nterview Chinland Defense Force, in Zalen New Media, Myanmar 26 April 2021.
Translated and curated by Myanmar Speak Chin State Reporter.
Q : How many CDF groups are formed by each town in Chin State?
A: There are in Kanpalat (Southern Chin), Mindat (Southern Chin) but not all the towns. In Tedim ( Northern Chin) and Falam (Nothern Chin), they already exist in the new group so we will be allied and the Kalay Myo (Sagaing) also.
Q: Is there CDF in Palatwa ?
A : We already contacted the leaders from Palatwa, our mission is to go with the town based groups like CDF (Hakha), CDF (Thangtalang) and CDF (Matupi). After we formed the headquarter level, different groups will join our CDF. We haven't contacted the Tamu region yet.
The informers who are helping the Military will be categorized with the Red stage, Yellow stage and Black stage.
Q: Will the CDF come with an armed force?
A: We are not an army. But It can be called defensive. If they start to fight us, we will fight back. We just respond to their actions. Both of the Military council troops and Myanmar Police Force are our main priority. The informers who are helping the Military will be categorized with the Red stage, Yellow stage and Black stage. We're gonna arrest and shoot those who are at the Red stage anywhere and anytime. We don’t want to do that but they are making trouble for the CDM staff and their family. If they stay calm, and not bother the CDM-ers and free the detainees, we will also stay quiet.
Q: Is the Chinland Defense Force attending military training?
A : Yes, we are just giving military training to people who are interested in the commandos. We buy with our own money for the arms like M-16, AK and Tue Mee.
Q: On social media, people are commenting on the CDF because they already had the ethinic armed force for Chin state (CNF) .
Q: Why is the CNF Armed Force not enough ?
A: It is not a problem forming different new groups to protect our own regions and cities. The main thing is to care about the unity of Chin people. We will leave our arms after this revolution has ended.
Source Interview Zeden Media