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Myanmar Opposition Nld Members Re
- Subject: Myanmar Opposition Nld Members Re
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- Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 21:24:00
Subject: Myanmar Opposition Nld Members Resign: Newspaper
Myanmar Opposition Nld
Members Resign: Newspaper
YANGON (Nov. 9) XINHUA - A total of 68 members of three
branches of Myanmar's opposition National League for
Democracy (NLD) have
resigned and two branches of the group dissolved recently,
the official New
Light of Myanmar newspaper reported Monday.
The NLD members, who resigned "out of their own volition
since they had no
desire to carry out political activities of the NLD," are
from Thanbyuzayat in
Mon state, Myitkyina in Kachin state and Sittway in Rakhine
state, the report
The NLD members respectively presented their resignations to
Multi-Party Democracy Election Commission offices.
The report added that the number of NLD members has been
considerably due to member deaths, resignations and other
The NLD headquarters based in Yangon, however, said last
Saturday in a
statement that "it could not accept the dissolution (of the
branches) at all," adding
that "as a branch of the party, it has no right to do so
without the knowledge of
the Central Headquarters."
The statement added that the members' resignation goes
against the Political
Parties Registration Law issued by the authorities concerned.
The resignation of the NLD members and the dissolution of
the branches came
after a series of government-organized "mass rallies" across
the country against
the NLD and its leadership, especially Aung San Suu Kyi, the
The NLD said that the authorities were "illegally" using the
people from all walks
of life who are under "pressure" to express "the people's
desire," and created
further political confusion.
It also stressed that it reserves the right to organize
similar mass rallies to present
facts on the current situation in Myanmar as a legal
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