LAST WEEK IN NAY PYI TAW
Myanmar tycoons donate Kyat 16.7 billion for Rakhine State
Adonation ceremony intended to provide humanitarian assist to the Rakhine State was held at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Nay Pyi Taw on October 20, according to news reports. In the donation ceremony, twenty-two Myanmar business tycoon donated a total of Kyat 16.7 billion to the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development (UEHRD) Fund in Rakhine State.The ceremony was attended by the UEHRD Chairperson and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. Kanbawza chairman Aung Ko Win was the largest single donor at Kyat 3 billion.
Aung San Suu Kyi receives Bangladeshi Home Affairs Minister in Nay Pyi Taw
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi received the Bangladeshi Home Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman in Nay Pyi Taw on October 25, according to news reports. During the meeting, Aung San Suu Kyi said that Myanmar government has begun implementing the recommendations of the Rakhine State Advisory Commission led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan They also discussed security and rule of law at border areas between the two nations and repatriation of Muslims who fled to Bangladesh. During the meeting, the State Counsellor said the Rakhine issues can be solved bilaterally in an amicable manner.The Bangladeshi Home Affairs Minister also invited Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Bangladesh. The State Counsellor replied that she would visit Bangladesh at a convenient time for both countries.
Lower House discusses proposal to monitor social media
The Lower House session on October 25 agreed to discuss a proposal to monitor the social media, according to news reports. National League for Democracy lawmaker Yin Min Hlaing said irresponsible use of social media can spoil peace and tranquility, and submitted a proposal urging the government to take measures to monitor the use of social media. Currently, Myanmar has at least 33 million active mobile subscriptions, according to the website Digital In Asia, which covers digital marketing and media across Asia Pacific.