United Nations must enforce military Junta to honour the 1990 election result now, not another 2010 election in Burma
BDC -27 March 2008-Press Release
Burma Democratic Concern today called for United Nations to change their stand on Burma. They must have the clear vision. Military Regime declared to hold the referendum in May 2008. The regime manipulated the international community and misled by declaring the new election which will be taken place in 2010. United Nations seem to deem its vision on Burma by asking for inclusive 2010 election and transparent 2008 referendum.
“If this country is to achieve genuine democracy, the result of the elections of 1990 must be recognized. It must be recognized by the military regime, as it has been recognized by the people, and by the world at large. It is through this recognition that we will be able to make genuine progress in Burma. The results of the 1990 General Elections must be implemented is a resolution already taken by the United Nations. We already know that the General Assembly of the United Nations has accepted the notion that the will of the people has been expressed in the 1990 General Elections. This is something we cannot abandon. It will be to the detriment of our country if after an election has been held the results are not honoured and we do not resist attempts to trivialise it", once Daw Aung San Suu Kyi insisted.
A tremendous responsibility rests upon the United Nations Organisation to a far better end, and we are looking for a more positive and bolder lead of the United Nations. "The military regime is clearly ignoring the results of the 1990 elections and now it is questionable that United Nations is following their footstep" said Myo Thein, director of Burma Democratic Concern in United Kingdom.
"People show their destiny, their will and sacrifice their lives. How many more lives need to sacrifice to take serious action on Burma? United Nations must enforce the military regime to recognize the 1990 election results and take action on it now "added Khin Maung Win, the director of Burma Democratic Concern in United States.
United Nations must push military regime to do time-bound genuine dialogue and press to transfer the power to NLD which won the election. "The Burma situation is like the circle, we need to break the chain and start the new era" said Kyaw Lin Oo, the director of Burma Democratic Concern in Thailand.
Burma Democratic Concern is calling for the United Nations to enforce the Junta to honour the 1990 election results and start taking action on it now rather than following the footstep of the military Junta.