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    It is good that an assessment on what need to be done and what went wrong including suggestions and recommendations on how to go about the transition so that the transition from quasi-civilian to fully fledged democratization could be established, if I understand the message correctly.

    But I was astonished to see that why such a simple task has been made so difficult and concerned stakeholders, especially those who are in the position of political advantage or in governing or decision-making power, are pretending not to understand the dynamic of the conflict nature.

    To end the ethnic conflict a genuine ceasefire is needed and why can’t the government or Tatmadaw declares a unilateral ceasefire?

    To find compromise to political grievances a comprehensive political dialogue is needed and again why can’t the government and Tatmadaw pull through such an arrangement? Could it be the powers that be doesn’t want a give-and -take compromise, no political will to accommodate equality, rights of self-determination and democracy?

    If the answers are YES, there is no point in talking about the peace talks, as the government and Tatmadaw will be blinded and possessed with Bamar ethnocentrism and political monopoly which are ingrained in their innermost and no amount of logical thinking could move them to be considerate to make affirmative positive decision. It is as simple as that.

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