Suu Kyi calls for national reconciliation

Aung San Suu KyiNAY PYI TAW, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) — Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the Committee for Rule of Law and Tranquility of the House of Representatives Tuesday called for national reconciliation to achieve eternal peace, highlighting the prevention of disunity between Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) signatories and non-signatories.

In her opening address at the Union Peace Conference in Nay Pyi Taw, Suu Kyi also stressed that the NCA is the first step for union peace and all stakeholders need to strive without fail to participate in the signing.

U Shwe Mann, Speakers of both of two Houses’ Parliament, called on all people to participate in the peace process.

Stressing the importance of rule of law, he said it is also necessary to amend the existing law in conformity with the era and to become a federation democracy nation.

Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing fully believed that good results would emerge from Union Peace Conference, adding that the door of peace is opened for those have not joined in signing the NCA.

The five-day union peace conference began in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday ahead of the national-level first round of formal political dialogue between the government and eight ceasefired armed groups.

The conference is the biggest gathering of political forces in the country in over six decades after independence in 1948.

The peace conference involves hundreds of representatives from stakeholder groups of the government, parliament, military and eight ethnic armed groups out of 15, who signed the Nationwide Cease fire Accord (NCA), as well as political parties and other players.

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  1. Democracy guarantees equality, dignity and justice for ALL citizens. But we do have a longstanding problem of ethnic and religious dominion, greed and big bullying by the Sinhalese in SL.

    The Prime Minister said last week that a new constitution will bring ethnic and religious harmony.

    Therefore, it is essential for the constitution to have a preamble that recognises;

    1) The inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of ALL people as indispensable for freedom justice and peace.

    2) The right of all citizens to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness regardless of ethnic origin, sex, religion, creed or sexual or economic status.

    3) The determination of the people of SL to adopt a constitution, which expresses for ourselves and our children, our resolve to cherish and protect the dignity of the individual and national reconciliation, to foster; peace, justice, liberty, equality and fraternity in a secular, democratic and united SL, with the right of self determination to the people of North and East, for the prosperity of ALL.

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