ROAD MAP FOR REBUILDING THE
We welcome and appreciate the concern of the international
community over the crisis in our country. We specifically appreciate the
leading role played by the United Nations, and the efforts of the Government of Thailand to bring about national
reconciliation. We also appreciate the concern expressed by the international
community, in particular ASEM, ASEAN,
We note the ruling State peace and Development Councils declared commitment to establish democracy in the
To promote national reconciliation and establish a democracy in the
The Burmese military has always claimed that there are 135 national races the
We dispute this. The founding fathers of the
The ethnic nationalities took up arms only because all attempts to solve problems by political means were blocked. We were forced to defend ourselves against military aggression.
But in spirit of Panglong, we are committed to national reconciliation and to the rebuilding of the
1. A peaceful resolution of crisis in the
2. The resolution of political problems through political dialogue
3. Respect for the will of the people,
4. The recognition and protection of the rights of all citizens of the
5. The recognition and protection of the identity,language, religion, and culture rights all of
6. The recognition and protection of the rights of the constituent states of the
a federal arrangement.
Therefore, in the interest of the nation, we recommend a two-stage process to generate confidence in the transition to democracy:
Stage 1 2 years
CONGRESS FOR NATIONAL UNITY
The current administration will immediately convene a Congress for National Unity. To conform with the six principles outlined above, and to fulfill the demand for a tripartite dialogue, as called for by successive United Nation General Assembly resolutions since 1994, the participants must include in equal proportions:
The Congress for National Unity will draft in two years, a National Accord under which a Government of National Unity will be formed.
The procedural codes of the SPDCs National Convention and the one hundred and four articles for the constitution proposed by the Burmese military in the past, do not reflect democratic principles and cannot by their implementation lead to a democracy.
Therefore, the National Accord will recognize the results of the 1990 general elections, a political role for the military and the rights of the ethnic nationalities.
Decisions of the congress for National Unity will be made by consensus. International mediation will be sought to break any deadlocks.
To ensure that the transition progresses smoothly and on schedule, we request that the international community under the leadership of the UN,
INDEPENDENT CONSTITUTION DRAFTING COMMISSIONS
The congress for National Unity will constitute independent National Constitution Drafting and State Constitution Drafting Commission.
The composition of the Constitution Drafting Commissions will be as board-based as possible but reflect the tripartite nature of the Congress for National Unity.
With the successful convening of the Congress for National Unity, the international community is called upon to increase humanitarian aid to the people of the
Programs to alleviate the suffering of the people and address the problems of HIV-AIDS, internal displacement, refugee repatriation and resettlement, border area development and drug eradication should also be launched in consultation with affected local communities.
Stage 2 4 years
GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY
At the end of the two-year period, a Government of National Unity, will be established as per the Nation Accord.
LIFTING OF SANCTIONS
With the successful establishment of the Government of National Unity, economic sanctions including import bans and the ban on new investments, could be lifted.
FUNDING FOR DEVELOPMENT
At this point, the international community is called upon to provide development aid to fund economic reform, civil service reform, public health and educational programs, security integration and other programs that will facilitate a transition to democracy.
A referendum monitored by the international community will be conducted to ensure that the will of the people is reflected in the new National Constitution.
Following a successful referendum on the new National Constitution, general elections monitored by the international community will be held to establish a democratic federal government at the end of four yeas.
Ethnic Nationalities Solidarity and Cooperation Committee
Chairman: Saw Ba Thin,KNU
National Democratic Front
Karenni National Progressive Party
United Nationalities League for Democracy