Under current system, Arakanese live in poverty despite Rakhine State’s wealth of resources, he says
Too soon for decision on signing NCA, Kachin leader says after FPNCC members meet with state counselor, Army chief
The degree to which the various FPNCC groups will be allowed to participate remains unclear, however.
Three FPNCC members fear the northern grouping will abandon them ahead of next month’s peace talks, but they are unlikely to disarm.
Meeting planned for late April or early May, commission secretary says