United Nationalities Alliance (UNA) issued a statement saying it believes that the 2008 Constitution is not adequate to resolve the conflicts among the national races in the country.
The statement was released at a dinner reception of the 66th anniversary of Union Day hosted in Yangon yesterday.
In it, leaders of national race parties said the constitution was required not only to be amended but also to be rewritten. Otherwise, internal peace could not be achieved, they added.
“The current constitution needs to be rewritten. As we could not accept that we walked out of the National Convention,” said Kun Htun Oo, chairman of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy.
The statement also said efforts would be exerted for the emergence of another 21st century’s Panglong conference with all-inclusiveness.
The historic Panglong Conference was held in February 1947 with the participation of Myanmar’s independence hero General Aung San and other ethnic leaders in Panglong in the Shan States. On the agenda was the united struggle for independence from Britain and the future of Myanmar after independence as a unified republic. Continue reading “UNITED NATIONALITIES ALLIANCE UNA STATEMENT”
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