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President U Thein Sein and the member of the union government met with the political parties at Yangon Region Government Office to discuss about the current political issues. This is the third time the president and the union government members meet up with the political parties. At the meeting, the president has presented the activities and reforms carried out by the union government, as well as current challenges and future plans.

The request for bail of the two Myanmar migrant workers accused of murdering two British tourists in Thailand has been dismissed by the Thai court in Koh Samui District.
Migrant workers Win Zaw Tun and Zaw Linn, have both requested for bail with the help of Myanmar officials there and support of the National Parliament Speaker U Khin Aung Myint while at a visit in Thailand. The request, which was submitted Wednesday, was immediately dismissed, with police officials saying the migrants have to stay in custody while the investigation is ongoing.

A two day constitutional workshop is ongoing in Yangon, where leading constitutional scholars from around the world have gathered to share their expertise on the subject, at this time when Myanmar is under transition.
Led by the Law School of the University of New South Wales and supported by the several universities and international foundations, the workshop will discuss a variety of topics. Constitutional amendment was the hottest topic of the day.

National Guard troops and police faced off against demonstrators in the St. Louis, Missouri area early Wednesday to prevent more rioting after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. A police car was torched near City Hall as darkness fell, and police fired smoke bombs and tear gas to scatter protesters. The officer who killed Michael Brown there says he has a "clean conscience". The officer who killed Michael Brown there says he has a "clean conscience".

Leaders from across South Asia gathered in Nepal on Wednesday to kick start the two-day South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit. Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala lit a lamp to signify the start of the summit, followed by statement made by all the participating leaders. The South Asian summit brings together leaders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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Updated on 26-11-2014  1:12 PM

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