Election laws, challenge to NLD: Suu Kyi

(Mizzima) – The Burmese junta’s electoral laws for the 2010 polls, poses a direct challenge to her party the National League for Democracy (NLD) and it is a shame,

said Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest in Rangoon.

She conveyed her feelings through her two lawyers, Kyi Win and Nyan Win, who met her at her residence from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.

“She said the laws are a great challenge to the NLD. But she is ready to face the challenge. She said we should think of how to face the challenges unitedly,” Nyan Win told Mizzima quoting her.

“She said, looking at the laws, everyone can see that they are aimed at one particular person and against an individual’s interests. It is a shame to even see it that way. The law should be for everyone and it should not be directed at an individual, ” Nyan Win quoted Aung San Suu Kyi as saying.

The electoral laws promulgated on March 8 by the regime will force the NLD to expel her from the party or face deregistration. She also cannot contest the elections.

Her lawyers met her today to discuss the issue of appeal to be submitted to higher courts against the rejection of her appeal on February 26 by a Rangoon court. She is fighting against the court decision convicting her and sentencing her to a three-year jail term (later commuted to 18 months by the junta supremo Snr. Gen.Than Shwe’s executive order) for allowing an invited American John Yettaw in her house for two days in May last year.

“We also discussed about her filing a case against U Khin Maung Aye (her relative) who had sold part of her land,” her other lawyer Kyi Win said.

Her lawyers said that Aung San Suu Kyi is in good health.

Meanwhile the junta has  allowed reopening of more than 100 offices of the NLD throughout the country today. These were closed for years.


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