At the start of year 2010, many stake holders in Burmese politics have been crossing their fingers of what NLD would say about the upcoming election. Or to say more precisely, what Daw Aung San Suu Kyi would say about this long awaited election which will decide the fate of 52 million people for better or worse.
Although there have been huge efforts ongoing to update her current situation as regards to inside and outside Burma by her octogenarian vanguards. She unfortunately still has very limited information to gauge the opinion of her own people and the outside world. Her wisdom and wits are undoubtedly intact. But in the view of imminent chaos that seem sure to follow if erred in matter of deal making, her policy on this matter with shallow pool of information must be really tends to be suicidal. Her isolation from public opinion makes it vulnerable to nasty surprises.
On the other hand, from his ivory tower at NPD abode, senior general Than Shwe was making all implausible decisions for the fate of the country, with the diet of ludicrous untruths he gets from his group of corrupted lackeys.
It is not a comforting idea that the fate of the country is solely depending on the dialogue between these two individuals.
In 2009, NLD had tried to free itself from self-embrace of 1990 election with Shwegondaing declaration. When Than Shwe ignored all its demands at their recent cabinet meeting, NLD is trapped again with its own demands of Shwegondaing declaration. Intolerably flawed 2008 constitution plus over 2000 languishing in the hash remote prisons added to the NLD’s woes during the course of maintaining status quo policy.
Many different ethnic minorities, which were fighting for quasi autonomy, are still in the jungles for their survival, and figuring out how to avoid becoming SPDC border guards. Ultimately what they want is a federal constitution.. It has hardly changed at all for NLD which is fighting for democracy-oriented constitution, . Real big fights are still on the horizon.
With the refusal to grip the reality, as ever, it seems that Senior General Than Shwe already decided to miss the chance of which can be entered history as a democrat who saved the country. By all means he bent on consolidating his regime, thus put the entire country at risk. So far there is not a shred of evidence to the contrary.
If NLD can be tamed with 7 steps roadmap with 2008 constitution, there is no hope for betterment of the country. If they opted out from this process in favor of clinching a politically binding deal later, there will be growing uncertainty for the country’s future and NLD will be down the history as a culprit of the doldrums of last 20 years. The problem is they are wavering and cagey of what to do with 2010 election until now.
As the proverb said,” Problem is nothing, but solution in disguise” Sadly, this does not seem to apply to NLD. Continue reading “Real Transformers _Letter to Rebound88 by Bamargyi”