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CRPP Resolutions



RESOLUTIONS TAKEN ON THE 27TH MAY 1999
by
THE COMMITTEE REPRESENTING THE PEOPLES PARLIAMENT
(The ninth anniversary of the general elections)


(In accordance with the resolutions taken at the meeting of the 21 May 1999 
of the Committee Representing the Peoples Parliament)


Resolution  (1)
	After holding a democratic multiparty general elections the State Peace and 
Development Council, in violation of its own laws has for nine years 
neglected and failed in its duty to convene the People's Parliament, thus 
flaunting the will of the people.  We denounce this in the strongest
possible terms.

Resolution (2)
At a function of the NLD on the 27 May 1998, to commemorate the 8th
anniversary of the general elections, the Central Executive Committee
was vested with authority to fix a time limit for the convening of
Parliament.  Accordingly a letter addressed to the State Peace and
Development Council was written requesting that Parliament be convened by 
the 21 August 1998. This letter was completely ignored which caused the 
Central Executive Committee to announce that it would convene parliament in 
compliance with the will of the people. Subsequently, the action as 
described hereunder was taken against the elected members of parliament, the 
organising committee members of the NLD at Nationality, State, Division, 
Township, Village and Ward levels and other ordinary members:-
(a) Denigrating action under the Habitual Offenders Act compelling them to 
sign bonds which if breached led to prosecution.
(b) Unjustifiable action and sentencing especially under Section 5(e) of the 
Emergency Provisions Act and Section 505(b) of the Penal Code.
(c) Adopting procedures in contravention of the provisions of the
Judiciary Law (2 of 88) decreed by the State Law and Restoration
Council.
(d) Devising situations and creating circumstances alleging that action is 
being taken under existing laws by summary trials and sentencing.
(e) Causing resignations of members of the NLD by distorted
representations and perverse pressure.
(f) Orchestrating sham demonstrations of no confidence against legally 
elected representatives by illegal and criminal intimidation.
(g) Making retrospective rules, regulations, announcements, and orders to 
existing laws in which no such provisions exist.
We forcefully express our condemnation of all the above actions.

Resolution (3)
We welcome and support the resolutions of the United Nations on Human
Rights.


Resolution (4)
Formal recognition accorded to us by the parliaments of the European
Union and parliaments of other country is gratefully appreciated.

Resolution (5)
The Parliamentary Affairs Committee of the CRPP is given the authority to 
draw up plans for the convening of parliament.

Resolution (6)
Nationality Affairs Committee of the CRPP is given the responsibility of 
seeking the wishes of the nationalities with regard to matters to be 
embodied in the constitution of the Democratic Union of Burma and to report 
back to the CRPP.

Resolution (7)
Foreign Affairs Committee of the CRPP is given the responsibility to
communicate with the United Nations, parliaments of the European Union and 
all other democratic countries on matters pertaining to democratic practices 
and procedures for a better knowledge and understanding.

Resolution (8)
Education Affairs Committee of the CRPP is given the responsibility to probe 
into the issue of a fall in student population and the increasing percentage 
of drop- outs before completion of primary education.

Resolution (9)
Defense Affairs Committee of the CRPP is given the responsibility of
writing a report on the establishment of a modern army in a democracy.

Resolution (10)
Finance and Trade Affairs Committee of the CRPP is given the
responsibility of writing a report on budget estimates and printing of 
currency notes etc.

Resolution (11)
Finance and Trade Affairs Committee of the CRPP is given the
responsibility of writing a report on the Market Economy Policy and
Principles that should be adopted for control of inflation and
investments.

Resolution (12)
Cultivators and Farmers Affairs Committee of the CRPP is given the
responsibility of writing a report on the rights of the farmer and drafting 
a law relating to Capital Investment for Farmers.

Resolution (13)
Workers Affairs Committee of the CRPP is given the responsibility of
writing a report on workers rights, minimum wages for workers, equitable 
minimum working hours and workplace safety.

Resolution (14)
Health and Social Welfare Committee of the CRPP is given the
responsibility of writing a report on minimum standards required of
public hospitals, surgeries, and medical centers.

Resolution (15)
Immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners is
demanded.

Resolution (16)
Immediate and unconditional release of all ethnic nationalites political 
parties and NLD parliamentarians, organising committee members at all levels 
(state,division, township, village and ward) and ordinary members that have 
been held in detention or restrained under specific conditions is demanded.


Confirmation of

1. Statement issued on the occasion of the 9th anniversary of the
multiparty general elections.

2.  Statement issued relating to dialogue and convening of parliament.




Committee Representing the Peoples Parliament

Rangoon
27 May 1999

(Responsibility for this publication is taken by the National League for 
Democracy.)



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