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NLD Statements (English) 2008

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Title: NLD Statement 8/05/08
Date of publication: 06 May 2009
Description/subject: "In addition to the Burmese people's continued daily struggles for food, shelter, and clothing, strong natural disasters like this force people into great distress and desperation. Therefore, the NLD requests that its members cooperate with people in respective areas to clear roads for better transportation, to provide water and fire, to donate medicines and food supplies, to provide healthcare service, and so on, utilizing all available resources including money, materials, and labor...the NLD, on behalf of people, makes a special appeal to the international community, including the Untied Nations, to provide immediate assistance to aid the people of Burma and restore the destroyed infrastructure to end the suffering and plight in Burma as quickly as possible..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: Burmese Junta Sentences NLD Activitists
Date of publication: 24 October 2008
Description/subject: "Win Mya Mya, a well-known pro-democracy activist in Mandalay, and five other members of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) were sentenced to long prison terms on Friday. The court sentenced the six members of the NLD’s Mandalay Division to up to 13 years imprisonment, Nyan Win, an NLD spokesperson, told The Irrawaddy. “Daw Win Mya Mya and U Kan Tun received 12 years, and U Than Lwin who was elected in the 1990 election, received eight years in prison,” he said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League For Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 February 2010


Title: NLD Special Statement 16/09/08
Date of publication: 05 September 2008
Description/subject: "Daw Aung San Suu Kyi presently remains unlawfully detained under the State Protection Law (the Law to Safeguard the State Against the Dangers of Those Desiring to Cause Subversive Acts). The Junta must terminate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention immediately, as her detention violates the Junta’s own law as follows;..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (51K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: National League for Democracy (Liberated Area) News Release
Date of publication: 25 August 2008
Description/subject: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has not accepted any food or visitors for 9 days. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s daily food supply is delivered to her house each day, but the last day Daw Aung San Suu Kyi accepted the food was 15 August 2008. If Daw Aung San Suu Kyi continues to refuse food from her comrades, her health will be of serious concern. Two people living with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi are also refusing food. The international community’s immediate action is necessary. During UN Special Envoy Mr. Ibrahim Gambari’s recent six day visit to Burma, Mr. Gambari met with authorities from the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), diplomats, personnel from SPDC-crony organizations, and leaders from the National League for Democracy (NLD). However, Mr. Gambari did not meet with any top officials from the SPDC or with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League For Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (30.0 KB)
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2010


Title: Special Statement on 20th Anniversary of 88 Uprising
Date of publication: 08 August 2008
Description/subject: "In 1962, a military faction led by the General Ne Win overthrew the democratically elected people’s government in Burma and established state rule as a one party dictatorship. The people of Burma have suffered tremendously as a result of this dictatorial system. Throughout Burma's history, students have initiated a movement for the wellbeing of the people, and this people’s movement has established Burma's historic political milestones. In 1988, led by the students, Burma’s citizens peacefully rose up and protested the one party regime and called for multiparty democracy. However, the new military regime brutally cracked down on these peaceful protests..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League For Democracy (NLD_Liberated Area)
Format/size: pdf (32.4 KB)
Date of entry/update: 20 February 2010


Title: Concerning immediate requirement of the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Date of publication: 25 May 2008
Description/subject: "Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, general secretary of the National League for Democracy, has been under house arrest for exactly 5 years. She was attacked by members of Union Solidarity and Development Association and thugs backed by the military during the massacre near the town Depayin. The massacre took place during an organizational tour on 30th May 2003. Since then, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi had been put under house arrest for the so called reason of “protective custody” under the article 10(b) of the Burma State Protection Law 1975, which permits the authorities to detain a person who is deemed to be “a threat to the sovereignty and security of the State and peace of the people” for up to five years only..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League For Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (25.1 KB)
Date of entry/update: 20 February 2010


Title: National League for Democracy (Liberated Area) News Release (24-May 2008)
Date of publication: 24 May 2008
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League For Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (24.2 KB)
Date of entry/update: 20 February 2010


Title: NLD Statement 10/05/08
Date of publication: 10 May 2008
Description/subject: "The State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) is responsible for safeguarding as well as ensuring the longevity of the lives of the citizens of this country. Presently, the authorities are hampering and obstructing the delivery of assistance from the international community, including the United Nations. As a result, the number of deaths is growing with each passing day. We, therefore, hold the SPDC responsible for the increasing number of deaths as well as for the diminishing security of lives and property in the country..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (32K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 9/05/08
Date of publication: 07 May 2008
Description/subject: "In statement No. 4/2008, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) declared a State of Emergency in Irrawaddy, Yangon, and Pegu Divisions and Karen and Mon States as a result of Cyclone Nargis's devastating destruction on the 2nd and 3rd of May 2008. Because of the storm, hundreds of thousand of people have died and remain missing. The storm caused catastrophic and unprecedented damage of people's property in Burma. Victims and their relatives, including ethnic nationalities, are overwhelmed by their loss. Under these circumstances, people have no desire to vote in the upcoming referendum. However, in spite of the people's plight, authorities adamantly plan to hold the referendum. As authorities neglect people's basic needs and struggles for food, shelter, and clothing, they continue to work with supporting organizations to coerce people to vote â”yes” in the referendum in support of their constitution..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Special Statement No 4/13/08
Date of publication: 02 May 2008
Description/subject: "...All the facts mentioned above indicate that this constitution was written without meeting the fundamental principle of democracy that “State sovereign power should ascend from the people”. Therefore, the NLD has consistently submitted our position papers, criticizing these undemocratic principles, to the National Convention, which we attended between 1993 and 1995..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (45K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 11/04/ 08
Date of publication: 25 April 2008
Description/subject: "Whenever members of the NLD are attacked and abused, authorities never arrest culprits or take appropriate court action in the name of “rule of law.” If they can solve petty crimes in small streets, they are also responsible for being unable to solve the crimes that target the members of the NLD and happen in the main streets in broad daylight. Some of the crimes, which have happened since the State Peace and Development Council announced its call for a nationwide referendum to approve the Draft Constitution, to this day are as follows..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (43K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 7/14/08
Date of publication: 24 April 2008
Description/subject: "The people will vote the “The Draft Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar” in the upcoming referendum on May 10, 2008. From studying it, the referendum law and related procedures, we found there is no freedom and justice from the beginning. ..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (45K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 6/14/ 08
Date of publication: 21 April 2008
Description/subject: "1. The State Peace and Development Council promulgated “The Referendum Law for the Approval of the Draft Constitution of the Republic of Myanmar 2008” on 26 February 2008. 2. Chapter 5, Preparing Voting Rolls, Article 11 (D) of that law states as follows. “The following persons shall not be included in the voting roll..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: Appeal to the People of Burma on the Upcoming Referendum
Date of publication: 02 April 2008
Description/subject: "(1) The draft constitution, which will be put forward to vote in the upcoming referendum, was not written by the elected Peoples' Representatives. (2) It was written unilaterally by the people who were selected by the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). (3) Furthermore, it is not in line with the fundamental principle of democracy that “State sovereign power should ascend from the people” and therefore, it will not guarantee democracy and human rights, which the entire people of Burma are enthusiastically wishing for. (4) The history of our country and of the world proves that no organization that governs the country will last long and be stable without the support of the people. (5) Therefore, we urge the people from all walks of life, ethnic nationalities and organizations to go to the polling stations without fail and to decisively cast a ‘NO’ vote..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (54K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009