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Title: NLD Statement 144/2000
Date of publication: 21 September 2000
Description/subject: "This is to announce that NLD Deputy Chairman U Tin Oo, and General Secretary Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will make their first trip to Mandalay by train this evening to investigate acts of perpetration to extinguish all political activity of the NLD, closures of its branch offices, and tearing down of its signboards."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (25K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 143/2000
Date of publication: 20 September 2000
Description/subject: "This is to announce that NLD Deputy Chairman U Tin Oo, and General Secretary Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to Upper Burma on the 21st September 2000 to investigate acts of perpetration to extinguish all political activity of the NLD, closures of its branch offices, and tearing down of its signboards."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (23K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 142/2000
Date of publication: 15 September 2000
Description/subject: "NLD Chairman U Tin Oo, General Secretary Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,Rangoon Division Organizing Committee Chairman and Central Executive Committee member U Soe Myint, Rangoon Division Organizing Committee member Dr. U Myo Aung and sixteen members of the NLD Youth Wing (including the two drivers) made arrangements to leave Rangoon from the Pansodan jetty on the 24 August 2000. The plan was to visit the townships of Kungyangon and Kawhmu to reorganize the Youth Wing. The authorities blocked their departure at the Pansodan jetty for one and a half hours after which they crossed to the town of Dala where they boarded two cars which were awaiting them to proceed to Kungyangon. About three miles outside of Dala at Kyansitha ward, the road was blocked and Police Superintendent Myo Lwin told them that they could not proceed further and they should return to Rangoon. U Tin Oo , Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and party refused to turn back so the military dictators lifted the two cars off the road and removed them on to a dirt road in the fields by the side of the main road..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (31K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 140/2000
Date of publication: 30 August 2000
Description/subject: "Since the 24 August 2000, the military dictators have illegally blocked the motor road a little beyond Dala (which is on the shore opposite Rangoon) to prevent Deputy Chairman U Tin Oo, General- Secretary Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Rangoon Division Chairman U Soe Myint and Rangoon Division member Dr. Myo Aung together with members of the Youth Wing from proceeding to Kun-gyan-gon and Kau-hmu townships to do organizational work. It is now seven days..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (40K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 139/2000
Date of publication: 28 August 2000
Description/subject: " Subject - An emphatic declaration disapproving the illegal, unjust blockade forced on NLD Deputy Chairman U Tin Oo, General Secretary Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Rangoon Division Organizing Committee Chairman U Soe Myint, and members of the youth wing. Reference --- Letter No. 057/see(chan)/2000 dated 25 August 2000 1. It is five days (including today) that the NLD leaders of the highest rung have been illegally and forcibly stopped, prevented and confined near the town of Dala in Rangoon division..." [follow-up of the previous day's Statement]
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 138/2000
Date of publication: 25 August 2000
Description/subject: " Subject - An emphatic declaration disapproving the illegal, unjust blockade forced on NLD Deputy Chairman U Tin Oo, General Secretary Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Rangoon Division Organizing Committee Chairman U Soe Myint, and members of the youth wing..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 137/2000
Date of publication: 25 August 2000
Description/subject: "1. The NLD Deputy Chairman U Tin Oo, General Secretary Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and Rangoon Division Organizing Committee Chairman U Soe Myint continue to be illegally impeded and blockaded under orders of the military anashins on the Twante Road just outside Dala. Food and water supply is running short. 2. We request the Dala NLD members, the townspeople and residents of neighboring villages to take food and water to these honorable persons in their hour of need."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 136/2000
Date of publication: 24 August 2000
Description/subject: "The ward and village anashins in the townships of Pakokku and Myaing (Magwe division) are going from house to house with papers on which are printed the words " We demonstration our desire for the dissolution of the National League for Democracy". Every 18 year old and above is forced to sign. They are threatened and intimidated. We have been informed that in Myaing township, though the villagers of Hnin-se-kan, Kok-ko-su, Paungde, Kan-swe were opposed to putting their signatures on the papers, they did so out of fear for their lives..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 135/2000
Date of publication: 18 August 2000
Description/subject: [Extortion of farmers by local authorities]..."...From these events it is transparently clear that no matter what the military anashins proclaim about the modernization of the agricultural system, they are bent upon maintain power. Consequently we are in fact heading towards feudalism where old and faithful servants win favor and are granted the right to enjoy the fruit of the territory they control.. We urge these orders and instructions for persecuting and relegating the farmers to serfdom be abolished. Indifference to the illegal activities of the lackeys and underlings for the perpetuation of power must be stopped. We vigorously denounce these unjust actions..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 134/2000
Date of publication: 17 August 2000
Description/subject: [Land confiscation and extortion in Rangoon Division]
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 133/2000
Date of publication: 17 August 2000
Description/subject: "1. Information has been received that Dr. Thein Zaw Myint (USDA Secretary, Twante township, Rangoon Division) was the leader of a mass rally to dismantle the NLD. 2. The chairman of the military dictator's township authority of Twante summoned the authorities in the villages and wards to the USDA office and told them that the NLD had lost their support and was not wanted. It was to be dissolved and dismantled. He said that though the normal process was for the township USDA members to collect signatures, under the present circumstances that was not possible. So it was their responsibility to do the job fully..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (28K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 131/2000
Date of publication: 16 August 2000
Description/subject: "1. Information received is that a plot was hatched at the annual general meeting of the USDA Kawhmu township (Rangoon Division) on the 29 July 2000 between the authorities and the USDA members to stage a shouting demonstration for the destruction of the NLD. It was decided that members of the USDA would not wear their uniforms while doing their rounds. 2. The following day (30 July 2000) in continuation of that plot, a meeting of the authorities of the wards and villages was held where the instruction was about getting the signatures of 18 year olds and above, list of those who refused to sign and to make it compulsory for one from every household to attend on the day of the function..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (59K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 132/2000
Date of publication: 16 August 2000
Description/subject: "The stench that pervades Thayetmyo jail (Magwe Division) is almost as bad as the foul odor in the atmosphere of Insein jail. The military dictator's jail authorities fail to comply with the requirements of the Prisons Act and deliberately ill-treat, torture and persecute the prisoners. There are over 1000 inmates (criminals and political prisoners) in the Thayetmyo jail..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 130/2000
Date of publication: 14 August 2000
Description/subject: "We have information about the exploitation, denial of workers rights and unjust treatment of the Burmese workers at the factories which are situated in the Hlaing-tha-ya industrial zone, Rangoon Division. They are:- · the Myanmar Yes garment factory, · Apolo Garment (Taw-Win factory) and the · Jong Lih back-pack manufacturing factory..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (68K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statemen 128/2000
Date of publication: 11 August 2000
Description/subject: "Information received about the construction of the Kaung-bo road in the township of Pin-da-ya, Taungyi district, Shan State is that forced labor was required of male and female residents of the following villages :- Shwe-pa-hto, Thein-kone, Ohn-ai, Pha-nan, North Patho, Inn-nge and Kaung-bo. In addition to having to provide their own food and water at the workplace, each household had to contribute Kyats 300 and 2 kyins of rock (kyin is a unit of measurement for a hundred cubic foot of rocks). Penalties were imposed for inability to supply the forced labor. No medical aid was supplied..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (40K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 127/2000
Date of publication: 08 August 2000
Description/subject: [Trumped-up charge against an NLD member, leading to imprisonment]
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (36K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 126/2000
Date of publication: 07 August 2000
Description/subject: [Ill-treatment by a military officer of Chin leaders and disrespectful behaivour in a church]..."The National League for Democracy vigorously and emphatically denounces · this behaviour and attitude of the military dictators in the treatment of the national groups, · in the bullying tactics to bind them with fear and terror, · in their disregard for the provisions of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 18 on "freedom of religion". We urge them to take effective action as required by law against those who have no qualms about flouting the law and cavalierly brutalize others..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (40K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 125/2000
Date of publication: 07 August 2000
Description/subject: "1. For the current year 2000, agricultural loans at the rate of Kyats 1000/- per acre is obtainable in Kauk-hmu township (Rangoon division). The limit is Kyats 10,000/- for 10 acres. However those who have connections with the powers can get Kyats 15,000/- (special production loan)...farmers who cannot fulfil the duty paddy quota are prosecuted under Section 406 of the Penal Code, and they suffer persecution. But the worst predicament is for defaulters of the previous year. Even though the rate is fixed at Kyats 30,000/- , the repayment rate applied is Kyats 65000/- which is more than double the debt. The farmer indeed suffers great hardship..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement. 124/2000
Date of publication: 07 August 2000
Description/subject: "Between the townships of Kalemyo and Minkin (Sagaing Division) there is a long narrow row of hills under the jurisdiction of the Western Division which is the dwelling place of the Auk-stan Zomi Chin people. This place was invaded by military Kha La Ya battalion commander with 17 of his soldiers and 22 members of the USDA on 2 June 2000. They pulled down the houses in the village claiming that this area was within the demarcated Kya-bin forest land. When the villagers cried and begged them not to destroy their houses the soldiers disdainfully responded by setting fire to the broken down houses and property of the villagers. The villagers had to run away with whatever could be saved dragging and carrying the young and the old. They took shelter in the church..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 123/2000
Date of publication: 04 August 2000
Description/subject: "From information received we relate how the Kalewa townshiip (Sagaing division) administrative authorities, police and elections commission collectively operated to demolish the township NLD branch and to bring down the signboard in obedience to the military dictator's wishes..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 122/2000
Date of publication: 04 August 2000
Description/subject: "Information received is that on 1July 2000, every house in North Zaing-ga-naing ward (Pegu township, Pegu division) was visited by USDA organizer U Htay Win (owner of Shwe-aing San Travellers' Lodge) and members of the ward military authority. By intimidation and coercion and unlawful display of authority and power they forced the householders to sign papers for the purpose of denouncing the NLD and for its dissolution..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 121/2000
Date of publication: 03 August 2000
Description/subject: "1. From early February 2000, a new road from Monywa to Kalewa running along the Chindwin water course and a bridge crossing the Myittha river in the Sagaing division are being constructed. The entire area is full of clifts, ridges, chaungs and rivulets across which tree trunks have to be laid for crossing. 2. Residents from the townships of Monywa and Ka-ne (Monywa District), Min-kin township (Kale District), Kalewa township are summoned in writing to give forced labor and money by a method of apportionment...The people of the region are extremely hard pressed for their livelihood..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (36K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 120/2000
Date of publication: 03 August 2000
Description/subject: "...the [Rangoon University]campus is more or less deserted and no longer resembles a university campus. The authorities have opened institutions for university studies in far-flung places. Villains have taken advantage of the situation and brazenly attack their victims. No matter how it is asserted that universities have reopened and the rule of law prevails and that security is adequate, as a matter of fact security is very low. There is real fear for people's safety. We condemn the authorities for this insecurity and urge that better and safer conditions and atmosphere be created..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 119/2000
Date of publication: 02 August 2000
Description/subject: "The authorities concerned wanted to complete the construction of the 108 feet high pagoda on Shaw-bin hillock, (Magyi-bin village tract, Wuntho township, Sagaing division) by June 2000. Forced labor for this construction was demanded from the administrative regions of Nankhan, Gyo-taung, Kin, Taung-gyan, Nauk-chan, A-sshasichan, and Maing-thone-chaung-phya village group. 2. The labor force was inadequate for the task. People were required to dig the land, carry bricks, sand and stones. They had to cut down trees, bamboo and transport them to be used as fuel for baking the bricks. These villagers had to take their own supplies of food to last them a week at a time. Those who had to travel from far away areas experienced great hardship. No medical services was given to those who fell ill. Penalty for failing to give forced labour was Kyats 1400/- and 2 pyis of rice..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 118/2000
Date of publication: 28 July 2000
Description/subject: "We hear that the military anashins in the townships of Aung Lan and Sin-baung-we (Magwe division) are using the USDO a welfare organisation to pressure the people and forcefully get their signatures for a staged demonstration to dissolve the NLD claiming that it is an "aboveground insurgent organization with bad doctrines."..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (28K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 117/2000
Date of publication: 28 July 2000
Description/subject: "We have received information about the devious methods employed by the USDA members to obtain signatures for the staging of illegal shouting demonstrations against the NLD in the township of Kayan (Rangoon division)..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (27K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 115/2000
Date of publication: 26 July 2000
Description/subject: "...The State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) now known as the State Peace and Development Council was bound to implement the provisions of the Pyithu Hlutaw Election Law which was decreed by them. But up to date it has failed to do so..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (25K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 114/2000
Date of publication: 25 July 2000
Description/subject: "The SPDC has been using forced labour since the end of May, 2000 to date from residents of Mawlaik township for the repairs to the strategically important Thet-care-kyin/Homalin road, a road which branches off the Ye-U, Kalewa motor road in the Mawlaik township (Sagaing Division). Forced labor is also being used for building bridges to cross streams and indiscriminate collection of money from the people is being practised..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (36K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 113/2000
Date of publication: 24 July 2000
Description/subject: " 1. Calendars for the year 2000 with the picture of the General Secretary of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and calendars with the picture of our national leader General Aung San and his daughter democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi were printed and distributed to all members of the NLD. 2. People of different ethnic groups and members of the NLD who love and respect General Aung San and his daughter Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Noble Peace Prize recipient, hang these calendars in their homes, offices, workplaces and elsewhere. 3. Local authorities under the military dictators are interfering in the private right of individuals and are illegally objecting, molesting and taking action against those who possess and display these calendars..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (24K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 110/2000
Date of publication: 21 July 2000
Description/subject: "...On its own admission the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) now transformed to State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) is a defacto government which failed to honour the results of the 1990 multi-party democratic elections. It is therefore not a dejure government. Therefore the SPDC is a totally illegal government. But the SPDC and its lackeys and the organisations that they control consider themselves above the law and are committing all kinds of activities in violation of the laws that they have made. They are now compiling and getting every eligible voter in the Rangoon division to append their signature to lists and schedules purporting to be the voluntary demand of the majority eligible voters in the constituency for dissolution of all the NLD township branches in Rangoon Division. This is to be completed before the month of September..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (40K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 109/2000
Date of publication: 19 July 2000
Description/subject: "Today is the 53rd anniversary of Martyrs Day. It was on 19 July of 1947 that General Bogyoke Aung San, father of the Tatmadaw, architect of our independence, leader of the struggle for complete independence, together with other martyrs were assassinated. The assassins were a group of traitors who intended to grab state power the short-cut way by use of force (weapons)...Presently, the military anashins are shouting their loudest about national spirit and sovereign power. But the truth is that they are diverting the course of history. They are trying to blot out what Bogyoke Aung San and the martyrs did to bring the country out of slavery. They are assassinating Bogyoke Aung San and the martyrs all over again..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (36K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 108/2000
Date of publication: 17 July 2000
Description/subject: "...3. When a request is made for a replacement [registration] card to the issuing authority, the same response is received - "the matter will have to go to the higher authority". When the question "What orders and by whom?" is asked, there is no response. In countries where the rule of law prevails, a duplicate card is usually issued. This is the natural and normal way to treat a citizen of one's country. 4. This treatment is given only to NLD members and should be stopped immediately. A citizen's right should not be denied in this illegal and unjust way. This is a reminder and a denunciation of the above mentioned illegal discrimination against the members of the NLD..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (26K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 107/2000
Date of publication: 13 July 2000
Description/subject: "1. To satisfy and comply with the wishes of the military powers, USDA members, members of the administrative authorities, members of the police force, civil servants and members of other organisations and associations had to collect signatures on prepared forms by visiting every house in the wards and villages of Myothit township during the months of March, April and May. This exercise was for the illegal no-confidence shouting demonstration to be staged against U Tha Aung, NLD Hluttaw representative for Constituency 1 of Myothit township, Magwe division and to call for the dissolution of the NLD. Through force, intimidation and coercion on the families the operation was carried out..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (26K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 105/2000
Date of publication: 12 July 2000
Description/subject: "...Now, USDA members under the direction of the military dictators are engaged in destructive exercises against what they term "Bad-doctrine NLD". They are forcing and bullying, threatening and cajoling, indulging without restraint in illegal acts, brutalizing and orchestrating boisterous "no-confidence" demonstrations demanding the dissolution of the NLD branches in every state, division, township, and ward. They bring down signboards. They engage thugs to physically assault the person and property of NLD leaders. NLD parliamentarians elect who refuse to resign as ordered by the military dictators have been targeted for persecution in devious ways..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (34K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 104/2000
Date of publication: 10 July 2000
Description/subject: "1.After suffering a term of imprisonment, U Hla Htun, NLD MP for Kye-myin-dine constituency (Yangon Division) was released on the 10 December 1998. On 21 December, the Deputy Manager U Tin Myint summoned Daw Mya Than (his wife) who was holding a proficiency level 3 position at the Myanma Pharmaceutical Industries. As per orders from his superiors, he directed her to bring a letter the next day (22-12-98) from her husband U Hla Htun indicating his resignation from the NLD and his position as Member of Parliament. Failure to comply could effect their jobs. 2. U Hla Htun said that there was no way he would resign. He stood by his convictions and maintained that as a member of a legally constituted party who had been voted in wholeheartedly by his constituents he respected their trust in him and he would not fail them. The message he sent to the Deputy Manager was that resignations (if any) would be from his wife and daughter and not from him. 3. On receipt of this response, U Tin Myint told Daw Mya Than and daughter that they needn't come to work anymore..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (29K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 103/2000
Date of publication: 07 July 2000
Description/subject: "For and on behalf of the National League for Democracy its Chairman U Aung Shwe and General Secretary Daw Aung San Suu Kyi have served notice of claim for damages and compensation against the State Peace and Development Council previously known as the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SPDC/SLORC) as required under the Civil Procedure Code Section 80. It was served on the Chairman of the SPDC on the 4th July 2000. The claim is based on the suffering and distress caused by their failure to abide by the provisions of the Pyithu Hluttaw Elections Law which they themselves promulgated and breach of promises made by them..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (25K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 102/2000
Date of publication: 06 July 2000
Description/subject: "...USDA chairman Aung Win and local authority chairman Tha Sein telephoned the police at Taungdwingyi and Set-thwa and reported that the Taungdwingyi NLD was organising the villagers. Police from both the stations lay in wait and arrested the NLD members on their return home and detained them at the Taungdwingyi Police station. Their families were not permitted to see them. 3. They were charged under Section 505 (b) on 26 June, 2000 for being in possession of NLD documents. NLD is a legally constituted political party and they are entitled to possess these documents. The complainants were Police Superintendent Thet Naing, and U Myo Myint, Township legal officer. The sentence was 2 years imprisonment with hard labour..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (26K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 101/2000
Date of publication: 06 July 2000
Description/subject: "1. The residents of Aung-tha-ya Ward (Mogok, Mandalay division) were ordered by the ward authorities to assemble at the Primary School No:(87) at 10:00 a.m. on 3 May 2000 with their household census lists. 2. These lists were collected by members of the Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA) who copied the particulars from these lists on to printed forms.which they brought with them. One member from each household was made to sign on the dotted line on behalf of all the members of the household. 3. When some people questioned why their signatures were required the reply given by U Khwa Lone, a member of the USDA was " your signature is required to indicate loss of confidence in NLD Pyithu Hlutaw Representative U Bo Hla Tint and Daw May Hnin Kyi, (Constituency 1 and 2) and for the dissolution of the NLD". They were also told that those who did no sign would be listed for the records..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (27K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 100/2000
Date of publication: 05 July 2000
Description/subject: "1..Information received is that in addition to the duty-paddy quota of 15 baskets per acre compulsory sale to the government in 1999, the group of villages in the Da-hnone-su region (Moulamyaingyun township, Ayeyawaddy division) had to also supply free of charge to the army one basket per acre..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (28K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 99/2000
Date of publication: 05 July 2000
Description/subject: "On 7 June 2000, comedians U Shwe Ghai and Khin Maung Win (a) A-shai-gyi , residents of Kwai-lai ward which lies on the other side of the river in Myaungmya township,(Ayeyawaddy division) were arrested and taken away for questioning by uniformed soldiers. They were Sergeant U Kyi Swe, and three lance corporals from the Kha La Ya (94) unit. 2. At the front of the primary school at Tha-hte-gone ward (Myaungmya) these two men were bound with ropes and punched in the face and kicked by Sergeant Kyi Swe and his three associates. Then they were driven away in motor vehicle Number 7A-4927 to the Kha La Ya (94) unit where they were locked up in a room and beaten up again by those four..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 98/2000
Date of publication: 30 June 2000
Description/subject: "On 6 September 1999 at about 15:00 hours, the military intelligence illegally and forcibly captured and took Ko Thein Lwin, an NLD Youth Wing member accusing him of being involved in the 9999 operation. There was no substantial evidence. He was deliberately victimized..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (40K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 97/2000
Date of publication: 29 June 2000
Description/subject: "Note - To be read with Statement 69 (5/00) dated 2 May 2000... The majority of the NLD members of parliament who have been forcibly and illegally incarcerated demonstrated their disapproval of the actions of the military by legally staging a hunger strike. These members of parliament are respectable persons who were elected in free and fair elections by the people and entrusted with state power, which according to democratic principles reposes in the people..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 96/2000
Date of publication: 28 June 2000
Description/subject: "Under instructions from the township authorities of the military dictators in the Sagaing Division, the village authorities in the township of De-pe-yin are demanding registration fees of Kyats 200/- per acre from the farmers in the entire township. The fact is that these farmers are already registered as tenantfarmers having inherited the right from their ancestors who were "first-come" farmers and farming is a family business..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 95/2000
Date of publication: 28 June 2000
Description/subject: "On the night of the 28 May 2000, a group of thugs crept into the compound of the NLD office situated on Min Road, Min Ward, Sagaing town, in Sagaing Division and destroyed the NLD (Sagaing Division) and (Sagaing Township) signboards..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 94/2000
Date of publication: 23 June 2000
Description/subject: "We have received information that in the Rangoon Division, Syrium township, U Kyin Aye, U Hoke Shwe (members of the administrative authority), UAung Kyaw Myo (UBSDO member), Daw Myint Myint (Parent and Child Care) and others have been going to every house intimidating and deceiving people to put their signatures to prepared forms brought with them..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 93/2000
Date of publication: 23 June 2000
Description/subject: "On 31 May, 2000, the authorities staged a mass meeting in the Gwa town hall with a group of people who were forced and pressured to bring down U Nyi Pu, NLD MP elect of Gwa township, Arakan State..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (43K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 92/2000
Date of publication: 22 June 2000
Description/subject: "...the authorities have taken money from U Aye Myint of Lay-kyun village and granted him the right to these lands allegedly for transforming into "inns" (special fisheries created with weirs and damns) some thing which has never been done before. The villagers have been prohibited from fishing and threats have been issued warning them that if anyone is caught, he will be beaten-up and severely punished. 3 The villages that are adversely affected by such action are as follows:-..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (45K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 91/2000
Date of publication: 21 June 2000
Description/subject: "The 266 Battalion in Hakka township of the Chin State had a company encamped in Har-phe village. On 23 March 1999 it was moved to Wunthu village, 15 miles away.The villagers from Wunthu and its vicinity (30 villages in all) had to provide not only "forced labour" for the construction of the new site, but also bear the cost of such transfer. Our information is that they were paid nothing for their labour. All expenses were out of their own pockets.They could not attend to their own cultivation in time and suffered great loss..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (27K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 90/2000
Date of publication: 20 June 2000
Description/subject: "...From the above it is obvious that the Union Solidarity and Development Association which is purely a social welfare organisation is being used in intelligence service and given administrative powers. Forcibly taking whomever they want as hostages is a criminal offence. These offences are being perpetrated against all Youth Wing members who have committed no offence whatsoever in all townships and we forcefully and thoroughly condemn them. We demand that all those captives be immediately released."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 89/2000
Date of publication: 16 June 2000
Description/subject: "1. The Kya-khaung East Field 118-119 in Kyone-ta-ne Administration unit,Danubyu Township, Aye-ya-waddy Division was forestland prior to 1961.Farmers cleared the land for cultivating their crops and registered their claim as first settlers with the Land Records Department. They have been farming the land until the present military dictators government. 2. This area consists of about 126 acres and there were 13 first comers. Our information is that they have fulfilled their obligations with regard to payment of taxes and supply of "duty paddy" to the government. 3. However, in 1991-1992, U Htun Aye, the Danubyu township authority chairman, illegally appropriated the land for himself and carried on the cultivation. The farmers did nothing because they were very afraid..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (28K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 88/2000
Date of publication: 14 June 2000
Description/subject: "1. The NLD Rangoon Division, Bahan Township organizing committee chairman and his family have been living in rented quarters on Kyaik-ka-san Road, Kya-kwethit ward, Tamwe township since May 1999 is the information that we have. 2. The ward authority requirement (under what law is not known) is that tenants report themselves as guests once a month and this they did ever since they took up residence in the ward. 3. On the 21 May 2000, at about 2200 hours, the Ward Authority Chairman and his associates (appointees of the military rulers) went to their residence and seized the "guest book" under what provision of law is not known. The next day (22 May), the ward authority would not accept the "overnight guest" report they made directed them to see the township authority. Because their report for that night was not accepted, they had to disperse and sleep at the homes of different relatives. They were very aware that they could be arrested and unjustly punished if this "overnight guest" reporting was infringed..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (28K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 87/2000
Date of publication: 12 June 2000
Description/subject: "...4. In accordance with the democratic principle that sovereign power lies with the people, and in conformity with multi-party democratic elections procedure, the people elected their representatives freely and fairly. The military authorities published the results of the elections naming the electorates and the political parties of the successful candidates. 5. Albeit, the military dictators are now illegally and unjustifiably instigating and orchestrating nonconfidence demonstrations against the NLD elected representatives. The people today are in dire straits, socially and educationally. Fear has been steeped into their minds by the military authorities and they have been compelled to assemble in violation of the laws that are in force. 6. The National League for Democracy desires to know which section of the Pyithu Hluttaw Election Law provides for these assemblies and demonstrations through intimidation and coercion. There is no mention of "loss of confidence " in the said law..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (45K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 86/2000
Date of publication: 08 June 2000
Description/subject: "1. U Soe Han, Advocate of the Chief Court, Member of the NLD Rangoon Division Organizing Committee and Chairman of the NLD Legal Advisory Body is the victim of a trumped up case by the authorities. 2. On the 26 May, 2000, he went to spend the night at his mother's house in Insein and reported this "overnight" visit to the ward PDC as required. But at 2300 hours that night, on the pretext of checking the visitor's list, a group of about 25 persons headed by the military intelligence and members of the ward PDC entered the house and arrested him and three others..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 85/2000
Date of publication: 07 June 2000
Description/subject: "We have received information about the maltreatment and sufferings of the Burmese workers at the GOOD WEAR clothing factory (a Taiwan company) situated at 37/38 (a) Rope Factory Road, East Ward, Thingangyun township..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 84/2000
Date of publication: 06 June 2000
Description/subject: "1. The "Htoo Trading Company" purchased and constructed a timber terminal jetty on buffalo grazing grounds on the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy river in the Kon-baung village tract (Sagaing Division, Katha township). 2. For the transportation of timber to that terminal by motor vehicles, roads were built across plantations causing great loss of produce to the cultivators. 3. There was no consideration and consultation with the owners of those plantations. 4. The transporting vehicles further transgressed on adjoining plantations when passing or overtaking each other thus causing even more destruction to the crops..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (24K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 82/2000
Date of publication: 02 June 2000
Description/subject: "Information about the arrests of 25 farmers who have been unable to supply "duty paddy" in the Koon-gyan-gone Township of Rangoon Division has been received. The township authorities ordered the arrests and detention which commenced on the 18 May 2000. 2. Our information is that the inability to supply rainy season "duty paddy" crop has been because of the stringent financial circumstances of the farmers, infestation of pests, and destruction of the grains due to excessive rain during the drying period..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (30K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 81/2000
Date of publication: 02 June 2000
Description/subject: "We have heard that the NLD Wuntho township branch organizing committee have resisted the intimidation and coercive tactics applied to them by the Sagaing Division, Wuntho township authorities and have refused to sign papers to that effect. 2. Therefore, under instructions from above, to reduce the membership to less than five as a special operation they are making trumped up charges and arresting the members of the NLD organizing committee in the district..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (27K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement. 80/2000
Date of publication: 02 June 2000
Description/subject: "The Elections Commission branch office at Kawlin township in Sagaing division had been repeatedly demanding and threatening the NLD organising committee members there to produce party membership lists and particulars and coercing them to sign resignation forms. But the committee members refused and gave legitimate reasons, which were in accordance with instructions sent to them from NLD head office. 2. This has displeased the township authorities and we have been informed that the members are being victimized with false charges and plans are being made for destruction of the branch by force...."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (26K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 79/2000
Date of publication: 01 June 2000
Description/subject: "We know that the Magwe Division, Taungdwingyi township NLD flag and signboard were brought down and seized by a mob led by the Township Electoral Commission staff..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (27K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 78/2000
Date of publication: 01 June 2000
Description/subject: "We have information that the township authorities arrested the Magwe Division, Taungdwingyi township NLD executive committee and 39 members in the early morning (2:00 a.m.) of May 1, 2000. On the 10th May, 2000, the Township Organising Committee Chairman (U Mya Saing), the Secretary (U Tin Win), the remaining five executive committee members and one member of the village organising committee (totaling 8) were all sentenced to suffer imprisonment for 8 years each (7 years on one count and 1 year on another) 2. We have also heard that 25 of the remaining members (innocent young men and women who had been arrested at the same time as the above 8 who were sentenced) were sent to the Thayet prison on 11 May, 2000 3. The prison authorities there cruelly treated them..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (27K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 77/2000
Date of publication: 31 May 2000
Description/subject: "The military dictators illegally arrested and imprisoned 15 members of the NLD Pegu Division, Pegu Township organising committee of which three are women. They are innocent and have not offended the law but have been kept in solitary confinement since the 22 May 2000 at the No 1, Pegu jail. These individuals are nationals who of their own free will are working towards the attainment of democracy in the country. We have received information that they are being interrogated by a detachment of the military intelligence unit 3 and police personnel under very cruel and torturous conditions with hoods over their faces for entire days and nights..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (25K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 76/2000
Date of publication: 30 May 2000
Description/subject: "Impositions of unjust fees causing hardship to students and parents has been reported to us by a letter from a parent..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (29K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 75/2000
Date of publication: 29 May 2000
Description/subject: [Regarding an NLD meeting] "...During the legitimate proceedings on the occasion, Daw Khin Nu and Daw Chaw, the owners of the office building, who had nothing to do with the goings on were summoned and threatened by the authorities and rudely spoken to. Their exact words were "We do not want to hear this sound box. Go and close it". The two ladies conveyed this message to the leaders of the NLD as was their duty..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (27K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 73/2000
Date of publication: 23 May 2000
Description/subject: "Listed below are the names of those members of the Mandalay division organising committee, the Women's and Youth Wing and the township organising committee who were illegally, forcefully and with no cause shown captured on the night of the 19th May, 2000 by the dictators..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (36K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 74/2000
Date of publication: 23 May 2000
Description/subject: "Burma, a signatory to the International Declaration of Human Rights is violating the provisions of Articles 6,7,9,12, 18,19, 20 in arresting and keeping under detention honorable NLD members of parliament since 6 September 1998. Right up to date they have not been accused of violating any provisions of law. Therefore it must be concluded that it is deliberately out of hatred and spite..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (34K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 72/2000
Date of publication: 19 May 2000
Description/subject: "...(To be read as a continuation of Statement 69 issued on 12 May 2000) After making five legal and reasonable demands, the hunger strike was staged as a protest against the unfair practices of the military dictators. The MPs who have gone on hunger strike had been illegally taken away and kept in military camps since the 6 September 1998..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (34K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 71/2000
Date of publication: 18 May 2000
Description/subject: "The section of the Myingyan/Nyaung-U road that lies in the township of Taung-tha (Mandalay Division) is 14 miles in length and requires over 16000 'kyins' of gravel. (Kyin = a unit of measurement for 100 cubic ft. of gravel). Taung -tha authorities were responsible for the job. They summoned all owners of trucks to a meeting and gave notice that their vehicles would have to transport the gravel to the construction sites for which they would be supplied with 1 gallon of diesel for every 6 mile of distance covered. The owners were dissatisfied and made representation because they would be out -of- pocket for other expenses like driver and assistant wages. The authorities responded with criminal intimidation and threats to withdraw transportation and residential permits..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (41K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 70/2000
Date of publication: 15 May 2000
Description/subject: "The Military Intelligence personnel have resumed arresting and imprisoning NLD parliamentarians and Organising committee members since 12 May 2000. 2. The list so arrested as of this day (15 May 2000) is as follows:-..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (25K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 69/2000
Date of publication: 10 May 2000
Description/subject: "...Because the CRPP was established, the military dictators proceeded to arrest and incarcerate leaders of the national political parties viz. Dr.Saw Mra Aung, Naing Tun Thein and U Kyin Shin Htan. Then they went on to harass and persecute in devious ways those incarcerated parliamentarians and NLD organising committee members (torture, pressure, disunite, intimidate) to get them to resign from the party and their positions as elected representatives. Some of these respectable persons were disgraced by travel restrictions under Section 5 (1)(f) of the 1961 Habitual Criminal Offenders Act..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (29K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 68/2000
Date of publication: 10 May 2000
Description/subject: "We have been informed that 1. U Than Lwin (NLD Member of Parliament for Constituency 2, Madaya township, Mandalay Division and Chairman of Township Organising Committee), 2. U Kyaw Swe (Secretary), 3. U Nyein Maung (Treasurer), and 4. U Tin Aung (Youth Wing leader) were all illegally captured and taken away by the Military Intelligence..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (30K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 67/2000
Date of publication: 09 May 2000
Description/subject: "5.The military dictators and their servants and slaves the Military Intelligence, Police personnel, administration authorities, Union Solidarity and Development Association, Reserve Fire Fighters and other civil servants are illegally forcing, threatening and coercing the masses in a movement to destroy and dissolve the NLD and to stage "no-confidence"functions against the NLD MPs. 6. We have been informed that with much agitation and flurry and hurry preparations are underway for a demonstration on the 10th of this month of May by the people against NLD legally elected representatives of constituencies in Pegu Division, Minhla township (both East and West) and to denounce and destroy the NLD..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (30K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 66/2000
Date of publication: 05 May 2000
Description/subject: "...Chairman of the organising committee U Mya Saing's house was raided at 12 midnight on the 30 April, 2000 without a search warrant and he was taken away without an arrest warrant. Similarly early next morning at 2:30 a.m. the Secretary of the Organising Committee U Tin Win's house was raided and he was taken away without a search or arrest warrant. 5. Two other members of the organising committee were also taken away and all were detained at No 3 Taungdwingyi Police Lock Up..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (28K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 65/2000
Date of publication: 04 May 2000
Description/subject: "...On 12 April, 2000 at midnight Military intelligence personnel illegally and by force captured members of the Youth Wing in the above mentioned townships...[in a susequent event] [t]hese two molesters were violently hurling bricks that could have caused grave bodily harm to property and person. Security forces that were standing near-by had a duty to apprehend them for the security of the community but they did nothing to prevent any untoward event thus aiding and abetting the commission of a grave offense..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (28K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 64/2000
Date of publication: 03 May 2000
Description/subject: [follow-up ofn arrests of members of the NLD Youth Wing]"...From the above it is very clear that the military intelligence has complete control and can operate without adherence to the process and provisions of law. At the time of the arrests the police accompanied the Military Intelligence personnel without the knowledge of the chief of police in the township and no case file was opened nor any record made in the police station where the arrests occured. This is an example of the extreme abuse of power by the military intelligence..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (27K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 63/2000
Date of publication: 01 May 2000
Description/subject: [discussion of forced labour in Burma and the ILO]
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 62/2000
Date of publication: 28 April 2000
Description/subject: "...The above incident shows that even though the NLD was performing its legitimate duties in discussing party matters with the elected representative, the Military Intelligence, like thieves and robbers, waylaid them on the road and assaulted them resulting in serious injuries to them. Also, they stole documents relating to the legitimate activities of a legally constituted political party. Therefore these questions need to be asked..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 61/2000
Date of publication: 27 April 2000
Description/subject: "Sovereign power, which reposes with the people in accordance with democratic principles, was freely transferred to their representatives in multiparty general elections held in May 1990. These representatives should be attending parliament instead of which they have been held in military bases all over the country since the 6 of September 1998 to this day..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (34K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 60/2000
Date of publication: 26 April 2000
Description/subject: "We have been made aware of the fact that the military anashins (dictators) issued instructions in May last year to the respective township and village authorities not to apply the provisions relating to "forced labour" as set out in the 1907 Urban Administration Act and the 1907 Village Administration Act. It is 53 years now since those Acts were passed and time for considering whether provisions contained in those acts are appropriate or not. However, the practice of "forced labor" still continues despite instructions forbidding the same and the villagers are still being forced to give their labour..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (36K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 54/2000
Date of publication: 20 April 2000
Description/subject: "...At the paddy purchase centers where "duty paddy" has to be supplied, willingly or unwillingly, a deduction or 16 baskets for every 100 is made to offset the amount of discolored paddy. We have been told that some farmers who cannot supply this "duty paddy" because of losses suffered through insects and pests, have been arrested and imprisoned until the full quota is supplied which they have to purchase from the open market at Kyats 70,000/- per 100 baskets..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 53/2000
Date of publication: 19 April 2000
Description/subject: "It has been reported that the villagers of Pyun-pauk, Htaung-hmin, Kyaik-pa-laing, Tawa, Sint-oh-pho, West Tagoon-daing, Kyaik-me, Moe-khaing-lay, Hla-sin-taung. Zee-bin have been forced to dig up earth to make a connecting waterway (chaung) between Kama-se and Htat-kha-naing villages in Thanat-pin township in Pegu division..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 52/2000
Date of publication: 19 April 2000
Description/subject: "(To be read as a continuation of Statement 48 (4/00) issued on 16 April 2000) 1. The Military Intelligence further arrested three members of the Mingaladon NLD Youth Wing after the 11 April, 2000. Although the young daughter of U Nyunt Aung, a member of the Mingaladon Organising Committee had died and the religious "soon kywe" ceremony (feeding the monks and others and offering prayers on the seventh day following death) had not been performed, he was forcefully arrested again and hauled away. The lack of compassion and insensitivity of the military anashins (tyrants) at a time of burning grief and sorrowing is clearly revealed..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement. 51/2000
Date of publication: 19 April 2000
Description/subject: "...Treating the masses in outlying states and regions as slaves to do their bidding by authorities at all levels is reprehensible and condemned by us. We ask the higher authorities not to look away and condone but to take appropriate action immediately."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (40K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 50/2000
Date of publication: 17 April 2000
Description/subject: "We are informed of the plans being made by the authorities to force 36 households to relocate from Dagon Myothit township, Rangoon Division to Yakhine state..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 49/2000
Date of publication: 17 April 2000
Description/subject: "Six members of the NLD organising committee in the Magwe Division, Aunglan Township Branch and other ordinary members peacefully celebrated the 55th anniversary of Resistance Day on 27 March 2000 at its branch office. The six organising committee members were the Chairman U Htoon Kyaw, Deputy Chairman U Kyi Nyunt, Joint Secretary U Sein Maung, U Kyaw Hla, U Nyan Paing and Daw Waing Than (owner of the building in which the office operates). 2. There is no justification for the authorities to take action against citizens who peacefully and appropriately commemorate important and significant days in our national history e.g. Independence Day, Union Day, Resistance Day, Martyrs Day etc. In fact, it is the duty of the authorities to encourage and facilitate the commemoration of such events to awaken the national spirit..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 48/2000
Date of publication: 16 April 2000
Description/subject: "...on 12 April, 2000, with undue force NLD youth members were arrested by the authorities for fulfilling their responsibilities and duties as members of the organisation. The overbearing military authorities carried out these illegal arrests stealthily in the middle of the night treating them like hardened criminals. In so doing, the military arnarshins (despots) have acted in contravention of the provisions of Articles 5, 9, 18, 19 and 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to which Burma is a party..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (41K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 46/2000
Date of publication: 06 April 2000
Description/subject: "...The National League for Democracy is a party that represents the masses and it has the duty to scrutinize, debate and make statements about the wrong doings, evil policies, sham demonstrations, violations of the law,self-serving projects, the persecutions and brutal treatment of fellow citizens by the military regime. The military authorities cannot countenance such legal performances and the distasteful action taken by them in Taungtha and Myingyan townships (Mandalay division) is evidenced by the annexed form which the masses have been forced to sign to enable the closure of the NLD organising committees there..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (42K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 45/2000
Date of publication: 04 April 2000
Description/subject: "1. Information received about conditions prevailing in the Model Peaceful Myothit, Okepho township , Tharrawaddy District, Pegu Division is as follows:- 2. Twelve years ago when people were relocated to the Model Peaceful Myothit they were promised 1 acre of land per household for cultivation. Actually only one third of that population was granted that amount of land. 3. The rest of the land has been claimed as belonging to the PDC and given to armed forces officers, soldiers, members of the village and ward PDCs, Land Record clerks, office clerks, retired armed forces personnel, members of the UDSA, members of the police force. Some agricultural land claimed by the PDC has been sublet to cultivators for return of 15 baskets paddy per acre..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement: 44/2000
Date of publication: 04 April 2000
Description/subject: "We have heard about the hardship that cultivators are experiencing in the Kungyan- gone township Rangoon Division because of the low price fixed for the "duty paddy" which has to be supplied to the authorities. Because cost of basic needs are so exorbitant, they are unable to supply the quota demanded. Cultivators who really and truly cannot comply are threatened with imprisonment, penalties and revocation of cultivation permits. Some of them have been abused and taken away to the police stations where they are made to sign documents and even held there for certain periods..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (44K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 42/2000
Date of publication: 03 April 2000
Description/subject: "This statement relates to the illegal oppressive activities by the authorities against the people and the cultivators in the townships in the Pegu Division. 2. The authorities prohibited the transfer of paddy and rice produced in the Pegu township to the Magwe division side. Despite this, from the 16 January 2000 the police and village authorities blocked the Pye-Aunglan main road at Teetoot village ( Nattalin jurisdiction) and demanded payment of Kyats1500 to 2500 from every paddy carrying vehicle and Kyats 300 to 400 for rice carrying vehicle..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 41/2000
Date of publication: 03 April 2000
Description/subject: "Subject - The conspiracy to pull down a legally installed signboard in Sin-in village, Shwebo township, Sagaing division..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (29K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 40/2000
Date of publication: 31 March 2000
Description/subject: "...For three days in succession during the month of December, last year, under orders from the Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC), people had to give forced labour in watering car roads to settle the dust. Threats held out by the authorities were that failure to comply would result in severe repercussions..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (34K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 39/2000
Date of publication: 31 March 2000
Description/subject: "The Chauk township office of the General Elections Commissioner issued orders to the NLD branch office at Chauk township, Magwe Division to hand over all properties including the signboard, flag, papers and close down by 12 noon of the 31 March 2000 because it could no longer remain as such. This is an entirely illegal order..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 38/2000
Date of publication: 29 March 2000
Description/subject: "From information received we learn that 6 paddy purchasing centers have been set up in Koonchan township, Rangoon division for the purchase of the 1999-2000 paddy crop by the Department of Trade and Agriculture. Voluntary labour for performing tasks at the centers was demanded from 11 villages...We ask that those responsible for the reprehensible acts of taking money from the cultivators on false pretexts, unjustly demanding fulfillment of contracts, assaulting and illegally holding in custody innocent cultivators, be dealt with. according to law. We condemn such despicable and browbeating activities..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (41K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 36/2000
Date of publication: 27 March 2000
Description/subject: [Statement on the 55th anniversary of Resistance Day] "...in this day and age, the army does not take precedence over politics. Wars are waged as a result of political decisions.Throughout Burma's struggle for independence leadership came from political minded individuals. This cannot be contradicted by anyone. Perfect example was Bogyoke Aung San who gave up his position as head of the army to be the political leader. Therefore, knowing the real situation, seeing the country and its people being brutally subjugated, the National League for Democracy is doggedly working for genuine democracy and human rights. We urge all to join hands and overwhelmingly support us in our determination and efforts to work for the welfare of the nation..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (46K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 37/2000
Date of publication: 27 March 2000
Description/subject: [Financial discrimination against certain monasteries (NLD-sympathisers?)]
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (34K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 35/2000
Date of publication: 22 March 2000
Description/subject: "Start - Subject - Illegal arrest of a member of Parliament and designs for further imprisonment..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (25K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 33/2000
Date of publication: 21 March 2000
Description/subject: "1 According to statements made by ward and village authorities of Ye-pyu village tract (Bawle Island), Htan-ta-bin township, Rangoon Division, about a thousand acres of grazing land in Ba-le-gone-taw was given to two members of the Police force by orders from the chief Htan-ta-bin township police officer at the rate of a return of 7 baskets of paddy per acre. These two in turn have sub-let the lands at the rate of 11 baskets per acre and over 300 acres are under cultivation to this day. 2. The villagers of Aing-gyi, Aing-le, Taw-nyo, Kaw-hmu, Ta-khun-taing, Ye-phyukyaung- su, Ye-dwing-gone-oke-su from Ye-pyu village tract and the villagers of Ye dwin-gone, Paya-kyun and those from the Nyun-baung village tract graze their cows and buffaloes in this Bal-le-gone-taw. The authorities are aware that this has been demarcated as grazing ground, yet they have converted it into agricultural land, which is a loss to the owners of the livestock. If cattle and cows are found grazing on the crops the penalty to be imposed on the owners is 3 years imprisonment and a fine of kyats 3500..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (25K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 34/2000
Date of publication: 20 March 2000
Description/subject: "Deputy Chairman U Tint Lwin, Deputy Chairman U Myo Kyi, Secretary U Mya Thein, and Joint Secretary U Soe Myint of Kawa township, Pegu Division of the National League for Democracy Organising Committee have been unjustly convicted and sentenced by the military authorities wielding power..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (26K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 32/2000
Date of publication: 16 March 2000
Description/subject: "We have information about the farmers and cultivators of sugarcane in the townships of Bahmo, Shwegu, Moemauk, and Mansi in the Bahmo district, Sagaing division, who are being intimidated and browbeaten in the sale of boiled sugarcane juice and paddy..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (27K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 31/2000
Date of publication: 14 March 2000
Description/subject: "The authorities have acted unlawfully in denying the party [the NLD] the right to hold their meeting and threatening to take action against them should there be a gathering of many people at the office on the 7th March. Since the meeting is in accordance with provisions embodied in Order 2/88 issued by SLORC, no legal action can be taken against the NLD organising committee. Should action be taken, the said authorities will be not only acting illegally but will be violating laws, which they themselves made.
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (41K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 21/2000
Date of publication: 21 February 2000
Description/subject: "1. Our information is that U Than Chaun of No 3 Saing-kone quarters, Shwe-goo township, Kachin State is the proprietor of a coffee shop. 2. On the morning of the 18 December 1999, the Shwe-goo Police arrested him and seized the radio in the coffee shop which was then tuned in to Voice of America (VOA) (Burmese Section). 3. On 19 January 2000, he was charged and sentenced to suffer two years rigorous imprisonment under Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code. The sentence is considerably harsh for the offence and is an indication of abuse of authority. 4. While in prison, his distraught wife who suffered from heart ailment and high blood pressure passed away..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 8/2000
Date of publication: 19 January 2000
Description/subject: "...The above practices of exploitation and victimization of the cultivators without any sympathy or compassion by the authorities at every level are strenuously denounced."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (42K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 7/2000
Date of publication: 17 January 2000
Description/subject: "Daw Khin Hnin Kyi, theYouth Wing organizer of the NLD Township Organising Committee of Kalewa town in Sagaing Division was pressured and illegally coerced to resign from her position. This resulted in the break-up of her marriage..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (40K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 4/2000
Date of publication: 14 January 2000
Description/subject: "The destruction and ruination of NLD signboards continues in Monywa district and Monywa township as shown below:-...Not just signboards. The lives and property of the NLD members are at risk now. Should this eventuate, the authorities will have to take full blame..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (36K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 5/2000
Date of publication: 13 January 2000
Description/subject: "A pagoda measuring 408 feet in height is to be built under the supervision of the District PDC on the hill near Taw-Shaw village , Wuntho township, Sagaing Division. The townships of Katha, Htechain, Pin-le-bu, Wuntho, Indaw, Banmauk and Kawlin in the district of Katha have been ordered to supply 500,000 bricks each for Kyats 2 per brick...There is apprehension also by the people that they will be required to give their labour for the collection of wood and the supply of sand to produce these bricks..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 3/2000
Date of publication: 07 January 2000
Description/subject: "Admonitions have emerged from the Venerable Sayadaw, Counselor and Advisor to the State, of Kachit-waing Monastery, Pegu, where Buddhist Scriptures are taught and preached and admonitions from the Venerable Sayadaw, head abbot of the Mahaghandayone Monastery at Amarapur, the State Central Sangha Mission..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (34K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009