By Mizzima / 14 December 2016
The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), a coalition of armed ethnic groups that did not sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, have called again on the NLD-led Government to make the peace process all-inclusive.
In the statement, issued on 13 December, the UNFC says ‘. . . it necessary to create a good environment in which peaceful dialogue and negotiation can be held and arrange for all-inclusiveness, for the establishment of a genuine democratic federal union. With this statement, we would like to inform that our UNFC, will continue to stand for all-inclusiveness, seek dialogue with the government, and endeavour for the people and the international community to be able to help and support the process.’
The UNFC includes among its membership organisations which have formed the Northern Alliance – Burma (NA-B) which is currently fighting the Myanmar Army in Shan State. In the alliance, three of the groups, the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), the Arakan Army (AA), and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) have been excluded from the peace process.