Myanmar: Signatories Of NCA Meet, Lofty Ideas But No Clout – Analysis

The ten signatories to the National Cease fire Agreement started a five-day meeting at Chiang Mai from May 14-18 to discuss about the agreement and how to move the peace process forward.

It looks that having been brought into the “bag”, the smaller groups which have unwittingly joined the cease fire agreement without a well thought out agenda are fighting for their relevance in the absence of any progress on the political dialogue.  One member of the group the KNU has already withdrawn from the peace process for all practical purposes. 

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Dr. S.Chandrasekharan