Ethnic unrest was long used as an excuse for the army to exercise control over the country’s administration, and is a very sensitive issue because it relates to the nation’s unity.
The Myanmar delegation, however, chose to remain non-committal on the request.
Tensions have been building for months between President Thein Sein and Parliament speaker Shwe Mann, both of whom have expressed an interest in leading the country.
The accused has been booked under the NDPS Act and related customs laws after he was arrested at a village on the Indo-Myanmar international border crossing.
More than 200,000 acres of farmland have been ruined and large numbers of animals killed as well as the thousands of homes lost, according to state media.
Rescue work in Myanmar has been hampered by continued downpours and the inaccessibility of many of the remote regions worst hit by the deluges.
An Information Ministry statement said 6,966 prisoners, including 210 foreigners, will be freed across the country “on humanitarian grounds and in view of national reconciliation.”
Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy will contest almost all the 498 parliamentary seats in the Nov. 8 polls
Flooding is common during Myanmar’s monsoon season, which typically starts in late May and ends in mid-October.
The prospect of reaching a deal as soon as possible, however, was uncertain.
Myint Naing is among thousands of Burmese fishermen who are tricked or sold into forced labor in fishing industry, forced to work under harsh conditions with little pay.
“I am not surprised with the result. Those who didn’t vote for the change have shown they are against change,” Suu Kyi said.
Myanmar’s parliament rejected changes to two clauses that would allow Suu Kyi to compete in the elections and remove military veto power.
Villages bank on barter across the border, militants provide more medical help ‘than state govt ever did’
If China’s stakes in Myanmar are massive and enduring, Suu Kyi can’t ignore Myanmar’s deep historic ties with China and the logic of geography.