LFM News Service 3-1-19

People Say Myanmar’s Constitution Can’t Be Changed.  They’re Wrong.
Aung San Suu Kyi has more power over the military than you think.  Read More

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi drops off U.N. agenda in Geneva next week
Myanmar will be represented by a government minister at a U.N. conference in Geneva next week, and not by the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, according to the latest agenda for the meeting on Thursday.

Earlier on Thursday, an agenda for the Conference on Disarmament seen by Reuters showed Suu Kyi, who has been criticized by the West over the government’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims and other human rights concerns, was scheduled to speak at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.  Read More

Rebel Group Alliance Proposes Ceasefire With Myanmar Military
The four ethnic armed groups of the Northern Alliance say they offered the Myanmar military a ceasefire during their first meeting with the government’s National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) in Yunnan Province, China, on Monday.  Read More

Myanmar Attracts Over 3.5 mln Foreign Tourists In 2018
Myanmar attracted over 3.55 million foreign visitors in the whole 2018, according to the figures from the Hotel and Tourism Ministry on Saturday.  During the period, China topped the list of Asian travellers with 297,400 visitors, followed by Thailand with 291,231 visitors.  Read More

Myanmar army warns against changing ‘essence’ of constitution
Myanmar’s military Saturday said they would thwart attempts by leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party to alter the “essence” of the country’s controversial constitution, putting the army and civilian administration on a collision course over the politically-charged issue.  Read More

Airport in Chin state to open by September 2020
Surbung Airport in Falam township, Chin State, the first major airport in the state, will open in September 2020, said U Ye Htut Aung, Deputy Director General of the Department of Civil Aviation.  Read More

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