Chinese officials recently told a visiting Myanmar delegation not to misunderstand China as a result of the fighting between Myanmar government forces and the Kokang armed group in the Laukkai area, according to the former Myanmar Ambassador to China, U Sein Win Aung, who attended the Sino-Myanmar bilateral meeting held in China.
As Myanmar gears up to host a visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May, New Delhi looks set to play an official role in talks between Nay Pyi Taw and the ethnic armed groups, reports the Indian Express on March 9.
Letpadan – The police cordon around student protesters in Letpadan has been tightened, preventing them leaving to travel to Yangon and adding restrictions on journalists entering the cordoned-off area.
The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs began meeting on March 9 in Vienna, where the policy-making body will tackle challenges ranging from protecting children from the sale of new psychoactive substances online to confronting financial flows linked to drug trafficking, as well as planning for a General Assembly special session on the World Drug Problem in 2016.
“Laughter and honesty are a great way to strengthen relationships, build dialogue and break down barriers, as I have found this week with my friends from different religions from Burma and Indonesia,” said Benedict Rogers, author and activist with Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
Men and women may not always be on the same footing but you would think both sexes would be equal in the face of gigantic floods, typhoons or droughts. Think again.
Indian Premier Narendra Modi on March 8 deplored crimes against women in the country as he made assurances that his government was taking measures to protect them.
Twitter and Facebook generated some buzz during the last few days over speculation regarding former UK PM Tony Blair’s recent appearance in Nay Pyi Taw, according to the London-based Spectator magazine on March 6.
The members of Border Guard of Bangladesh have detained 108 Rohingya migrants, who entered Bangladesh illegally through the Balukhali border of Ukhia with the help of traffickers, reports the Dhaka Tribune on March 6.
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe said in the meeting with the 88-Generation Peace and Open Society that the action taken against activists and students by men wearing red armbands outside Yangon City Hall was lawful.