CNI News

14 February 2024

The Chin National Front that participates in the Spring Revolution and is fighting against the Tatmadaw is trying to discuss secretly with the Tatmadaw, that was stated by the Zomi Political Combine Committee (ZPCC)/ Zomi Revolution Army (Eastern Command) on 9th February, 2024.

The Chin National Front (CNF) prevented the ZRA from working hand in hand with brotherhood ethnic armed groups in order to build a federal union under the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) government. In the same way, the CNF prevented the ZRA from becoming a member of the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPJDC) as well as a member of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), said in the statement.

Moreover, during the Spring Revolution, the ZRA was prevented from becoming a member of the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) and the ZRA has been blocked in various ways throughout the ages for the Zomi nationalities self-determination and autonomy, the ZPCC/ZRA stated.

While seeing the Chin National Front

" The ZRA (Eastern Command) was attacked in various ways to make the public think that the ZRA (Eastern Command) was supporting the Tatmadaw. However, the CNF is trying to discuss secretly with the Tatmadaw now like in the past when they got in touch with each other and collaborated." said the ZPCC/ZRA.

The CNF is an EAO that has signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) and participated in the Spring Revolution that arose after 1st February 2021 and is fighting against the Tatmadaw.

Lian Hmung Sakhong, vice chairman of the CNF, has taken the responsibility as minister of the National Unity Government and the CNF is training the PDFs. In collaboration with the PDFs, the CNF is fighting against the Tatmadaw, refusing the SAC's invitation for the peace talks.

While seeing the statement by the ZPCC/ZRA

However, the ZPCC/ZRA has accused the CNF is communicating secretly to discuss with the Tatmadaw. Moreover, the ZRA/ZPCC stated that they don't recognize the Chinland Council that was led and formed by the CNF, the Chin State Government and the Chin National Consultative Council as well as the Committee Representing Chin State Hluttaw (CRCH).

So, the Chin State Constitution that was led and drafted by the CNF does not apply at all to the Zogam or Zomi land and Zomi people according to the Zogam Covenant." the ZPCC/ZRA stated.

Although CNI News asked the officials from the CNF about the accusation of the ZPCC/ZRA by phone, there has been no contact with the CNF.