Ethnic bloc says “Nation of a Federal Democratic Union”; Tatmadaw insists on “Nation of Democratic and Federal Union”.
“The Burmese army handed over the ashes of the soldiers to the KNPP on 21 December 2017.”
Military representatives apparently wish the term federal union to be replaced by nation of democratic and federal union.
“Once UNFC is on the NCA path and is negotiating with the other parties involved, it can amend the things they do not want. There is nothing to be concerned…
“We understand that the government has a lot of issues to resolve, in particular the Arakan Crisis. However, the peace process should be its priority,” says Khun Okker.
The state government accuses the Shan army of contravening a state-level agreement outlining areas of control and prompting hostilities with Burmese troops.