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According to the report of Chinese newspaper in golden phoenix,特快资讯 Myanmar on November 30th, on November 29th, two Shan ethnic armed forces issued a joint statement announcing a ceasefire. These two folk weapons are Shan State Reconstruction Committee (RCSS) and Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP).
According to the joint statement, according to the wishes of the people and monks in Shan State, both sides agreed to cease fire. It is reported that on the same day, three representatives of SSPP headquarters and four representatives of RCSS headquarters held talks and announced their formal agreement to the ceasefire.
It is reported that in recent days, the two armed forces RCSS and SSPP have been exchanging fire. There have been ambushes and shootings on both sides.
"We two groups, busy for a long time, then the two sides began to exchange fire. The people of Shan State are suffering from the fighting between two groups. The disaster of war is really unpleasant. People and monks have asked whether they can coordinate with each other. To this end, according to the wishes of the people and monks in Shan State, the two sides agreed to cease fire. " RCSS Lieutenant Colonel Vunk said.
It is understood that at present, although RCSS and SSPP have declared a ceasefire, the fighting between the National Defence Force and other civil defence forces and the People's Defence Force is still going on.
Myanmar is a multi-ethnic country, with more than 100 ethnic groups, large and small, and about one third of Myanmar's national population of 54.58 million (statistics in April 2020) are ethnic minorities.
In January 1947, Myanmar, under the leadership of General Aung San Suu Kyi (the father of Aung San Suu Kyi), broke away from British colonization and became an independent country. In February of the same year, leaders of the Burmese, Kachin and Shan nationalities held a meeting in Binlong Town of Shan State and signed the panglong agreement.
However, shortly after independence, the contradiction between the central government and local ethnic minorities intensified, resulting in the long-term existence of dozens of ethnic minority armed forces. Successive governments in Myanmar have tried to solve ethnic problems by force or peace talks, but they have not been able to completely end the civil war and achieve national peace, resulting in wars in many ethnic minority areas along the border for many years.