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Published on Thursday, 08 November 2012 18:50
Decmocracy Icon, Aung San Suu Kyi seen at the Parliament today (photo - Kyaw Zin Win/EMG)
Members of parliament from the Aung San Suu Kyi-led opposition party and ethnic minority groups will issue a joint statement on the Rakhine conflict, an MP says.
The decision was made after a meeting between the National League for Democracy (NLD) and political parties representing ethnic groups in Nay Pyi Taw on November 5.
Suu Kyi called the meeting to seek a common stand on the racial clashes in Rakhine State, MP Ye Tun said, adding that the opposition leader regarded the problem a bilateral issue as it concerned Rakhine nationals and Bengalis.
NLD MP Win Myint from the Lower House said details about the statement would not be disclosed pending discussions with various ethnic groups.
Suu Kyi told reporters on November 6 that she would take systematic steps to address the issue and that rule of law and security must be prioritised.
She also emphasised the need to restore normalcy in Rakhine State.