If all the citizens of Myanmar, whatever their ethnicity, worked for unity with same enthusiasm shown in support of the U23 football team at last week’s SEA Games, the prospects for peace and development would improve.
National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi called for “clean politics” in a video message marking her 70th birthday on June 19, saying looming elections would be crucial in deciding the country’s future.
Opposition MP questions whether landowners in the project area have connections with government officials.
The joint houses of parliament yesterday rejected key student demands in approving the final version of the amended National Education Law, ending months of controversy that had led to protests and mass arrests.
The future of the national ceasefire process was looking dim yesterday as Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing made it clear that the military would be unlikely to accept all additional demands from the ethnic armed groups.
Scores of MPs have registered to debate long-awaited constitutional amendment bills next week but some have expressed concerns over restrictions on what can be discussed and the likely voting system.