In looking back at the history of Myanmar, whenever all ethnic people were in harmony to do nation-building tasks, the State had been peaceful and prosperous. Myanmar could build solidarity to set records in the first, second and third Myanmar empires established by King Anawrahta in the Bagan era, King Bayintnaung in the Toungoo era and King Alaungmintaya in the Konbaung era.
Whenever ethnic people faced disunity, armed conflicts happened in the country with a lack of peace and prosperity. In very recent days, the drama with the title of The Prestige Nobler than the Life presented by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture portrayed a partial view of Myanmar’s history. It proved that each country requires a qualified and capable good leader and the good leader can build a strong-armed force and a peaceful and prosperous country.
Historical evidence vividly showed total reliance on the external world would face loss due to a lack of valuing the sovereignty of the State. In reviewing the events of the late Konbaung era, a great lesson can be taken from the loss of independence of the country because of national traitors without solving the internal affairs among the ethnic people. National traitors can be seen at present. Those who are steadfastly attempting to destruct the State encourage those traitors.
Peace is of great importance in the political stability, economic growth and firm social status of a nation. It is because everybody prefers to enjoy peace and prosperity. As such, it is necessary to strive for the restoration of perpetual peace not only for the nation but for the nationals. To be able to do so, the government invites all ethnic armed organizations to join the peace talks without restrictions for the peace in advance.
Hence, Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing held peace talks with ten ethnic armed organizations from 21 May 2022. Now is the time of holding discussions for the second time as of 21 August. The efforts of the Tatmadaw aim to cease the armed conflicts.
Only when armed conflicts cease and genuine peace can be restored can effective development be undertaken for the State via relevant regions and ethnic national people. As such, all the people including the government need to take lessons from past events so as to continuously implement the restoration of perpetual peace through peace talks participated by the government and ethnic armed organizations.