16 March 2010
Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) warmly welcomes PM Gordon Brown calls for an urgent UN meeting.
The PM said: “Burma has ignored the demands of the UN Security Council, the UN Secretary General, the US, EU and its own neighbours by imposing restrictive and unfair terms on elections. The targeting of Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD is particularly vindictive and callous. I have today written to the UN Secretary General to call for an urgent meeting in New York to discuss these developments”.
Myo Thein, the Director at the Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) said “We are very encouraged to learn Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s support for democratization of Burma. He plays leading role in supporting Burma democracy movement. Mr Brown takes timely action calling for the UN urgent meeting; I hope it will send the clear message to repressive regime in Burma that the world is ready to stand by with oppressed people of Burma and (Daw) Aung San Suu Kyi. Mr Brown is the hero for democratization of Burma”.
The PM calls for the urgent UN meeting follows after Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) on 11 March 2010 calls for United Nations Security Council to convene emergency meeting. You can see the PM statement at http://www.number10.gov.uk/Page22826 and Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) press statement at http://bdcburma.org/Statements.asp?Id=78
The recent so-called electoral laws show clearly that ruling junta doesn’t have the will to see national reconciliation in Burma. UNSC must take pro-active action decisively and collectively in order to intervene Burma crisis so as to avoid total devastating in Burma. Now Burma democratic and ethnics’ leaders are calling for to form “Interim Government” led by Aung San Suu Kyi and elected MPs of 1990 election.
“If should Aung San Suu Kyi led “Interim Government” be formed the world must be ready to recognize them as the legitimate government of Burma”, added Myo Thein.
For more information please contact Myo Thein, the Director at the Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) on 00-44-78 7788 2386 or 00-44-20 8493 9137.