LFM News Service 3-29-19

Myanmar Supreme Court agrees to rule on journalists' appeal
Myanmar's Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to rule on an appeal filed by lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on Myanmar's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.  Read More

Military Reprimands  Rebel Group Over Drug Seizure, Detentions in Mon State
Mon State’s border affairs minister has rebuked the New Mon State Party (NMSP) for conducting anti-narcotics operations in areas under the government’s control in Mudon Township.  Read More

Tatmadaw urges all ethnic armed groups to sign NCA
The Tatmadaw has urged all ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) for the sake of peace by 2020 and emergence of free and fair elections in their areas, says Vice Senior General Soe Win, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.  Read More

Myanmar military commander warns about constitutional change
The deputy commander-in-chief of the Myanmar military has said the country’s constitutional reform efforts should be in line with existing law, and warned that any effort to change the constitution through popular power rather than legal means would disrupt Myanmar's stability, RFA reported.  Read More

Is New Yangon City Project to be controlled by the CCCC or a foreign company with a threat to sovereignty, really needed?
At the invitation of New Yangon Development Company (NYDC), I  attended a talk about the NYDC Town Hall-2 held under the directive of Yangon Region Government on March 6. I was one of four panelists including the NYDC’s CEO U Thein Wai or Serge Pun, Chair of the Green Motherland Development Association U Win Myo Thu and Director of Sandhi Governance Institute U Khine Win.  Read More

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