Disappointment as Kachin parties refuse to cooperate
A committee comprised of Kachin concerned about next year's national election has issued a statement lamenting the refusal of Kachin political parties to cooperate with each other. The statement by the group whose name translates into English as the “The Committee of Public Voice for the Unity of all Kachin parties” warned that by refusing to cooperate the Kachin parties are doomed to cancel each other out, thus aiding the ruling party.
While the Kachin Democratic Party (KDP), the Kachin State Democracy Party (KSDP) and the Kachin State National Congress for Democracy (KNCD) party held a meeting on December 19th in Myitkyina, the Kachin state capital, about future possible cooperation and or merging, the meeting ended without agreement.
“We believe, all Kachin political parties were formed for the same purpose to serve people not for themselves, so they should listen and do what people wish,” said the statement.