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Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw People's Parliament Thura U Shwe Mann held talks with UN secretary-general's special adviser on Myanmar Vijay Nambiar at the parliament building in Nay Pyi Taw, Friday. Also present at the call were members of Pyithu Hluttaw Legal Affairs and Special Case Assessment Commission and officials.

Chairperson of National League for Democray (NLD), Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, said they will include ethnic minorities and representatives of other political parties in Myanmar’s new cabinet. The NLD won a staggering landslide in the November 8 election, giving it the power to form a new government. It won enough seats in the Union Parliament to have its choice of President, who will then select the cabinet. But Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said the winning party will “share the duty and cooperate with all”.

Locals in a village in Hpakant, Kachin State are on a rally, urging authorities take action on dumping of waste from industrial mining sites.

In Hseik Mu Village, locals say trucks carrying the mining wastes, passing through the village, are causing disruption to their living conditions there.  

Canadian beauty queen Anastasia Lin held a news conference at the Hong Kong airport on Friday, was stopped and denied permission to board a flight to the beauty pageant finals in China, a move she said was punishment for speaking out against human rights abuses in the country. Lin, who was crowned Miss World Canada in May, was unable to obtain a visa in advance of her arrival for the contest finals this week in Sanya, on the southern Chinese resort island of Hainan.

Opposition presidential candidate Democratic Progressive Party chairman Tsai Ing-wen registered for Taiwan's presidential race on Friday while protesters gathered outside the registration office demanded both Tsai and the Kuomintang Party candidate take responsibility for solving the country's labour issues. Tsai and her running mate Chen Chien-Jen arrived at the electoral commission, handing in documents and posing for photographs.Tsai will be competing mainly against Kuomintang candidate Eric Chu when voters go to the polls on January 16, 2016. 

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Updated on: 10:31AM, November 27 2015
Data by Myanmar Central Bank