Political parties call for Intervention by NDSC

30 November 2016
Political parties call for Intervention by NDSC
Myanmar Army in Northern Shan State. Photo: State Counsellor Office Information Committee

The Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and 12 other political parties have called for a meeting of the country’s National Defense and Security Council (NDSC) over the government’s handling of the crisis in the northern part of Rakhine state, RFA reported on 29 November.
The joint declaration signed by the USDP and other smaller political parties noted that the security council (NDSC) should hold a meeting on the situation in conflict-wracked Rakhine State because the country’s territorial sovereignty is at stake.
The declaration also said that renewed fighting between ethnic armed groups and the Myanmar army in northern Shan state, the recent explosions of three handmade bombs in a Yangon supermarket, rising crime throughout the country, and the stalled national peace process had created a general crisis which forced the military to take action.