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National Endowment for Democracy director visits Burma’s NLD

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – A senior director of the U.S.-based National Endowment for Democracy (NED) met with National League for Democracy (NLD) leaders on Tuesday to discuss Burma’s economy and law enforcement.

NLD Vice Chairman Tin Oo said NLD leaders met with Brian Joseph, the senior director for Asia and global programs, to brief him on Burmese affairs.

The NED is a private, nonprofit foundation that supports human rights, press freedom, democracy and law enforcement around the world.  
Tin Oo told Mizzima, “We told him that we have lawyers. But, our country lacks law enforcement. Political prisoners especially have suffered a lot. They want to conduct training workshops to promote our people’s knowledge regarding laws.”

Joseph met with Aung San Suu Kyi, Tin Oo, Than Tun, Hla Pe, Nyunt Wai, Nyan Win, Han Thar Myint, Win Myint and May Win Myint at NLD headquarters in Rangoon.

Tin Oo said they discussed sending Burmese lawyers to special workshops conducted in Thailand or European countries. They also discussed the government’s recent push for privatization which gave priority to government officials or business associates.

Joseph met with local media, social workers, small-scale money-lenders and women’s organizations at Mingalar Myanmar’s Rangoon office on Saturday. Mingalar Myanmar is a nonprofit group that promotes economic development throughout the country.

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