An upper house lawmaker is challenging a decision by the lower chamber to remove a provision of the Peaceful Assembly and Procession Law making it illegal to incentivise individuals to join a demonstration.
Lawmakers discussed a proposal yesterday to include ethnic languages lessons in the last 45 minutes of the school day, rather than outside typical classroom hours.
As hundreds of protestors gave Kofi Annan a hostile welcome to Sittwe yesterday, the chair of the newly formed Rakhine advisory commission vowed to work with all sections of the community to end the conflict that has blighted the state, and to help build economic prosperity.
The Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday voted down an urgent proposal seeking the removal of three foreigners from a recently formed Rakhine State advisory commission that has provoked the ire of nationalists. The failed motion came the same day commission members included former UN secretary general and Ghanaian Kofi Annan travelled to state capital Sittwe for an initial foray into the Rakhine’s thorny political arena.
The Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process (AGIPP) is demanding that a committee be formed to monitor issues of gender equality and women’s participation in the peace process, including a coming political dialogue.