Kayah State's ANDP says Ceasefire a Priority

A key figure in the All Nationalities Democracy Party (ANDP), a party based in Kayah State, says that implementing a national ceasefire remains a priority for the country’s development and a major goal for the party.

Kayah State villagers worry about voting process

Villagers in Kayah State who did not vote in the previous  2010 election are concerned they will not be able to vote in the upcoming November national election due to difficulties understanding the current process, says U Nareh, Chairman of Dawphu village tract of Demoso township.

ANP Amyotha Hluttaw candidate Daw Htoo May kicks off election campaign

Narinjara News - Daw Htoo May from the Arakan National Party (ANP), who will be competing in the upcoming national election as a candidate for a seat in parliament's upper house or Amyotha Hluttaw in Burmese, began her campaign in Rakhine State last week. She is competing for a seat representing the Rakhine townships of Ann and Ramree.

Kyaukpyu candidate for lower house says more voter awareness needed

Narinjara News - A candidate running as an independent for a seat representing Arakan state in the national parliament's lower house says that more voter awareness is needed. U Thein Zaw, who is running for a seat representing Kyaukpyu made the comments in an interview with Narinjara News this week as he began his campaign.

UEC assumes nationwide vote

U Tin Aye, Chairman of the Union Electoral Commission (UEC), told members of the press on 22 July that it is unlikely that areas with conflict will have the opportunity to vote in the 2015 general elections and that political candidates are barred from campaigning on military sites.

PROTECTING BIODIVERSITY

Transparency a major concern in maintaining Inlay Lake

A change in Myanmar’s second largest lake was noticed by 35-year-old fisherman, Ko Yan Naing, three months ago. He started to catch shrimp on Inlay Lake because he found it was getting harder to find fish. This was the first time in his 10-year career as a fisherman that he has had to switch to the work to bring in shrimp. He said many fishermen are extending their working hours – night and day in some cases - in order to maintain their original fishing catch. Others find they have to take up jobs on plantations to bring in extra income to get by, he said.

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