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Myanmar pledges to build democratic republic through political dialogue

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Yangon | Thursday, Jan 4 2018 IST
Myanmar's civilian president pledged on Thursday to build a democratic federal republic in accordance with the results of the political dialogue, stressing the need to work collectively for writing a suitable constitution for the country."As we build the Democratic Federal Republic, in accordance with the results of the political dialogues, we all need to work collectively for creating a suitable constitution," President Htin Kyaw said in a speech marking the 70th anniversary of Myanmar's independence from Britain.Mr Htin Kyaw, a close ally of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, did not elaborate on what he meant by "suitable", but observers read it as amendment of the Constitution that was drafted by the the military and bars a person with a foreign spouse like Ms Suu Kyi from becoming president.Ms Suu Kyi's late husband, Michael Aris, a historian, was British.The National League for Democracy led by her swept the 2015 election and formed the government after the country emerged from 49 years of military rule in 2011. In his speech, Mr Htin Kyaw called for respect for human rights but did not talk about the exodus of 655,000 Rohingya people.He called for an end to conflict with insurgents from various ethnic minorities who have been battling for autonomy for decades. The military confirmed on January 2 that government forces are engaged in fighting not only with the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in northern Shan State, but also with fighters of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Kachin State.The president asked for continuous efforts in areas of education, health, economic reform and foreign investment. The Indian Cabinet on Wednesday approved an agreement with Myanmar on land border crossing which the government said would enhance economic interaction between people of the two countries.UNI SRJ

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