Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ceasefire Groups Pressured to Support National Convention

Source: The Irrawaddy

A senior official of the Burmese military government, Minister for Culture Maj-Gen Khin Aung Myint has arrived at the China-Burma border region in an attempt to lobby ethnic groups in Shan state—including ceasefire groups, such as the United Wa State Army, the Shan State Army-(North) and the Kokang armies—to support the government’s National Convention.

Khin Aung Myint has already visited Monglan, Panghsang and Kokang areas and is reported to have persuaded ceasefire groups in those areas to support the junta-sponsored “Seven-step Road Map” for democratic reform in Burma. However, no statement from those ethnic ceasefire groups has emerged so far.

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