LAST WEEK IN NAY PYI TAW
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi met with the seven Northern Alliance members, including the United Wa State Army [UWSA], on the side-lines of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference in Nay Pyi Taw on May 26, and discussed the changes the armed groups want to make to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.
During the meeting at her home in Nay Pyi Taw, representatives from the groups gave her a book outlining their political stance.
The Northern Alliance consists of UWSA, Kachin Independence Army (KIA), Ta’ang National Liberation Front/Palaung State Liberation Front (TNLA/PSLF), Arakan Army (AA), Myanmar National Democratic Alliance (MNDAA) or Kokang group, Shan State Progressive Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) and National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA) or Mongla group.
None of the seven member groups signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.