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Published on Friday, 04 January 2013 20:16
Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP) issued a statement yesterday calling for the speedy implementation of a peace process to ensure genuine peace in the troubled state.
The six-point statement was released at the party’s second conference being held in Tachilek, Shan State in eastern Myanmar, beginning January 2.
SNDP is holding its three-day second conference to adopt policies geared at winning in the 2015 general elections.
In the statement, the party also urged both the government and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) to immediately stop the war in the northern state of Kachin. Another point stated that SNDP would try its utmost for the emergence of a genuine federal union.
The party strongly urged the central government and all stakeholders to implement a peace process immediately and serve as good legacy.
In the statement, SNDP vowed to cooperate with all national races parties in protecting the rights of ethnic minorities while it said proportional representation was unacceptable in the 2015 elections.
SNDP was formed in early April 2010 and its registration was approved on 26 May 2010 by the Election Commission.
At the conference, the party contributed 600,000 kyats (US$685) to war refugee camps in Kachin State.