Toward Democracy, Human Rights and Federalism

Thursday, February 2, 2012

"NO" Votes Announced By NLD

Wednesday, April 02 2008, 03:23 PM EDT
Hence, people of all nationalities and organizations from all strata of life are urged to go to the polling booths unfailingly and boldly place a cross on their ballots to cast their decisive "NO" votes.

UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION BY THE NCGUB

National League for Democracy
97B Shwegondine Road
Bahan Township , Rangoon

An Appeal to the People In Connection With the National Referendum

1. The writing of the draft constitution that is to be decided by a national referendum did not involve elected representatives.

2. It was unilaterally written by individuals who are chosen by the State Peace and Development Council.

3. Moreover, the present draft constitution does not provide any guarantee for democracy and human rights which are ardently desired by the people and it also does not conform to the fundamental democratic principle which states that the sovereignty of a nation derives from the people.

4. Histories of our nation as well as the world's have proven that a body which governs a country will remain unstable if it does not have the support of the people.

5. Hence, people of all nationalities and organizations from all strata of life are urged to go to the polling booths unfailingly and boldly place a cross on their ballots to cast their decisive "NO" votes.

As per the decision made at the meetings of the Central Executive Committee
on 20 March and 31 March 2008

Central Executive Committee
National League for Democracy
Rangoon
Dated 2 April 2008

The 12th waning moon of Tabaung, 1369

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