wasp species...Sports course concludes with skill demonstration of youths...New apartments in Chanmyathazi Township to house service personnel...Station hospital being built in Kanna Village, Natogyi Township...Departmental staff undertake public welfare tasks in Myanaung Tsp...New resort project set to showcase traditional Myanmar culture...Students learn about conservation at Inlay Lake sanctuary...Training improves skills of IPRD staff...Farmers prefer use of agricultural machinery...Local residents support peacemaking process...Training improves Myanmar hockey players..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Three foreign banks set to open Yangon branches 23 April...Korean experts to assist in upgrading Mandalay-Myitkyina railroad..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Management must adapt to new business environment" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Believe and Achieve" by Kyi Mun
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
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Title: "Burmese Government Dailies" April, 2015
Date of publication: 07 April 2015
Description/subject: Some issues will not be published during the Water Festival. The publication of The Mirror and The Global New Light of Myanmar will continue from 12 to 16 April, when The Myanma Alinn will stop its publication. It will start its publication from 17 to 21 April, when The Mirror and The Global New Light of Myanmar will stop their publications. The subprinting house in Mandalay will not work on 15, 18 and 22 April. All dailies will resume their regular publications as of 22 April.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
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Title: Amyotha Hluttaw 31 March, 2015: Education Ministry to upgrade schools in Kyangin Tsp
Date of publication: 01 April 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 31 March — Amyotha Hluttaw continued for the 37th day session, here, Tuesday. U Khin Maung Yi of Ayeyawady Region constituency No 6 asked plans for upgrading basic education middle school branches to BEMSs in Alon and Hteinbinmyaung villages in Kyangin Township. Deputy Minister for Education Dr Zaw Min Aung replied that upgrading of the schools depends on number of students, school furniture, land plot, transport and regional development. Ayeyawady Region Education Directorate enlisted upgrading of BEMS branches in Ahlon village and Hteinbinmyaung village in 2015-16 academic year. With regard to a question on upgrading of solar electrification to supply of electricity in Pyaebin Village of Chauk Township raised by U Aung Nyein of Magway Region Constituency No 2, Deputy Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development U Tin Ngwe explained that the ministry allotted K132.4 million to electrify 662 houses in five villages in Chauk Township through solar panels in 2014-15 FY. The village was allowed to change solar electrification to electricity supply in cooperation with Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise. The deputy minister replied to a question raised by U Salai Khwe Yan of Chin State Constituency No 12 that the ministry has no plan to build four suspension bridges and four wooden bridges in 2015-16 FY in Paletwa Township. The session approved salaries and allowances for the chairman and members of Amyotha Hluttaw Political, Economic and Legal Affairs Commission. The Hluttaw approved the farmers’ rights protection and raising interests rules with amendments of the Pyithu Hluttaw. The Hluttaw agreed to discuss the proposal tabled by U Saw Maw Tun of Bago Region Constituency No 1 on participation of entire people in reducing use of plastic for public health and environmental conservation."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (71K)
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
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Title: ANCIENT LAW: ITS CONNECTION WITH THE EARLY HISTORY OF SOCIETY AND ITS RELATION TO MODERN IDEAS.
Date of publication: 1897
Author/creator: SIR HENRY SUMNER MAINE
Language: English
Source/publisher: JOHN MURRAY (Publ) 16th Edition (1st Edition, 1861)
Format/size: pdf (7.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
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Title: Amyotha Hluttaw 1 April, 2015: Private mining company to release residential areas
Date of publication: 02 April 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 1 April — A private-owned mining company is making plans to hand over some residential areas included in its project to local authorities in Sagaing region, said Deputy Minister for Mines U Than Tun Aung to Amyotha Hluttaw on Wednesday. The deputy minister said Htoo International Industry Group Co., Ltd., which is operating two coal mines in Kalewa Township and Thitchauk region of upper Myanmar, has transferred a hospital, a 1.28 acre land plot and some buildings to regional department of health, added that the company will also release a residential ward and a village to the local authorities. On query about future plan on CDMA (450 MHz) mobile network, Deputy Minister U Win Than for Communications and Information Technology said the ministry will not develop this mobile network and its call-charges as GSM/ UMTS system is more popular in the country. He also answered the advanced money is being given out for the phones leased for public call offices in Thanetpin Township, Bago region. Representatives of Amyotha Hluttaw also approved each paragraph of Myanmar Nursing and Midwifery Council Bill presented by Pyithu Hluttaw."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (68K)
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
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Title: Amyotha Hluttaw 2 April, 2015: Supreme Court of the Union implements three-year strategic plan for completion of year long civil cases
Date of publication: 03 April 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 2 April — U Hla Swe of Magway Region constituency No 12 asked plans for opening courts of civil cases at the 39th day session of Amyotha Hluttaw on Thursday. Supreme Court Judge U Soe Nyunt replied that the Supreme Court of the Union has no plan to open the separate courts to hear civil cases but it has adopted a three-year strategic plan (2015-17) that will cover completion of year long civil cases. U Sai San Min of Shan State Constituency No 3 asked a question whether there is a plan to install more traffic lights in Lashio and to repair three damaged lights. Deputy Minister at the President Office U Aung Thein said that No 65 traffic police platoon installed traffic lights at Lashiogyi junction, Namtu junction, Kholaung junction and Mandalay junction as of 8 November 2008 by spending the traffic rules fund. Tow traffic lights at Kholaung junction and Namtu junction are in operation but remaining lights had been damaged in bad weather since September 2014. The traffic police squad plans to install yellow traffic lights at Meitan junction and water fountain junction so as to ease traffic congestion. Arrangements are being made to install more traffic lights and slow down in Lashio. And, a coordination meeting will be made between the traffic police squad and district traffic rules enforcement committee for repairing the damaged lights. The speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw sought approval for each paragraphs of the health care bill for control of population rate sent back by the Pyithu Hluttaw with amendments. Amyotha Hluttaw ethnic affairs, easing conflict and peace-making process committee submitted its report to the Hluttaw and sought the approval."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (68K)
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
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Title: Amyotha Hluttaw 3 April, 2015: MoH rejects hospital upgrading in Pakokku
Date of publication: 04 April 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 3 April— U Thaw Zin Oo of the Magway Region constituency No. 9 proposed a motion at the Amyotha Hluttaw on Friday calling for upgrading a hospital in Pakokku township, with Deputy Minister for Health Dr Daw Thein Thein Htay rejecting the proposal and explaining that the facility does not need upgrading considering the number of hospital admissions. Regarding a question of the publication of Unique Constructions as references, Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint responded that his ministry will publish construction references in volumes in 2015-2016 financial year. Maj Aung Kyaw Zaw, defence services personnel representative, called for the reformation of the Public Works under the Ministry of Construction. The deputy minister responded that the Public Works has been restructured into three— road, bridge and building departments— as of 1 April this year. The ministry has hired foreign consultant teams for supervision and quality control at construction projects implemented with foreign loans from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Amyotha Hluttaw approved the inland waterways bill, which was resent with some changes by the Pyithu Hluttaw."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (70K)
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Amyotha Hluttaw (Nationalities' Assembly/Upper House): Meetings > Amyotha Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 1 April, 2015: Term of legal affairs commission extended to 2016
Date of publication: 02 April 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 1 April — Pyithu Hluttaw approved on Wednesday extension of the term for the Legal Affairs and Special Issues Assessment Commission till January 31, 2016 after suggestion of Thura U Shwe Mann, Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House). The speaker said parliament has approved 149 laws with the help of the commission in which the members are well-experienced and qualified. Regarding repairing works of roads and bridges in Laikha Township in Shan State, Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint said the road section of highway that passes in Laikha Township was being repaired with the budget of Shan State and it will be upgraded to 18-ft wide road. To fill vacancies at the people hospitals of Panglong Township and Mongpawn Township, Deputy Minister for Health Dr Daw Thein Thein Htay said the ministry has assigned a medical superintendent for Panglong hospital, while Shan State government will hire new doctors for Mongpawn hospital by this month."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (68K)
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyithu Hluttaw (People's Assembly/House of Representatives/Lower House) - proceedings > Pyithu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 3 April, 2015: Tender issues dominate Pyithu Hluttaw
Date of publication: 04 April 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 3 April— Local authorities invite tenders through mass media for construction of roads and bridges with government funds, Deputy Minister at President Office U Aung Thein told the Pyithu Hluttaw on Friday. He explained the role of responsible committees in selecting highest bidders, setting floor prices, supervising quality control, and making contracts. An MP proposed more flight services in the airport in Mawlamyine, Mon State, with Deputy Minister U Zin Yaw rejecting the proposal by citing a small number of passengers as economic disadvantage. Currently, the Department of Civil Aviation has invited register of interest (ROI) from interested private airlines in a bid to encourage the private sector in aviation. The deputy minister spoke of the possibility of upgrading the airport in Thaton in the future, given its convenient location."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (64K)
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyithu Hluttaw (People's Assembly/House of Representatives/Lower House) - proceedings > Pyithu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 31 March, 2015: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves Union Budgets bill
Date of publication: 01 April 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 31 March — The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved the Union Budgets bill of 2015 on Tuesday, following a proposal made by Union Minister U Win Shein, who urged the parliament to agree with the entire bill. Union Minister Dr Kan Zaw explained steps the central government took in relation to the appointment of permanent secretaries in line with the State Constitution."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (65K)
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 1 April, 2015: Proper spending of government funds explained at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Date of publication: 02 April 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 1 April — Roads and bridges are built through the tender system in a transparent manner by forming various committees to invite tender, to estimate costs and to inspect quality, Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint told the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session on Wednesday. The deputy minister was responding to a motion urging the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and the union government to supervise the spending of public funds and quality of finished projects in accordance with rules and regulations. Government funds are spent in accordance with the instructions of the government and guidance for works to be carried out through contract system, the deputy minister added. Deputy Minister for Finance Dr Lin Aung said that his ministry has been carrying out the reform for financial management system since 2012 and will complete the new rules and regulations for financial management in 2015-16 fiscal year. Currently, a supervisory committee for prosper spending of public funds formed by the President Office is supervising the spending of public funds, according to the deputy minister. Deputy Auditor-General U Myo Myint said that Union Auditor-General Office will also supervise the spending of public funds."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (66K)
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 2 April, 2015: Education amendment bill covers all eleven points proposed by students: Bill Committee
Date of publication: 03 April 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 2 April — The education amendment bill is found to encompass all the eleven points proposed by student protesters and expected to be approved on 7 or 8 April, an MP said after the Pyithu Hluttaw session on Thursday. U Saw Hla Tun, secretary of the Bill Committee, said that the Amyotha Hluttaw sent the bill to the Pyithu Hluttaw. The bill contains 58 paragraphs with 105 changes, with the Pyithu Hluttaw having agreed with 57 points and amending 48 others. The bill will be resent to the Amyotha Hluttaw after being approved. The Bill Committee stated in its report that the government, the parliament, an education network and a student-led democratic education movement committee held talks on amending the education law based on an 11-point demand by students in February. Students and the education network submitted the education amendment bill, which the parliament agreed to discuss, the report said. The Ministry of Education brought the bill before the Amyotha Hluttaw, which sent it to the Pyithu Hluttaw after hearings with interested groups, including political parties, educationists and legal experts. Another MP asked the Pyithu Hluttaw about the privatization of a hotel owned by a cooperative society. U Than Tun, Deputy Minister for Cooperatives, responded that Bagan Hotel was operated by the cooperative society of NyaungU township, whose members, after a special meeting, decided to hand it over to a cooperative society called Htet Arkar Kyaw. According to existing laws, cooperative societies are registered non-government organizations, with the deputy minister saying that their members reserve the rights to manage their own affairs."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (68K)
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 3 April, 2015: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves more appointees to UEC
Date of publication: 04 April 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 3 April— The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Friday approved the appointment of more members to the Union Election Commission and the Myanma Port Authority bill, on which the Pyithu Hluttaw and the Amyotha Hlutaw held differing views. Brig-Gen Tint Hsan, defence services personnel representative, urged the parliament to honour and put on record all stakeholders and organizations engaged in the signing of the draft nationwide ceasefire agreement, a move he described as priceless for national solidarity. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw welcomed the successful signing of the draft nationwide ceasefire agreement between the Union Peacemaking Working Committee (UPWC) and the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), he added, citing President U Thein Sein as saying that the desire for peace is a goal shared by all citizens and organizations. The successful implementation of internal peace processes will quicken the establishment of national consolidation and reconciliation, the army officer noted. Foreign embassies and UN agencies congratulated on the signing of the draft ceasefire agreement and pledged continuous support and cooperation."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (65K)
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Law amending the trade and commerce tax law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 18/2015 (Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 02 April 2015
Description/subject: Provisional English title.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (27K)
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2015
Law and Constitution > Administration > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to the Economy > Laws, bills, rules, regulations and decrees related to money - banking, exchange, taxation etc. > Laws, bills, rules, regulations and decrees related to money - banking, exchange, taxation etc. (texts)


Title: Law concering the national tax - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 17/2015 (Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 02 April 2015
Description/subject: Provisional English title.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (133K)
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2015
Law and Constitution > Administration > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to the Economy > Laws, bills, rules, regulations and decrees related to money - banking, exchange, taxation etc. > Laws, bills, rules, regulations and decrees related to money - banking, exchange, taxation etc. (texts)


Title: Law amending the land and tax law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 16/2015 (Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 25 March 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (28K)
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2015
Law and Constitution > Administration > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to the Economy > Laws, bills, rules, regulations and decrees related to money - banking, exchange, taxation etc. > Laws, bills, rules, regulations and decrees related to money - banking, exchange, taxation etc. (texts)


Title: Human Rights and Business Country Guide - Myanmar
Date of publication: April 2015
Description/subject: "The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)...published an online “Myanmar Human Rights and Business Country Guide” concerning how businesses operating in Myanmar can impact human rights...The Country Guide is primarily intended for local and foreign businesses operating in Myanmar that want to improve their practices and those interested in entering the country. The report is also intended to be used by government officials, international institutions, investors and civil society organisations that want to support or incentivize responsible business...The main issues highlighted in the Myanmar report are: Myanmar is experiencing significant changes to the legal environment for business, especially in areas related to labour, environment and land...Trade unions were only legalized in Myanmar in 2012. The capacity to support this change, including among workers, government officials and trade unions themselves, is not yet in place...Working conditions, especially overtime and wages, as well as health and safety, represent ongoing human rights risks for companies operating in, or sourcing from, Myanmar...Land is an issue with major implications for human rights, development and the private sector...Protests are still met at times with use of force by public security forces and some protesters are detained...Parts of Myanmar remain vulnerable to conflict..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business, Danish Institute for Human Rights
Format/size: pdf (1.5-reduced version; 3.5MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://hrbcountryguide.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Human-Rights-and-Business-Country-Guide-Myanm...
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
ML > Human Rights > Various Rights > Business and Human Rights (Burma/Myanmar-related)


Title: Political Reform and Ethnic Peace in Burma/Myanmar: The Need for Clarity and Achievement
Date of publication: April 2015
Description/subject: Recommendations: "Important progress has been started in national politics under the government of President Thein Sein. But as the countdown accelerates towards a general election later this year, there is a risk that political reform and ethnic peace are faltering. To avoid this, clear markers must be agreed of processes of democratic reform that guarantee the rights and involvement of all peoples and parties. Constitutional reform and nationwide peace will be essential, and it is vital that the conduct of the general election is free and fair to ensure momentum in political reform. An inclusive political dialogue must be fostered at the national level to move beyond the practice of different parliamentary processes and ethnic ceasefire talks that do not provide a political roadmap for all citizens. It is vital that reform accords promote justice and cooperation, not exclusion and new divisions in society and politics. Inequitable distribution of political and economic rights between the Burman- majority centre of the country and the ethnic minority borderlands continues to drive conflict. Despite ceasefires in some regions, fighting continues in others, furthering mistrust and humanitarian suffering. Military solutions cannot be imposed. If ethnic grievances and aspirations are to be addressed, political and economic reforms must be the cornerstone of peace. International aid is welcomed as a support for socio-political reform. But as programmes diversify, it is essential that aid is targeted at the key political issues and most vulnerable communities. Solutions will not be found by only engaging, or building up, a dominant government and military system that does not represent the people; rather, it will perpetuate conflict and state failure"
Language: English
Source/publisher: Transnational Institute (TNI) - Myanmar Policy Briefing Nr 14 April 2015
Format/size: pdf (652K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.tni.org/sites/www.tni.org/files/download/bpb14-web-042015.pdf
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > TNI-BCN Project on Ethnic Conflict in Burma


Title: Hidden Hands Behind Communal Violence in Myanmar: Case Study of the Mandalay Riots (English)
Date of publication: March 2015
Description/subject: Executive Summary: "This policy report examines the riots that shook Mandalay on July 1-2, 2014, killing two men, one Buddhist and one Muslim, and damaging scores of properties in Muslim neighborhoods. This was the latest in a series of attacks that have fueled religious tensions across the country, strengthened ultra nationalist forces, and undermined the democratic opening. The report has three sections: I. The extended executive summary describes how the Mandalay riots were instigated by hidden hands - hardliners linked to the former junta - and recommends steps to avoid the trap of religious violence. II. Section II provides further analysis and context, describing how the former junta’s “roadmap to democracy” laid the tracks for the political transition, and how the outbreak of communal conflict in Rakhine led to anti-Muslim riots in Meiktila, Lashio, Mandalay, and surrounding areas. III. Section III presents additional information about the Mandalay riots, based primarily on witness accounts, including from the widows of the murdered victims..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Justice Trust
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB-reduced version; 49.1MB-original)
Alternate URLs: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uz2k6x4tdjomvzp/MandalayReport.pdf?dl=0
Date of entry/update: 08 April 2015
ML > Religious violence and discrimination > Anti-Muslim violence and discrimination - Myanmar - General articles and analysis


Title: Hidden Hands Behind Communal Violence in Myanmar: Case Study of the Mandalay Riots (Burmese မန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: March 2015
Description/subject: Executive Summary: "This policy report examines the riots that shook Mandalay on July 1-2, 2014, killing two men, one Buddhist and one Muslim, and damaging scores of properties in Muslim neighborhoods. This was the latest in a series of attacks that have fueled religious tensions across the country, strengthened ultra nationalist forces, and undermined the democratic opening. The report has three sections: I. The extended executive summary describes how the Mandalay riots were instigated by hidden hands - hardliners linked to the former junta - and recommends steps to avoid the trap of religious violence. II. Section II provides further analysis and context, describing how the former junta’s “roadmap to democracy” laid the tracks for the political transition, and how the outbreak of communal conflict in Rakhine led to anti-Muslim riots in Meiktila, Lashio, Mandalay, and surrounding areas. III. Section III presents additional information about the Mandalay riots, based primarily on witness accounts, including from the widows of the murdered victims..."
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Justice Trust
Format/size: pdf (5.9MB-reduced version; 64.1MB-original)
Date of entry/update: 08 April 2015
ML > Religious violence and discrimination > Anti-Muslim violence and discrimination - Myanmar - General articles and analysis


Title: UN webcast of the session regarding Draft Resolution A/HRC/28/L.21/Rev.1 - "Situation of human rights in Myanmar"
Date of publication: 27 March 2015
Description/subject: Resolution adopted without a vote
Language: English + original languages
Source/publisher: United Nations Human Rights Council
Format/size: Adobe Flash (24 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 08 April 2015
ML > The UN System and Burma/Myanmar > Other UN entities working on Burma (Myanmar) > Human Rights Council > Statements and reports on Myanmar at regular sessions of the Human Rights Council > Debate and decisions on draft resolutions on the situation of human rights in Myanmar


Title: Human Rights Council - 28th Session: The situation of human rights in Myanmar - Resolution
Date of publication: 27 March 2015
Description/subject: Resolution adopted without a vote...Statements by delegates may be seen on the UN webcast at http://webtv.un.org/search/ahrc28l.21rev.1-vote-item4-57th-meeting-28th-regular-session-human-rights-council/4137987781001?term=myanmar
Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Source/publisher: UN Human Rights Council
Format/size: pdf (English-190K; French-249K; Russian-265K; Spanish-124K; Arabic-151K; Chinese, 343K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/HRC28-res-L21-fr.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/HRC28-res-L21-ru.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/HRC28-res-L21-sp.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/HRC28-res-L21-ar.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/HRC28-res-L21-ch.pdf
http://webtv.un.org/search/ahrc28l.21rev.1-vote-item4-57th-meeting-28th-regular-session-human-right...
Date of entry/update: 08 April 2015
ML > The UN System and Burma/Myanmar > Other UN entities working on Burma (Myanmar) > Human Rights Council > Resolutions and Decisions on Myanmar at regular sessions of the Human Rights Council


Title: Burmese Government dailies, April, 2015
Date of publication: 07 April 2015
Description/subject: Some issues will not be published during and after the Water Festival. "Myanmar Alin" will stop from 12-16 April. "The Mirror" and "The Global New Light of Myanmar" will stop from 16-21 April. All dailies will resume regular publication from 22 April.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Date of entry/update: 08 April 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: Report on the Human Rights Situation in Burma July-December 2014
Date of publication: December 2014
Description/subject: Introduction: "Throughout the period from July to December 2014, ND-Burma documented 107 human rights violations across Burma. The violations documented during these six months occurred in areas of armed conflict but also in areas covered by ceasefires. Each violation is a specific incident, but it may involve any number of victims, from one victim of killing, to forced labor involving many victims, to the forced displacement of an entire village. ND-Burma’s findings demonstrate that, despite progress in reaching ceasefire agreements with non-state armed groups, the government has made little progress protecting the human rights of its citizens. Furthermore, continued arrests of human rights defenders demonstrate that the government is not serious about working with civil society to protect human rights. During this period, people in Burma, especially activists, communities, and victim’s families have dared to raise the issue and demand the truth of what actually happened to their loved ones. For instance Ko Aung Kyaw Naing, also known as Ko Par Gyi, was a freelance journalist who went missing while he was in Mon State. In October, the Burma Army announced that Ko Par Gyi was fatally shot when he attempted to grab a weapon and flee while being investigated in military custody.1 Later Ma Thandar, an activist and wife of Ko Par Gyi, tried to demand that the Burma Army state the truth regarding what happened to Ko Par Gyi. Finally the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) agreed to investigate the case, however the commission’s report was unsatisfactory to the victim’s family and activists who had seen Ko Par Gyi’s body and believed that he was killed following brutal torture."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Network for Human Rights Documentation - Burma (ND - Burma)
Format/size: html, pdf (1.8MB reduced version; 3.7MB original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/NDB-2015-periodic-report-july-dec14-3-red.pdf
http://goo.gl/EzfQI1
Date of entry/update: 07 April 2015
ML > Human Rights > Various Rights > Various rights: reports of violations in Burma > Various rights: reports of violations against several ethnic groups


Title: From Novelty to Normalcy: Polling in Myanmar’s Democratic Transition
Date of publication: April 2015
Description/subject: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: "This report examines the state of opinion research in Myanmar,, identi5es challenges, and makes recommendations for improvements. Since the government of Myanmar announced a transition from military rule to democracy in 2010, both domestic and international stakeholders have turned to polling to discover public opinion on a range of issues. Polling is critical in transitioning countries. Polls can provide parties with data to understand the needs and desires of the electorate and serve as a check on government excesses. 6ey make information on public views widely available and can represent both the diversity of existing opinions and positions of minority populations. Finally, they show a road to political compromise and prepare parties and the public to deal with election outcomes. 6e Western public accepts and expects polling on a regular basis, but we did not 5nd that always the case in Myanmar. Although Myanmar has a decades-long history of market surveys, political polling is a relatively new phenomenon. Organizations operating in this 5eld face four major challenges. 6e 5rst is selecting a sample in a country that lacks reliable census or voter registration data, and lacks comprehensive access to telephones or the internet. 6e second is how to provide survey questionnaires in several languages to accommodate Myanmar’s numerous ethnic groups. 6e third challenge relates to interviewers, both to their training and to accounting for possible response bias based on the interaction between the interviewer’s socio-demographic background and the respondent’s. Finally, polling groups and interviewers must ensure respondents’ con5dentiality. 6ese problems are not unique to Myanmar. Pollsters around the world regularly grapple with similar dilemmas. What makes their task more challenging in Myanmar is the novelty of polling. Few people (even in civil society and political parties) understand its nature, and many are quick to dismiss the whole exercise when they do not like some of a poll’s results. 6e report examines and refutes several of their criticisms, perhaps the most common being that a sample, no matter how large, cannot capture the full diversity of opinions in a country as large and heterogeneous as Myanmar. It is possible to tackle these misperceptions and improve practices. Our recommendations for immediate actions can be implemented ahead of the parliamentary election this year. 6ey include suggestions on conducting polls, providing frameworks for their interpretation, and training potential users to understand polling data. Long-term change will require consistent attention and investment from polling groups, those who commission them, and users of polling data to strengthen the polling 5eld. Most importantly, polling organizations should continue making their data publicly available. 6ose who conduct and commission public surveys need to do so on a regular basis. Both practices will teach the public to see polls as a normal element of a democratic process and become another step in Myanmar’s transition to a full-7edged democracy."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Open Society Foundations (OSF)
Format/size: pdf (413K)
Date of entry/update: 07 April 2015
ML > Dialogue/reform/transition - from military to civilian rule? > Dialogue/reform/transition in Burma/Myanmar - analyses and statements


Title: Myanmar: Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue: 1 to 31 January 2015
Date of publication: 31 January 2015
Description/subject: "On 14 January, fighting broke out in the Hpakan area of Kachin State between the Government of Myanmar Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). According to national NGOs and local authorities, over 1,000 civilians from Aung Bar Lay village and surrounding areas were displaced to Kan See village. Those displaced were staying in religious compounds in Kan See, in close proximity to the conflict area. More than 1,000 residents of Kan See village were also affected by the situation. Those displaced left their homes quickly, during the winter and without any personal items. The most urgent humanitarian needs of the newly displaced people were met by local authorities in Hpakan, as well as by the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) and national NGOs, with support from the UN and international NGOs. This includes food rations for two months, blankets, mats, hygiene, dignity and UNICEF student kits, and other basic items. Food assistance was also provided by local NGOs, supplemented by WFP, to existing IDP camps in Hpakan and Lone Khin for approximately 3,000 people."
Language: English
Source/publisher: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
Format/size: pdf (434K)
Date of entry/update: 07 April 2015
ML > Humanitarian Assistance to Burma/Myanmar > Humanitarian assistance > UN System humanitarian assistance


Title: Myanmar: Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue: 1 to 28 February 2015
Date of publication: 28 February 2015
Description/subject: "Fighting broke out between the Government of Myanmar Army and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and other armed groups in the Kokang Self- Administered zone, north-eastern Shan State, on 9 February. The fighting continued throughout the month of February. More than 13,000 people are estimated to have been internally displaced from Kokang to other parts of the country during February, according to the Relief and Resettlement Department in Lashio. Many of these people are migrant workers who have travelled on to their places of origin in other parts of the country. The number of people who have fled across the border into China is unconfirmed. Chinese state media have reported that 60,000 people have crossed the border from Kokang into China since 9 February, and that Chinese state authorities are providing assistance to these people. Access to the Kokang Self-Administered Zone has been restricted due to the ongoing fighting. Limited information is available on the humanitarian situation and on people displaced or affected by the fighting in this area. The number of civilians killed or injured due to the fighting is unconfirmed. According to the Government’s Rehabilitation and Administrative Support Committee for the Kokang Self-Administered Zone, 3,000 people are staying at an IDP site at Border Post 125, on the Myanmar side of the border with China, with some assistance provided by the government’s Relief and Resettlement Department and local civil society organizations (CSOs). UN staff have also had access to some 950 displaced people from Kokang who are now in Namtit (Wa Self-Administered Division)."
Language: English
Source/publisher: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
Format/size: pdf (445)
Date of entry/update: 07 April 2015
ML > Humanitarian Assistance to Burma/Myanmar > Humanitarian assistance > UN System humanitarian assistance


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 24 March, 2015: Joint bill committee, MPs discuss taxation bill
Date of publication: 25 March 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 24 March — Members of Joint-Bill Committee, parliamentarians and union level officials discussed paragraphs of 2015 Union Taxation Bill at 32nd day session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 12th session on Tuesday. The bicameral assembly agreed the proposal of Union Minister for Finance U Win Shein for the approval of the whole bill. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw finalized decisions on a legal translation bill and a Myanmar Medical Council bill, on which the Amyotha Hluttaw and the Pyithu Hluttaw held different views."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (64K)
Date of entry/update: 06 April 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 25 March, 2015: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves three bills
Date of publication: 26 March 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 25 March — Pyidaungsu Hluttaw at its 33rd day session Wednesday approved allotment of K2,822.73222 million to one project of Ministry of Border Affairs, one of Ministry of Transport and two of Sagaing Region government. The Hluttaw amended paragraphs and sub-paragraphs in the legal translation commission bill, the Myanmar Medical Council bill and the commercial tax bill in line with the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law and Rules. The joint bill committee read its findings on Myanmar Port Authority bill, and the Hluttaw invited nomination of MPs to discuss it."
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Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 26 March, 2015: Union Finance Minister explains salary increase for government employees at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Date of publication: 27 March 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 26 March — Finance Union Minister U Win Shein explained the section of expenditure reduction included in the union budgets bill at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw here on Thursday. According to the union minister, over K 8 billion was reduced from the budgets of the offices of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw, the constitutional tribunal and 14 ministries. In connection with increased salaries for government employees, he said the new salaries range from K 120,000 in minimum to K 500,000 in maximum. The gap between the lowest and the highest salaries is 4.2 times, with the union minister saying that separate announcements will be made on new rates of salaries for pensioners and other fringe benefits for government staff assigned in remote areas. Dr Kan Zaw, Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development, briefed the parliament on the first five-year national development plan from 2011-2012 to 2015- 2016, which is part of the 20-year all-round national development project from 2011-2012 to 2030-2031. The first five-year plan includes rural development and poverty reduction, anti- corruption, reinforcement of rule of law, reconstruction of the country’s economic institutions, state-owned investments, citizen investments, foreign investments and control of inflation."
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Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 30 March, 2015: Union NPED minister pledges to take priority over additional budgets of eight ministries
Date of publication: 31 March 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 30 March— Pyidaungsu Hluttaw started its 35th day of 12th regular session on Monday with inviting any objection of representatives to President’s assignment of eight members for Union Election Commission. Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Dr Kan Zaw pledged the ministry will take priority over the additionally proposed budgets by eight government ministries under Appendix 1 (A) for 2015-2016 fiscal year. He also said the ministry will allot additional budgets to implement guarantees, pledges and undertakings of the ministries in accordance with the list of priorities. Dr Kan Zaw then requested Pyidaungsu Hluttaw for the approval of the whole National Planning Bill for 2015-2016 fiscal year. The NPED ministry submitted the bill to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on January 19, 2015, followed by the remarks of Joint-Bill Committee to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on February 19. It was then discussed by 29 representatives of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on February 26 and 27 this year, and respective ministries discussed the bill on March 5 and 6. Each paragraphs of the bill was discussed on March 9. The bicameral assembly then approved regular expenditures mentioned in 2015 Union Budget submitted by MPs of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw U Zaw Myint Pe and Dr Myat Nyana Soe."
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Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 23 March, 2015: Oil price falls impacts on revenue from natural gas export
Date of publication: 24 March 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 23 March — Dramatic fall of oil price in global market has affected export of Myanmar natural gas, said Deputy Minister for Energy U Myint Zaw to Pyithu Hluttaw on Monday. Regarding the query of U Thein Lwin, an MP of Chauk constituency, the deputy minister said although revenue from the sales of natural gas has declined, the ministry will manage to meet the income from this sector as in previous years. U Myint Zaw also promised the ministry will operate more joint-venture businesses with foreign companies to avoid monopolies of international firms in the domestic market, while the respective agencies are examining fuel qualities and market price. While transportation charges have also declined due to the falling fuel price, the Ministry of Energy will cooperate with other ministries and agencies for the fall of commodity prices. Regarding query of Daw Nan Sae Awa, an MP of Hpa-an constituency, Kayin State, on education funds for basic education schools, Deputy Minister for Education U Thant Shin replied that under the free education system of 2014- 2015 fiscal year for primary schools, the ministry allocated funds to all basic education schools based on the number of schoolchildren. The deputy minister said that in last fiscal year schools with 100 primary level children were given K800,000 (US$800), those with 200 children K1000,000 ($1,000), with 300 children K1.2 million ($1,200), with 400 children K1.4 million ($1,400), with more than 400 children K1.6 million, and K 400,000 for each affiliated primary school. U Thant Shin also clarified on the query of U Than Myint, an MP of Wundwin constituency that the ministry is cooperating with the Ministry of Health for health programmes at schools the whole year. U Aung Thein Linn, an MP of South Okkalapa constituency, urged the government to address trade deficit through prioritizing export sector of the country. His suggestion was recorded by the Lower House, and Union Minister for Commerce U Win Myint said the ministry has relaxed some restrictions on trade sector, remarking that both total expenditure of the country and amount of foreign direct investment have increased. He also said one of the reasons for trade deficit is due to more import items for investment sector, suggesting that enactment of laws for value-added products, and establishments of export/import bank and trade promotion board will help develop a business model that emphasizes on export sector."
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Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 24 March, 2015: Pyithu Hluttaw promises Kalewa independence obelisk with park
Date of publication: 25 March 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 24 March— U Soe Thein of the Kalewa constituency on Tuesday put forward a motion demanding the Pyithu Hluttaw that an independence obelisk be erected in the township of Kalewa, Sagaing Region, before Independence Day, 4 January, in 2016. U Aung Thein, Deputy Minister at President Office, responded that the local management committee under the supervision of the region’s chief minister is making arrangements for the construction of the obelisk alongside a park on 0.064 acre of land near the Myittha bridge. U Nyi Nyi Myint of the Ottwin constituency urged the parliament to construct a bridge across Sittoung River linking Ottwin and Htantabin, with U Khin Maung Aye, Deputy Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development, rejecting the proposal. He said the cost of constructing the bridge is not included in the ministry’s budgets for 2014- 2015 financial year. U Sai Tin Maung of the Laikha constituency proposed providing reasonable allowances from state’s budgets to trustworthy personnel assigned to election commissions, which the Pyithu Hluttaw accepted. U Win Ko of the Union Election Commission responded that an increase of travel allowances would be made through coordination with departments concerned."
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Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 25 March, 2015: Unethical contractors will be charged: Education Ministry
Date of publication: 26 March 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 25 March — Education ministry will take actions against contractors or inspectors if school facilities cannot be completed in right time or are found using low quality construction materials, U Thant Shin, Deputy Minister for Education, told Pyithu Hluttaw Wednesday. In reply to the query of MP U Than Oo from Myawady Township constituency, the deputy minister said for breaching agreements in the contracts, the contractors will have to pay fines with daily basis depending on the sizes of schooling buildings, and inspector in-charge of quality will be prosecuted in accordance with provisions of civil service law. U Thant Shin also said that the ministry is making promotion of teachers before each school season and transfer of teacher is allowed only after another teacher has been substituted, and all the schools open by May 15 every academic year. Enquiring about possible construction of a bridge to link Yangon’s Kyimyindine Township and Ayeywa village crossing Hline River, Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint said the project includes in Maha Yangon Development Project (2040) which will be jointly implemented Yangon City Development Committee and Japan International Cooperation Agency. He said feasible study has been made for the project and detail assessment are being carried out as the project will help develop more road networks for Yangon. U Aye Mauk, an MP of Mahlaing Township constituency, submitted a proposal to discuss transfer of road networks among villages, townships and district to the Ministry of Construction."
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Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 26 March, 2015: Health Department upgrades YGH with technical assistance of local and foreign organizations
Date of publication: 27 March 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 26 March — With regard to the question on arrangements for opening Sports University raised by U Thang Lein of Mindat Constituency, Deputy Minister for Sports U Thaung Htaik replied that the university will be opened in 2016-17 fiscal year depending on budget in 2015-16 FY at the 34th day session of Pyithu Hluttaw Thursday. U Min Swe of DaikU Constituency asked about upgrading of Yangon General Hospital. Deputy Minister for Health Dr Win Myint explained that the Yangon General Hospital upgrading and renovation committee was formed with 12 members to upgrade the facility with technical assistance of former minister of Department of Health Mr. Lord Darzi of England, trustee Dr Michael Marett-Crosby of Rangoon General Hospital Reinvigoration Fund of England, Robin Cross, Ian Goodfellow, and Louise Hansen Yangon Heritage Trust of the UK, Myanmar Engineering Society, Myanmar Integrated Engineer Group, Quality Control and Nikki Group. Health Department allotted K5 billion in 2013- 14 FY and K4.5 billion in 2014-15 FY for upgrading the YGH. Up to 4 February, a five-storey building has been completed by 100 percent while a cyclotron PET/ CT, emergency and out-patient ward, main building, building for O2Plan, medical store, 1,000-KVA transformer and lecture hall are under construction. The Hluttaw invited MPs to discuss the bill on rights of persons with disabilities sent by Amyotha Hluttaw with amendments."
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Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 30 March, 2015: Arid zone to get water under rural development plan
Date of publication: 31 March 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 30 March— Dry zone in central Myanmar will get water supply under rural development plan of Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development. Replying to the query of U Thein Lwin, an MP of Chauk Township constituency, about possible means to ensure sufficient drinking water in the arid area, Deputy Minister for MLFRD U Khin Maung Aye said the ministry has drawn the plan up to 2015-2016 fiscal year for water supply. Then, U Paik Linn, an MP of Paletwa Township constituency, asked any plan for university of distance education students in science majors to work laboratory experiments for seven or 14 consecutive days at the universities. Dr Zaw Min Aung, Deputy Minister for Education, said, these students have to learn theory and then have to do practical at the weekend when other regular classes are closed, noting that this schedule is more appropriate than one or two consecutive weeks."
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Title: Amyotha Hluttaw 23 March, 2015: Plan to extend emerald green project in 178 more townships
Date of publication: 24 March 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 23 March — At the 32nd day session of Amyotha Hluttaw Monday, U Sai Paung Nap of Shan State Constituency No 12 asked about master plan for multi-sectoral economic development of rural and less-development areas in Myanmar. Deputy Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development U Khin Maung Aye replied that emerald green project being implemented in 1,150 villages creates job opportunities and increases income of rural families with K34.5 billion allotted by the government. Thanks to the remarkable progress, the project will be extended in 178 more townships. The rural development strategy has covered rural development programmes for establishment of commercial crops farms, forest plantations, agricultural farm, fish hatching station, livestock breeding farm and nurseries and other development tasks including value-added production, milling, packaging, microfinance and mobile banking systems. U Hnin Wai of Kayah State Constituency No 12 asked whether there is a plan to provide travel allowance for health staff who go along with patient transferred to district or state hospitals from township ones. Deputy Minister for Health Dr Win Myint replied that TA can be allowed to the health staff who took care of patient along the route but cannot be allowed for transport of patient by ambulance. Dr Soe Win of Mon State constituency No 2 asked about arrangements for issuance of birth registration and birth certificate to babies across the nation. The deputy minister replied that the Health Department has instructed hospitals at different level, rural health centres and branches to issue the birth certificates to babies on schedules under supervision of the heads of township Health Department. Departments concerned will issue the birth certificates and birth registrations to the babies who were born in neighbouring countries. The children under five years who delayed 12 months to take birth registration and certificates can draw these certificates with approval from heads of region/state health departments. For the children under 10 years old, the Ministry of Health will scrutinize documents and cooperate with related ministries for issuance of certificates."
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Title: Amyotha Hluttaw 24 March, 2015: Amyotha Hluttaw MPs urge education amendment bill must serve national interests
Date of publication: 25 March 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 24 March — The national education amendment bill came under discussion at the Amyotha Hluttaw here on Tuesday, with members of parliament speaking with one voice on the bill, which they said must emphasize suitability, adaptability and practicality for the long-term interests of the country. U Thein Swe from No.10 Constituency of Ayeyawady Region suggested participation of experienced specialists rather than independent specialists. The education reform would enable Myanmar to catch up with others when we could overcome the challenges, according to U Khin Maung Latt of Rakhine State’s No.6 Constituency. U Min Oo of the Bago Region constituency No.7 described the national education as a national concern, saying the education law must pave the way for a better education system. U Saw Ohn, who represents No.9 Constituency in Mon State, said education must be reconstructed for the country to become modern and prosperous."
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