18 Oct 2010
Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) calls for the international community not to recognize junta’s planned 2010 election and its results.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy (NLD), victor of 1990 election, decided unanimously to boycott the junta’s planned sham 2010 election due to its unfair electoral laws. 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.
Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) would like to raise some points considering current situation of Burma. The very military regime who is ruling Burma today 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 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”.
The junta’s planned 2010 election is only a charade designed to legitimise the military dictatorship within Burma. The International Community should be aware of the hopelessly irreconcilable contents of the constitution that was adopted in 2008. The referendum was ushered into existence under questionable conditions including extortion and rigged ballots. Implementing these fundamental demands requested by legitimate leaders of Burma is a MUST before playing into the junta’s illegal 2010 election. Giving the military junta 25% of the parliamentary seats and unbridled authoritarian control are truly not the will of the Burmese people. 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.
Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) would like to call for the international community to take (3) practical steps in order to bring about genuine democratic change in Burma, i.e.
1. International community must declare that it won’t recognise junta’s planned 2010 election and its results.
2. International community must call for implementation of 1990 election results and actually supporting the democratic groups attempting to implement these results.
3. International community must declare that it is ready to endorse Daw Aung San Suu Kyi led people’s leaders as the legitimate government of Burma if should the one be formed.
For more information please contact
Ko Myo Thein [United Kingdom]
Phone: 00-44-78 7788 2386
U Khin Maung Win [United States]
Daw Khin Aye Aye Mar [United States]
Phone: 001 509 586 8309
U Tint Swe Thiha [United States]
Phone: 001-509-582-3261, 001-509-591-8459