Myanmar's police and the Tatmadaw are collaborating to curb money laundering, which they see as a potential source of funding for terrorists, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Major General Aung Soe said at a Pyithu Hluttaw session last week.
National League for Democracy MPs have been forced to reconcile their roles in supporting democracy with the machinations of governance following a chiding in which they were told to stop asking “tough questions”.
A Parliamentary staff member was stabbed on the stairs of the hluttaw building yesterday morning, and was transported soon after to the hospital with a non-life-threatening wound.
Topics ranged from the Zika virus and climate change to women’s empowerment and Myanmar’s own Rakhine State problems as lawmakers from throughout the ASEAN region met over the weekend for the 37th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in Nay Pyi Taw.
A new mini-bus service will make it easier for civil servants and visitors to get around the nation’s capital, says U Aung Kyaw Mying, chair of the Nay Pyi Taw Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles.
Nearly 3000 Myanmar women die annually due to complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, according to a Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population report launched yesterday based on data from the 2014 census.
Farmers are claiming that a government committee tasked with investigating land grabs and resolving disputes has failed in its obligations.
Tens of thousands of residents within miles of the nation’s capital are deprived of electricity, even though power lines have been connected, parliament has heard. Amyotha Hluttaw MP U Kyaw Myint Oo (NLD; Mandalay 10) said many complaints had been received from the public about the power supply committees in the villages in Nay Pyi Taw’s Union territory.