Tatmadaw MP Major General Kyaw San Lin told the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) that the National Defence and Security Council should be convened to declare three members of the Northern Alliance as terrorist organisations.
They include the Arakan Army, which has been fighting government forces in Rakhine and Chin states since last year, the Ta’ang National Liberation Army, and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, which are fighting government forces in Shan State.
The three, along with the Kachin Independence Army comprise the alliance, which has not signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA).
Talks between the government and alliance were suspended indefinitely after their last meeting in Kyaingtong in Shan on September 17.
Maj Gen Kyaw San Lin also sought reinstatement of the Guest Registration Law, which requires people to register with local authorities if they are not residents.
“The National Defence and Security Council should meet to declare three Northern Alliance groups as terrorists, and the Guest Registration Law should be enforced again so that we could easily identify insurgents in villages and towns,” he said.
The council needs to define who is responsible for the security of Rakhine and northern Shan states, which are the two most restive areas in the country, he said.
“If we want to establish a federal democratic union, we need to have stability in the country,” he added.
“Security threats in a region or state could delay implementation of the democratic federal system,” he said.
FROM : MYANMAR TIMES