Statement seeking opinion and suggestions October 20, 2011

To Members of Restoration Council of the Shan State (RCSS) Shan State people, and Buddhist monks, all the patriots Subject: Seeking opinion and suggestions on nationwide ceasefire

With regard to president U Thein Sein’s call for a nationwide ceasefire (announcement No.1/2011) officially announced on 18 August 2011, Restoration Council of Shan State is now seeking your opinion and suggestions as follow. 1. With regard to the nationwide ceasefire that the Thein Sein government wants to achieve with all the ethnics as announced, what opinion do the members of RCSS, Shan State people and the Buddhist monks – all our patriots have? 2. With regard to the nationwide ceasefire announcement, there is a chance for Thein Sein government and RCSS to meet for negotiation. If the members of RCSS, Shan State people and our Buddhist monks have opinion or suggestions, you can address them to us through the address given below. Sai Lao Hseng: Sai Hseng Murng: Email:       Tel: 086 912 4104 Tel: 089 266 3507 rcss.ssa@gmail.com

P.O Box 52 Phrasing P.O Chiangmai 50205 Thailand

Central Executive Committee Restoration Council of the Shan State