Myanmar govt suspends 68 projects, waiting for new administration

YANGON – The Thein Sein government has suspended 68 projects, including coal-fired power plants, mining and private sector deals, to allow the next government to manage the assets when it takes office, according to state-owned newspapers. The report was published shortly after MPs discussed an urgent proposal last week calling the government to scrutinise the […]

Another paper bites the dust

Claiming “financial crisis”, Messenger Media yesterday published the last issue of its daily Messenger newspaper. The three-year-old paper was a free sheet for its first two years, but the introduction of a K100 cover price over the past year failed to stem the losses. Managing editor Ko Thura Aung denied reports that the closure was […]

UEC invites open tender for National Businessmen to build the office in Thaton; Closing Date: Dec 11, 2015

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Mon State, Thaton district Election Commission department, Thaton Township Invitation for Open Tender 1. National businessmen are invited to build the office of Union Election Commission that has 44′ […]

NLD wins absolute majority in parliament

Official results posted by the Union Election Commission at noon on Friday showed that with nearly 85 percent of all seats declared from the November 8 elections for the national, state and regional parliaments, the NLD had so far secured 238 seats in the Union lower house and 110 seats in the upper house. Even […]

NLD looking to repeat 1990 landslide

Partial results released by the Union Election Commission up to 9pm yesterday showed that the NLD had won 289 out of 333 seats announced so far, including those for regional and state assemblies. The military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party plus an “independent” ally were on 27, while six ethnic minority parties won 17 seats […]

Temporary visa for foreign scribes covering Myanmar polls

Myanmar’s information ministry is arranging one-month visa for foreign correspondents who wish to cover the upcoming general election set for November 8, a statement said on Monday. The foreign correspondents have been asked to collect media accreditation cards, issued by the Union Election Commission, after their arrival and contact the local Myanmar Foreign Correspondents Club, […]

Fewer than 10,000 Myanmar expats apply to vote in Yangon

According to the Yangon Region election commission, fewer than 10,000 residents of the region who are currently living abroad requested permission to vote in the upcoming national. Myanmar citizens living abroad legally were invited to submit Form No 15 to their nearest Myanmar embassies. The forms were sent to the Union Election Commission, which then […]

Yangon to host voter education programmes this month

Programmes to educate voters in Yangon Region will commence in the middle of March under the guidance of election monitoring organisations. Local civic organisations in Yangon Region met for the first time on March 3 to discuss the implementation of the programmes in ten townships. “The authorities in Yangon Region and in 10 townships that […]

Commission updating Mandalay electoral rolls

Voter registration is now proceeding in four of the seven electoral districts in Mandalay Region, says electoral officer U Kyaw Kyaw Soe of the Mandalay Region Election Commission. Lists are being compiled in Mandalay, Kyaukse, Pyin Oo Lwin and Myingyan districts and would start later in Nyaung Oo, Yamethin and Meiktila, he said. Registration was […]

Myanmar military appoints two women MPs

The Myanmar military has appointed two female officers for the first time as representatives in parliament. According to an announcement by the Union Election Commission in state-run newspapers on Friday, the military replaced four of its representatives in the lower house with new officers who were nominated by the commander-in-chief, two of whom are women: […]