Mawlamyine, July (21)

The Mon State Interim Cooperation Committee (MSICC) told Than Lwin Times that they would oppose the new Yamanya Mon State Constitution if it was drafted in compliance with the 2008 Constitution.

The 2022 Mon National Conference, which was hosted by the New Mon Stat Party, decided to draft the Federal Union Principle and the Yamanya Mon State Constitution within six months.

A 17-member negotiation committee has been formed and assigned the task of drafting the Federal Union Principle and the Yamanya Mon State Constitution.

The committee consists of 17 representatives from Mon Sanghas, the New Mon State Party (NMSP), the Mon Unity Party (MUP), Mon civil organizations, and individuals and organizations that should be invited.

The MSICC said that it will oppose it if the Ramanya Mon State Constitution deviates from the Federal Democratic Charter and is drafted under the 2008 Constitution.

“We do not accept the 2008 Constitution at all. If it was drafted under the 2008 constitution, we would have to reject it. We have to work in cooperation with relevant groups that can object to it, “said Mi Suta Jo, joint-secretary (2) of MSICC.

The Than Lwin Times tried to reach out to the spokesperson of the New Mon State Party, who is a member in drafting the Yamanya Mon State Constitution, for comment regarding the MSICC’s statement, but he didn’t respond.

The spokesperson of New Mon State Party (NMSP), Nai Aung Ma Nge said that during the peace talks with military leader Sr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, an agreement was reached to draft a separate state constitution for equality and self-determination, including the drafting of a future federal constitution, and the military council agreed in principle.

The Mon State Interim Cooperation Committee was formed after the military coup, comprising of three Ministers of National Unity Government (NUG) and the other three representatives from the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC).

News – Than Lwin Times

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