“The CNF criticized the Burmese junta not only for it’s illegal plan to add parts of Chin state to the Sagaing division but said the regime will have to take responsibility for the fall out,” a CNF statement on May 6 said.
CNF in its statement urged the Chin nationals from outside and inside Burma to oppose the Burmese military regime’s plan to add parts of Chin territory to Sagaing division.
Nay Pyi Daw, the capital of Burma’s delegate U Aung Myo Nyunt led a team comprising of staff of the survey department office from Sagaing division and Chin to demarcate the boundary of Chin state and Sagaing division between March 27 to April 4.
The draft demarcation map was said to have shown that some part of Chin state known as Khai Kam, Mai Nuai, Tan Zang, Zo Zang, Zo Nuam Zang, Kim Lai and Dim Zang village are being included into Sagaing division without the consent of the people of Chin state.
If the draft demarcation is approved, the junta will include Kalay or Khai Kam University in Khai Kam village in Chin state into Kalay town in Sagaing division.
Moreover, approximately around 8,000 acres of farmland, teak forests and Gulu mual called ‘Mwe Taung’ nickel and chromium mining areas will be included in Sagaing division.
In response to the illegal move by the regime to encroach its territory, village heads from the so called “to be excluded villages” wrote a complaint letter to Nay Pyi Daw on April 3. The letter called on the regime to take action against the group that is changing the boundary.
So far, there is no response from the military brass in Nay Phi Daw.
CNF also praised the people of Khai Kam, Mai Nuai, Tan Zang, Zo Zang, Zo Nuam Zang, Kim Lai and Dim Zang villages for their fearlessness in confronting the injustice of the regime.
CNF described the present Burmese military authorities as illegitimate because it had grabbed state power in a coup in 1988. – Khonumthung.