It is reported that representatives from the United Wa State Party/United Wa State Army (UWSP/UWSA) will attend the Shan–Kayah Trust-building for Peace conference which is due to be held in the coming week at Lashio Motel in Lashio, the second capital of Shan State.
Activists involved in the protest against the Latpadaung copper mine project have condemned the investigation commission's final report that says that the copper mine should be allowed to continue operating if certain weaknesses are amended.
Yangon: Five Arakanese NLD members have been elected as central committee posts of the National League for Democracy during the NLD conference held in Yangon, the formal capital of Burma, on March 8 to 10, according to NLD sources.
Tomas Quintana , UN's Human rights commission Special Rapporteur for human rights in Burma, presented a report in Geneva on Monday expressing great concern for the continuation of human rights abuses by the government in the north and west regions of the country.
President Thein Sein urged members of the financial commission to approve the revised budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year at the commission's first meeting of the year on March 12, according to a report in state-run newspaper The New Light of Myanmar.
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