Unconditional amnesty for political prisoners: President


Myanmar’s government has no intention of enforcing Section 401 of the Code of Criminal Procedure in the granting of amnesty to political prisoners, President Thein Sein said in a radio speech on Tuesday.  

“The government is releasing political prisoners with a view to forging national reconciliation. Apart from taking a certain period of time, it has no intention to make political gains over this. Therefore, all the prisoners of conscience will be released soon,” Thein Sein said in his speech.


Myanmar’s Code of Criminal Procedure states in Section 401 that if any condition on which a sentence has been suspended is not fulfilled, the President of the Union may cancel the suspension and the person will have to serve the remaining portion of the sentence. In the past, Section 401 has been controversial in the release of political prisoners who were pardoned only to be arrested again under various charges.

“We have no intention to enforce Section 401 as a political tool in granting amnesty for political prisoners,” the President said.

However, he warned that those who have committed crimes such as violence, murder and rape in the name of politics would have to serve their sentences. Thein Sein said he had already explained this to relevant organizations when he was in the United States and they accepted it.

President Thein Sein has been delivering speeches on the state-owned Myanmar Radio and Television on a monthly basis since the beginning of this year.

In his Tuesday’s radio speech, Thein Sein also said his government would relentlessly cooperate with political and social organizations, as well as the public, in an effort to push the reform process forward.

“As a leader who is maneuvering the country’s reforms amid big challenges, uncertainties and hindrances, I am committed to carrying out these reforms with an energetic goodwill and effort, based on the cooperation of the government, Parliament, political forces, civil society, the military and the entire nation,” said the President.

Thein Sein recounted his meetings with President Obama and U.S government top officials, the Senate and Congress members, during his visit to the United States last month. He said he could build the necessary trust to erase sanctions against Myanmar, which are a hindrance to rebuilding the economy. During his visit, he received a warm welcome as well as criticism based on doubts over his reform agenda.

“It is natural that every country has to face such disagreements, disbeliefs and conflicts. But in my view, being pragmatic in politics is more important,” Thein Sein said.

“For the success of Myanmar’s reforms, it is crucial for the country to engage with the outside world. The government is therefore making earnest efforts to enable Myanmar to stand as a credible and responsible country, one in which both supporters and dissidents can bear the fruits of these reforms.”

In his speech, the President also outlined government initiatives to ensure farmers and small to medium enterprises receive small loans as capital to cover for cultivation costs.

MALAYSIA: Cops pick up more than 1,000 Myanmarese as clashes spill over to KL-VIDEO

PETALING JAYA: Religious clashes in Myanmar have spilled over to Kuala Lumpur and more than 1,000 of the country’s nationals have been picked up by the police to avert further trouble.

Seven clashes have been reported involving Myanmar nationals in Kuala Lumpur and some parts of Selangor, between May 30 and June 4, said Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm DATUK AMAR SINGH 

The Myanmar nationals were picked up so that police could perform checks on the validity of their documents in a joint operation with Immigration Department and the UNHCR.

“So far, two Myanmar nationals have been killed, two others are in critical condition while others were also injured,” SAC Amar said Wednesday.

SAC Amar said the clashes were linked to the riots occurring in Myanmar.

“We have taken steps to prevent further bloodshed by detaining more than 1,000 Myanmar workers, mainly in Sentul, Brickfields, Dang Wangi and Cheras,” he said.

He said the task force had also met with leaders of the two main groups of Myanmar nationals in the country.

In Myanmar, the worsening unrest has seen many citizens, mostly Rohingya Muslims, killed.


The government of Myanmar has issued an Aide Memoire to the Malaysian Ambassador on Tuesday urging them to investigate recent attacks made on Myanmar citizens according to local media.

Three Myanmar nationals were killed in Selayang District, Malaysia on the 30th and 31st of May and on the 3rd of June in separate incidents and five more were hospitalized. Many more living in this District no longer go to work as they fear for their lives and are now taking shelter in the Kapong monastery.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zin Yaw met Malaysian Ambassador to Myanmar, Dr.Ahmad Faisal Bin Muhamad to discuss the attacks made on Myanmar citizens working and residing in Malaysia, according to state-owned Myanmar Radio and Television.

The Aide Memoire urged the immediate investigation of attacks made to Myanmar citizens and requested immediate legal action to be taken on those found responsible.

Moreover, it also calls upon the Malaysian authorities to give adequate protection for the safety of Myanmar citizens and to ensure that attacks resulting in physical injuries, loss of life and property do not occur in the future.


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KAYAN TIMES 4.JUNE  POLITICAL AND MILITARY SITUATION BETWEEN UWSA AND MYANMAR GOVT.ကိုယ္ပိုင္အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ခြင့္ရ ျပည္နယ္ “အသိအမွတ္ျပဳ”ရန္ UWSA ေတာင္းဆို
“ဝျပည္နယ္ ေတာင္းတယ္ဆုိတာ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္က ခြဲထြက္ဖုိ႔ မဟုတ္ဘူး။ ဘယ္လူမ်ဳိးမဆုိ ကုိယ္ပုိင္ ျပ႒ာန္းခြင့္ကုိ လုိလားၾကတာပဲ။ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔က ျပသာနာ မရွာပါဘူး။ လက္နက္ကုိင္ၿပီး အစုိးရကုိ ေတာ္လွန္ဖုိ႔ မဟုတ္ဘူး။ က်ေနာ္ တုိ႔ ဝ က အစုိးရ ယႏၲယားမ်ား အားလုံး ရွိထားၿပီးသားပါ။ ဝ ကုိယ္ပုိင္အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရး ျပည္နယ္ အသိအမွတ္ျပဳဖုိ႔ကုိပဲ
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MYANMAR: Vodafone and China Mobile quit from proposal list


A joint venture company of Vodafone and China Mobile pulled themselves off the operator tender proposal list, according to reports.
The Telecommunication Operator Tender Evaluation and Selection Committee have chosen 12 companies from local and overseas to compete for the remaining two operators places.
Vodafone and China Mobile made a joint venture company to submit a proposal. But according to reports, they have announced that they will not be offering the funding which is the final step in tender process.
They revealed that after they look at the final requirements issued in May 20 by the committee, and calculated the opportunities and concluded that it would not matched with investment norms.
Although the Vodafone and China Mobile have pulled out, eleven companies including France Telecom Orange, Telenor from Norway, Singtel from Singapore and other famous companies in telecommunication sector are yet to compete the final step.