By Kantarawaddy Times
U Aung San Myint, the chair of the Karenni State Consultative Council (KSCC), announced plans to form an administration council by March, having already appointed a chair and vice-chair for the new initiative.
“Now we’re discussing how to establish the Karenni State Administration Council (KSAC), what are the challenges and what do we need to do. We need to appoint the right person for the right position, then we can start implementing it effectively,” he told Kantarawaddy Times.
The KSCC was formed on 9 April 2021, but the National League for Democracy withdrew from the coalition, as did the Kayan New Land Party and the Karenni Nationalities People’s Liberation Front. The latter two became Border Guard Forces under the regime.
Aung San Myint says the KSCC will draw up a strategy and work plan after the KSAC is formed.
KSCC held its first annual meeting at the end of January, attended by members from 6 organisations. During the meeting, 11 KSCC members were appointed and 7 central executive members were elected from this group.
Aung San Myint said after demanding “self-determination” for more than 70 years, they’ll now start to implement it for themselves and the formation of KSAC will be an exercise in federalism for Karenni State.
“This means that we aren’t leaving the Union—we’re starting to use our federal rights in this Union.”