“It will be hard for us to regain momentum in the ceasefire talks if peace is disrupted – we would like to urge everyone to forgive one another,” said UNFC’s Nai Hongsa.
An explosion at a cigarette factory in Namhkam township, northern Shan State, has left several people hospitalised and has raised suspicions that it was a planned attack. Meanwhile IDPs forced to flee the fighting are running out of food and shelter.
The secretary of the UNFC, told DVB he has concerns over a government proposal that suggested the ethnic armies would have to disarm and disband after signing a ceasefire.
Peace talks between the United Nationalities Federation Council and government peace negotiators ended in a promise to engage in political dialogue yesterday in Chiang Mai.