The NLD’s move to amend the Constitution is a first small step in what will surely be a difficult journey.
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About 30 village administrators submitted resignation letters on Tuesday for fear of being wrongly accused of association with the Arakan Army, said a Union lawmaker.
The SSPP's vice chairman says his group wants to settle its fight with the RCSS in Shan State peacefully and that the military's four-month ceasefire is not likely to achieve much.
More than 1,500 people have been displaced by fighting between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army since clashes broke out in October, local civil society groups say.
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The President's Office said the powerful General Administration Department would be moved out of the Home Affairs Ministry soon.
“Parliament's International Relations Committee should keep an eye on those issues, and raise objections and make counter-statements as necessary,” Lt. Col. Zaw Tun Oo said.
The plans are the clearest indication yet of Japan's ambition to become a regional power as a military build-up by China and a resurgent Russia puts pressure on its US ally.
The reclusive former strongman continues to see a political role for himself and the military, which still takes cues from him.
The military-run ministry vets all proposed parties to make sure the applicants have no ties to terrorists or outlawed groups.
Ongoing setbacks leave observers wondering if the peace process will have achieved anything by 2020.
Taiwan vowed in 2011 to phase out conscription to cut costs and boost the professionalism of its forces as it tries to better deter the Chinese threat.