Tue 17 Sep 2013
Filed under: Inside Burma,Military,News
U Htay Oo, Vice Chairman of the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) told Mizzima on September 15 that the military shaped reforms and the current political situation of Myanmar.
“Our country is not fully stable yet and lately, the issues of military members have taken center-stage. We should keep in mind that it was the military that brought about reforms in the country. It is the military who built up the Parliament. Who has led to peace in the country? Politicians alone could not have achieved peac. Therefore, the military should be an integral part of Myanmar politics and administration”, said U Htay Oo.
He added that while amending constitutional laws, only laws on which foreign countries cannot yield any influence upon the Union’s solidarity and sovereignty will be welcomed.
“No one is going to be adversely affected by the presence of the military in the Parliament”, he continued.
“The military’s primary role is to protect citizens and the country. They should stick to their role and so should the government”, said U Nan Yi, General Secretary of Kayan National Union Party, criticizing the presence of the military in the Parliament.