Chinese partner has ties to controversial Myitkyina SEZ; Rakhine govt backs plan, but Arakanese lawmaker, rights group say public has not been consulted.
The fear is that Huawei is using university partnerships to scoop up research in areas such as AI, telecommunications and robotics, to be used in hacking or spying operations.
The military’s spokesperson defended a 30-million kyats Tatmadaw donation to a controversial nationalist group by calling the group necessary for Myanmar Buddhists.
Successor organization to Ma Ba Tha accuses govt of failing the ‘country, race and religion’; ruling party spokesman says voters won’t be swayed by religious extremism.
Offering comes amid a vocal campaign by the group, which includes denouncing the govt over sedition case against firebrand fugitive monk U Wirathu.
This week, Dateline and guests discuss the 2020 elections, ethnic parties and the NLD.
NLD candidate Sai Pan Hsai remains Shan State Ethnic Affairs Minister for Mandalay Region after the UEC dismisses election complaints from SNLD challenger Nan Htwe Hmone.
An open letter from the United Solidarity and Development Party and its political allies to the election commission called current electoral processes unfree and unfair.
The Myanmar government will once again allow the export of teak from private and state-owned plantations, but a ban on teak from natural forests remains in place.
Three major companies, a chipmaker, a mobile research firm and a cell carrier, have restricted employees from informal conversations with Huawei.
The government is finally getting serious about silencing U Wirathu’s hate speech; it must bring the fugitive to court without delay.
Khu Kyu Peh Kay was arrested in Hpruso Township on Sunday while the five others have been described as absconders of the law by police.
The USDP chairperson said his party will bring back a number of security laws abolished by the NLD should it win the 2020 general election.
On this day in 1945, Col. Ba Htoo succumbed to malaria while chasing Imperial Japanese forces out of central Myanmar. He was already a decorated war hero when he died at 29.
Election Commission agrees that USDP candidate violated the law ahead of his poll ‘win’ in Seikkan Township last year.