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NLD Reiterates Call for Dialouge on Founding Anniversary

The National League for Democracy today celeberates its 21st founding anniversary with nenewed calls for political dialogue and unconditional release of all political prisoners, including its two top leaders Aung San Suu Kyi and U Tin Oo.
The founding anniversary ceremony, which was held at the NLD Headquarters in Rangoon at 12:30 local time, was attended by over 300 party members, foreign journalists and diplomats from western nations, including the United States, UK and French embassies, a Chinland Guardian source in Rangoon disclosed.

Among the many demands made by Burma’s main opposition party include the immediate reopening of NLD offices at all levels that have remained closed for more than the past six years, a review of the 2008 constitution, a repeal of laws outlawing political parties during the 1990 elections.

Insisting that the process of dialogue is the only way forward for solutions to Burma’s longstanding problems, the NLD also outlined important agendas that must be included in the dialogue; among them; the issues of national reconciliation, equal rights and opportunities for the ethnic nationalities was well as the recognition of the legitimacy of the People’s Parliament as endowed by the 1990 elections results.

Meanwhile, in a congratulatory letter to the NLD on its founding anniversary, the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus, a regional Burma support group made up of parliamentarians from southeast asian countries, says it recognizes the NLD legitimacy as genuine leader of Burma, mandated by the people through the 1990 elections.

The NLD won a landslide victory in Burma’s last elections in 1990, which was never recognized by the military regime.

Chinland Guardian
27 September 2009

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