• Russia won’t support any UN move to pressure Myanmar
    Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 17:00

    Russia has reiterated its position to resolve Rohingya crisis through "bilateral negotiations" saying it will not support any resolution in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to put pressure on Myanmar engaging the UN.

    "China has its own policy. Our position is very similar to Chin...

    Prothom Alo Bangladesh (30 December 2018)
  • Myanmar Military Declares 4-Month Ceasefire in Shan, Kachin Conflict Zones
    Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 16:00

    The Myanmar Military on Friday declared a unilateral four-month ceasefire in Kachin and Shan States, the northern and eastern regions of the country that been under military conflict for much of the country’s 70 years of independence from Britain. The move is the first truce ever initiated by the...

    Radio Free Asia (21 December 2018)
  • Indian President Expresses Support for Myanmar During State Visit
    Friday, December 14, 2018 - 14:15

    YANGON—The visiting Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed his support for the Myanmar government during a state visit this week amid growing domestic and international pressure.

    The president is on his first official visit to Myanmar at the invitation of President U Win Myint for...

    The Irrawaddy (13 December 2018)
  • TIMELINE: Eight Decades of Myanmar-Japan Relations at a Glance
    Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 16:45

    Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi left Myanmar for Japan on Friday. It is her third visit to the Land of the Rising Sun since 2013. Prior to that she had not visited the country since her sojourn at Kyoto University as a researcher in 1985-86. This year marks the 64th anniversary of di...

    The Irrawaddy (5 October 2018)
  • Myanmar ‘resolutely rejects’ ICC ruling on Rakhine; voices ‘serious concerns’ over UN human rights report
    Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 02:15

    “The ICC decision was made on dubious legal grounds and applied to a situation where domestic remedies have not yet been exhausted,” said Kyaw Tint Swe, Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

    UN News (28 September 2018)
  • Democratic Transition in Myanmar: Challenges and the Way Forward
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 15:00

    State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi gave a lecture titled “Democratic Transition in Myanmar: Challenges and the Way Forward” on 22 August 2018 at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore. The ceremony was opened with the address by Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Teo Chee Hean. In her lecture, State...

    State Counsellor's Facebook page
  • Five dead, nearly 100,000 displaced by Myanmar floods
    Monday, July 30, 2018 - 17:15

    At least five people have been killed and over 95,000 people have been forced to flee their homes by widespread flooding in seven states and regions during the past week, the Disaster Management Department said.

    It said two people died in the floods in Magwe, and one each in Tanintharyi, B...

    Myanmar Times (July 30, 2018)
  • ICRC President in Myanmar & Bangladesh: Food Aid Essential In Myanmar
    Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 13:00

    The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer is visiting the northern areas of Rakhine State for the first time. During his three-day visit he observed a Red Cross Movement mobile medical clinic in Buthidaung and joined a food distribution in Maungdaw. The Re...

  • President U Win Myint holds talks with ICRC President
    Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 12:45

    President U Win Myint received Mr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), yesterday afternoon at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw.
    During the meeting, they exchanged views and discussed matters related to the status of expanding ICRC operations...

    Global New Light of Myanmar (30 June 2018)
  • Yangon Chief Minister Unveils 5-Point Vision for Economic Growth
    Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 20:00

    YANGON — Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein vowed to focus on economic growth in 2018 and laid out a five-point vision for the city’s development at the Yangon Investment Forum on Wednesday.
    U Phyo Min Thein said boosting the city’s economy would be one of the regional government’s prio...