Zin Mar Aung, a member of the National Assembly Representative Committee (CRPH), which was established by the anti-coup deputies to bring back the civilian government, told the Myanmar Now news website that they met with ethnic armed groups to establish an armed force to protect the people from the junta. We are continuing the negotiations with the related parties. ” said.
Aung stated that they discussed this issue with political parties and protest groups opposing the coup, as well as ethnic armed groups, “We are discussing how we can act in unity in the face of the current situation. The responses we have received are extremely positive.” he spoke.
Emphasizing that the committee no longer regards ethnic armed groups as terrorists, Aung said, “We thank all the ethnic armed groups who have decided to act together with the people of Myanmar to act together against the junta.” used the expression.
Aung stated that there were soldiers in the Myanmar army who did not want to point weapons at their own people, and called on conscientious soldiers to stand against the junta.
“27 MARCH MAY BE THE TURNING POINT”
Keren Khin, one of the organizers of the protests, said armed groups representing the Karen and Kachin ethnic groups have given open support to the protesters so far. “Before the coup, the Tatmadaw (Myanmar army) was the only official armed group in the country. When Tatmadaw betrayed us by a coup, some of the ethnic armed groups told the CRPH that they could protect the protesters. Now the CRPH is trying to formalize it by establishing an army with groups that are with the people.” . ” said.
Khin stated that this way, protesters could also join the armed resistance against the junta.
Saying that it is no use waiting for foreign intervention to save Myanmar from the crisis, Khin said, “The people now think that the only solution against the junta is armed resistance. The Armed Forces Day on 27 March may be the turning point for the resistance of the people.” used the expressions.
MILITARY COUP IN MYANMAR
The Myanmar army seized the administration on February 1, after the allegations of fraud in the November 8, 2020 elections and the rise of political tension in the country.
The army detained many officials and ruling party leaders, including the country’s de facto leader and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Çii, and declared a state of emergency for a year.
Turkey has condemned the coup, the various reactions and criticism from Western countries for blow had come.
The people of Myanmar started demonstrations on February 6 demanding a return to democracy. Approximately 250 demonstrators lost their lives during the armed interventions of the security forces, and nearly 2000 people are under arrest.
While large-scale demonstrations continue in the country, high-ranking government officials in custody continue to be tried in a military court.