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The Centre for Development and Ethnic Studies (CDES) is an independent think tank and study centre founded in 2012 to generate ideas on democracy, human rights and federalism as an effective vehicle for “Peace and...

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Dr. Lian H. Sakhong

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The Significance of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Speech at the Fourth Anniversary of the Signing of the NCA

Regardless of the difficulties and challenges facing Myanmar’s peace process, what ultimately will matter most is whether the government and the ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) can adopt a federal model for Myanmar on which both sides can agree. The speech delivered by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor, at the formal ceremony of the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), held on 28 October 2019, will certainly pave the way for Myanmar’s quest to construct its own federal model, as has long been demanded by ethnic nationalities in Myanmar.  There are two important points on federalism that she mentioned that are politically significant and historic in a sense for the future federation of the Union of Myanmar/Burma.  Firstly, she said: “Our government wanted...

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ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး ေကာ္မရွင္ႏွင့္ NCA လက္မွတ္ထုိး  တုိင္းရင္းသား လက္နက္ကုိင္အ ဖြဲ႕ ၁၀ ဖြဲ႕မွ ကုိယ္စားလွယ္မ်ား သည္ မတ္လ ၉ရက္တြင္ ထုိင္းႏုိင္ငံခ်င္းမုိင္ၿမိဳ႕၌   ေတြ႕ဆုံေဆြးေႏြး မည္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း...

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တစ္ႏုိင္ငံလုံး ပစ္ခတ္တိုက္ခုိက္မႈ ရပ္စဲေရးဆိုင္ရာသေဘာတူစာခ်ဳ ပ္ ( NCA ) မွာ လက္မွတ္ထိုးဖို႕ က်န္ရိွေနတဲ့ တိုင္းရင္းသားလက္နက္ကိုင္အဖြဲ႕ေတြနဲ႕ ေဆြးေႏြးဖို႕  စစ္ေရးဆိုင္ရာ လႈပ္ရွားေတြကိုရပ္ဆိုင္းေပးမယ္လို႕ တပ္မေတာ္ကာကြယ္ေရးဦးစီးခ်ဳပ္ရုံးက ထုတ္ျပန္လုိက္ပါတယ္။

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ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးျဖစ္စဥ္ မပ်က္ေစရန္ စားပြဲဝိုင္းေဆြးေႏြးပြဲ မ်ား မရပ္ဆုိင္းေရး ဝိုင္းဝန္းႀကိဳး ပမ္းေပးရန္ ခ်င္းအမိ်ဳးသားတပ္ဦး (CNF) ဒုဥကၠ႒ ေဒါက္တာဆလုိင္း လ်န္မႈန္းဆာေခါင္းက အစိုးရ၊ တပ္မေတာ္ႏွင့္ တုိင္းရင္းသား လက္နက္ကိုင္...

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