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NSCN (K) heading for a split

By Correspondent

DIMAPUR, July 29 - The Myanmar-based NSCN (K) seemed to be heading for a split with a group of its cadres holding a plenary meeting on Tuesday to remove incumbent �chairman� Yung Aung from his post.

At the meeting, chaired by pro-tem speaker of the group self-styled Lt Gen Niki Sumi, the entire civil and military wings unanimously resolved to appoint self-styled Lt Gen (rtd) Nyemlang Konyak Naga as the chairman and Starson Iamkang Naga as general secretary/ato kilonser (prime minister) of the outfit, the in-charge of the ministry of information and publicity of the outfit, Nikato Pilot Sumi, said in a release on Wednesday. It futher said these appointments were �mandated� and �necessitated� as Yung Aung has acted in direct contravention of the provisions of the �Yehzabo� (constitution) of outfit. It said Aung, without any consultation or meetings with concerned officials of the NSCN/GPRN, clandestinely established relationship and connived with the NSCN (I-M).

In a tit-for-tat action, the Yung Aung faction of the outfit on Wednesday expelled Niki Sumi, Nyemlang Konyak Naga and Starson Iamkang Naga for organising �illegal meetings� without authorisation from the party, failing to report to the council headquarters despite repeated callings, heavy misappropriation of party funds and encouraging and spreading �divisive policies�.

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