12 Feb '12, 8am

Myanmar president vows end to ethnic conflict

YANGON: Myanmar's president pledged to seek "lasting peace" with armed rebels and issued a plea for the nation's support Sunday, as ethnic unrest continues to marr reforms. Thein Sein, a former general who came to power last year when outright military rule ended, has launched efforts to end decades of ethnic conflict as part a raft of landmark reforms in recent months. Myanmar's quasi-civilian regime has reached tentative peace deals with several rebel groups including in eastern Karen and Shan states, but fighting in Kachin which borders China in the north has created uncertainty over the progress of reconciliation efforts. "Participation of the entire national people is sorely needed to bring internal armed conflicts to an end and build lasting peace, and in nation-building endeavours," Thein Sein said in a message carried by state media. The address for Union Day, whic...

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