Myanmar launches early childhood care, development policy

Myanmar has launched its first multi-sectoral policy on early childhood care and development(ECCD) to enable children get a better start in life and for the better future of the country.

Chinese, Indian, Myanmarese leaders mark 60th anniversary of Panchsheel

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Indian Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari gathered in Beijing Saturday to mark the 60th anniversary of the Panchsheel agreement enunciating the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.

Myanmar ceasefire deal likely to be signed soon

Myanmar President U Thein Sein said Wednesday a nationwide truce between the government and ethnic rebel groups is likely to be signed soon.

PM Manmohan Singh returns home after Myanmar visit

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned home after concluding his two-day visit to Myanmar during which he attended the 3rd BIMSTEC Summit.

Myanmar President calls for reform, peace

Myanmar President U Thein Sein called on the people of the country to work together for reform and the peace process.

Over 1,600 prisoners released in Myanmar

Over 1,600 prisoners were released across the country Friday under an amnesty order of President U Thein Sein, local media reported.

Myanmar pardons inmates to mark independence day

The Myanmar government pardoned some inmates as a gesture to mark the country`s Independence Day which is falling on Saturday, according to an order of the President`s Office.

Myanmar to strive for peace in ASEAN region

Myanmar President U Thein Sein pledged that the country would strive to ensure peace and prosperity in the ASEAN region as it assumes ASEAN chairmanship in 2014, media reported Wednesday.

Myanmar Parliament speaker calls for more reforms

Speaker of Myanmar`s Parliament U Shwe Mann has stressed the need for more reform in the country, media reported Monday.

Myanmar president to push national reconciliation effort

Myanmar President U Thein Sein Wednesday vowed to push the country`s national reconciliation efforts, saying that a nationwide ceasefire with all armed groups could be signed soon.

Myanmar releases 73 prisoners

A total of 73 inmates, including 68 political prisoners, have been released from prisons in Myanmar under a fresh amnesty by the government.

Can`t underestimate Myanmar`s progress: US

Acknowledging that Myanmar still has a long way to go when it comes to protection of human rights and democracy, the United States has said the progress made by the country cannot be underestimated.

Myanmar Prez Thein Sein resigns as ruling party chairman

Myanmar President U Thein Sein has resigned as chairman of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (UNDP) and his party post was replaced by its vice chairman U Shwe Mann, according to the party`s Union Daily Thursday.

Myanmar may use force to curb riots

Myanmar President U Thein Sein has warned of using force as a last resort to suppress the current rioting in the country and protect people.

Myanmar OKs framework for economic, social reform

Myanmar`s Planning Commission has approved a 10-point basic framework for economic and social reforms, official media reported.

Myanmar President calls for cessation of armed conflicts

Myanmar President U Thein Sein has called for political stability, cessation of armed conflicts and socio-economic development of the people.

Myanmar President urges more efforts for stability, development

U Thein Sein made the call at the meeting with national races affairs ministers from regions and states in Nay Pyi Taw, said the New Light of Myanmar.

UN chief hails Myanmar panel to probe violence

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed Myanmar`s establishment of a 27-member commission to investigate the violence in Rakhine.

Myanmar Prez meets leaders of 14 political parties

Myanmar President U Thein Sein had a rare meeting Saturday with leaders of the country`s 14 political parties in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, Xinhua reported.

Myanmar grants amnesty to 80 prisoners

The Myanmar government has granted a general amnesty to 80 prisoners, including 34 foreigners, who will be freed starting Tuesday, according to an order of President U Thein Sein.