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Title: Rising Tide: Strengthening People's Power for Democratic Restoration in Burma
Date of publication: 27 May 2003
Description/subject: A SPECIAL BRIEF ON ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR DEMOCRACY AND DAW AUNG SANN SUU KYI..."A year has passed since the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest last May. Many expected that SPDC would accept Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as a true partner in the dialogue process, which began in October 2000 as informal talks while Daw Suu was still under house arrest. Unfortunately, the opposite has happened, and the dialogue is now stalled. Despite the withdrawal of State Peace and Development Council or SPDC (formerly known as State Law and Order Restoration Council or SLORC) from the talks, the NLD and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi have made consistent efforts to move the process forward, mobilizing grassroots support to resolve the political deadlock peacefully and constructively around the table. This special brief aims to examine the achievements of NLD and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi since her release on May 6, 2002 and to analyze how their actions can advance the dialogue process to the next phase..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Burma Fund
Format/size: pdf (674K)
Date of entry/update: 10 June 2007


Title: Managing Democratic Transition in Burma: Learning Lessons from Abroad
Date of publication: March 2002
Description/subject: "...There is an urgent need to promote democratization in Burma, and to prepare future Burmese leaders for a democratic transition. After 10 years of democratic struggle, Burma recently witnessed a series of on-going talks between the military authorities and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Although these talks have brought some hopes for the future of Burma, the conditions surrounding the talks are very fragile. It is very important that the democratic opposition is capable of consolidating the talks, formalizing the negotiations and making transition irreversible. As Burma steps into a new phase of political development the Burmese democrats are required to learn new skills and build diverse capacities to engage effectively in the ‘transition’ process. The Burma Fund (TBF), therefore, is dedicated to facilitate a series of policy workshops that will inform and assist the leadership of the democratic movement in bringing smooth transition from authoritarian rule in Burma. This particular workshop on managing democratic transition will inform the Burmese democrats regarding policy options that are available to address the pertinent problems of change in the country. The workshop focused the following areas: 1) Civil-military relations during democratic transition 2) Electoral system 3) Structure of the state and federalism..."
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: Burma Fund, Ford Foundation
Format/size: pdf (1.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 June 2007