NLD reviews finer points of Special Announcement No. 18
by Ko Wild
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 21:47
Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – In a bid to explore a political strategy, the National League for Democracy (NLD), is currently reviewing the finer points expressed in its Special Announcement (18/09/08).
The NLD has said that convening Parliament, as mentioned in this statement does not imply seizing power, but amendment and approval of the Constitution.
For this process to be successful, dialogue between the two top leaders, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Snr. Gen. Than Shwe should be initiated, without any preconditions, NLD CEC member, U Khin Maung Swe told Mizzima.
“If Daw Suu and Snr. Gen. Than Shwe accept the amendment of the Constitution, everything will be fine. Then we can consider other options rather than forming a committee in Parliament. In the last stage, there must be a Parliament, as we must recognize the results of the 1990 general elections. After reaching an agreement, there will be the option of forming a committee, amending the Constitution and getting it approved by the Parliament. It depends on mutual trust,” he said.
In the Special Announcement No. 18, the NLD says that the 2008 Constitution was forcibly approved by the SPDC, against the will of the people. And it also urges the junta to convene Parliament at the earliest with the elected MPs, in accordance with Section 3 of the 1990 General Election Law. Continue reading “In a bid to explore a political strategy, the National League for Democracy (NLD), is currently reviewing the finer points expressed in its Special Announcement (18/09/08).”