Comment comes after the 11-party Federal Democratic Alliance meet for a closed door meeting with the ethnic armed groups’ Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team to discuss Burma’s ongoing peace process.
DVB interviews Khine Pyi Soe, the secretary of the former RNDP, on the structure and aims of the newly merged Arakan National Party.
DVB Debate discusses whether an ethnically diverse country like Burma can really have one unified national identity.
The Burmese parliamentary Joint-Committee for Reviewing the Constitution (JCRC) said it will meet on 7 January to “process and discuss” the suggestions and proposals it has received regarding amending the 2008 constitution.
Representatives of Burma’s main political parties, though not the USDP, sit for talks with officials of ethnic armed groups at a historic meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where they are due to discuss the peace process, the ceasefire agreement and federalism.
Speaking at meeting with Kachin community members in Rangoon on Wednesday, the vice chief of staff of the Kachin Independence Army, Gun Maw Sumlat, stressed the importance of public participation in Burma’s ongoing peace process.