Mon 2 Jul 2012
Filed under: Announcement,Opinion,Other
The Section (2), Chapter (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar states that “The state shall be known as The Republic of the Union of Myanmar.” With regard to political parties, Section 405 (b) of the constitution states that a political party shall abide by and respect this Constitution and existing laws. The National League for Democracy (NLD), in registering as a political party, has pledged to “abide by and respect the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar” as prescribed by Article 6 (c) of Political Parties Registration Laws.
NLD Central Executive Chairperson Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (Pyithu Hluttaw representative), called Myanmar “Burma” in her speech to the World Economic Forum in Thailand on 1 June, 2012.
As it is prescribed in the constitution that “The state shall be known as The Republic of the Union of Myanmar”, no one has the right to call Burma. Union Election Commission has informed the National League for Democracy to use “The Republic of the Union of Myanmar” and “Myanmar” in addressing the name of the state as described in the constitution, issuing letter No. 4/nangaya-mapata (1) kamaya dated 1-6-2012.
Again, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi called Myanmar “Burma” in her speeches during her Europe tour.
So, it is announced that the commission, under the Article 10 (l) of the Union Election Commission Law, has again informed the NLD to write/address the name of the state as prescribed in the constitution with letter No. 4/nangayamapata (1) kamaya dated 28-6-2012 for prevalence of law and order and respect to the constitution.
Union Election Commission