|Myanmar President U Thein Sein (L) shakes hand with opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (R) before a high-level meeting at the President's residential office in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, October 31, 2014. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA|
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has taken issue with a statement by President U Thein Sein that appears to lack clarity over the proposal to hold six-party talks on the contentious issue of changing the 2008 Constitution.
The act of holding a dialogue about Myanmar’s politics is more important than number of participants, Minister U Ye Htut, spokesperson of the President, told Mizzima on December 16.
High-profile talks are the favourite pastime of the Myanmar political elite of late, but they don’t always yield impressive results.
Myanmar’s presidential spokesperson they remain unsure as to whether President U Thein Sein will hold the proposed six-party talks on ways to amend the constitution.
Following the announcement of the planned six-way political reform talks, leaders of ethnic minority groups spoke about the difficulty they perceive in identifying one individual to represent their diverse backgrounds and interests to Mizzima on November 26.