“The Euro-Burma Office (EBO) is the main NGO that has destroyed the unity of the ethnic groups. Their money came from the European Union. Our men took that money, and the ideas of the NGOs were installed in their brains” (as we said years ago) “တုုိင္းရင္းသား အင္အား စုု ေတြ ရဲ ့စည္း လုုံး ညီညြတ္ မႈ ကိုုအဓိက ဖ ် က္ လိုုက္ တဲ့ တရား ခံက EBO ပါဘဲ” သူတိုု ့ေတြ က ဥေ၇ာပ သမဂၢက ရတဲ့ပိုုက္ဆံေတြ ကိုု ယူတယ္ NGOs ေတြ ရဲ့လုုပ္ကိုုင္ ပုုံ အေတြး အေခၚ ေတြ က ်ေတာ္လိုု ့လူေတြ ဆီမွာ စြဲကပ္ သြားတယ္” David Tharckabaw – KNU Karen Leader: ‘If They Keep Attacking Us, There Will Be No Peace’ By LAWI WENG / THE IRRAWADDY| Thursday, November 5, 2015 | ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This week, representatives of a number of Burma’s ethnic armed groups convened in Wa Special Region for a political strategy summit among those that abstained from a recent ceasefire accord with the government. Attendees met for three days with the aim of establishing a path forward between non-ceasefire groups a new government set to take power early next year, following a general election to be held on Sunday. Two participants took some observers by surprise: David Tharckabaw and Zipporah Sein, both members of the Karen National Union (KNU), which signed the ceasefire agreement with the government on Oct. 15. Both representatives attended the summit on behalf of the Karen National Defense Organization (KNDO), a non-signatory, rather than the KNU. Neither was present at the ceasefire signing ceremony, indicating a growing divide within the powerful KNU. The Irrawaddy spoke with Tharckabaw on the sidelines of the summit in the Wa capital Panghsang about the KNDO’s objectives and motivations for attending the summit, and his views on the peace deal recently signed by other factions within the Karen political leadership. We would like to know about the KNDO’s stance. The KNU has already signed the “nationwide ceasefire agreement” (NCA), so why did you come here? The stance of our KNDO is that we wanted to see a nationwide peace agreement on the right track. What’s happening now is that there was some pressure from the government, and the KNU had to sign the NCA. This was not a real nationwide ceasefire, it was a fake NCA. For our KNDO, we will continue to work with our alliance of ethnic armed forces to reach a real nationwide agreement. Continue reading “#Euro #Burma #Office #EBO is the #main #NGO #destroyed the #unity of the #ethnic #groups.”
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