Civil society groups demand end to fighting in Myanmar’s Shan and Kachin states

By Mizzima
20 October 2016
Civil society groups demand end to fighting in Myanmar’s Shan and Kachin states
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Regional civil society organizations said on Wednesday that ongoing conflicts between the government military and armed ethnic groups in Shan and Kachin states have hurt Myanmar’s fragile peace process and imposed hardship on residents there, RFA reported on 20 October.
The CSOs held a news conference in Yangon to explain what they discussed about the fighting in Shan and Kachin states and the status of the peace talks at a forum they attended on Monday. At the forum, representatives from 90 CSOs had also discussed the situation of people displaced by ongoing hostilities.
The CSOs have also demanded the suspension of large investments in the states and of all business involved in natural resources, until there is peace throughout the country, the report said.