Rakhine issue a big challenge, NLD says

EMG reporter
NLD holds a ceremony to mark the 97th National Day. (Photo-Kyi Naing/EMG)

The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party on November 13 released a statement saying it is a big challenge for the government to stabilize northern Rakhine State and establish the rule of law there.

The ruling party held a ceremony at its Yangon headquarters on that day to mark the 97th National Day. Officials from the party, Yangon regional government and parliament, and guests attended the event.

The statement said that 11 student leaders denounced the 1920 Rangoon University Act. A student-led protest was joined by people across the nation in what is now celebrated as the first national event in Myanmar’s struggle for independence.

 It also said the NLD-led government is now trying to turn the country into a new democratic country and to improve all corners of Myanmar’s society.

“The most important matter of our times is to achieve national peace, and the biggest challenge is to re-stabilize the northern Rakhine State. We’re now battling for national dignity and sovereignty and to defeat terrorism without any negotiation,” the statement added.