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The Myanmar government establishes a new peace organization
Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's State Councillor, on Monday heralded the establishment of a new governmental peace organization known as the National Reconciliation and the Peace Center (NRPC) to speed up preparation for a large international peacemaking event scheduled for July, an officer who participated in the gathering said. State Counselor's Office Secretary Kyaw Tint Swe will supervise the new peacemaking group replacing the Myanmar Peace Center (MPC) to prepare for a "Panglong 21 st cent. conference", said MPC Sr. adviser Hla Maung Shwe.
In February 1947, Aung San Suu Kyi's ancestor, General Aung San, conducted conversations known as the Panglong meeting to give the Shan, Kachin and Chin indigenous minority groups independence when he was T. However, the July 1947 murder of Aung San stopped the agreement reached at the meeting from taking effect, and many communities took up arms in decade-long battles against the federal government.
Ms Aung San Suu Kyi, who is also Secretary of State and Secretary of the Presidential Office, made this statement during a visit to Naypyidaw, where she also said that two sub-committees would be set up - one for the civilian populations that last October ratified a national cease-fire accord (NCA) and one for those who did not, said Hla Maung Shwe.
"The present government has the benefit of working for freedom and we see that things will get better," he said. Myanmar's de facto ruler Aung San Suu Kyi has made international peacemaking and the achievement of a nationwide consensus between the country's military and various groups of rebels, as well as between the groups themselves, a government policy under the leadership of her NLD (National League for Democracy) group.
Fifty-eight gunmen subscribed to the NCA with the former military-backed government, but others declined to join or were expelled because of continued Myanmar militia hostility. MPCs, which provided the majority of their funds from outside sources, provided technological assistance to the CPA. At the beginning of May, the eight civilian populations that sign the NCA had an informal meeting with the new Myanmar government commissioner for international relations, Tin Myo Win, to review their positions on the Middle East and Myanmar Middle East conflict and on the reform of the Union's Joint Committee for a peaceful dialog, a 48-member committee set up last November to facilitate the implementation of the government's policy dialogues with civilian and civilian populations.