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12 February 2010Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) today warmly welcomes European Union (EU) resolution on Burma1 stating that elections in 2010 is to justify five decades of military...
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Burma Democratic Concern (BDC): EU should call for UNSC to declare Burma junta’s sham constitution as NULL & VOID

12 February 2010

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) today warmly welcomes European Union (EU) resolution on Burma1 stating that elections in 2010 is to justify five decades of military rule and gives the military 25% of the seats in parliament whereas the elections will be based on the army-drafted Constitution which bars Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) from public office.

European Union (EU) resolution said that under the present conditions they cannot be considered free and democratic, in particular, the ban on Aung San Sui Kyi standing as a candidate and calling on the Government of Burma/Myanmar immediately to open a genuine dialogue with the NLD, all other opposition parties and ethnic groups.

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) Director Myo Thein said, "We are very grateful that EU sees the realities of the suffering of Burmese people and crisis in Burma. Burma crisis is at its peak and it is not enough anymore that EU is calling for junta to mend its action by words alone. It is time to follow action after words which should be European Union (EU) calling for United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to declare junta's sham 2008 constitution as NULL & VOID".

"We want to express our perception that failure to take timely action on the perpetrators is tantamount to agree committing crimes against humanity by Burma military junta", added Myo Thein.

For more information please contact Myo Thein, the Director at the Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) at 00-44-787-788-2386 or 00-44-208-493-9137.

1. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&reference=P7-TA-2010-0033&language=EN&ring=B7-2010-0109

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