September 22, 2017

Tatmadaw requests to avoid acts which can damage JMC-U image

By Ye Khaung Nyunt
The 11th meeting of the Union Joint Monitoring Committee -JMC-U  kicked off at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Yangon yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, Lt-Gen Yar Pyai, Chairman of JMC-U requested participants of the meeting to avoid actions which can damage the image of JMC-U.
“We heard some accusations of the Tatmadaw of using JMC-U to put pressure on ethnic armed groups. JMC-U’s decisions are based on unanimous approval. Therefore, I would like to request all to avoid any action which can damage the image of JMC-U” said Lt-Gen Yar Pyai.
Vice-Chairman (1) , JMC , General Saw Isaac Poe said “We all accepted that the cause of conflict is the political issue. So, we have to solve this issue politically.
We signed NCA to lead the political dialogue and follow the NCA Guidelines. Although the peace process is slow and steady, we keep trust in each other. I am very impressive for enabling to form the JMC-S, JMC-U and JMC-L. The implementation of JMC process is very important
During the three day meeting, the military, government and civil societies also discussed on the draft of JMC’s performance on the internally displaced persons, Local civilian monitoring issue, forming of JMC-L, initial report of UN Technical Needs Assessment (TNA), demarcation, demining and the draft of the term of the reference of the JMC support platform.

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