News - IMNA
Written by Loa Htaw
Tuesday, 08 August 2006
Burmese ethnic cease-fire group, the New Mon State Party (NMSP) has again reiterated its demand to the junta to start a tripartite dialogue on the 59th Mon revolution day despite its cease-fire agreement with the regime. The NMSP signed a cease-fire agreement with the junta in 1995 but wants to have a tripartite dialogue for a solution to the country’s political problems.
The NMSP believes that without a tripartite dialogue between ethnic groups, the National League for Democracy (NLD), and the military government, the country’s political stalemate cannot be resolved. “We have been demanding a tripartite dialogue and will keep demanding it again and again. If tripartite talks begin, the situation will improve soon” said NMSP liaison officer Nai Ong Ma-nge. “The situation today is dependent on the government. If it wants peace today, we will get it today” he added. Mon people both in the country and abroad, celebrated the Mon revolution day which falls on the same day as the Burma uprising day on August 8, 1988. The Mon Canadian community also celebrated the anniversary of the revolution day on Sunday and urged in a statement to keep struggling until they get back their own state. Moreover the residents in Mon State also celebrated the revolution day inside Mon State. Mon revolution began for the realization of ethnic rights. Mon people believe, even though Burma will gain democracy, the revolution will not end unless they get their rights.