Thursday, 8 April 2010

Burma Interim Government: International Community must be informed

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) today calls for the international community to stand by with the oppressed people of Burma.

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) wholeheartedly welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy (NLD)’s unanimous decision on 29 March 2010, not to re-register to contest junta’s planned sham 2010 election game plan which will be legitimizing military rule in Burma.

The very military regime held the election in 1990 pledging that they will transfer the power to the election wining party. Aung San Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy (NLD) won landslide victory.

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.

Instead of honouring 1990 election result, junta put Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest and suppressing on the dissidents intensified. During their reign of terror, people of Burma are suffering tremendously. Junta never hesitate to use brutal force to repress anyone who opposes their illegitimate rule.

Aung San Suu Kyi officially once said that “That 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”.

Aung San Suu Kyi reaffirmed again the importance of implementing 1990 election result and the necessary practical action taken by international community by saying "Since 1992, the United Nations General Assembly has been passing resolutions on the human rights situation in Burma. But resolutions are not enough. Resolutions should be implemented. We think it is time that the international community took a greater interest in getting the terms of the resolutions implemented".

What is the purpose United Nations standing for if it cannot take effective action decisively rather than playing into junta’s hands? We don’t want to see UNSC action being disabled due to the China or Russia governments (possible) use of veto whenever Burma crisis is on the table. Now people are finding ways to by-pass China or Russia governments’ blockage at the UNSC.

We believe that if international governments recognise the people’s leader as the legitimate government rather than junta, it will be effectively by-passing the UNSC as well as by-passing the China or Russia governments' possible use of veto at the UNSC since they cannot influence individual countries taking decisions independently.

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) would like to give clear message to the world leaders that:

1. National League for Democracy (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 i.e. to release all political prisoners, to take place genuine dialogue, to revise 2008 constitution and to recognize 1990 election results.

2. On 29 March 2010, Aung San Suu Kyi gave her stands clearly by saying “She doesn’t accept 2008 constitution, she doesn’t accept the junta’s unjust and undemocratic Political Party Registration Laws and she upholds the “Shwe-Gone-Daing” Declaration.

3. All the oppressed people of Burma stand firmly on upholding the “Shwe-Gone-Daing” Declaration and unanimously follow the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi.

4. Now, people around the world are calling for Aung San Suu Kyi led “Interim Government”.

5. Burmese people want the international governments to endorse “Aung San Suu Kyi led interim government” as the legitimate government of Burma if the one should be formed, which is effectively by-passing the possible use of veto by China or Russia at the UNSC.

The role of the world citizens have became more important than ever for the democratisation of Burma. Everyone can take part and the world leaders must be informed of the genuine desire of Burmese people.

Please write the letter, email, fax, and/or telephone your government that they should be ready to endorse “Aung San Suu Kyi led interim government” as the legitimate government of Burma if the one should be formed.

You can get the address of the UNGA member countries at and you can get the sample letter at

For more information please contact Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) at 00-44-208 4939 137 or 00-44-787 7882 386.

You can also contact us via email at

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