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Chief Minister Lea Lea Maw sets out to develop
Tanintharyi Division

Interviewed by Mizzima TV
(8 January 2017)
"Together with the People" is the new slogan after first year for the new Myanmar Government.
Click here for full text of the State Counsellor's speech delivered on 30 March 2017 .
Myanmar's new
economic blueprint

(by Bangkok Post)


Myanmar news digest from around the world ......

The Government of Myanmar, with the help of the World Bank, is currently rolling out off-grid electricity services as part of its National Electrification Plan, installing solar PV systems in eight of Myanmar's states and regions, benefiting over 2,000 villages and 140,000 households. [Global New Light of Myanmar: 30 June 2017] 

Turning on the lights in rural Myanmar. Photo: World Bank


Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Swedish PM Mr. Stefan Lofven [Stockholm, 13 June 2017, MNA]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces support for peace process and humanitarian assistance in Myanmar. [Ottawa, 7 June 2017, CNW]

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met the President of the People's Republic of China Mr. Xi Jinping in Dongdating Hall, Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday afternoon after spending time with the Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Mr. Li Keqiang.[Myanmar State Counsellor's office: 17 May 2017]

RECAP: Declarations and statements at the 30th ASEAN Summit[Rappler: 29 April 2017]

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi spoke to youths from rural areas of Myanmar yesterday, stressing their importance in the path toward peace and calling them the "backbone of the country", noting that those in rural areas make up 70 per cent of the nation's population. The talk with the youths took place yesterday at Myanmar International Convention Centre 2 in Nay Pyi Taw, where the State Counsellor told the youths that the peace talks were always open to the groups that had not signed the peace agreement, but that it was not possible to wait for all to sign in order to hold the second Panglong peace conference.[State Counsellor Office: 11 April 2017]

China and Myanmar on Monday agreed to uphold the principle of mutual respect and win-win cooperation to promote the sustained, healthy and steady development of bilateral relations.China appreciates Myanmar's support for and participation in the Belt and Road Initiative, President Xi Jinping said during talks with Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw. China will work with Myanmar to synergize the two nations' development strategies, and push forward cooperation in trade, investment, infrastructure, energy, agriculture, water conservation, electricity, finance and border economic cooperation zone, Xi said."China will work with Myanmar to implement key cooperative programs such as Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone and connectivity projects," Xi said.During U Htin Kyaw's state visit to China from 6 to 11 April, accompanied by his wife Daw Su Su Lwin, the two sides signed nine cooperative documents. [XinhuaNet News: 11 April 2017]

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi expressed thanks to the people for their understanding of the incumbent government, pledging that the one-year-old administration would continue to march on the road to establishing a federal union with eternal peace and introducing a new motto: "Together with the people".[Global New Light of Myanmar: 30 March 2017]

A Chinese-Backed Dam Project Leaves Myanmar in a Bind [New York Times: 31 March 2017]

Kofi Annan led Rakhine commission released its interim report. In releasing the report, Mr. Kofi Annan said, "We recognise that the challenges facing Rakhine State and its peoples are complex and the search for lasting solutions will require determination, perseverance and trust. Nevertheless, there are steps that can be taken immediately, which we put forward in this report."[Rakhine commission : 16 March 2017]

Tackling Asia's final technology frontier: Myanmar's digital transformation [CNBC: 17 March 2017]

President U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin paid a visit to Chin State recently. The President stated that, to ensure smooth development in underdeveloped areas, the government is considering granting tax freedom for foreign companies who come to invest. Improvements on transport, communication systems and supply of full electricity is being carried out with consideration from the national budget, he added.[20 February 2017]

Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin received by the King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia in Phnom Penh. [Khmer Times: 3 February 2017]

"Myanmar-United States relationship reached to a higher level with the visits of the Presidents of two countries recently." said Ambassador U Aung Lynn at a reception on 18 January 2017.

Myanmar is growing at 8 per cent, fuelling a shipping boom. [The Hindu: 5 January 2017]



President Gentiloni receives Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Rome, Italy
(4 May 2017)

State Counsellor
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Manila for ASEAN summit

The Phillipine Star:
(28 April 2017)

In Pictures:
President U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin's six day state visit to China

(Myanmar President Office:
11 April 2017)

Aung San Suu Kyi:
No ethnic cleansing of Myanmar Muslim minority

A wide ranging interview with BBC's Fergal Keane.
(6 April 2017)

Rakhine updates:

Statement by Kofi Annan
upon release of interim report on Rakhine