Wed 29 Jun 2011
Filed under: Inside Burma
Nay Pyi Taw – The Ministry of Home Affairs today sent a letter to U Aung Shwe and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, informing that they are to act in accord with the law.
The letter states that National League for Democracy was permitted to be registered as a party on 27 September 1988 in accordance with Political Parties Registration Law; that the Union Election Commission issued Notification No.18/2010 dated 9 April 2010 announcing that the existing parties, if they wish to remain as political parties, may apply to the commission within 60 days in line with Political Parties Registration Law Section-25 (State Peace and Development Council Law No.2/2010) issued on 8 March 2010; that however, the NLD did not apply for continued existence of a political party and registration; that so, the NLD became null and void according to the law; and that the commission issued Notification No.97/2010 dated 14 September 2010 announcing that the NLD was dissolved together with four other parties by revoking the permit for continued existence of political parties and registration.
In connection with the case, the NLD lodged an appeal to Supreme Court (Yangon) on 5 November 2010 that according to the 2010 Judicial Law Section-5 (a), (h) & (j) and the 1877 Specific Relief Act Section-45 & 55, the dissolution of the party was not legitimate. But the appeal was turned down by Supreme Court (Nay Pyi Taw) on 22 November, 2010.
It is also mentioned in the letter that despite being dissolved as a political party, the NLD is found to have kept opening its party headquarters and branches in states and regions and other towns, erecting the signboards and hoisting flags at some offices, issuing statements, publishing periodicals and videos, meeting with other organizations and holding meetings and ceremonies.
Such acts are not only against the law but also tantamount to opposing the hluttaws at various levels formed with representatives elected in accord with the constitution approved by the entire national people in order to build a peaceful, modern and discipline flourishing democratic nation and the government elected by those hluttaws. What’s more, it may lead to more difficulties in national reconsolidation. If they really want to accept and practise democracy effectively, they are to stop such acts that can harm peace and stability and the rule of law as well as the unity among the people including monks and service personnel.
For U Aung Shwe and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, they should form a social organization if they want to engage in social affairs in team or group. If so, they have to apply to the Ministry of Home Affairs in accordance with the procedures and the ministry will take measures in accord with the law. – MNA