The New Mon State Party (NMSP) says armed revolution will continue until self-determination is achieved.
Speaking on the occasion of the 66th Mon Revolution Day on Wednesday, Maj Nai Siri Mon Chan, a spokesman for the NMSP, urged all Mon people to unite and join hands for the sake of the revolution.
“Though we have signed a ceasefire with the Burmese government, our armed revolt will not cease until we achieve self-determination,” he said. “All our comrades need to develop greater revolutionary awareness.”
The Mon commander said the NMSP will work alongside the Burmese pro-democracy parties and other ethnic minorities to achieve its aims.
The Mon community has scheduled a conference to include organizations representing all Mon groups to discuss equality, peace and democracy, he said.
Mon Revolution Day was first established in 1948 on the full moon day of the Burmese month, War Khaung.