Burma Peace Process displays high expectations with low outcomes for the local community services: The Case of Local Gov’t discourse

The people of Burma regardless of race, gender, religion or social-economic status have been expecting an end to the internal war with increased health and well being in each village, town and city over the past 70 years. However, the next 100 days will be critical to the outcome of the new Myanmar Peace Conference. The armed ethnic leaders seek new legitimacy to the people of Burma, also known as Myanmar, after 70 years of unresolved peace processes and will be searching for a ‘common ground’ in the next 100 days government representatives, delegates from the military officials and political leaders meet in late August. The process is for peace but the action is to end the war.

Mai Ja Yang EAOs’ Plenary Meeting: Successful but need time to iron out common positions

The controversial and much talked about Ethnic Armed Organizations’ (EAOs) Plenary Meeting in Mai Ja Yang, Kachin Independence Organization’s (KIO) controlled town near Chinese border, took place from 26 to 30 July, extending a full day more than that was originally planned date of 29 July, due to the need to cover all the agendas previously agreed upon.

State Counselor’s words: Lost in transmission?

The speech of the Buddha was without defect:

  1. True, beneficial, and pleasing to others. This speech the Buddha used on many occasions.
  2. True, beneficial, but not pleasing to others. This speech the Buddha used whenever it was necessary to correct those who were deviating from the path. (www.abhidhamma.org)

Khu Oo Reh’s response on Suu Kyi’s urging of “give” more than “take”

Khu Oo Reh, spokesperson for the United Nationalities Federal Council’s (UNFC) Delegation for Political Negotiation (DPN), press conference on 18 July, at Chatrium Hotel in Rangoon, pin-pointed the much publicized Aung San Suu Kyi’s, time and again, urging of all political stakeholders to think more about “give” than “take”.

The peace process: Shwe Ohn’s 6 Ifs

If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it

And-what is more-you’ll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

Panglong signatories took longer time to go to war: scholar

The three participants in the 1947 Panglong conference were all among the last to rebel, staying loyal to the government and even fighting other ethnic insurgencies as members of the union armed forces, wrote Matthew Walton, in his paper for Asian Survey, November-December 2008 issue.

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