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NCGUB Urges Junta To Reconsider Its 'Brinkmanship Policy'

Thursday, August 02 2007, 10:09 AM EDT
The current trend of the convention being hosted by the Burmese generals indicates that the state constitution which will emerge from that convention is neither going to install or nurture democracy in the long run nor restore human rights. What is even worse is that it will actually deepen the socioeconomic and political crises that the country is currently facing. (Source: NCGUB Information Unit)

NCGUB Urges Junta To Reconsider Its 'Brinkmanship Policy'
Press Release, August 1, 2007
The National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB) was established with the primary objective of restoring democracy and human rights and supporting the democracy movement in Burma.

The current trend of the convention being hosted by the Burmese generals indicates that the state constitution which will emerge from that convention is neither going to install or nurture democracy in the long run nor restore human rights. What is even worse is that it will actually deepen the socioeconomic and political crises that the country is currently facing.

The military junta's "basic principles" and "detailed basic principles" which it insists must be incorporated into the constitution only legitimize and perpetuate military rule -- the main source of all problems plaguing the country.

Unless many of the controversial constitutional principles are annulled and the constitution-making process changed to make it more inclusive by inviting election winning parties, representatives of the ethnic nationalities, and all stakeholders, any outcome derived from the National Convention will be unacceptable to the people of Burma, including the NCGUB.

In this regard, the NCGUB understands and supports the statement of the Committee Representing People's Parliament about the constitution drafting process. We, therefore, urge the Burmese generals to seriously reconsider their self-interested brinkmanship policy which goes against rational thinking and in defiance of world opinion and to take proper steps to correct the situation in the interests of the people and the nation.

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