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The National Convention (texts of Principles)
These documents contain the texts of the "Principles laid down to serve as bases in prescribing State Fundamental Principles ("the 104 principles") as well as the "detailed basic principles" elaborated later.

Individual Documents

Title: The Fundamental Principles and Detailed Basic Principles (English)
Date of publication: 10 September 2007
Description/subject: The 15 chapters of principles adopted by the National Convention which the SPDC has said will form the basis of a new constitution.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The New Light of Myanmar" via Khin Kyaw Han
Format/size: pdf (546K)
Date of entry/update: 14 September 2007


Title: Detailed Basic Principles of the formation of the Judiciary
Date of publication: 01 April 1996
Description/subject: Full texts extracted from "The Burma Press Summary". These may be read in the 44 documents in "The National Convention (preparations and Proceedings)" at http://www.burmalibrary.org/show.php?cat=1314&lo=d&sl=0 which also contain the records of much of the debate leading up to the announcement of the "Principles". See also the full archive of "The Burma Press Summary" at http://public.ibiblio.org/gsdl/cgi-bin/library?site=localhost&a=p&p=about&c=burmaps&ct=0
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC (National Convention) via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: html (33K)
Date of entry/update: 13 February 2004


Title: Detailed Basic Principles of the formation of the Executive
Date of publication: 31 March 1996
Description/subject: Full texts extracted from "The Burma Press Summary". These may be read in the 44 documents in "The National Convention (preparations and Proceedings)" at http://www.burmalibrary.org/show.php?cat=1314&lo=d&sl=0 which also contain the records of much of the debate leading up to the announcement of the "Principles". See also the full archive of "The Burma Press Summary" at http://public.ibiblio.org/gsdl/cgi-bin/library?site=localhost&a=p&p=about&c=burmaps&ct=0
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC (National Convention) via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: html (70K)
Date of entry/update: 13 February 2004


Title: Detailed Basic Principles of the formation of the Legislature
Date of publication: 29 March 1996
Description/subject: Full texts extracted from "The Burma Press Summary". These may be read in the 44 documents in "The National Convention (preparations and Proceedings)" at http://www.burmalibrary.org/show.php?cat=1314&lo=d&sl=0 which also contain the records of much of the debate leading up to the announcement of the "Principles". See also the full archive of "The Burma Press Summary" at http://public.ibiblio.org/gsdl/cgi-bin/library?site=localhost&a=p&p=about&c=burmaps&ct=0
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC (National Convention) via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: html (38K)
Date of entry/update: 13 February 2004


Title: THE DETAILED BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR PRESCRIBING SELF-ADMINISTERED AREAS
Date of publication: 11 April 1995
Description/subject: Full texts extracted from "The Burma Press Summary". These may be read in the 44 documents in "The National Convention (preparations and Proceedings)" at http://www.burmalibrary.org/show.php?cat=1314&lo=d&sl=0 which also contain the records of much of the debate leading up to the announcement of the "Principles". See also the full archive of "The Burma Press Summary" at http://public.ibiblio.org/gsdl/cgi-bin/library?site=localhost&a=p&p=about&c=burmaps&ct=0
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC (National Convention) via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 13 February 2004


Title: Detailed Basic Principles of the chapters 'The State', 'The State Structure' and 'The Head of State' (original version)
Date of publication: 10 April 1994
Description/subject: Two English versions of these chapters exist -- the main URL carries the text as it appeared in "The New Light of Myanmar", and transcribed by "The Burma Press Summary". These may be read in the 44 documents in "The National Convention (preparations and Proceedings)" at http://www.burmalibrary.org/show.php?cat=1314&lo=d&sl=0 which also contain the records of much of the debate leading up to the announcement of the "Principles". See also the full archive of "The Burma Press Summary" at http://public.ibiblio.org/gsdl/cgi-bin/library?site=localhost&a=p&p=about&c=burmaps&ct=0while ...The text in the Alternate URL is the version currently being circulated in Rangoon. There are some differences. The chapter headings of both texts are taken from from the amended version.
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC (National Convention) via "The New Light of Myanmar" and an SPDC-circulated pamphlet
Format/size: html (29K, 59K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/DBP-state(2).htm
Date of entry/update: 13 February 2004


Title: The Principles laid down to serve as bases in prescribing State Fundamental Principles ("the 104 principles")
Date of publication: 17 September 1993
Description/subject: The main link is to the Principles as published in "The New Light of Myanmar". The Alternate URL is to a January 2004 speech on the SPDC's "roadmap" by the Burmese Deputy Foreign Minister, with the Principles annexed. There are one or two differences between the two texts. N.B. These are the basic principles. The detailed principles, elaborated from 1994-1996 are in other documents in this section.
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC (National Convention) via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: html (37K). 156K
Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/KMWroadmap104.htm
Date of entry/update: 31 January 2004