KSCC Determined To Broaden Karenni State Coalition

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By Kantarawaddy Times

The Karenni State Consultative Council (KSCC) will work more closely with the various organisations resisting the Burmese dictatorship, the Karenni State coalition has decided at its first annual meeting from 17 to 20 January.

“One of our future plans is to convince the remaining ethnic armed organisations, individuals and experts to join the KSCC,” said Aung San Myint, the chair of KSCC.

He told Kantarawaddy Times that the KSCC has elected 11 members, including 7 members of the central executive committee while the spokesperson will be decided later.

“We’re are committed to fight against the dictatorship until the end. Some organisations didn’t want to reveal their names for security reasons, although they’re working with us. It’s not the right time to reveal them.”

The KSCC member groups are Karenni National Progressive Party, Karenni Nationalities Defence Force, Karenni Women Organisation, Interim Legislative Team for Karenni State, Karenni State Youth Organisation and Karenni Civil Society Organisation.

Previously, the Kayan New Land Party and the Karenni Nationalities People’s Liberation Front, which have transformed into Border Guard Forces under the military, were part of the coalition, as were some members of the former National League for Democracy government that was deposed during the coup two years ago. At this stage, it’s not clear whether they have left the KSCC, as they didn’t field representatives to the recent meeting.

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