Each Kachin political party to reveal policies and stances to Kachin people for merger

Writer: 
Chan Wai Soe

Public’s decisions must be sought after each Kachin-based political party has revealed their policies and stances to Kachin people in an attempt to merge into a new large party.

The public consultation to support a merger between Kachin political parties will be held on February 20. Each Kachin political party will reveal policies and stances to the people, Dr Am Kon La, Chairman of Kachin National Congress, said.

Dr Am Kon La, Chairman of Kachin National Congress, said: “Three Kachin political parties will discuss the merger on February 20. There will be 15 persons from each party. For three parties, there will be 45 persons in total. In addition to that, we have already invited the representatives from literature and culture groups, Kachin national consultancy group, other religious organizations and town elders.

“Other Kachin-based political parties have been invited too.  Each party will reveal policies and stances. We will have to seek the decisions from the people. Depending on their decisions, we will keep on discussing. The people will have to search the best points. We will explain policies and stances to the people. The people will have to think of what they should do.”

The preliminary coordination meeting of the public consultation is going to be held on February 6, with the attendance of responsible persons from three Kachin political parties.

Kachin people very much wanted Kachin-based political parties to merge into a new party.  The Kachin Democratic Party (KDP), the Kachin State Democracy Party (KSDP), the Kachin National Congress (KNC) and the Lawwaw National Unity and Development Party (LNUDP) have formed the Kachin Political Cooperation Committee (KPCC).

Kachin people express their wishes for the merger between Kachin political parties, but the merger will see difficulty if the policies and stances are unreliable as the strong evidence, said the Chairman of the KNCP.

Translated by Win Htut