During talks in Taunggyi, the SNLD asked the ruling party to give its members positions of responsibility, and offered to mediate with other ethnic parties.
The Kayah State Democratic Party is the second ethnic party to balk at a visiting NLD delegation’s demand that their meeting be held at the ruling party’s local office.
The leader was elected general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea at its first congress in five years.
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The ruling party asked to meet at its HQ in Mawlamyine for security reasons, but the MUP insisted on a neutral venue for talks on building a democratic federal union.
Observers welcomed the move as a further sign that both sides in the Rakhine conflict are serious about peace and said it raised hopes that canceled voting could be held.
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Nothing has been heard from the trio, who were detained while campaigning in Rakhine State, in two and a half months; it is the party’s third call for their release.
Ruling party candidate who lost to U Than Htay in Zayarthiri says he has recordings of the ex-general engaging in racial, religious incitement during campaign speeches.
Election sub-commissions in the reviewed townships reject the claims as ‘absurd’.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s assertive ‘New Era’ initiative raises serious questions for all the nations of Southeast Asia.
Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, is in quarantine after being exposed to an unidentified person who tested positive for COVID-19.
The trio were among four men who tried to intimidate officials by wearing T-shirts with the Burmese saying ‘Eat Well!’ at the trial of U Ko Ni’s assassin, a court ruled.
The ruling party has formed a working group consisting of three senior members to lead discussions with ethnic parties on forming new Union and local administrations.
In a speech to mark International Anti-Corruption Day, U Win Myint said the government plans to simplify laws so that officials can’t exploit them for gain.