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Articles and reports about the NLD

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Title: NLD
Description/subject: Not much there
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Prisoner Lists - Members of parliament
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Research Pages
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.irrawaddy.org/research_show.php?art_id=473
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: UN resolutions and reports on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar
Description/subject: There are references to the NLD in all the GA and CHR resolutions on Myanmar and reports of the Special Rapporterus on Myanmar.
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Alternate URLs: http://www.unhchr.ch/huridocda/huridoca.nsf/FramePage/Myanmar%20En?OpenDocument&Start=1&Cou...
http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/sdpage_e.aspx?b=1&c=125&t=11
Date of entry/update: 15 December 2010


Individual Documents

Title: The Fading Promise of Youth
Date of publication: July 2005
Description/subject: Does the NLD’s future still rest with its “young Turks”?... "With the 60th birthday of Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in June now behind them, Burma watchers, journalists, diplomats and activists are reflecting on the state of her opposition National League for Democracy and wondering what the future holds for its members. As more than 1,000 political prisoners remain held in Burma’s prisons and with Suu Kyi still under house arrest, many people have trouble retaining hope for the country’s democracy movement..."
Author/creator: Toby Hudson
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 13, No. 7
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 30 April 2006


Title: Opposition Blues
Date of publication: February 2005
Description/subject: Is the NLD in any shape to press for change?... "The National Convention ground into motion once more in February, but again Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy, or NLD, was absent. And that’s probably just as well, because the NLD seems to be in no shape right now to meet the regime leaders head on. It’s not just that NLD Secretary General Aung San Suu Kyi is still under house arrest, unable to hold a political meeting in her own home, let alone participate in one outside her confining four walls. The united front that once defined the party as a viable political movement has now turned into an amorphous grouping of often opposing views—some claim the NLD is no longer a credible force to challenge the rule of the generals or even to share government..."
Author/creator: Nandar Chann
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 13, No. 2
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 December 2010


Title: Have the Students Been Dismissed?
Date of publication: November 2003
Description/subject: "The pro-democracy protests in August 1988 were spearheaded by students. But a lack of coordination with Burma’s opposition party and the passage of time are forcing the movement to review its strategy..."
Author/creator: Min Zin
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 11, No. 9
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2004


Title: Preliminary Report of the Ad hoc Commission on Depayin Massacre
Date of publication: 04 July 2003
Description/subject: "The National Council of the Union of Burma and the Burma Lawyers' Council have formed a commission on June 25, 2003 to jointly deal with the alleged assassination attempt against the leaders of the National League for Democracy, including Nobel Peace Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, with the following programmes: The Title of the Commission - The commission will be entitled as the Ad hoc Commission on Depayin Massacre (Burma). Aim - (1) To find out the truth on the Depayin Massacre; (2) To facilitate the struggle of people, based on legal affairs, both inside Burma and in the international community, in connection with the Depayin Massacre; Programme Objectives - (1) To exert efforts to lodge a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the event that it has jurisdiction over the Depayin Massacre case; (2) To lodge a complaint or complaints with other courts in the international community including the International Criminal Tribunal to be possibly established by the United Nations Security Council if the first objective is not possible; (3) To cooperate with the people inside Burma and the international community for the emergence of an official independent investigation commission in order to find out the truth on Depayin Massacre... Contents: ... Formation of Ad hoc Commission on Depayin Massacrr; Explanatory Statement of the Ad hoc Commission; Brief Background of Depayin Massacre; Depayin Massacre; Affidavits of the Eyewitnesses; SPDC’s Press Conference; Victims of Depayin Massacre (Pictures); Appendix I - Interview with Zaw Zaw Aung 50; Appendix II - Statement of Ko Aung Aung from Democratic Party for a New Society; Appendix III - The list of the vitims of Depayin Massacre.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Ad hoc Commission on Depayin Massacre
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB) 58 pages
Date of entry/update: 17 July 2003


Title: In Balmy Burma, The Plot Sickens
Date of publication: June 2003
Description/subject: By The Irrawaddy "The regime in Rangoon has proven the naysayers right once again. The May 30 clash in Upper Burma, and the crackdown that followed, should remind the junta’s apologists and other optimists hoping for a happy ending to the country’s political drama that national reconciliation in Burma is a long, long way away. The events on Black Friday demonstrate clearly it’s time for the international community to take action against Burma. Failing to act ignores the suffering of the Burmese people and acknowledges the junta’s ultimate victory—a triumph scored by attrition rather than a knockout blow. The script is familiar. Suu Kyi is detained by the regime. Advocates for democracy in Burma call for her release. The generals hold firm, defying international condemnation, then give in a little. Suu Kyi is finally freed and the world applauds. International opinion is successfully manipulated. Asean, Japan and some nations in the West express appreciation for the concession and begin speaking of the junta’s democratic will. Rangoon’s victory is rewarded with more trade and more aid. Meanwhile, the opposition remains stonewalled..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 11, No. 5
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 September 2003


Title: Members of Parliament Imprisoned Or Detained Without Trial
Date of publication: 25 May 2001
Description/subject: Prisoners of conscience and NLD MPs-elect Dr. Than Nyein (m), 67, and Dr. May Win Myint (f), 55, have been imprisoned since October 1997 and are in poor states of health. They have each served a seven year prison sentence for organizing a meeting of opposition party members of the National League for Democracy (NLD). They have been detained without charge or trial since the expiry of their sentences and authorities have ordered that they remain in detention until January and February 2006 at the earliest. Both have medical problems, exacerbated by their treatment in detention. Dr. Than Nyein has repeatedly gone on hunger strike to protest his continued imprisonment and his health is believed to be deteriorating seriously. Amnesty International and reiterates calls on authorities for the immediate and unconditional release from detention of these two prisoners of conscience.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amnesty International
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://asiapacific.amnesty.org/apro/aproweb.nsf/pages/issue10_MyanmarAppeal
Date of entry/update: 15 December 2010


Title: NLD Leaders Holding Consultations
Date of publication: April 2001
Description/subject: In the latest sign that the talks in Rangoon may be going somewhere, sources close to the National League for Democracy NLD have confirmed that a number of party elders have moved into the residential compound of General Secretary Aung San Suu Kyi.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol. 9. No. 3 (Intelligence section)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Crackdowns and Stand-Offs, Threats and Rhetoric
Date of publication: April 2000
Description/subject: The past decade has seen plenty of action, and heard even more words of both hope and intimidation, but the fulfillment of the Burmese people's dream of creating a democratic nation remains as elusive as ever. Below is a synopsis of some of the salient events surrounding the elections of May 1990 and subsequent efforts to implement the National League for Democracy's landslide victory.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol. 8. No. 4-5
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: The NLD: Victor or Victim?
Date of publication: April 2000
Description/subject: Ten years have passed since the National League for Democracy won a landslide victory in Burma's first free elections since the military seized power in 1962. Nobody knows when-or if--the results of the 1990 elections will ever be honored. As the military's hold on power only seems to grow stronger with time, many wonder if the NLD is doomed to become a victim of history,
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol. 8. No. 4-5
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Burma's Forced Registration - the Final Onslaught?
Date of publication: December 1998
Description/subject: "Burmese opposition groups in exile were surprised when the military regime announced: “In the Belin township, all National League for Democracy (NLD) members have resigned from their party. They have sent their resignation letters, the party billboard and all NLD documents to township Election Commission. So there is no NLD in Belin, Mon state.” The state-controlled media announcement very clearly signals the start of an offensive against the NLD party..."
Author/creator: Win Htein
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol. 6, No. 6
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Uphill Battle of the NLD
Date of publication: May 1998
Description/subject: Moe Aye chronicles events and developments since the NLD’s dramatic electoral victory eight years ago... "If the SPDC (Slorc) had respected the results of the May 1990 election, and the parliamentary term was limited to four years, we would now be at the end of the second parliamentary term, and political parties would be busy organizing for the next elections. But this is o­nly a dream at the moment..."
Author/creator: Moe Aye
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 6, No. 3
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar: Report to the CHR 1999
Description/subject: Long section on IDPs; also on the suppression of the NLD and prison conditions
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003