Rakhine MP pushes for resumption of Mrauk-U airport

Rakhine State MPs are debating whether or not to restart the suspended Mrauk-U airport project, with one parliamentarian lobbying for Union funds to again be earmarked for the airfield construction.

Certificates of Identity to be issued to Myanmar migrant workers on March 3

Thailand will start issuing an identification document known as a Certificate of Identity to Myanmar migrant workers on March 3. The CI documents are aimed at showing proof of Myanmar citizenship and, according to an embassy official, will allow workers a greater freedom of movement.

Over 2500 villagers protest against MCL’s coal power plant

Over 2500 villagers, from 12 villages in Pyartaung area, Kyaikmaraw Township, Mon State, staged a protest on Saturday [Feb. 18], within the paddy fields of Kawpanaw Village, voicing opposition against the coal power-supplied electricity by Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL).

Ethnic politicians call for guarantees ahead of NCA signing

Several ethnic politicians have voiced the opinion that the Burmese government must offer greater guarantees if ethnic armed groups are to sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA), and say such proposals must be laid out at the second round of peace talks which are scheduled to be held in mid-March.

Tatmadaw halts road construction project in KNU-controlled territory

The Tatmadaw has agreed to call off a road development project in Bago Region after local residents and the Karen National Union (KNU) voiced objections, and the Joint Monitoring Committee intervened. The intended road was to bisect territory controlled by the KNU’s brigade 3 in Mone town, Kyaukkyi township.

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