31 Dec Daw Suu hesitant to claim govt reform process a success

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National League for Democracy chairperson Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets with media at NLD headquarters in Yangon on December 30, 2014. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima
National League for Democracy chairperson Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets with media at NLD headquarters in Yangon on December 30, 2014. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima

Myanmar opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told media she was hesitant to point out any successes during President U Thein Sein’s three-year-long political and economic reform process.

The National League for Democracy chairperson fielded media questions on December 30 at her party office in Yangon, during which she claimed the NLD was undecided on whether it would contest the upcoming 2015 general election, hinting that it would depend on the situation at the time.

In the press conference, Mizzima Daily asked Daw Aung San Suu Kyi about whether there had been any successful reforms during the term of President U Thein Sein’s government.

“I find it very difficult to reply to questions about what is successful in the administrative sector. Please tell me what is successful? As an opposition leader, I have no reply for such questions. So, reporters please answer it,” she said.

Although the opposition could carry out reform in parliament to some extent, she had no answer to the reform process of the government and its efforts to cooperate with the opposition.

She conceded that through working in parliament, her party was able to make at least some progress.

“Despite having a minority in parliament, the NLD representatives were able to successfully submit proposals but these successes were supported by other political parties,” she said.

President U Thein Sein’s government has been implementing a reform process since it took power on March 31, 2011.

Last modified on Wednesday, 31 December 2014 14:32