Dr. Lian Hmung Sakhong
Dr. Lian Hmung Sakhong, is the Minister of Ministry of Federal Union Affairs in the National Unity Government of Burma/Myanmar. He is appointed by Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) with the mandate from Interim Chin National Consultative Committee (ICNCC). He also serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Chin National Front (CNF). Dr. Lian was honoured with the Martin Luther King Prize for 2007 in Sweden. He was the Vice-Chairman of Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) under Myanmar's peace process in the previous governments. Moreover, he served as a General Secretary of United Nationalities League for Democracy (UNLD), a coalition of political parties formed by the Ethnic nationalities of Burma and was also a General Secretary of Chin National League for Democracy (CNLD), a party winning three parliamentary seats in the 1990 election.
Dr. Lian Hmung Sakhong has written numerous books and papers on the political and social situation in modern Burma, published in both English and Burmese. Among his books published in English are: In Defense of Identity: Ethnic Nationalities’ Struggle for Democracy, Human Rights and Federalism in Burma (Bangkok: Orchid Press, 2010), In Search of Chin Identity: A Study in Religion, Politics and Ethnic Identity in Burma (Copenhagen: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, 2003), The New Panglong Initiative: Rebuilding the Union of Burma (together with Dr. Chao-Tzang Yawnghwe, 2002), Designing Federalism in Burma (together with Prof. David Williams, 2003), and Ending Ethnic Armed Conflict in Burma (together with Paul Keenan, 2014).
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