Published on Thursday, 03 January 2013 17:26
A group of 88 Generation Students visited the Kachin Independence Army headquarters over the New Year to help ease the tension and misunderstanding between the government and the KIA.
Ko Ko Gyi, one of the leader of 88 Generation Students, expects that the trip was the start to seeking a path to peace.
“We are visiting Kachin State with two focuses. One is to gather information about the current situation in Kachin and the other is to help clear people’s misconception. People who live in border areas think Bamar and other ethnic groups are engaged in all kinds of conflict,” said Ko Ko Gyi.
Mya Aye, Tun Myint Aung, Mi Mi Lwin and San San Maw were also part of the visiting group.
The group donated US$18,000 (14.5 million kyats) worth of clothes and blankets to refugees.
In a statement on the visit, the 88 Generation Students said the ongoing conflict has resulted in deaths from both sides and is a great disadvantage to the gains that the country has made in the past year.
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