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KNU to hold plenary meeting on JMC implementation
Burma News International, 31/01/2018
The Karen National Union (KNU) will hold a plenary meeting among Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) representatives from the KNU to discuss the implementation of the JMC. The decision was made during the emergency meeting of the KNU’s Central Standing Committee held from January 23 to 26. The KNU’s secretary general P’doh Saw Tar Doh told KIC News that the plenary meeting will be held in early February to clarify the work process of the JMC, which must be carried out according to the nationwide ceasefire agreement. “The JMC has monitoring duty, but in practical implementation, there are some provisions clarified details in the ToR (Terms of Reference). The JMC has responsibilities to take some sectors and we plan to separate the parts that must be followed by respective armies and clarify it,” he said. He continued that the basic requirement for making the ceasefire s...
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Tanintharyi chamber chief seeks greater tourism cooperation with Thailand
Frontier Myanmar, 29/01/2018
Closer links between Tanintharyi Region and neighbouring Kanchanaburi Province in Thailand would help bring development to Myanmar’s south, particularly in the tourism sector, says the head of the Tanintharyi Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry. U Ye Htut Naing told Thai daily The Nation that businesspeople from both countries want a “sister cities” cooperation agreement between Dawei and Kanchanaburi town, but it required government support. “Recently I received a lot of Thai businesses from Kanchanaburi,” Ye Htut Naing told The Nation. “I can obviously see how eager they are to play a role in creating sister cities for mutual benefit. Likewise, we Myanmar businesses want this MoU to be signed as soon as possible.” A sister city relationship between Dawei, the Tanintharyi regional capital, and Kanchanaburi, has been discussed since at least 2011. Ye Htut ...
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Mon State government allocates Ks 50 million for 71st Mon National Day ceremonies
Burma New International, 22/01/2018
The Mon State government has allocated Ks 50 million to hold the 71st Mon National Day ceremonies on the first waning day of Tabodwe (February 1). “The Mon State will provide Ks 50 million in total. The central [ceremony] won’t get everything. We will give two million kyats to each township,” said Dr Min Kyi Win, the Mon State Minister of Environment and Natural Resources. Aside from Bilin Township, the remaining nine townships will receive two million kyats each for the Mon National Day ceremonies and the central ceremony will receive Ks 32 million, according to the state minister. The Kayin (Karen) State government has also allocated Ks 10 million for the Mon National Day (Central) ceremony. The 71st Mon National Day central ceremony will be held in Zar Ta Pyin Village under Hpa-an Township, Kayin State. ...
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UEC appeals for help getting disabled people to the polls
Myanmar Times, 22/01/2018
The Union Election Commission (UEC) is seeking assistance to make voting more convenient for people with disabilities, the country’s poll chief told The Myanmar Times. U Hla Thein, chair of UEC, said that while there has been improvement in the polling system that has made voting more convenient for the disabled, much remains to be done. He cited the need to have polling booths dedicated for the disabled. “We need all the help that we can get, especially from international donors,” he said. “We need wheelchairs so we can bring the physically disabled voters to the polling booth. We also need facilities for the blind people, to make it easier for them to vote. The government cannot provide these kinds of facilities at this time. “ U Hla Thein said that while under the law, the rights of the disabled to participate in political exercises are guaranteed and protected,...
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Thailand, Myanmar launch joint border patrols on Moei River
Frontier Myanmar, 22/01/2018
Thailand and Myanmar launched a joint border patrol on the Moei River on Sunday to counter smuggling and other crimes, the online edition of the Bangkok Post newspaper reported. The joint patrols are aimed at preventing and suppressing human trafficking, as well as the smuggling of drugs and military-grade weapons across the border, the report quoted a Thai military officer as saying. The Moei, a tributary of the Thanlwin (Salween) River, forms the border for hundreds of kilometres in Kayin and Kayah states and Tak and Mae Hong Son provinces in Thailand. The joint patrol was launched with four long-tailed boats on a 14-kilometre stretch of the river upstream from the border towns of Myawaddy in Kayin State and Mae Sot in Thailand’s Tak Province, the newspaper said. It said the patrol involved troops from the Tatmadaw’s 22nd Light Infantry Division and a Karen Border Guard...
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Sustainable development forum for ethnics held in Nay Pyi Taw
The Global New Light of Myanmar, 19/01/2018
A forum to discuss the sustainable development of ethnic nationals was held yesterday morning at Mingalar Thiri Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. Affairs was formed to link the ethnic nationals and government together and to prevent their literature, tradition, culture and national character from disappearing. To strengthen and stabilise the political reforms implemented for the socio-economic development of the ethnic national regions, it is important that the economy becomes strong and there is stability in society. That is why the government has implemented policies for internal peace, national reconciliation, establishment of a democratic federal union, and the socio-economic development of ethnic nationals and others and is consistently striving to achieve these goals. To achieve internal peace, Union Peace Conference 21st Century Panglong meetings are being held in stages, and the Union Gov...
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Message of Greetings from State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to the Ethnic Sustainable Development Forum
The Global New Light of Myanmar, 19/01/2018
I would like to extend my greetings to you all including governmental officials, Ministers from regions and states, region and state Ministers for ethnic affairs, chairmen and members of the leading committees of self-administered region and members of the committees for Hluttaw affairs, representatives and experts of the literature and culture organizations, entrepreneurs, representatives from international partners, businesspersons and guests. I send greetings and good wishes for your auspiciousness and well-being. Our brothers and sisters from ethnic national races including Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Bamar, Mon, Rakhine and Shan have been living in this Union since time immemorial. The cooperation of ethnic people played an important role in our struggle for independence after the country fell under colonial rule. After gaining independence, lack of trust and armed conflict...
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World Bank to support interest-free loan for Myanmar’s electricity sector
Global New Light of Myanmar, 19/01/2018
Authorities in Myanmar are implementing a five-year project for the development of the electricity sector. The authorities will provide electricity to villages through solar power and wind energy. Electricity generation, without connecting the towns to the grid, is being implemented by spending US$90 billion from 2016 to 2021. The electricity project aims to expand the existing grid by adding medium- and low-voltage distribution networks and through off-grid electrification with solar and mini-grids in the rural areas. Additionally, Myanmar’s goal is to achieve universal access to electricity by 2030. According to the World Bank, more than 70 per cent of the population in Myanmar lacks access to electricity, so the rural area development department and the government is trying to resolve this problem. The World Bank will support a $400-million interest-free loan for ...
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Ministry to train 250,000 teachers
The Myanmar Times, 19/01/2018
The Ministry of Education will have over 250,000 trainers nationwide to teach the new Grade 2 syllabus, according to Daw San San Nu, academic director for the Department of Higher Education. “The training will continue step by step. Trainers for central-level training will offer regional and state-level programs, and then trainers from regional and state level will pass it on to the township and cluster level,” Daw San San Nu told The Myanmar Times on Thursday. Currently, 322 teachers from education colleges are attending the central level teacher’s training. Nearly 30 trainers from the JICA Create project and the Department of Higher Education are providing the training. The Ministry of Education has been implementing the new curriculum since the 2016-2017 academic year, which aims to develop five key points - physical, intellectual, moral, amity and prosperity - which ...
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Myanmar workers may gain from Thai basic wage hike
The Myanmar Times, 19/01/2018
The Thai tripartite committee, which includes employers, workers and government representatives in Thailand decided on January 17 to add from 5 to 22 baht to the minimum wage, according to the Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) Thursday. “The increase rates are different from the previous time. Phuket, Chonburi and other beach areas will receive at least 330 baht a day because they have a lot of tourist zones and construction sites,” U Aung Kyaw said. All workers from the regions of Bangkok, Thonburi, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Pahtum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon and Chachoengsao will receive 325 baht as the second highest minimum daily wage. U Aung Kyaw added that all workers, including foreign workers, will benefit from the raise. Currently, over 10,000 Myanmar workers depart for Thailand monthly due to higher wages, and an estimated four million Myanmar migrant w...
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