The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issued a statement on 8 October appealing for an end to conflict in Thandwe and throughout Rakhine State. The international organization went on to warn that if an end is not put to the violence, there could be “negative repercussions for all of Myanmar’s children.”
United Wa State Party (UWSP) spokesman Aung Myint said that they have made an agreement with the government to take census in Wa controlled area in early April next year so that people can have national identity card.
The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and Mone Dane Par residents have reported that the clashes between the Kachin Independence Army(KIA)and governmental forcesin Man Si Township, Ba Maw District, continued to rage untilfinally ceasing on the morning of 1 October.
Local residents from four States and Divisions through which the Kyaukphyu-Kunming gas pipeline traverses have told Mizzima they want the transport of gas suspended until an acceptable peace is worked out between ethnic armed groups and the government.