State Counselor to address the nation

Preparations and installations of LED boards for the speech in Ma Naw Ya Man field, Mandalay. (Photo – Yan Paing)


State Counselor Aung San Suu kyi will be addressing the nation with a televised speech this morning at 10 a.m. on September 19.

LED boards and TVs have been set up in major cities around the country to broadcast her speech which will be done from Nay Pyi Taw’s MICC-2 hall.

The speech will concern several things of key importance to Myanmar going forward such as National Peace and Reconciliation, the state of the economy and, perhaps the main highlight for citizens and international observers alike, on the conflicts within Northern Rakhine.

She will be speaking in English with Myanmar language subtitles but not for the direct, live speech but only for the re-runs. Almost every broadcasting station will be covering the event.

Many ambassadors, diplomats and representatives from countries with embassies in Myanmar will be attending including Deputy Foreign Minister for the USA.

According to reports, many protests have been planned to be staged today against international pressure over Rakhine affairs. A huge amount of turnout is expected for public venues for the speeches in various major cities including Yangon and Mandalay.

This will be the first time Aung San Suu Kyi will be doing a National Address to the country on its current state of affairs.


Translated by KWDT