LAST WEEK IN NAY PYI TAW

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UEC to form elec­tion tri­bunals to ad­ju­di­cate any ob­jec­tions

The Union Elec­tion Com­mis­sion has said it will set up tri­bunals to ad­ju­di­cate any ob­jec­tions it re­ceives about the gen­eral elec­tion.

A work­shop was held to dis­cuss prepa­ra­tions for the for­ma­tion of tri­bunals in Nay Pyi Taw on Novem­ber 22, with UEC chair­man U Tin Aye say­ing the tri­bunals will probe ob­jec­tions and cases of fail­ure to sub­mit cam­paign costs.

Par­tic­i­pants at the work­shop in­cluded UEC mem­bers, of­fi­cials of the Supreme Court of the Union, the Of­fice of the At­tor­ney-Gen­eral of the Union, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from five lo­cal and for­eign elec­tion ob­server groups.

The ob­jec­tive of the work­shop was to en­sure smooth­ness and trans­parency in the for­ma­tion of the tri­bunals in line with the law, said U Tin Aye.

The UEC will set up tri­bunals in re­gions and states in or­der to gain full ac­cess to wit­nesses of those who make ob­jec­tions and those whose seats are be­ing con­tested, the chair­man said.

He added that the aim of the tri­bunals will be to set­tle cases speed­ily and keep hear­ing costs to a min­i­mum.

The UEC has said it will co­op­er­ate with the Supreme Court of the Union and the Of­fice of the At­tor­ney-Gen­eral of the Union.

Pyi­daungsu Hlut­taw dis­cusses mil­i­tary co­op­er­a­tion with Is­rael

Deputy Min­is­ter for De­fence Com­modore Aung Thaw clar­i­fied a MoU on mil­i­tary co­op­er­a­tion in the de­fence sec­tor and an agree­ment on the pro­tec­tion of se­cret in­for­ma­tion be­tween Myan­mar and Is­rael at the Pyi­daungsu Hlut­taw on Novem­ber 23.

He said the MoU cov­ers mil­i­tary train­ing, the de­vel­op­ment of de­fence and se­cu­rity poli­cies, le­gal mat­ters in the de­fence sec­tor, in­for­ma­tion shar­ing,

hu­man­i­tar­ian and re­lief oper­a­tions, mil­i­tary ed­u­ca­tion in eco­nomics, science and tech­nol­ogy and mil­i­tary med­i­cal science.

Aung Thaw also pointed out the ben­e­fits of sign­ing the agree­ment on the pro­tec­tion of se­cret in­for­ma­tion be­tween the two coun­tries, in­clud­ing the pro­mo­tion of de­fence and se­cu­rity co­op­er­a­tion, in­for­ma­tion shar­ing, the ac­qui­si­tion of tech­nolo­gies, and the ex­change of vis­its.

Pyi­daungsu Hlut­taw speaker meets NLD leader

Speaker of the Pyi­daungsu Hlut­taw (Union Par­lia­ment) and Pyithu Hlut­taw (Lower House) Thura U Shwe Mann met with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, chair­per­son of the Pyithu Hlut­taw Rule of Law and Tran­quil­lity Com­mit­tee and the chair­per­son of the Na­tional League for Democ­racy on Novem­ber 18.

At­ten­dees at the meet­ing were Deputy Speaker of the Pyi­daungsu Hlut­taw and Pyithu Hlut­taw U Nanda Kyaw Swa, Chair­man of the Pyithu Hlut­taw Bill Com­mit­tee U T Khun Myat, Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of the Pyithu Hlut­taw U Kyaw Soe, sec­re­tary of the Pyithu Hlut­taw Rule of Law and Tran­quil­lity Com­mit­tee U Win Myint and MP Dr Zaw Myint Maung.

Pres­i­dent re­ceives Asst. Sec­re­tary Of State

Pres­i­dent U Thein Sein met the US del­e­ga­tion led by Sec­re­tary of State for East Asian and Pa­cific Af­fairs Daniel Rus­sel at the Pres­i­den­tial palace on Novem­ber 24.

The meet­ing was at­tended by Union Min­is­ters U Wanna Maung Lwin, U Soe Thein, U Ye Htut, the US am­bas­sador Derek Mitchell and re­spon­si­ble per­sons. They talked about the suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the gen­eral elec­tions, mea­sures be­ing taken for a smooth tran­si­tion of power and Myan­mar-US re­la­tions.

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