All
 

 

Just in:  

You are here: Home»World»Southeast Asia»Myanmar mediators urge Suu Kyi help in Kachin war

Suu-Kyi 400YANGON: Mediators trying to broker a peace deal between the military and ethnic minority rebels in northern Myanmar on Saturday appealed to Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to help end the bloody conflict.

 

The military's use of air strikes against the rebels has stoked international concerns about a civil war that has overshadowed widely praised political reforms seen since the end of junta rule in 2011.

 

"Aung San Suu Kyi also has responsibility to implement ethnic peace," Yup Zaw Hkaung, a local businessman and peace negotiator in the Kachin state capital Myitkyina, told AFP by telephone.

 

"When she came to Kachin State to campaign for votes, she talked about peace. She cannot abandon Kachin," he said, adding that neither the opposition leader nor President Thein Sein had replied to letters asking for help.

 

"The fighting has been escalating," Yup Zaw Hkaung said.

 

"We are urging dialogue as soon as possible. People are in big trouble."

 

He said his Peace Creation Group, a mediation team formed with three other local businessmen, wanted to meet Thein Sein face-to-face to discuss the conflict with the former general, whose office said in December 2011 he had ordered an end to military offensives against the rebels.

 

"As air strikes with jets have been used in the attacks, hatred between the two sides could be growing," Yup Zaw Hkaung said. "We assume that the military is fighting based on the decision of the union government."

 

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013


 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,424.85 1.00
Arrow Nasdaq 4,086.23 1.29
Arrow S&P 1,862.31 1.05
Arrow FTSE 6,584.17 0.65
Arrow DAX 9,317.82 1.57
Arrow CAC-40 4,405.66 1.39
Arrow Nikkei 14,417.68 3.01
Arrow H.Seng 22,696.01 0.11
Arrow Sensex 22,277.23 0.92





where to buy

cheap wedding dresses

online - weddingdresstrend.com

Buy cheap Nike Mercurials cleats at mercurialscleats.com
cheap wedding dresses on SiteSteer.com - Best Online Wedding Store


Banking Review 2013


Buy direct from

China free shipping trade platform

Annual2012/13
Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
MonthlyFebruary
Trade Balance $-1.433 bln
Exports $2.167 bln
Imports $3.600 bln
WeeklyApril 14, 2014
Reserves $9.713 bln