ALP to submit policy development paper to upcoming peace conference

Writer: 
Maung Htoo

Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) will submit a policy development paper during the third round of the upcoming 21st Century Panglong Conference although it was not allowed to hold a national level political talk, ALPs central executive committee member Saw Mya Yaza Lin told the Daily Eleven.

Out of the eight ethnic armed groups which have become signatories to the nationwide ceasefire agreement, ALP has not been allowed by the government to hold national political talks due to the current political turmoil in Rakhine State, she said.

The third Panglong Conference also called the Union Peace Conference was to be held in the last week of January this year. It was postponed to the end of April or early May as the Restoration Council of Shan State and ALP have yet to hold national political talks.

Now, the conference has been postponed again to the end of May.

We want to hold a certain political talk inclusive of all Rakhine people. This is our desire. As we have no chance, we will try to submit a policy development paper to the forthcoming Union Peace Conference, said Saw Mya Yaza Lin.