Mawlamyine, 8 August
The National Unity Consultative Council and the National Unity Government issued a joint statement on 6 August, with a promise to establish a ‘Federal Union Army’ for the future federal democratic union.
The statement also said the federal union army will be comprised with different ethnic nationalities, solely to bear the responsibility of defense against external threats, and unconditionally and without exception under the control of a civilian government.
It also included the determination to mandate and implement transitional justice mechanisms to address human rights violations, war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and other crimes committed not only since the conflicts caused by the illegal military coup, but for generations upon all classes and ethnic nationalities, in order to ensure that the truth is upheld of all such crimes, that there is responsibility and accountability, that justice is received, and to prevent further such violations.
The statement added to embrace and agree to expectation of people and categorically reject any and all political moves that should deviate us from the vision and values we have determined for a new era and a new system.
The ultimate goal of Myanmar’s Spring Revolution is for the complete and rigorous implementation of federal democratic practices towards the establishment of a new federal democratic union in not only form, but also substance (System Change), it said.
The NUCC and NUG also said the statement was made to express political goals and positions of resistance forces in order to end all dictatorship, including military dictatorship, and build a federal democratic union in line with the Union Vision, Union Values, Guiding Principles, Foundational Policies, and the Road Map laid out in Part I of the Federal Democratic Charter.
News—Than Lwin Times