Charter change, rule of law and peace are in state of deterioration over two years of presidential term: Khun Tun Oo

Writer: 
EMG reporter
 
Charter change, rule of law and peace have now been in the state of deterioration although the current government has taken office for more than two years, said Khun Tun Oo, a leader of Shan ethnic.
 
The remarks came from the conference organized by the 1990 Lower House representatives and allied political groups held at Yudathan College in Yangon on August 7. 
 
“Now the presidential term runs over two years. Charter change, rule of law and peace have now been in the state of deterioration. The implementation of national reconciliation and peace process is full of flaws,” said Khun Tun Oo.
 
The 2018 Constitution was drafted by the military junta. The parliament has to follow the 2008 Constitution. In this state, the parliament’s attempt to change charter is impossible, said Khun Tun Oo.
 
The government must seek reconciliation with all national races. That is a point. If the government pays attention only to a bigger ethnic group, it will be distant from all national races, said Khun Tun Oo.
 
Only Panglong spirit doesn’t work in the implementation of peace process. The peace process based on firm pledges of Panglong can build genuine peace, said Khun Tun Oo.
 
Practical situations apparently show that the current government can fail to provide the key requirements of the country, said Khun Tun Oo.
The conference read out the messages sent by allied political parties. Those present reported on matters relating to constitutional amendment. The conference decided to work together with political colleagues, try to amend the Constitution and participate in the 2020 elections.       
 
Translated and Edited by Win Htut