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Yangon MPs Fear ‘No Lively Debate’ on Govt Spending as Access to Auditor General’s Report Uncertain

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Oct. 17, 2019, 12:51 p.m.

In August and September last year, Yangon Parliament lawmakers were kept busy after they got their copy of the auditor general’s report on the city government’s spending for fiscal 2016-17. 

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AA Claims Myanmar Military Deploys Helicopters After Taking Major Losses

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Oct. 17, 2019, 12:49 p.m.

Myanmar military forces attacked the Arakan Army (AA) with helicopters on mountains near the village of Aung Ma Kyaw in Rakhine State’s Ponnagyun Township on Thursday around noon, according to local residents.

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Myanmar Arrests 17 Chinese Nationals, Including Five Posing as Police With Fake Guns

Source: Radio Free Asia

Published on Oct. 17, 2019, 12:48 p.m.

The Chinese citizens, believed to have entered Myanmar illegally, were apprehended in the Kokang capital Laukkai near the China-Myanmar border, said Zaw Khin Aung, chief of the Shan state police force.

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Capital punishment for social outcasts

Source: Development Media Group

Published on Oct. 17, 2019, 12:45 p.m.

Two young men, wearing hats with their hands together in a gesture of respect, hope to be released from their fate. They want the truth. People from Myanmar and around the world want the truth also.

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Fighting Between Burma Army, KIA Reignites in Kachin State

Source: Kachin News Group

Published on Oct. 17, 2019, 12:41 p.m.

According to local sources, a military column belonging to Infantry Battalion 141 and Light Infantry Division 101 of the Burma Army clashed with the KIA’s Battalion 5—under Brigade 8—near Hkawng Myae village south of Indawgyi Lake at 9:00 a.m. on October 14.

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Century-old ‘war’ reopens ethnic wounds in Manipur

Source: The Hindu

Published on Oct. 17, 2019, 12:38 p.m.

Organisations of the Kuki tribal group have been celebrating the “Anglo-Kuki War” since 2017. But another group, the Nagas, have been critical of the concluding programme at C. Aisan village in Kangpokpi district scheduled on Thursday.

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Action alone is not enough in fighting corruption: Shwe Mann

Source: Eleven Media Group

Published on Oct. 17, 2019, 12:31 p.m.

He made the remark in his interview conducted by The Daily Eleven over the reports that some government ministers were involved in corruption cases that happened under the National League for Democracy government. 

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Senior General receives Russian Federation Deputy Defence Minister

Source: Global New Light of Myanmar

Published on Oct. 17, 2019, 12:29 p.m.

During the meeting, they discussed matters related to promoting bilateral relations and friendship between the two armed forces, the annual International Army Games in Russia and participation of the Myanmar Tatmadaw in the games.

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The World Bank's Latest Report on Myanmar: 5 Takeaways on Growth and Risks

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Oct. 17, 2019, 12:27 p.m.

The World Bank’s latest forecast predicts that Myanmar will see positive growth, risks and challenges in the short- to mid-term future. 

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State Counsellor addresses 2019 Conference on Implementing Development of Universities

Source: Myanmar News Agency

Published on Oct. 17, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

In her speech, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said, “The government is fully and consistently implementing policies and projects that are appropriate with and essential for building a democratic federal union from various sectors. 

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