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Five NCA signatories discuss constitutional amendments with Myanmar regime
Representatives of the junta’s NSPNC and delegates from five members of the Peace Process Steering Committee (PPST) have been discussing the amendment of some articles of the 2008 Constitution since August 29.
31 Aug 2023
31 August 2023, Sittwe
Representatives of the junta’s National Solidarity and Peace Negotiation Committee (NSPNC) and delegates from five members of the Peace Process Steering Committee (PPST) have been discussing the amendment of some articles of the 2008 Constitution since August 29.
The PPST members represented are the Pa-O National Liberation Organization (PNLO); Arakan Liberation Party (ALP); the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA); Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army-Peace Council (KNU/KNLA-PC); and Lahu Democratic Union (LDU).
As agreed by the NSPNC, the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) and the Working Group of Political Parties, the group discussed the articles that should be amended from among the provisions of the 2008 Constitution, the junta-controlled Myanmar Alinn daily reported on August 30.
The newspaper did not elaborate on which articles of the 2008 Constitution were being discussed. DMG continues to attempt to contact officials from the relevant ethnic armed organisations in an effort to find out more about the talks.
“The 2008 Constitution was designed to allow the military dictatorship to gain power for a long time,” said U Than Soe Naing, a political analyst. “The NLD [National League for Democracy] government also tried to amend the 2008 Constitution for five years, but it didn’t succeed. … Their current discussions will not bring anything special.”