December 13, 2017

JMC-U to send Verification Teams to Shan State

The 11th meeting of the Union Joint Monitoring Committee held in Yangon.  Photo: Phoe Htaung

Union Joint Monitoring Committee-JMC-U will send its verification teams to Shan State before September to probe into killing of a militia leader and two armed clashes between the Tatmadaw and Restoration Council of Shan State-RCSS in Mongpyin.
The decision comes at its three-day meeting starting on 3rd July in Yangon.
At the 11th meeting, participants discussed several issues including formation of Verification Teams, Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs and works of the state-level Joint Monitoring Committees-JMC-S.
Local-level Joint Monitoring Committees-JMC-L has been formed in Langkho, and further committees will be formed in Papun and Bawkali in Kayin State before August, according to participants of the meeting.
The participants approved two parts of SOP: how the international organizations can help and can cooperate with JMC and directives for making relations between JMC and international organizations.
“We also discussed the issue related with the internally displaced persons. The three groups in the JMC agreed to observe the rehabilitation and resettlement of IDPs and will discuss works for joint coordination teams in next meetings,” said Daw Hsai Pan, the executive director of the technical supporting committee of the JMC.—Ye Khaung Nyunt

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