In a democracy, power sharing should flow upwards from the people, not downwards from the elite — and Burmese federalism should reflect this fact.
The eight principles are: sovereignty; equality; self-determination; establishment of a genuine federal union; protection of ethnic rights, democratic rights and basic human rights; gender equality; a multi-party democratic system; and…
“As the country is moving towards a federal union, we aim to include ethnic students.”
In her first Burmese New Year’s speech as head of the new NLD-led government, Aung San Suu Kyi called for cooperation from the country’s people.
Aung San Suu Kyi said she welcomed Canada’s offer of support to build “a strong and lasting federal union” in Burma.
The leadership of Burma’s main opposition party has ordered a ban on its candidates from speaking to the media for at least the next three weeks.