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Statement on Current Situation and Notification Allowing Political Parties to Resume Election Campaign

By Restoration Council of Shan State  •  October 1, 2015

1.On 16 September 2015, the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) issued a notification to political parties to suspend their election campaign in some areas under its control because there were armed conflicts going on at the time. Concerning this, the explanation about the current situation is as follows.

2.On 30 September 2015 at 09:30 a.m., officers from the Liaison Office of RCSS (Kho Lam town) met and discussed with the commander of Central-Eastern Military Command, Maj. Gen. Win Min Htun, in Kun Hing town, resulting in the following agreements: The Burma army will control its troops so that there are no recurrence of armed clashes in the areas under RCSS control; both sides will control their troops to prevent armed conflict and maintain peace in their respective areas; with regard to some disputed territories, both sides will try to engage in dialogue to peacefully solve the problems.

3.As the commander of Central-Eastern Military Command, Maj. Gen. Win Min Htun, has officially agreed on the above-mentioned points, RCSS is convinced that the Burma army will uphold the agreements as promised. Therefore, representatives of political parties and individuals are notified, from the date of the issuance of this statement, 01 October 2015, onwards, they can resume their election campaign activities freely in the said areas by informing the officials at the RCSS Liaison Office.

Download the statement in English here.

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