( August 30, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga was in Myanmar [Burma] last week and met with Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a globally known activist for democracy she is the leader of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar.
The meeting held at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon, with senior leaders of the NLD focused on electoral systems and matters related to Peace. Chandrika Kumaratunga said it was ‘too early ‘for Myanmar to use the proportional representation in elections.
Myanmar has used the first passed the post [FPTP] system for national Elections since 1948.
A joint statement issued by the NLD and allied ethnic parties said ‘the PR system would not benefit Myanmar’s political situation or the interests of the people in the country. It may be beneficial to some political parties’