The 3 day Ethnic Conference organized by the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) that ended yesterday had overwhelmingly spurned the military-drawn and adopted 2008 constitution, following a 3-hour long debate.
Cover: Constitution of the Reputblic of the Union of Myanmar
One participant had called the 194-page composition drafted under the close guidance of the “retired” strongman Than Shwe as an attempt “to prolong the military dictatorship and keep the ethnic peoples under perpetual slavery.”
To a representative from the Women’s League of Burma (WLB), it is a “fearsome” document, as it was written by soldiers who uphold no respect for the womenfolks.
The resolution was to draft a new constitution, despite counsel from some that it would mark a head-on confrontation with the military.
The meeting was also like-minded on several other topics: Continue reading “2008 charter dumped by Chiangmai conference”
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