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Mon MPs welcome president-elect

The Union Parliament on Tuesday elected the country’s new president, U Htin Kyaw, an ethnically Mon and Bamar civilian and longtime confidante to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the chair of the National League for Democracy.

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NCA signatories to hold summit

Eight ethnic armed groups that signed a nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) with the Thein Sein administration in October last year will convene a summit this month to discuss the possibility of holding peace talks with the new government.

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Shady land sale in 2013 comes to light

The sale of an estimated 23.65 acres of land in Kwan Hlar Village, Mudon Township, in 2013 has now sparked an investigation after local residents and the village administrator recently learned of the deal between eight buyers and a township land authority.

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