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December 12, 2019

Self-confidence — invaluable heritage for posterity

  • Like any developing country, Myanmar has its own unique set of challenges, and tackling them is not often a simple task. But, we are confident that with the united strength of the people and the spirit of unity, we can overcome any social, economic, or political problem.
    The people of the Union have, with the spirit of unity, lent their support where required. Myanmar established the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine State in 2017 to show that we are united when the need arises.
    The UEHRD is not only for Rakhine State, but for the entire Union, and the Union Government has put all its efforts and energy into addressing the conflicts and problems in Rakhine State.
    The UEHRD turned two this month, and since its formation, it has made efforts to achieve sustainable peace and stability in Rakhine State, provide humanitarian assistance to the displaced, promote the economic development of Rakhine State in cooperation with local businessmen, and bring about sustainable social-cohesion among different communities of Rakhine State, in collaboration with government departments, private businesspersons, non-governmental organizations, and UN agencies.
    The UEHRD has achieved success in some areas, and in some, the results have not been up to our expectations. We have to see our weaknesses and correct them.
    To put an end to conflicts in Rakhine State, development has been given priority there by the UEHRD. In fact, creating jobs for locals is a must for ensuring sustainable stability there. The inner force or strength of the Union’s people is sine qua non for socio-economic development, social cohesion, and ensuring the rule of law in Rakhine State.
    “If the ongoing problems in Rakhine State could be resolved with the collaborative efforts of the people, the result would be a very valuable heritage for posterity,” said State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the second anniversary of UEHRD in Nay Pyi Taw.
    “What kind of heritage would it be? It is self-confidence. Collaborative strength could encounter and overcome these challenges, although Myanmar has not yet become a wealthy or powerful country. This self-confidence needs to be relayed to posterity,” she said.
    Myanmar is still experiencing the consequences of conflicts that have occurred in Rakhine since 2017. We have determined self-confidence is the best way to resolving our challenges. With that self-confidence, we can overcome any obstacle.
    If this confidence and strength is relayed to the younger generation, Myanmar could surely overcome any challenge.

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