Unifying Voice Needed For Chin People, Says CNF
18 August 2010: In its recent statement released on 13 August 2010, the Chin National Front (CNF) urged all the Chin institutional bodies to engage and collaborate in whatever way they can as one unifying voice that represents the Chin people as a whole.
The statement made by a combined meeting of the fourth party conference and the second Central Committee of CNF also stressed: “We have come to the most important time of our revolutionary movement. Clearly understanding the fact that what we have been struggling for is for the Chin people, we call on all political, economic, cultural, social and religious organisations to play our own roles in whatever we can as a whole.”
At the eight-day long meeting, the CNF said of its renewed rejection of each point of the SPDC’s seven-step roadmap to democracy and re-affirmed its opposition against the 2010 General Election planned in accordance with the so-called roadmap.
And it also urged that the Chin political parties, whether collectively or individually formed, should strive to serve the people should they participate in the 2010 General Election.
The statement welcomed and encouraged the development activities initiated by the local people in their respective areas of Chin State and called upon Chin communities and individuals worldwide and international organisations to continue their efforts in contributing for the people.
With aims of arranging a wider attendance by people from different backgrounds and institutions, the meeting agreed to convene a conference within a year.
Formed on 20 March 1988, the Chin National Front (CNF) is dedicated to securing the self-determination of the Chin people, to restoring democracy, and to establishing the federal Union of Burma.
The meeting was held on the India-Burmese border on 6-13 August 2010.
Van Biak Thang