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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.

Photo: Hong Sar for Mizzima

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