Equality of opportunity for all

To be a genuine democracy, it is not enough to be a “government of the people, by the people, for the people”. The government must uplift the economic standard of our people to the point where there is equality of  opportunity  for  all.  Then  only  can  we  go  forward  towards  genuine  democracy.

[Extract from the speech given by General Aung San at the Jubilee Hall First Preparatory Conference held on 19 May 1947]