Suu Kyi calls for ethnic unity

Aung San Suu Kyi meets with the NLD members studying the parliamentary session. (Photo-EMG)

All must work together in an effort to overcome poor situations of the country with full of problems, Aung San Suu Kyi, the chairperson of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), said.Aung San Suu Kyi met with the NLD members from Kachin State and Sagaing, Magway and Ayeyawady Regions who were on a study tour to the parliament after the Lower House parliamentary session in Nay Pyi Taw on January 22.“Bitter suffering remained among our ethnics and it is undeniable. We must accept problems. If we turn a blind eye on them, it is not easy to address them. Our country has issues and so we live in poverty. Therefore, unity is not seen among the ethnics. All must consider how to deal with these issues,” Aung San Suu Kyi said.“The current situation of Myanmar and sentimental values of the people are not very encouraging. But our stance must be decisive in the political field. Our country is a Union. The people comprise of all nationals and ethnics. If we live in unity, we will see a progress. The youths must cultivate good spirits of improving the country,” Aung San Suu Kyi said.“This year is the centenary anniversary of Bogyoke’s birthday. All should think Myanmar people accepted Bogyoke as the leader of the people. People need to play politics in an honest way. Righteous persons should be accepted,” Aung San Suu Kyi said.“Mutual understanding and respect are of great importance in fostering unity and developing the country. We must try to understand more among the ethnics. We should show respect to each other. If we have weaknesses, we dare to reveal them bravely. The weaknesses must be removed through understanding,” Aung San Suu Kyi said.