NLD govt should carry out rule of law, national reconciliation and charter change in unison during remaining tenure

Writer: 
Chan Wai Soe

The current NLD dominant government ought to carry out prevalence of rule of law, national reconciliation and constitutional amendments at the same time during the remaining presidential term, said Sai Nyunt Lwin, General Secretary of Shan National League for Democracy (SNLD).

Eleven Media Group asked Sai Nyunt Lwin, General Secretary of Shan National League for Democracy (SNLD) about the latter’s opinion on two-year performance of the NLD government term and future tasks.

Sai Nyunt Lwin replied that the NLD government was expected to place emphasis on rule of law, national reconciliation and internal peace and charter change. These issues were found in the speeches of the newly-elected president and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

He added that those issues should be handled at the same time; if not, the government wouldn’t have enough time to carry out those matters during the remaining presidential tenure.

“Both speeches of the president and the State Counsellor have been studied. The constitutional amendment looks the third priority. It is not easy for the government to touch the third priority. I think doing step by step doesn’t have enough time. Therefore, all these issues should be addressed at the same time,” Sai Nyunt Lwin said.

President Win Myint said in his speech during his swearing-in on March 30, “The objectives of our government are to establish rule of law and promotion of socio-economic life of the people, to carry out national reconciliation and internal peace and to amend Constitution, a fundamental foundation in building a democratic federal Union.”  

Aung San Suu Kyi said in her speech to the ceremony to mark two-year in office of the elected government, “Desirous destinations of our government are establishment of rule of law and promotion of socio-economic life of the people, national reconciliation and internal peace and constitutional amendment that is a fundamental foundation in building a democratic federal Union.

“We will keep on struggling for equitable development in all aspects as our country is still in a state of poverty. Our country is facing global criticism and pressure as well as misunderstanding. The challenges the people are encountering are not a few. Everything can’t be dealt with in an easy manner, but we must put more efforts in what we do. We will carry out the tasks listed in order of priority,” President Win Myint said in his swearing-in.

Translated by Win Htut