DVB speaks to Dr. Aye Maung following his appointment as RNP chairman. He discusses the recent RNP conference and the party’s policies, as well as addressing the status of Rohingyas (or Bengalis) in Arakan State.
A recent meeting of political party leaders to discuss a framework for post-ceasefire dialogue was carried out without Burma’s two biggest parties, giving rise to theories that past rivalries are resurfacing.
A leader of Burma’s main ethnic bloc, the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), said its members are hopeful that the Karen National Union (KNU) will rejoin the group after their sudden withdrawal earlier this week.
Five members of two opposition parties were charged by local police in Pegu Division for leading an unauthorised demonstration against enacting a proportional representation (PR) voting system for the country’s elections, which was one of the central issues of the latest parliamentary session.