Wed 31 May 2006
Filed under: News,Press Release
â€¢Â Â Â We, the KNU, regard extending detention of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace laureate and leader of the NLD which was elected by the people in the 1990 elections, as an insult to desire of the Burmese people at home and abroad for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and resolution of the country’s political problems justly.
â€¢Â Â Â The most important issues of the country today are the unconditional release of all political prisoners and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, cessation of military campaigns against the ethnic nationalities, freedom of the political parties and resolution of political problems of the country, justly. We have to note that instead of starting to address these issues with wisdom and by the action contradictory to rationality, the SPDC shows that it is holding fast to the policy of total annihilation rather than resolving problems peacefully.
â€¢Â Â Â By the continued detention of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the SPDC dictatorship means to keep the country further under its repressive military rule. For that reason, the people made up of various indigenous ethnic nationalities, and the patriotic political parties and organizations must valiantly struggle out of unjust domination by the military dictators. We must move forward and fight courageously for our own birth rights. Only then, we will be able to decide our own destiny and be liberated from all kinds of oppression and slavery.
â€¢Â Â Â Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has a personality of forthrightness and honesty, a firm political stand, determination, and the support and trust of the people. For that reason, the people of all the nationalities must support Daw Aung Sam Suu Kyi and make the effort for her freedom. They must further strive for the emergence a democratic federal union.
â€¢Â Â Â In conclusion, we solemnly call upon the SPDC to immediately and unconditionally free Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all the political prisoners, to cease its military campaigns and oppression against the KNU and other ethnic races and hold tripartite dialogue without delay.