[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index ][Thread Index ]

Myanmar opposition Party Hluttaw Re

Subject: Myanmar opposition Party Hluttaw Representatives strongly

criticize Party's Moves
To:  "BurmaNet" <burmanet-l@xxxxxxxxxxx>
X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Pro Version 4.0
X-Sender: strider@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Unverified)

Myanmar opposition Party Hluttaw Representatives strongly criticize Party's

25 Pyithue Hluttaw Representatives Sign Declaration Demanding Party Start 
Dialogue with Government

(Extract from a Japanese language article appearing in the ASAHI newspaper
28 April 1999 made by Mr. Ryotsuke ONO, Bangkok, 27, April, 1999 )

It is learnt that a signed declaration, requesting their party to have a
dialogue with the Government, has been submitted to both the Myanmar
Government and their own NLD party as well, by 25 Opposition Pyithue
Hluttaw Representatives who were elected in the 1990 Multi-party Democracy
General Election. In their declaration, they state that, " to have a
dialogue, both the Government and the NLD must show flexibility and the
willingness to compromise."

They go on to point out that " NLD's decision to convene Parliament on its
own has itself become a big obstacle to the holding of a dialogue," and
criticize the NLD Central Committee's action. This is the first time in
Myanmar that such a group of 25 NLD Hluttaw Representatives has released a
signed declaration blaming on its own party.

The signed declaration, issued on 26 April 1999, was addressed to one of
the Government leaders Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt as well as to NLD chairman U Aung
Shwe. Those signing the declaration include a well-known lawyer U Tun Shwe
and a prominent NLD "woman sub-committee" member Daw Khin Aye Myint.

The declaration first states that " Under the pressure of the Myanmar
Government, NLD party members have resigned from the party ..(and) .. some
party members have been detained ..." . The 25 NLD Pyithue Hluttaw
Representatives then went on to say that " Prospect for holding a dialogue
have been greatly reduced by the NLD's unilateral decision to hold a
Hluttaw meeting by itself. Therefore we demand that the decision to convene
Parliament on its own be reviewed."

Regarding the declaration signed by the 25 NLD Pyithue Hluttaw
Representatives, diplomatic circles in Myanmar commented: " The Government
seems to have succeeded in urging some NLD Hluttaw Representatives to issue
such a declaration. The NLD has no further recourse left to it to reduce

the political impasse between itself and the Government. The feeling of
being suffocated with no political outlet is becoming more and more evident
among NLD  Hluttaw Representatives at present."