Endorsements from Burma's Democracy & Ethnic Forces (continue)
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Re/ REPORT of HAVEL/TUTU:
We have published Statements of NLD, KNU, RCPP, SDU etc, now continue to
publish the other Endorsements from Burma's Democracy & Ethnic Forces Inside and Outside Burma.
We hope, for the BEST INTEREST of all our people of Burma, A L L the members of UN Security Council will cooperate fully & friendly without using veto powers and objections .
(1) Editor's Note of U.S.Campaign for Burma News:
Since the release of the report by Vaclav Havel and Desmond Tutu on why the UN Security Council should get involved in Burma two weeks ago, many key voices from inside Burma have risen to support the idea. We are posting several short statements below for you to browse. First though,
we would like to note the courage and bravery that those living under the
SPDC have shown by publicly calling for peaceful change in Burma. Even
though their calls for a non-punitive resolution by the UN Security Council should not be threatening to the SPDC in any way, the regime has in the past arrested dissident leaders for calling for change. We salute their commitment to peaceful change, even at risk to their own safety.
Additionally, we note that all of the statements below are steeped in
realism--they are not "pie-in-the-sky" or otherwise unreasonable requests.
Indeed, their calls for change in Burma are 100% consistent with the stated position of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Like ASEAN,they ask for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, they call for the regime to work with the United Nations, and they request a transition to democracy. By implicitly aligning their calls with ASEAN they show that they are well-balanced as well as realistic.
(2) Special Announcement of 11 Ethnic Nationality Parties that won 67 Seats in the 1990 General Election
September 24, 2005
We cordially welcome the report of former Czech President Vaclav Havel and
Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, calling for the UN Security Council to address Burma.
We specially thank President Havel and Bishop Desmond Tutu for making such a proposal, which has no intention to harm any country, but for the sake democratization and problem solving in Burma.
Therefore, we sincerely hope that if and when the UN Security Council
considers to addressing Burma, as suggested by these two leaders, all member states will cooperate fully without using veto powers and objections.
We, members of parliament elected from the ethnic nationality parties, also request for the implementation of tripartite dialogue among the military government, the National League for Democracy party and the ethnic nationality representatives, as suggested by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Members of Parliament, elected from 11 Ethnic Nationality Parties in the
1990 General Election
(Note: The following statement was read by U Fu Cin Shing Thang; MP Elect
from Tiddim Constituency No (2), Chin State, from Zomi National Congress, in Burmese, on behalf of 67 MPs elect from the ethnic nationality parties in the 1990 general election and broadcast from Radio Free Asia-Burmese Service on September 26, 2005. This is an unofficial translation)
[11 Ethnic parties include Shan National League for Democracy (SNLD), Mon
Nationality Democratic Front (MNDF), Zomi National Congress (ZNC), Arakan
League for Democracy (ALD), Chin Nationality League for Democracy (CNLD),
National Democratic Party for Human Rights (NDPHR), The Kachin State
National Congress for Democracy, Democratic Organization for Kayan National Unity, Mara People's Party, Shan State Kokang Democratic Party and United Nationalities League for Democracy.]
(3) Committee Representing People's Parliament (CRPP)
Special Announcement on the Report, "Threat to the Peace; A Call to the UN
Security Council to Act in Burma"; Commissioned by former Czech President
Vaclav Havel and 1984 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Bishop Desmond Tutu of
September 30, 2005
Members of CRPP called for a meeting on September 29, 2005 and discussed on the report, commissioned by former Czech President Vaclav Havel and 1984 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, calling the United Nations Security Council to act in Burma. After serious discussion,all members agreed to issue a special statement on September 30, 2005, as follows.
We believe that the report of President Havel and Bishop Tutu truthfully
review and present the real situation in Burma and constructively propose a suggestion, calling the UN Security Council to act in Burma. Furthermore,two leaders do not suggest using the economic sanctions, exercising force and pressure, but only suggest to applying the power of the UN Security Council to implement the political dialogue in Burma. This good will of two leaders correctly reflect the will of the people of Burma, including the political parties, ethnic nationality parties, democracy forces and people from all walks of life.
The State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) (formerly known as the State Law and Order Restoration Council-SLORC) continuously fail to implement the numerous resolutions and suggestion of the UN General Assembly, and as of today, it even stops cooperating with the UN's Special Envoy. Ignoring the good will of the United Nations, the SPDC is trying to create the future of the country with its one-sided formula. If the authorities continue to move forward with its one-sided path, we will see the future of country and lives of the people of Burma in dangerous situation.
At this critical juncture, we wholeheartedly appreciate former President
Havel and Bishop Tutu for making a constructive proposal, calling the UN
Security Council to act in Burma. We also urge the members of the UN
Security Council to pay serious attention on the recommendations of two
leaders for the best interest of the people of Burma, and especially request the member states to refrain from exercising the use of veto power to object it.
Committee Representing the People's Parliament
This report was cited by U Than Tun, a member of the CRPP and a Secretary of the NLD and U Aye Thar Aung, Secretary of CRPP and the General Secretary of the Arakan League for Democracy party to the DVB Radio Station. DVB broadcast it on September 30, 2005. This is an unofficial translation.
CRPP was founded on October 1, 1998 to represent the parliament, as mandated by over 250 MPs elect from the 1990 general election, after continuous refusal of the military regime to convene the parliament. All CRPP members,except five members who are in detention and who are away from Rangoon,attended the meeting on September 29 and made the decision together. Four members, Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary and U Tin Oo, Vice Chairman of the NLD, U Khun Tun Oo, General Secretary of the Shan Nationality League for Democracy (SNLD) and U Kyaw Min from Human Rights and Democratic Party are currently under detention. U Yang Kye Maw from Shan State Kokang Democratic Party was unable to attend the meeting.
Currently, there are 18 members and they are
1. U Aung Shwe (NLD) - Chairman.
2. U Aye Tha Aung (ALD) - Secretary.
3. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (NLD) - Member.
4. U Tin Oo (NLD) - Member.
5. U Lwin (NLD) - Member.
6. U Loon Tin (NLD) - Member.
7. U Soe Myint (NLD) - Member.
8. U Than Tun (NLD) - Member.
9. U Nyunt Wei (NLD) - Member.
10. U Hla Pe (NLD) - Member.
11. U Khun Tun Oo (SNLD) - Member.
12. Naing Tun Thein (MNDF) - Member.
13. U Pu Cin Siang Thang (ZNC) - Member.
14. U Htaung Co Thang (UNLD) - Member.
15. U Soe Win (National Democracy Party) - Member.
16. U Kyaw Min (Human Rights and Democratic Party) - Member.