Burma: EU must declare it won’t recognize junta’s planned 2010 election and its results
25 April 2010
Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) calls for European Union (EU) to declare that “It won’t recognize junta’s planned election in 2010 and its results”.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy (NLD) decided unanimously on 29 March 2010 to boycott the junta’s planned sham 2010 election due to its unfair electoral laws.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi led NLD, unanimous victor of 1990 election, stands firmly on “Shew-Gone-Daing” declaration of which all four main principals are equally important that needs to place in order to have true national reconciliation in Burma.
Without the participation of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, without the participation of National League for Democracy (NLD), and without the participation of 1990 election winning parties, junta’s planned election in 2010 is clearly not creditable.
The very military regime held the election in 1990 pledging that they will transfer the power to the election wining party. The junta’s Law No.14/89, "Pyithu Hluttaw Election Law," states clearly in Chapter 3 Section 3 that the "Hluttaw (Assembly) shall be formed with the Hluttaw representatives who have been elected.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy (NLD) won landslide victory. Instead of honouring 1990 election result, junta put Daw Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest and suppressing on the dissidents intensified. During their reign of terror, people of Burma are suffering tremendously.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi once said that: “The results of these elections will remain valid until such time as the Members of Parliament elected in 1990 by the people have had a chance to get together and decide what the next step is going to be. The world has to make certain that the outcome of these elections is honoured”. Even recently she urges the public to uphold “Shwe-Gone-Daing” declaration.
Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) is glad to learn European Union (EU) resolution on Burma which was issued on 11 February 2010 stating that “Elections in 2010 is to justify five decades of military rule and gives the military 25% of the seats in parliament whereas the elections will be based on the army-drafted Constitution which bars Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) from public office” and it also noted that “Under the present conditions they cannot be considered free and democratic, in particular, the ban on Aung San Sui Kyi standing as a candidate”.
Junta fails to implement 1990 election result until today and unilaterally adopted 2008 constitution to entrench military rule in Burma. The essence of planning to hold election in 2010 is “to nullify 1990 election results, to legitimise military rule in Burma and to exclude Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and political activists in the Burma political process”.
“I would like to affirm here that there is no room for genuine democratic change in Burma due to junta’s planned 2010 election so that all the justice loving countries should avoid any action glorifying it”, said Myo Thein, the Director of Burma Democratic Concern (BDC).
For more information please contact Myo Thein, the Director of Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) at 00-44-78 7788 2386 or 00-44-20 8493 9137.