Some NCA event attendees don’t represent organization: ABSDF

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Nay Pyi Taw, 15 October

The All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF) told Than Lwin Times that some of their members, who are in Nay Pyi Taw to attend the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) annual ceremony held by the military council, do not represent the organization.

The ABSDF’s Comrade Myo Win and his team arrived in Nay Pyi Taw on October 13 to attend the NCA’s 8th  anniversary.

Yesterday’s junta-run propaganda newspaper mentioned U Myo Win as the EAO leader who signed the NCA, as well as U Khun Okka of the Pa-O National Liberation Organization (PNLO) and U Khing Soe Nyaung of the Arakan Liberation Party (ALP).

Comrade Salai Yaw Aung from the ABSDF Central Steering Committee said, “Comrade Myo Win and his team who are attending now do not represent the organization. The ceremony invites organizations that have signed the NCA, signatories to the NCA, and special guests,” he said.

According to the junta newspaper, both the ethnic armed groups that have signed the NCA and the ethnic armed groups that have not yet been signed were invited to attend the NCA ceremony.

The NCA-signatories, Karen ethnic leader Saw Muto Sae Phoe, Chairman of the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) General Yawd Serk, and Chairman of Lahu Democratic Union (LDU) Kyar Solomon also arrived in Nay Pyi Taw from Tachilek by air the day before yesterday.

After the military coup, the ABSDF was no longer involved in peace talks with the military council but was participating in the Spring Revolution with the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Chin National Front (CNF), which share the same stance.

The ABSDF, KNU, and CNF, who are involved in the revolution, expressed their voices on the mock talks based on the NCA and the celebration of the 8th anniversary of the NCA.

The three revolutionary EAOs explicitly declared that the military council’s targeted attacks on the people would further ensure the invalidity of the NCA.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo: Golden Triangle Regional News

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