Giving up armed policy seems to be the most difficult way: TNLA

Writer: 
Thar Shwe Oo (Kitsapa)
The military deputy chief receives AA, TNLA and MNDAA, ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) in Nay Pyi Taw. (Photo-Office of Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services)
 
AA, TNLA and MNDAA won’t declare that they gave up an armed policy as it is the most difficulty way, said Brig-Gen Tar Phone Kyaw, the general-secretary of the TNLA.
 
The remarks came from the article with the title of “Has a dialogue way been really opened?” written by Brig-Gen Tar Phone Kyaw from the monthly issue of the PSLF/TNLA.
 
Brig-Gen Tar Phone Kyaw wrote in his article that Myanma Tatmadaw’s attitude becomes clearer than the previous. It follows only NCA solution. Tatmadaw mentions that NCA amendment is like the 2008 Constitution. Only if AA, TNLA and MNDAA declare that they give up the armed policy, can they follow the NCA path like other EAOs. Tatmadaw shows their strong stance to control hostile acts, and their members. Tatmadaw’s making peace with EAOs is not because they are weak. 
 
To open a dialogue path seeking political solution, Tatmadaw would like all members of FPNCC to follow the NCA and sign it. Especially, China wishing to carry out OBOR Silk Road Project would like FPNCC members to comply with the desire of the government. It would like them to join Myanmar government. It is directly hurting the stance of the FPNCC. Now is the important time just like the resistance. The most difficult way for us is to declare we give up the armed policy. All our three EAOs made it clear that we couldn’t declare we gave up the armed policy, revealed in the article of Brig-Gen Tar Phone Kyaw.
 
There is a certain thing. If we declare we give up the armed policy, it will hurt our stance. We stick to the armed policy because a way of political dialogue is unlikely, said Brig-Gen Tar Phone Kyaw. 
 
All seven members of FPNCC attended the opening ceremony and the gala dinner to mark the Third Session of Union Peace Conference also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference. The UWSP/UWSA, the KIO/KIA, the NDAA, the SSPP/SSA met with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Service while the AA, the PSLF/TNLA and the MNDA met with Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services. Similarly, they also met with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, said Brig-Gen Tar Phone Kyaw in his article. 
 
Translated and Edited by Win Htut