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Catholic statesman Mahn Johnny calls for unified national effort for sake of future generations

We all need to be peacemakers, says Myanmar politician

Mahn Johnny, an ethnic Karen and Catholic Chief Minister of Irrawaddy Division at a cartoon exhibition during the 21st Century Panglong conference in Naypyidaw on Sept. 2. (ucanews.com photo)

Catholic statesman Mahn Johnny believes Myanmar now has a rare opportunity to end six decades of internal conflict.

"It is not enough to just talk peace, we all need to be peacemakers," said Mahn Johnny, Chief Minister of the Irrawaddy Division.

Mahn Johnny is one of three Christians appointed by the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party as regional chief ministers in the predominately Buddhist country.

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