“We cannot just agree to place our fate in the hands of the Burmese military, because then we are helpless if they deploy armed force against us,” said UNFC’s Nai Hong Sar.
UPDJC’s Sai Nyunt Lwin says the main focus of this next round of negotiations at the 21CPC should be about federalism.
Burma’s President Thein Sein urges his people to work together to establish a union based on a federal system.
On this episode of DVB Debate, a panel of ethnic leaders and political analysts discuss the future of federalism in Burma.
A Myanmar Peace Centre spokesman said they discussed the issue of federalism with the ethnic armed group alliance Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team when they met in Chiang Mai this week.
Speaking at a public meeting in the Shan state capital, house speaker Shwe Mann stressed his support for a federal union in Burma.