တုိင္းရင္းသားအသံ တရားမွ်တမွဳအတြက္တုိက္ပြဲဝင္အသံမ်ား

Ethnic Nationalities Council(Union of Burma)

Statement No. 12/ 2007Date: 09 November 2007
(Statement No. 12/2007)
9 November 2007
“Ethnic Nationalities Council welcomes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Statement”
The Ethnic Nationalities Council (ENC) warmly welcomes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s statement, which was released by Mr. Gambari, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor for Burma on 8 November 2007.
The ENC Chairman Saw Ba Thin said, “Her statement reflects the Panglong Spirit—the spirit and principle on which the Union of Burma was founded in 1947 by her father, General Aung San, and ethnic leaders”.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi clearly pointed out “the need for solidarity and national unity”, and highlighted her willingness to work with “as broad a range of political organizations and forces as possible, in particular those of our ethnic nationality races.”
The ENC Chairman echoes her statement, saying, “From the very beginning, the ENC expressed our willingness to work with all the stakeholders in Burma, for the sake of solving the political crisis through a negotiated-settlement and end more than five long decades of civil war, in which we, the ethnic nationalities, are the main victims”.
The ENC also welcomes the meeting between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and General Aung Kyi, and expects along with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi that “this phase of preliminary consultations will conclude soon so that a meaningful and time bound dialogue with the SPDC leadership can start as early as possible”.
The ENC strongly believes that the best means to solve political crisis in Burma is through a “tripartite dialogue” amongst the SPDC, the 1990 election winning party led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and ethnic nationalities, as called for by the United Nations General Assembly’s resolutions since 1994 and reaffirmed also by the United Nation Security Council’s Presidential Statement on 11 October 2007.
The ENC congratulates Mr. Gambari, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor, for undertaking this difficult mission but regrets that the SPDC Chairman Senior General Than Shwe did not meet with him during his latest visit to Burma.
The ENC is disappointed that the SPDC rejected Mr. Gambari’s proposal for the establishment of “a broad-based constitutional review commission and a broad-based poverty alleviation commission”. However, as the talks between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and General Aung Kyi progress, the ENC hopes that the SPDC will change its position.
Contact persons:
Dr. Lian H. Sakhong
David Taw
General Secretary
Joint General Secretary
E-mail: liansakhong@peacebuilding.se
E-mail: tawdavid2002@yahoo.com
Tel: +46-18-26 03 95
Tel: +66-(0)81-30 64 351

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