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Published on Tuesday, 01 January 2013 13:25
Myanmar President Thein Sein radioed New Year message to people far and wide in the nation on January 1, urging efforts to fill the trust gap between people and the government.
The key to success of Myanmar’s democratic transition is the mutual trust between the government and the people, and what people and their government should realise is the gap between people’s demand and the capacity of their government, Thein Sein noted.
Efforts have been made to fill the gap. The new government is striving for developing transparent communication channels, Thein Sein said.
Cabinet ministers meet the press, providing people with information. Popular expectations have soared as reforms in the previous year brought about political developments.
Plans are also underway in accord with “Economic and Social Reform Framework” to enable each and every citizen to enjoy the fruitful results of general reforms in the upcoming years. The government would constantly inform people of the government’s stance and actions, Thein Sein added.
The onus on all people is to strive for the flourishing of realistic and positive attitude and a negotiated political culture without taking an extreme view in facing possible challenges ahead, the president said.
He also shared his perspective on the upcoming Independence Day, saying that if all citizens work together like they once did during the time of independence struggles, they would overcome the challenges they are facing.