Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Kofi Annan arrives to issue final report on Rakhine



August 22, 2017
Mr. Kofi Annan, the chair of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State and the former UN Secretary General, arrived in Yangon yesterday in advance of the release of the commission’s final report.

Mr. Annan is scheduled to hold talks with members of the Central Committee for the Implementation of Peace, Stability and Development in Rakhine State chaired by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi today in Nay Pyi Taw, according to the Ministry of Information.

The central committee includes 20 cabinet ministers.

According to the website of the advisory commission, Mr. Annan will answer questions from the media in the Sule Shangri-La hotel on Thursday morning. The commission’s final report will be published on the same day.

The report will include recommendations for the government on conflict prevention, humanitarian assistance, reconciliation between the region’s Buddhist and Muslim communities, institution building, and development in conflict-torn Rakhine State.

The advisory commission has already submitted a15-page interim report to the government with 30 recommendations that the Burmese government could undertake immediately including points related to citizenship, humanitarian aid, border issues, and bilateral relationships with Bangladesh.

The nine-member Advisory Commission is chaired by Mr Kofi Annan, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, the chairman and founder of the Kofi Annan Foundation and a Nobel laureate. In addition to Mr. Annan, the commission comprises three international and six national persons of eminence who are highly experienced, respected and neutral individuals, added the statement.
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Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi hails Myanmar’s SEA Games athletes



August 22, 2017
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday expressed her support to Myanmar athletes competing in the 2017 SEA Games currently being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, despite some inconveniences during the competition of South-East Asian nations.

MYN-US sign change on narcotics control



August 22, 2017
An amendment to an agreement on narcotics control and law enforcement between Myanmar and the United States was signed yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw in a ceremony held at Myanmar Police Force headquarters, Ministry of Home Affairs.

Union Attorney-General receives US Ambassador



August 22, 2017
Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo yesterday received H.E. Mr. Scot Marciel, US Ambassador to Myanmar at the Union Attorney-General’s office in Nay Pyi Taw. During the meeting, the two officials discussed matters relating to the rule of law, legislative and legal training programs and recent Myanmar legislation.

Broadcast of Chinese TV series commemorated



 August 22, 2017
A ceremony was held yesterday morning in Nay Pyi Taw at Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) to commemorate the joint broadcasting of a Chinese TV series by MRTV and a Chinese broadcaster.

US food executives seek Myanmar Tilapia deal



August 22, 2017
American food industry executives have made an offer to buy Myanmar tilapia exports, said U Tun Win Myint, head of Yangon Region Fisheries Department.

Myanmar’s coffee launched in Switzerland



August 22, 2017
Nat Coffee, a premium Arabica grower in Shan and Chin states and Mandalay Region, is processing its beans with a Swiss roaster and taking on the Switzerland premium coffee market.