ATTENTION: DASSK “Still waiting for invitation for peace talk in Kachin State”
THIS IS FOR THE BURMESE AND NON BURMESE THEY CRITIZE AMAY SUU
SOURCE EMG 9.FEBRUARY 2013
Myanmar’s opposition leader says she hasn’t been offered to participate in peace efforts to end fighting in the northern state of Kachin.
Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy, told reporters on the sidelines of a parliamentary session in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday, adding that she had said she was ready to give a hand to the process if offered by the government.
“Everyone has to keep discipline. It is not appropriate to intervene in everything. I have already offered. It would be good for me to take part in the peace process only if concerned authorities accepted me,” the Nobel laureate said.
Ethnic people, including members of parliament representing various ethnic groups, reportedly have expressed their willingness to accept a credible person like Suu Kyi as a mediator in the Kachin peace process, believing that it will facilitate the efforts.
A Lower House MP however said she should participate in the ongoing peace efforts even though she is not entrusted with responsibilities.
“People want Aung San Suu Kyi to get involved. We (Kachin people) once sent her a letter of request. But she declined it citing no invitation from the government. In my opinion, she should take part in the process regardless of whether she has been offered or not. If she participates, the process may be more effective depending on her capacity,” said MP Daw Dwe Bu representing Injanyan Township, Kachin State.
The government’s union level peace-making committee and the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) held peace talks in the Chinese border town of Ruili on February 4 and issued a joint statement.
In the statement, both sides agreed to hold another round of talks before the end of the month.