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Holding it Together — JMC-U to penalise NCA violators

Union Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC-U) holds a third-day meeting, seeking ways to prevent further clashes. Photo: Ye Kaung Nyunt
Union Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC-U) holds a third-day meeting, seeking ways to prevent further clashes. Photo: Ye Kaung Nyunt

The Union Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC-U), responsible for ensuring the fulfilment of the nationwide ceasefire agreement, issued a press release following its three-day event at the Myanmar Peace Centre in Yangon yesterday.
Representatives from the government, the eight signatory ethnic armed groups and civil society groups gathered in Yangon from 22 to 24 February and agreed to seek ways to prevent further clashes, referring to developments in the aftermath of the nationwide ceasefire agreement signed on 15 October last year, particularly the clashes between the RCSS/SSA and TNLA in northern Shan State, which have displaced nearly 4,000 people.
Both sides of the nationwide ceasefire agreement, the government and the ethnic armed organisations, are required to make their members at all levels aware of the impact the clashes might have on the lives of citizens and their property.
The committee reserves the right to take action against any party responsible for further clashes, the joint statement said.
All members of the Union Joint Monitoring Committee have pledged to remain steadfast in the peace process and add new momentum to the restoration of lasting peace.—GNLM

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