The start of dialogue among signatories of the peace accord ran into problems as some political parties voiced anger over being excluded from the process.
Community leaders in Mon State fear a spate of recent attacks are racially motivated and attempts to foment inter-communal tensions here in the run up to Burma’s 8 November polls.
As Burma undergoes a period of political transition, ‘first language’ learning in schools is a valuable tool in the ongoing peace process.
UEC Chairman Tin Aye has proposed postponing the 8 November election due to recent flooding and landslides across the country.
“It pained me to think that while being torturing by the Khmer Rouge, my mother chose not to come out and protect or at least beg forgiveness for me.”
With more ethnic-based political parties registering in Chin, Arakan and Mon states, competition promises to be tough in November’s general election.