AUNG SAN SUU KYI, Burma's Legitimate Leader
Aung San Suu Kyi once said that “It is even appropriate or justified for the international community carries out the responsibility to intervene in the internal affairs of another country whose power are creating hell for the population. The international community as a whole should recognise that it has got responsibilities. It can’t ignore grave injustices that are going on within the borders of any particular country.”
As a courageous political leader under the military rule, she travelled through out the country in 1989 and campaigned against the military rule for the future of Burma and then junta put her under house arrest. But her party, National League for Democracy, won landslide in May election of 1990 but junta ignores to honour it.
In August and September of 2007, the public and the Buddhist monks organized peaceful rally against the regime's decision to higher up the patrol price because this decision created more economic hardship to the public. However, the Army and pro-junta groups suppressed the rally brutally and arrested thousands of activists, including Buddhist monks and prominent student leaders.
“If this country is to achieve genuine democracy, the result of the elections of 1990 must be recognized. It must be recognized by the military regime, as it has been recognized by the people, and by the world at large. It is through this recognition that we will be able to make genuine progress in Burma. The results of the 1990 General Elections must be implemented is a resolution already taken by the United Nations. We already know that the General Assembly of the United Nations has accepted the notion that the will of the people has been expressed in the 1990 General Elections. This is something we can not abandon. It will be to the detriment of our country if after an election has been held the results are not honoured and we do not resist attempts to trivialise it”, Aung San Suu Kyi insists.
However, the genuine dialogue hasn't taken place yet. At the same, the regime go ahead it's seven-steps road map unilaterally. Regime conducted sham referendum in May 2008 for the constitution which is drawn by its hand-picked representatives for 14 years long and declared that new election will be held in 2010.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Mohandas Gandhi of BURMA, turned 64 on June 19, 2009 inside Burma's notorious Insein Prison. Military regime repeatedly extended her detention and she spent 14 of last 20 years under house arrest. Since junta did not want to release her when illegal 6 years detention was about to complete, junta plotted the ploy to imprison her.
Ruling junta who suppress the Burma today knows very well that all the justice loving people are standing behind her and so junta is using dirty tricks in order to silence Aung San Suu Kyi by planning to lock her behind bars indefinitely.
Aung San Suu Kyi is not only the icon of the Burmese people's struggle for freedom but also the symbol of non-violent movement in the world at large. We salute her courage and sacrifices for the sake of oppressed people.
Aung San Suu Kyi gives us hope, confidence and faith in our aspiration for democracy.
Junta claimed that it will hand over power after 1990 elections but when Aung San Suu Kyi's party NLD won landslide victory, they ignore to transfer power. In order to nullify 1990 election result, junta planned to hold sham election in 2010 which is designed to legitimize military rule in Burma.
Aung San Suu Kyi MUST be the Prime Minister of Burma as the leader of the winning party according to the results of the 1990 general election; instead military regime put her under house arrest and intensified crack down on her supporters.
In Burma, power is centred on the ruling junta which maintains strict authoritarian rule over the people of Burma. Under the illegitimate military regime, people of Burma are suffering very tremendously.
To find the solution for Burma crisis by political means, Aung San Suu Kyi is always calling for genuine dialogue. She said that “Burma is made up of many ethnic peoples, and unless there is freedom to discuss, to negotiate, to find common values, we shall never make any progress towards genuine peace in our country. So for the sake of peace in our country, for the sake of the progress and human development of our people, and for the sake of peace and harmony in our region and in our world, we would like to urge the peoples of the free world to work harder towards bringing true democratic progress everywhere. We would like to see action, rather than words. There have been many words supporting democracy, and we are duly grateful for them, because we do not underestimate the power of words. But words need to be backed up by action -- by action that is united and that is focused on essentials. Only by such action will we be able to realize our democratic aspirations”.
Burma crisis is in pivotal state. Junta will definitely deliver the verdict by saying Aung San Suu Kyi is found guilty and will imprison her another 5 more years. This is a ploy to imprison Aung San Suu Kyi since junta wanted to lock Aung San Suu Kyi in jail forever as their rigged 2010 election plan is drawing nearer in which they are setting up everything to win their backed party.
Junta’s planned 2010 election is designed to legitimised military rule in Burma. To pave the way to smooth for their rigged 2010 election plan, junta continue imprisoning democracy activists, plotting the ploy to imprison Aung San Suu Kyi and doing everything they can to nullify 1990 election results. Aung San Suu Kyi is victim of injustice.
In Burma, there is no rule of law and junta is always above the law. Aung San Suu Kyi was elected by the citizens of Burma in the 1990 General Election. Ironically that election was conducted by the same generals who suppress Burma today.
International Community musn’t just expresses hollow words of concern and allows the perpetrators to get away with impunity. Words must be backed up by actions-applying united and coordinated pressure through United Nations Security Council to force junta to come to dialogue table and to free Aung San Suu Kyi along with thousands of political prisoners.
We want the world citizens to know that Burmese people have been suffering under a brutal military dictatorship for more than half century. During which thousands of people lost their lives, thousands have been imprisoned and thousands were forced to flee for their lives while seeking refuge around the world.
The People of Burma look to the world leaders in an effort to seek intervention from more than 50 years of a ruthless military dictatorship. We call for world leaders to take concrete immediate collective actions to free Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma.
Now is the time. Every actions, every voices and every words count. Please get involved to work collectively to free Aung San Suu Kyi and to restore justice in Burma.