Burma Democratic Concern (BDC)’s Statement Supporting Great 4 Dialogue
Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) fully supports a dialogue between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, U Thein Sein, U Shwe Mann and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing which should be taken place without delay for the sake of national reconciliation, peace and development of Burma.
Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) said review and revise of the 2008 constitution is a MUST. Before we could possible address elections in the future, we must address the validity of the 2008 constitution. Drafted by the junta, this document is far from credible or constitutional. Free, fair and all inclusive is not what this document represents. The referendum was ushered into existence under questionable conditions including extortion and rigged ballots.
We would like to draw particular attention on these points:
• The military systematically took 25% of the parliamentary seats automatically
• The military commander in chief is given absolute authority to dissolve the parliament
• The military controls important ministerial positions such as Defence Affairs, Border Affairs and Home Affairs
• Buddhist monks are not allowed to vote in the parliamentary elections
Giving the military 25% of the parliamentary seats and unbridled authoritarian control are not the will of people of Burma. This is incomprehensible and totally unacceptable to the people of Burma.
In order to overcome current constitutional crisis, Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) supports having a dialogue between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, U Thein Sein, U Shwe Mann and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing; immediately for the sake of people of Burma and development of Burma.
Burma Democratic Concern (BDC)