AUNG San Suu Kyi stressed the need for āgenuine peaceā in the wake of continued fighting in Myanmarās Kachin state.
āEveryone wants to live in peace. First, we must be free from fear. We should not have fear when we wake up in the morning or at night when we go to bed,ā she told thousands of supporters in Myitkyina on the second day of a visit to the war-torn state on February 24.
Campaigning for her National League for Democracy (NLD), she said she was concerned about the fighting.
āIn Kachin state, it is a problem that there is no peace right now. We must consider why we donāt have peace, donāt trust each other and donāt respect each other,ā she said.
āWe donāt trust and respect one another because we are not open and honest to one another.ā
Amid fighting between government troops and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) since June 2011, more than 50,000 people have been displaced and are taking shelter in Kachin State and China border areas.
Report from ucanews.com