All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Burmese)

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 9:

Those who have the kindness of benefit for others

For the sake of living beings, do not relax their powers.

Though these holy beings bear a heavy burden,

They never put it down and dwell in discouragement.

*the Great Chariot Sutra*

Burma is known as a golden land made of several ranges (or ‘Yoma’ in Burmese) where thousands of tribal memories, wisdoms, religions, cultures and beauties of plants and animals dwell. The rivers, all of them are indeed important to the people and other existences, snake through these beautiful mountainous regions and flow from the north to the south where Indian Ocean is. The peoples, Burma has 103 ethnics, all of them used to be really generous and all they knew was to give.

Since the modern day’s dictators have systematically destroyed, now the golden land is famous for its narcotic trades, refugees, migrant workers and various atrocities and sufferings.

One day, we’ll be free again and the land will be again famous for its beauty.

Part of Constitution

For Burma, we will need a mixture of these solutions & good stuffs that reconciled the feudal groups, I guess, and also modified the way the best for our country as well. Certainly the larger eight (or nine) groups must stick together to form federation. They should be allowed to deal with their affairs with medium autonomy as the federation will be made of all of them - including the significant smaller groups. Each state parliament will be made of the representatives of the main and smaller ethnic groups equally so every single ethnic has a share of seats or voices. They, the smaller ethnics who do not have influence in other states, should also have voice in federation level but this must not complicate or hinder the effectiveness of the federal governance so their influence must be very limited.

The federation must get 50% tax share at least because it will have to deal with both internal and foreign affairs and infrastructure including defense and economy. The tax which each state gets as its share (from various taxes) can be used in its internal affairs.

Education should be single one for the entire country, I believe, that it should be based on scientific success, or proof or to be written by educational experts in international standards, but there will be extra subjects based on ethnic line that will alter state to state, territory to territory and even village to village. (Do you believe Singaporean qualifications are not recognized in INDIA?)

Hopefully, I have got it right.

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