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NLD plans social work

Gearing up for activities after the junta’s deadline to register as a political party expires on May 6, and the National League for Democracy (NLD) ceases to be a political entity, youth leaders made field visits to 60 townships to explain the party’s position.The NLD did not re-register with the Election Commission after deciding not to contest the elections because it was of the view that the electoral laws were ‘unjust and unfair.’

The Party Youth Works Implementation Task Force visited Kachin, Shan, Sagaing, Mandalay, Pegu and Irrawaddy Divisions and States in the last two weeks. It held wide ranging discussions with people about its planned social work and activities.

“The main purpose of our visit was to maintain unity till the time Auntie Suu (Daw Aung San Suu Kyi) is released from house arrest and also to avoid erosion of our party strength. We can be involved in social work. They may close our offices. They may remove our party signboards but we must maintain communication w…

Smuggled Myanmar national is not refugee in Bangladesh

Bangladesh today made it clear that it will not register any Myanmar national who has illegally entered the country as a refugee. Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Mijarul Quayes told reporters that the regional Co-ordintaor of the U.N. High Commission for Refugees has been informed that the Bangladesh government would not go in for any fresh registration of Myanmar citizens who are staying outside the refugee camps after illegally entering Bangladesh.

At present, some 28,000 registered refugees are staying in two camps located at Kutupalong and Nawapara in Bangladesh. Apart from these refugees, studies by UNHCR and other organisations estimate that several lakh people from Myanmar have entered Bangladesh without proper documentation.

NLD to work for the people

Friday, 02 April 2010 New Delhi :NLD political outfit of burma in ensuing election has its decision reserved not to register with the Election Commission (EC) the National League for Democracy (NLD) party is exploring ways to increase interaction with people and plunge itself headlong into more and more social work as part of the party’s future activities.“We will continue with our international relations and at the same time work for the people. We will work for the welfare of the people and serve them,” NLD Central Executive Committee (CEC) member Win Tin told Mizzima.

NLD will work for HIV/AIDS patients and provide assistance to political prisoners, he said.The Committee for Representing People’s Parliament (CRPP) held its meeting today at the NLD party headquarters in Shwegondaing, Rangoon and discussed doing social work in cooperation with NLD, ethnic political parties and other allies.

Protesting the junta’s harsh and vindictive electoral laws, NLD decided not to register with …