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Myanmar President U Thein Sein Requests Every One to Participate in Political Reform

Posted on 08 April 2012 by Myanmar Guardian

Yangon, Myanmar: Early March, President U Thein Sein provided a speech on his first year anniversary of presidency in Myanmar. The current Myanmar’s President said “in one year time, we have achieved some of our goals with regards to democracy and we also had challenges.” He also said that it is really good that Myanmar and its government had gained understandings from neighboring and other countries, and therefore will continue to built trust among its people and globally.

“If someone asks me whether we have gained a real democracy? I should answer we have to try more.  We are going to take many steps in our way to democracy. This is a long term project for the people of Myanmar.” U Thein Sein spoke in his speech. He also stated that government will try to negotiate between natives of the country to form unity as it is the desire of each and every person of Myanmar.  Political reform in which president is welcoming every person to participate; he also wants the natives of Myanmar to participate in this reform.  “As our country is a union, all natives of our country should have equal rights. Government should achieve peoples’ dream of peace and development. We should end the never ending misunderstandings which had happened for many generations with this civilian government.”  said by U Thein Sein in his speech.

“I have made up my mind.  I will to my best ease people’ minds of worries with this government.  This is also the aim of our government. We have our duties to fulfill the long lost dreams of our people.” He added.  He also stated about civil war which is currently happening in Kachin State.  He also said that “as we all need peace and to stand firm in peace with dignity, I urge every citizen to participate.”

“With the young men who are currently holding guns, we will try our best to let them hold laptops instead of guns in their hands, we all must try our best from our own parts.  Here, we will warmly welcome local and international aids and investments to fulfill the needs of our country.”  He added. U Thein Sein also refuted the rumor that current government is splitting in 2 groups.  “As we are practicing democracy, they only work in their perspectives. It is not true that we are working in our own groups.” He also stated his decision upon current affair concerning with raising pay scale for the government officials.  He said, “Just over 3 percent of citizens are government officials and we need to take care with the remaining 96 percents.  Commodity prices will also raise up if we increase the pay scale and we need to consider for the living of remaining 96 percent.”  He stated in his speech.

President U Thein Sein provided this speech for about 50 minutes and this is the first ever speech civilian government lets the people know about their tasks and future plans after the military junta had their power handed over to them.

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Welcomed in Pathein, Myanmar

Posted on 08 February 2012 by Rob

About 100 young people were planning to sleep over in “Koe Thein” football field located in  a division where Daw Aung San Suu Kyi provided a speech yesterday, Feb 7, 2012.  “Yes, we are going to sleep here so that we can secure a place to listen to her speech tomorrow.” one of the young man said energetically.  Even though the speech was scheduled to start at about 9 am, people had been already waiting since 5 inthe morning.

“We regard Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as a parent of our country, that is why we are waiting here to greet her. It’s an honour that she came to meet with us and I am so glad.”, one of the villagers from Inn Ma San Pya village, located along “Yangon – Pathein” high-way, expressing her feeling to the enquiring reporter.  “We have been waiting for this opportunity for more than 20 years.  We support her. Long live Daw Suu”, she added.

The row of cars conveying Daw Aung San Suu Kyi entered Pathein at about 10am but the vehicles were delayed by the road blocks imposed by the opposition party.  “We are holding a charity feast in celebration as our party have completed building the 59th bridge for the local people.” One of the spokesmen from the opposition party said.

Surprisingly, universities from Pathein carried out a pre-exam on the day of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Pathein.  Many people believed that it was done on purpose by the ruling government. There were about 200 university students on the sides of the road waving and praising Daw Aung San Suu Kyi this morning.  “We don’t care about the exam.  We never had an exam at this time of the year.  It is totally nonsense.  We have this rare opportunity and we are here to support A May Suu”, we were told by the university students.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was wearing the Pathein traditional umbrella given as a present by one of the locals which she later mentioned in her speech that “like you, local people, have an umbrella for me to protect from this heat, you all need to support each other”.  She made it to the “Koe Thein” Football field at about11 am.

She further stated, “I was here 20 years ago.  Since then many things have changed.  People were travelling alone on bicycles at that time, but now, all are with motorcycles; Students, please take care in riding your bikes.”  Additionally she mentioned “I am here to ask your support for the election.  We need you, the people, in the upcoming election.  We need your support, especially the youth” she added.  “And I would like to ask the students, to study hard for your exams too.”  A loud cheer followed. The speech lasted for about 20 minutes and massive support was shown.

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