By Tim Williams
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi emphasised the need for greater rule of law in Myanmar at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Burma Justice Committee and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on 19 June 2012.
At the event Suu Kyi emphasised the importance of rule of law in attaining national reconciliation in the country whose nominally civilian government only embarked on wide reforms in 2011, moving away from the military dictatorships which had ruled the country since 1962.
Furthermore, she said that only through rule of law would it be possible to solve the numerous ethnic conflicts in the country and to address the issue of statelessness underlying recent violence in Rakhine State.
Without the rule of law and the implementation of procedures which can guarantee justice, democracy and viable reforms will remain elusive, she explained. (more…)