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Two political outfits allowed to put up signboards


New Delhi (Mizzima) –  With the National Political League of the Union of Myanmar and the 88 Generation Student Organization (Union of Myanmar) being allowed to put up signboards in Pakkokku, the political outfits are the first to function legally although the ‘Electoral Law’ is yet to be announced  by the Burmese junta.

A signboard reading the “Democratic Transitional National Campaign 2009” was put up in Pakkokku, Magwe division in the beginning of September by two political organizations, which will contest the 2010 general elections.  

“It was strung up in front of the office and has the names of our organizations. Initially the authorities had objected and we had to say that it’s just a campaign. The length of the signboard is eight feet and the width is three feet with three strips of yellow, green and red,” said Ye Htun, the Deputy Chairman of the Central Committee of the National Political League of  the Union of Myanmar.

“In keeping with the flag, the words “Democratic Transitional National Campaign 2009” are written in white on a red background. There is a dancing peacock in the middle. The names of the two organizations are at both ends. The symbol of the dancing and fighting peacocks are on top,” he added.

Similar signboards of the political organizations called the ‘Third Force’ were put up in township and district branch offices of the National Political League of the Union of Myanmar and 88 Generation Student Organization (Union of Myanmar) in Rangoon, Naypyidaw, Mawlamying, Pyi, Paungtel, Taungtwingyi, Pakkokku and other townships.

But the offices of the National League for Democracy, the main opposition party in Burma, which won a landslide victory in the 1990 general elections but was denied power by the junta, are still closed.

A statement released by the NLD headquarters in Shwegontine, Rangoon yesterday said that the offices of the party allowed to register in 1988 for the election and subsequently the winning party, should be allowed to reopen.


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 September 2009 17:58 )  

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