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Published on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 16:30
A group is urging the government to convene all democratic forces in Myanmar.
In a statement, a network of former political prisoners in Upper Myanmar asked the government to invite opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, political parties, military representatives, members of ethnic organisations and national races to a conference.
The gathering will cover federal issues, peace issues particularly implementing a nationwide ceasefire, and achieving equal rights for all national races.
The statement highlighted the role of peace as the country moves toward democratic reforms and economic development.
The group also condemned the excessive offensive attacks in northern Myanmar including air strikes, and actions that damage trust and harmony among national races.
The network has sought a timeframe for all actions to be implemented.