Stories of corruption and undue political influence are flooding news headlines everywhere from the western reaches of Europe to the most Eastern areas of Asia. The reason for these outbreaks of corruption is the concentration of too much power in the hands of a few key officials and a lack to restraints on the powers that they wield. Constitutional reform is urgently needed to return power to the people. For more details, please see the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development.
The people have the right to call for a referendum at any time on any public issue with relation to self-determination. Any measure which might restrict the ability of the people to self-determination through the process of holding referendums should itself be subject to a public referendum on whether the measure should be outlawed. For details, see the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development.
The money laundering scandal surrounding Mega Bank is causing serious damage to the reputation of Taiwan’s government and financial industry, and action must be taken to close the loopholes that allowed officials of the bank to transfer huge amounts of funds overseas. Those who carried out this breach of finance rules and regulations must be brought to justice, and the government must ensure that the people can have confidence in the nation’s banking system and the officials who oversee its operations. Reform is needed to allow citizens to monitor the actions of officials and oust those who break the law.
Myanmar has a long way to go in its quest for democracy because of its constitution, which guarantees the military 40 per cent of the seats in Congress and does not provide for elections. In order to solve Myanmar's ethnic and religious issues, Myanmar must carry out constitutional reform that calls for One World under One Set of Laws, with international law given precedence over domestic law. Reform should include a semi-presidential government with a parliament and cabinet, as well as popular election of the heads of government branches.