Any of the fake peace as the agreed peace process that Myanmar government implementing is only in document and unsatisfied to them, said Mar Khu Ei Chit Tun, the person in-charge from Central Committee Central Political Department, Karenni Nationalities People’s Liberation Front (KNPLF).
“For us, this so-called peace is very important to us. We, however, don’t want this peace, the faked peace. We would not be satisfied with this peace if it is only written on paper with no desire. Thus, we still could not call it ‘peace’.” he says.
It also says, regarding to peace, they are urging to move under the way which is appropriate with the peace situation of the state, the related government groups, ethnic armed groups, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
The main problems encountering within Kayah State are politics, social issues, arm conflicts and farmer issues.
The Deputy Commissioner of Youth Department, Alin, analyzed that by looking at these issues, currently Kayah (Karenni) State still could not have peace; however, the people might get the rights to belong their properties if the state has real peace.
“Indeed, if we get the real peace, we also might want to stay happily with our own land and family. As we have freedom of movement and property rights to our lands, tradition and customs, culture, that is… if we get peace, we would belong to it.” he said.
Mar Khu Ei Chit Tun again says Kayah State is rich of natural resources, and if the state could have the real peace, the citizens would also have the rights.
“If we get the real peace, there will be many rights for our people. We have rich natural resources. Thus, if we manage it by ourselves, it is already enough for us. No one even need to support us. I feel we fully deserve those rights.” he said.
The lack of freedom of speech, freedom of movement, and dilemmas onto the citizens are because we still could not have peace.
(KNPLF) is led by U Sandar and U Tun Kyaw and split from Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) on 1978. Then they did ceasefire deal with Myanmar military government on May 1994 and became border guard force.