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NCGUB & NCUB Press Release: Solidarity with Burma's Members-elect of Parliament

Tuesday, August 07 2007, 12:48 PM EDT
We, the NCGUB and NCUB take this opportunity to express our solidarity with the Members of Parliament-Elect and call on all international institutions and the international community, including member governments of the ASEAN, China, India, Japan, Russia, and the Western democracies, to step up their demands on the generals to stop their flagrant attempt to unilaterally impose on the people a so-called constitution which is illegally drafted by the military under a process it has strictly controlled and to engage in a true, transparent, and all-inclusive democratization process in Burma.

National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma & National Council of the Union of Burma
Press Release August 5, 2007

NCGUB/NCUB Express Solidarity with Burma's Members-Elect of Parliament, Support Their Call for Reform of Constitution Drafting Process

We warmly welcome the initiative taken by the Members-Elect of Parliament in Burma asking the UN Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-moon to help bring about true and lasting national reconciliation and democratization in the country.

As leading institutions of the democracy movement for Burma in the international arena, we, the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB) and the National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB), have stated time and again that unless reforms are introduced, the military regime's "National Convention" will only aggravate public dissent and worsen the overall socioeconomic and political situation in the country. The "road map" process of the regime is only a sham, designed to legitimize military tyranny and its illegitimate rule in Burma.

In accordance with international law and the regime's electoral law, the Members-Elect of Parliament are the true and legitimate representatives of the Burmese people. The NCGUB and NCUB, therefore, wholeheartedly support the initiative of the Members-Elect of Parliament who as rightful representatives of the Burmese people are seeking to take their due place in the constitution-drafting process. Their initiative is also in line with the demands of the United Nations and the international community which want the Burmese generals to transform the process to determine the future of Burma into a more inclusive, transparent, and democratic one.

We, the NCGUB and NCUB take this opportunity to express our solidarity with the Members of Parliament-Elect and call on all international institutions and the international community, including member governments of the ASEAN, China, India, Japan, Russia, and the Western democracies, to step up their demands on the generals to stop their flagrant attempt to unilaterally impose on the people a so-called constitution which is illegally drafted by the military under a process it has strictly controlled and to engage in a true, transparent, and all-inclusive democratization process in Burma.

Media Contact: U Bo Hla Tint, Spokesperson of NCGUB: Tel: 301-424-4810
U Myint Thein, Spokesperson of NCUB: Tel: +66 87 808 3552

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