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Functions of reformed NLD Economic Committee to be revealed after convening of inaugural meeting

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, August 2 – U Han Thar Myint, chair of the newly reformed NLD Economic Committee, has announced the committee’s functions going forward will be made public only after an inaugural committee meeting has been convened. “A committee meeting hasn’t yet been convened to determine which kind of manifestation the committee will continue forward with. I can …

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Agricultural technology helps alleviate farmer shortage

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Myitmakha News Agency Pyay, January 22 – technology and machinery will assist with increasing crop yields in the eastern Bago Region of Pyay, and the southern Magway Region of Aunglan, in a bid to resolve the problem of a shortage of farmers, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation. “We had flooding here in Aunglan twice last year. It …

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NLD hosts environmental discussion forum

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Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, January 14 – the National League for Democracy (NLD) will reapply suggestions of experts from various fields relating to the natural environment in future government projects, according to the political party’s Central Natural Environment Conservation Committee. A discussion forum with environmental experts was held by the Central Environmental Committee of the NLD in Yangon on January 14.

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NLD to help return unlawfully confiscated farmland

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, January 1 – State and regional National League for Democracy farmer affairs committees are currently compiling information in order to assist with unlawfully confiscated farmland be returned to its owners. “Our NLD wants to gather precise and exact lists of information relating to incidents where farmland was unlawfully taken away so that we can be in a …

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Youth meet with Suu Kyi to discuss peace process

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Myitmakha Media Agency Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy, met with twelve youth in Naypyidaw after they requested discussion with her on participation of young people in the peace process. The aforementioned youth group met with Daw Suu Kyi on December 21 and discussed with her about the role of youth in the peace …

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Government should consider lowering age restriction to promote more youth in parliament and government

Myitmakha Media Agency project director of the National Youth Congress (NYC), U Moe Thway, suggested that the government should allow for everyone over the age of 18 years who is entitled to vote, to also have the right to run as a parliamentary candidate. He commented, “The separate age restriction for people’s parliament (upper) of 25 years of age and national …

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Activists highlight need for political parties to draw point women related policy

Myitmaka News Agency Yangon, December 16 – there is no policy for women in most of Myanmar’s political parties said by Dr. Salai Issac Khin from the Gender and Development Institute. “Fifty-one political parties did not mention women issues during the 2015 general election, while only twenty-seven parties discussed about women issues in general. Only five political parties actually explained in detail about women issues. But, every political party …

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NLD to prioritise peace initiatives when it takes power

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By Min Eant Thun and Aye Mi Aung, Myitmakha Media Agency Yangon, December 11 – The central executive committee of the National League for Democracy (NLD) says the party will prioritise peace initiatives when it forms the next government. “Ethnic nationalities must be consulted for the peace process, as must the military,” said committee member U Htun Htun Hein. “We …

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NLD spokesman woos Japanese investors

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By Win Zaw Naing, Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, December 4 – National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman U Nyan Win has returned from Japan, where he held discussions with politicians and businessmen in a bid to attract investment into Myanmar. He told the Nikkei Asian Review that he expects Japan to be the major investor in the country.

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