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Published on Friday, 18 January 2013 16:10
Parliament’s Lower House swiftly approved an urgent motion introduced today to end the conflict in Kachin State.
It was submitted by Daw Dwe Bu, MP for the northern state’s Ingyanyan Constituency, where fighting between government troops and Kachin Independence Army has displaced more than 100,000 people.
The MP called on the government and parliamentary committees to immediately end the conflict and start peace talks.
Stressing the urgency of the matter, Lower House Speaker Thura Shwe Mann called for a vote without seeking a debate first. "Parliament will make its ruling on the proposal without seeking discussions as it is vital for the country," he said.
All MPs voted to approve the motion.