Yangon, June 20 — Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy ( NLD ) issued a two-page statement expressing regret at the way severe armed conflicts are taking place at three fronts – in Kachin State, Kayin State and Shan State between Tatmadaw ( Myanmar Military ) and armed forces of ethnic national races.
“We regret at the way severe clashes are currently taking place in Kachin State between the Tatmadaw and Kachin Independence Army ( KIA ) resulting in heavy casualties on both sides and fleeing of over 10,000 people into China. Among those, who fled to China are Chinese technicians and Chinese workers working on hydropower electric projects in that state,” the statement declared.
The statement also deplored at the way thousands of people have to flee into Thailand because of the continued fighting between Tatmadaw and Karen National force.
“So also armed conflicts have now broken out between the Tatmadaw and Shan National forces in Shan State in recent months, the statement also declared.
Throwing limelight on the ongoing battles in these three fronts, the NLD’s statement urged both sides to try to resolve their differences by discussions on the basis of mutual respect.
“All must exert their efforts in the interest of peace of the entire Union by resolving their differences through negotiations among all ethnic nationalities,” the statement drove home the point.