Shan Nationalities League for Democracy – Burma

Linkedwith our presentation of Khun Htun Oo – Burma.

The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy is a political party in Myanmar (Burma), representing the interests of the Shan minority. At the last parliamentary elections (held 27 May 1990), the party won a clear representation, became the second party in parliament, but parliament was not allowed to convene. The SNLD is closley allied to Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD). This article about an Asian political party is (on wikipedia) a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. (See wikipedia).

May 17, 2006 (DVB) – The U.N. undersecretary-general for political affairs, Ibrahim Gambari who is arriving Burma on Thursday to press the country’s ruling military junta to restore democracy and respect human rights, is meeting with the National League for Democracy (NLD) leaders on Friday. The meeting is only to be between Mr. Gambari and the NLD central executive committee (CEC) members who are currently not under detention, and it is not clear whether Gambari would be allowed to see Aung San Suu Kyi, a NLD leader told DVB. The meeting will be held at the hotel where Mr. Gambari is planning to stay, on Friday evening and they will be discussing the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and U.N. resolutions on Burma. The NLD leader added that as it is a meeting with the first U.N. envoy to visit Burma in more than two years, he was unable to tell more of the details on the meeting and their hope in advance. (Read the rest of this article on Democratic Voice of Burma).

Hopes fade for Burma’s democracy – Burma’s National Convention was billed as a historic step forward in the country’s move towards democracy. Announcing plans for the convention last August, the military government touted it as an important part of a seven-point “roadmap” for change. But even before the delegates walked into the conference hall on Monday, opposition groups and government critics were questioning whether the meeting would have any legitimacy. (Read this article on BBC May 18, 2004).

links:

mission.itu.ch/;

about the political road map;

free dictionary;

democratic voice of Burma, and also this page;

The National Coalition Government.

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