State Counsellor: If people are qualified, it will be difficult for an unqualified government to be in power

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi conducted a peace talk with local populace from Chaukkan Village in Pakokku Township, Magway Region, yesterday morning.
At the peace talk with the local populace, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said talks and discussions on peace were being conducted all over the country, so that the people could understand that peace is the concern of the whole country. As Pakokku does not have any armed conflicts in the past, local populace wouldn’t understand what ceasefire is, the meaning of it and the effect on their lives. This is only understood by those who had experienced it. Whether there was armed conflict in their region or not, a country’s peace is of concern to all. All have the duty to achieve peace. I want to know the views of everyone participating in this talk. What to do for peace and why peace is required. I want all of you to think together about these. I also want to know what you think of the relation between peace and development in our country. The talk can also include other matters happening in your places. For example, where ever I go, I ask the people: is the chief minister behaving well? I think Magway Region Chief Minister is behaving well. But the people will know better. Our government is responsible to the people. A government elected by the people is responsible towards the people.
We strive to make the lives of the people the best. No government is blameless and there is no government that had never erred. We have a saying that there are no lawyers who hadn’t made any mistakes, and governments make more mistakes than the lawyers. The most important thing about a mistake is the ability to correct it. I always say that a problem is not important. The important thing is finding a solution to the problem. In this talk, I want all to concentrate on why we don’t have peace since independence and how to resolve this, said the State Counsellor.
Global New LIght of Myanmar (August 10, 2018)