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MPs-Elect Attend House Celebrations To Mark Indonesia's Independence

Sunday, August 17 2008, 03:09 PM EDT
On behalf of the people of Burma, a delegation of five elected representatives representing the Members of Parliament Union (MPU) and the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB) will be attending the plenary session of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia to be held on 15 August to mark the 63rd anniversary of the Independence Day of Indonesia.

Media Advisory
15 August, 2008

Burmese MPs to Join Indonesia’s Independence Celebrations
On behalf of the people of Burma, a delegation of five elected representatives representing the Members of Parliament Union (MPU) and the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB) will be attending the plenary session of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia to be held on 15 August to mark the 63rd anniversary of the Independence Day of Indonesia.

The Burmese delegation is invited by the Speaker of the Indonesian House of Representatives, HR Agung Laksono.

Members of the Burmese parliamentary delegation are:
(1) Mr. Teddy Buri, NLD MP-Elect and President of the MPU (Head of Delegation)
(2) Mr. Thein Oo, NLD MP-Elect and Secretary of the MPU (Member)
(3) Mr. Win Hlaing, NLD MP-Elect and Joint Secretary of the MPU (Member)
(4) Dr. Sann Aung, Independent MP-Elect, NCGUB Minister (Member)
(5) Dr. Tint Swe, NLD MP-Elect and NCGUB Minister (Member)

Following the visit to Indonesia , several members of the Burmese parliamentary delegation will be proceeding to Singapore to meet with speakers of ASEAN Parliaments to discuss the role of the Burmese parliamentarians in exile in the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA).

The Members of Parliament Union of Burma, who were elected in the 1990 elections in Burma and not been allowed to convene a Parliament by the ruling military junta, have sought an observer status in the AIPA since 2006. The MPU members have presented their case on the basis that the representatives of the Burmese military now attending the AIPA do not have the legitimacy to represent the people of Burma in a parliamentary institution since they are not elected.

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Media Contact: Members of the delegation can be reached at -- 66 80 622 5001

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