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Constitutional amendments key to reaching genuine peace - NLD

The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) and representatives from 12 ethnic groups have agreed on the importance of constitutional amendments to achieve internal peace.

The landmark decision was made during a meeting on Saturday at the NLDs headquarters in Yangon.

"Constitutional amendment and internal peace come together. The NLD presented its constitutional amendment and internal peace process. All representatives from the ethnic groups agreed to that. The meeting on September 21 will decide whether to draft a new constitution or to amend it," said Tin Ngwe, a representative of the Kamans National League for Democracy.


Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets Poland's Solidarity founder Lech Walesa

Myanmar pro democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, right, walks with former Polish president and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa after their meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Aung San Suu Kyi is in Poland on a two day visit. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

WARSAW, Poland - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met with the founder of the Solidarity freedom movement, Lech Walesa, to discuss Poland's experience in building democracy.


Government and ALP talks fail to reach agreement

The 4th round of talks between the governments Peace Making Committee and the Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) has failed to reach an agreement. The talk was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on September 9.

In order to reach union level ceasefire agreement, the governments Peace-making Work Committee led my Minister Aung Min and ALP delegation led by Vice Chairman Khaing Soe Naing Aung had a preliminary discussions for about half an hour.


Women's League of Burma, Presidential Minister plan women's forum

This past Monday, representatives from the Womens League of Burma (WLB) met with Myanmar presidential office minister U Aung Min in Chiang Mai, Thailand to plan for a WLB-led forum promoting womens role in Burmese current affairs.

The meeting marked the third time WLB representatives had met with government officials to structure a national forum for Myanmars active womens organizations.


NLD Publication Hit by Financial Woes After $185K Goes Missing

RANGOON D Wave, the widely-read newsletter of the National League for Democracy, has run into financial problems after US$185,000 went missing from its books, a member of Burmas main opposition party said on Wednesday.

Nyan Win, a member of the NLDs Central Executive Committee (CEC), explained that the party publication was faced with an income shortfall of about $185,000 because sales revenues of tens of thousands of distributed copies of the newsletter had gone missing.


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