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Published on Thursday, 29 November 2012 22:35
Representatives of Shan national races organisations in Myanmar yesterday agreed to stop internal feuding and aim for irreversible peace.
During the conference held in Yangon from November 26 to 28, the groups agreed that cooperation is key in forging peace. The statement said all Shan ethic organisations are encouraged to promote the peace process that will be undertaken in several phases.
"Peace process is going well to some degree. It will have to be done gradually. All organisations in Shan State will come to merge into one," Shan national representative Khun Tun Oo of Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) told to Eleven Media Group.
General Secretary Sai Nyunt Lwin of the SNLD said majority of the representatives approve of the federal system, although there are different opinions on the matter.
"Our stance is already known to all. We will stick to the federal system. It has been our stance since the 1990 election,” he said
The press conference was attended representatives from the Restoration Council of Shan State, Shan State Army, and Shan political parties from 42 townships.