A Bright Vision: Recommendations for Chin State’s Chief Minister

MOST people recognize that, with the new political openings – albeit limited, there is a great need for a strong vision for the short term and long term development of Chinram and the people of Chin State. That vision now is well within reach, especially in light of the new power structure that allows for an ethnic Chin leader at the top of the levers of power in Chin State. The Chief Minister, in spite of his constitutionally limited and constrained mandate, does have much leverage to make certain visions a reality. Before him are full of opportunities and potentials. But a strong vision and bold actions are needed to unlock the potentials that are waiting to spring out. In this essay, I outline some recommendations for the leaders of Chin State, particularly the Chief Minister in the hope that they may be considered in some way towards the development of relevant policy formulations that can help steer the course towards a holistic and healthy development of the country’s poorest state.

Why Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s proposal should not be deferred

09 December 2013: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi sent a letter addressed to President Thein Sein, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of the Burma Armed Forces, and Thura Shwe Mann, Speaker of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (the Assembly of the Union) in November 2013. In her letter, she requested them to have a face-to-face meeting to find a way to amend the Constitution of Burma. But, the request was put on hold.
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