Statue implementation panel walks out of meeting, calls on state gov’t to intervene
Activists say the ruling party’s refusal to heed local sensitivities is already taking a toll
Protesters agree to negotiate with statue committee for one month, suspend rallies at park housing monument to Gen. Aung San
After unsuccessful meetings, state gov’t withdraws from leading role in building statue; local organizations will form new committee.
Police vow to find vandal; statue faced local opposition from ethnic Kachin when it was put up last year.
Failure to heed feelings of local communities could erode support for NLD, analysts warn