ALD-exile holds a press conference in Dhaka
In a press conference at the
League for Democracy-Exile (ALD) urged the people of
together in the opposition of the SPDC sponsored National Convention (NC),
which will resume on 17 February.
U San Hla Pru, Vice president of the ALD, said a new constitution drawn by the
military government would not
develop any political affairs of
He said that people need to understand why the SPDC is holding the National
Convention without any political parties and leaders, and that people should
together react against such a sham of a convention.
"I, as the vice president of ALD, as well as on behalf of the Arakanese
people, urge the people of
the National Convention," said U San Hla Pru in the press conference.
The press conference was held at local time, in
reporters from respective newspapers in attendance, along with other Arakanese
In the conference, U San Hla Pru talked of the present situation in
the condition of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who is still under house arrest in
The vice president also read a statement issued by the ALD that stated that
the so called national convention has been boycotted by the NLD, and the UNLD,
including the ALD, due to the lack of free discussions allowed in the
The statement added that the constitution drawn up by the ruling governmentís
handpicked yes-men will surely give legal authorization to the military to be
able to stay permanently in power.
The groups urged the SPDC military government to comply to the demands
outlined in their statement: to immediately stop the national convention; to
release Daw Aung Suu Kyi and other political leaders; to immediately hold a
tripartite dialogue, and to allow all parties to freely and actively
In the conference, Mr Mahbub Alam, chairman of BAKSAL, Mr Kaqmrul Alam Sabuj,
Coordinator of Students and Youths against plundering well and gas, and Mr
Rosiuddim Arif (NPRM) were also in attendance, as chairmen.
ALD was a wining party in
government has not allowed them the
freedom of their activities in
leaders have since left for neighboring countries in order to carry out their
work, under the name of ALD (Exile). #
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