A positive hope for farmer issue after meeting with State Counsellor

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Kantarawaddy Times

Khu Tu Reh, the chairperson of Karenni State Farmer Union, said there was a hope from the negotiation between the Karenni Youth Forces and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Su Kyi although they got no satisfaction on the result of negotiation regarding to the military’s suing onto the farmers.

“41 farmers have been sued and 11 farmers are in prison. The farmers are confronting with 5 articles and there were already 70 cases. Thus, we have presented it, and it is quite sorrowful.
And we also request them to feel pity, understand, and sympathize onto the farmer and they said the will consider on it. So, there is a hope for us in the case of farmer issue” said Khu Tu Reh.

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Su Kyi and seven members of Karenni Youth Forces sat meeting today, the 68th Kayah State Day, in the afternoon at Kayah State Government Department.
In that meeting, we have known that Karenni youth mainly discussed on the prosecution against farmers, the issue of General Aung San Statue, and the (6) claims of Karenni Youth Forces.

Khu Parskwaleh (nickname) Myo Hlaing Win, one of the Karenni Youth who participated in the meeting, said that they did not satisfied with the discussion’s result on Bo Kyote Statue and the (6) claims of Karenni Youth Forces.
He gave his remark related to the meeting that “We assume that there is a hope regarding to farmer issue. We want to remark that we don’t have that much satisfaction onto the issue of Bo Kyote and the claims made by the youths.”

When the meeting was discussing on the issue of Bo Kyote Statue, the State Counsellor said that it is hard for her to solve and interfere into the issue of Bo Kyote Statue as it is her father and family member. Rather than that she suggested to do the negotiation between Union Minister and the Karenni Youth Forces regarding to the issue of statue.

The youths also told that the government responded onto the case of (6) claims requested by the Karenni Youth Forces that they will settle as possible as they can. And those (6) claims are to unite all the youth in Kayah State, to establish a Youth Centre, to support financially to the ethnic youths such as Kayah, Kayan, Kayaw as possible as the state government can, to create job opportunity, to repeal local law under article 188 which was promulgated by state government, and to reconsider and review onto Youth Policy.

We have known that today meeting was conducted with the State Counsellor Daw Aung San Su Kyi, Union Ministers, Prime Minister of Kayah State and responsible persons of state government, and (7) members of the Karenni Youth Forces.

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