Tatmadaw needs to change attitude and policy

Writer: 
Min Naing Soe
 
Tatmadaw (defence services) needs to change attitude and policies if it really wants to implement nationwide peace and reforms, said Naw Si Po Ra Sein, the leader of KNU Concerned Group.
 
Naw Si Po Ra Sein is former Vice-Chairman of the KNU. 
 
The third session of the Union Peace Conference also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference was held in Nay Pyi Taw from July 11 to 16. The KNU Concerned Group issued the No-3 review on internal peace process on July 23.
 
The government, the Tatmadaw, the political parties and EAOs signed 14 points agreed at the conference and all recognized it as the part-2 of the Union Accord. But the agreement does not see any principle capable of bringing political guarantee representing national equality, autonomy and federal Union, said the leader of KNU Concerned Group.
 
The leader of KNU Concerned Group added that gender equality is an essential point that can bring women’s rights.
 
The key to the establishment of the democratic federal Union and charter change or new charter is to implement political reform and peace process. To do so, Tatmadaw needs to open the door. If not, it will become a serious concern for genuine peace and reform, revealed in KNU Concerned Group.
 
The KNU Concerned Group stated that clashes are taking place between Tatmadaw and EAOs in some ethnic areas now. Clashes must be reduced to build trust. Informal meetings must be held again and again. If not so, nationwide ceasefire will not come true.  
 
Translated and Edited by Win Htut