Ethnic armed groups, political parties and civil servants should work together to charter change, General Saw Mutu Say Po, the chairman of Karen National Union (KNU), said.
Ethnic armed groups and political parties should collaborate with government officials who are discharging duties of the State to make amendments to the 2008 military-drafted Constitution and provide guarantees to every citizen including ethnics, Saw Mutu Say Po said.
Karen national organisations gathered at the Karen National Union (KNU)’s Lawkheela headquarters in Kayin State from January 28-30 and approved the reports from an earlier meeting.
More than 600 ethnic representatives from Karen armed groups, political parties and civil-society organisations met from January 18-20 in Hpa-an Township and talked about subjects to submit to the Union Peace Conference, also known as Panglong, scheduled late this month.
YANGON: President U Htin Kyaw and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi who is also Foreign Minister, yesterday held the separate meetings with Hiroto Izumi, a special adviser to the Japanese Prime Minister at the Nay Pyi Taw, according to the President Office.
They discussed Japanese aid for the development tasks in Myanmar.
President Htin Kyaw met Izumi at his presidential palace and discussed matters on promoting of bilateral relationship, participation of Japanese entrepreneurs in Myanmar and providing assistance.
Some candidates launched their campaigns for the April 1 by-elections yesterday, the official first day permitted to start campaigning.
The Union Election Commission has announced that candidates from the political parties and independent candidates can start carrying out the canvass beginning January 30, but most of candidates were unable to start their canvassing stands yesterday.