Shwe Mann promises to ensure development in Chin State
25 November 2013: Thura Shwe Mann, Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, said during his recent visit to Chin State that he would undertake the task of development for the people in Burma’s western state.
While addressing the meetings in Tedim, Hakha and Mindat towns, he said that he had come to Chin State to find ways to improve development and that he wanted to hear the voices and needs of the local people.
The 66-year-old ex-General said that the Union Assembly and the Union Government would ‘implement the tasks that cannot be realized by the state government’.
He was quoted by the New Light of Myanmar as saying: “Pragmatic approaches are to be taken to translate the failed tasks to a success.”
One of the Chin community leaders said: “They [country’s leaders] come, give promises, and go. We haven’t seen much of actions taken as promised. For instance, electricity in our area is now reduced rather than improved.”
“In the past, we had had enough promises from the same people of government. Now, they have just started again and we just have to wait and see the outcomes.”
Mr. Speaker also indicated that he welcomed the locals expressing their needs as the parliament was to pass laws that serve the interest of the people.#