Mawlamyine, December (6)
Duwa Lashi La, the interim president of the National Unity Government (NUG), stated that although there is room for conversation if the military agrees to the five-point agreements, including the military withdrawal from politics and revoke of the 2008 Constitution, but analysts said that this is unlikely to happen in reality.
Acting President of the National Unity Government, Duwa Lashi La, made this remark during a speech at the Reuters Next Leadership Summit and Global Broadcast held by Reuters on December 1 regarding the dialogue process.
The NUG has requested that the military council adhere to five points: guarantee its departure from politics; cancel the 2008 constitution; not interfere with international humanitarian aid; immediately stop killing people; and accept international mediation.
Dr. Sai Kyi Zin Soe, a political analyst, concluded that the discussion between the NUG and the Military Council will not take place in reality, as the Military Council’s meeting with the ASEAN Special Representative said not to dissolve the Military Council and to hold talks under the 2008 Constitution.
U Khun Tun Shwe, Co-Secretary of the Pao National Organization Party, said that the meeting will not take place as the military council is unlikely to meet NUG’s demands due to the current situation.
Regarding the NUG Acting President’s statement that he is open to talks with the Military Council, political analysts have unanimously concluded that the military will not comply with the NUG’s demands.
A political analyst who did not want to be named pointed out that the two organizations need to find the best way to avoid harming the public, as the NUG’s demands are not feasible in practice.
The fact that the 2008 constitution does not deal with past issues and protects the military council’s crimes, so analysts say that it is mandatory to revoke the 2008 Constitution.
In the 22 months since the military coup, nearly 8,000 armed clashes have taken place nationwide, and according to the research group ISP-Myanmar, more than three million people have been displaced by the fighting.
News-Tan Lwin Times