Myanmar is in transition to democracy. To build a democratic country, all those who are working in the three main branches of democracy — legislative, executive and judiciary — are obliged to cooperate with each other with magnanimity, tolerance, forgiveness and mutual understanding in the interest of the country and its people.
The three branches have checks and balances over each other to maintain the equilibrium of power and to ensure that constitutional limits are not exceeded. The Hluttaw, or parliament, is the symbol of a democracy. In this transitional period, lawmakers are urged to strive for making the machinery of the parliament strong.
Meanwhile, Members of Parliament who make the law should be mindful that they do not become law-breaking lawmakers.
While carrying out regional development tasks in their respective constituency, when the parliament is not in session, lawmakers have the duty to coordinate with local authorities in order not to exceed their constitutional limits.
In order to bring about better stability and the rule of law rather than the current situation, strong coordination is required.
Democratic rights bring about the rule of law, and the rule of law is necessary for the safety and security of the people.
When countries fail to establish justice and security, the rule of law and peace and stability are the first to suffer.
A breakdown in the rule of law may slow down the road to reintegration after a conflict, cause or exacerbate violence and tensions, and fuel criminality and insecurity.
Only when societies are able to implement and abide by the rule of law can they also achieve other critical milestones, such as inclusive and effective governance and the respect for human rights.