No mutual trust causes no signing Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), an initial step toward genuine internal peace. If one believes in himself, he will obtain capability of believing in others, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
The remarks of the State Counsellor came from the peace talk held with local people in Myaungmya, Ayeyawady Region on April 10.
Aung San Suu Kyi replied to the question about the peace process coming from Myat Moe Facebook Account, “There are three questions. The last question is to ask yourself. The government wants peace and so does the Tatmadaw (defence services). Ethnic armed organizations are also the same matter. The soldiers from both sides suffer the most impacts. They don’t really want these situations. Their families don’t want to lose them.
“The reason why they don’t sign the NCA is that they don’t trust in themselves. They need self-confidence. If one believes in himself, he will obtain capability of believing in others. First, self-confidence is of great importance. All are able to make peace with the use of diligence, sympathy, knowledge and bravery regardless of weapon reliance. Life is some kind of adventure.”
Participant Nant Yi Sai Nar said, “Peace is of great importance for a country. Only with peace, the life of the people will be peaceful and improving. The children and the elderly persons have to run in the gunpowder of the battle. Some met an untimely death because of the war. For that reason, the local people don’t want war.”
Peace and development are inseparable. Only if a country is rich economically and physically, it will provide security for the people. There is no mental and physical security in the conflict areas, Aung San Suu Kyi said.
No peace means no rule of law. Judges need to review in a right manner. Justice or fairness can be controlled by kindness. The main aim of justice is peace and stability of the community. There must be compatibility in the human society. There must be security for people. Justice is a great ideology. Judicial branch can be well managed. The idea that we win the case with much money is an opposing manner against rule of law, Aung San Suu Kyi said.
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has already made plans to hold peace talks in Nay Pyi Taw, Panglong in Shan State, Wundwin in Mandalay Region and Loikaw in Kayah State.
Translated by Win Htut