Three ministries clarify undertakings in first 100 days

THE second press conference on the Union government’s undertakings in the first 100 days was held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The following is the brief of the ministries present at the conference. U Tin Myint, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs said the Ministry made efforts in anti-narcotic policing, closed cases involving […]

Government’s work performance for first 100 days press conference to be held on Friday

A PRESS conference on the government’s work performance for the first 100 days will take place at the Ministry of Information at 1 pm this Friday with four ministries— the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Border Affairs, Ministry of Electricity and Energy and Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement— giving briefings and answering […]

Teachers lie at the heart of quality education; State Counsellor

THE future of the country lies in education and teachers lie at the heart of quality education, said State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi while addressing a seminar on education promotion implementation (pedagogy sector) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. In her address, the State Counsellor said that teacher achievement can be judged by encouraging […]

MPs call for effective tax collection reform

MEMBERS of parliament stressed the need for reforming taxes in order to foster the country’s current social and economic reforms while debating the Joint Public Accounts Committee’s report on the tax collection target for the second six months of this fiscal year during a session of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw yesterday. Dr Thet Thet Khine of […]

Foreigners taking care committee has its first meeting

A supervisory committee for “taking care of foreign visitors” commissioned by the President’s office met in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Vice President 1, U Myint Swe, chairman of the committee, spoke at the committee’s first meeting. In his address, U Myint Swe said that Myanmar Police Force has established a 24/7 channel to connect the […]

Pearl lots fetch 3.12m Euro in three days of the 53rd Myanmar Gems Emporium

OUT of 338 pearl lots, 312 were sold for Ks4bn (3.12m Euro) through a competitive bidding system and tender system at the 53th Myanmar Gem Emporium that kicked off on last Friday in Naypyitaw. More than 510 gems lots will be on sale tomorrow at the emporium. Foreign merchants from China, India, Japan, Singapore, Thailand […]

Myanmar citizens to be granted 30-day visa exemption for Singapore trips

MYANMAR and Singapore exchanged notes on a 30-day visa exemption plan for ordinary passport holders of the two countries on the first day of Singaporean Prime Minister Mr. Lee Hsien Loong’s visit to Myanmar yesterday. Under the visa exemption agreement, Myanmar citizens holding ordinary passports will no longer need to apply for a visa to […]

Korean Investment in Burma Likely to Increase

RANGOON — After a delegation from the well-known South Korean Daewoo Group of Companies met with Burma’s outgoing president on Tuesday, there is speculation that the country plans to increase investment in Burma. During the meeting between Thein Sein and Daewoo CEO Young-Sang Kim, the topics of discussion included investment in Burma’s hotels, energy, mining […]

Myanmar sets up committee to facilitate power transfer to NLD

An eight-member committee has been set up to facilitate the transfer of power from the current Myanmar government to the National League for Democracy Party (NLD). According to Myanmar News Agency, President Thein Sein met NLD Chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi on Dec 2 to discuss plans for the smooth transfer of state responsibility and […]

State-run news agency plans to start charging for news

Myanmar News Agency (MNA), a state-run news agency that is part of the Ministry of Information, is planning to sell news about the government, governmental departments and ministers to private news outlets. Myo Nyunt, chief reporter of MNA, told DVB that MNA’s content is currently free, but once the organisation transitions into a public service […]