Burma Democratic Concern has the firm determination to carry on doing until the democracy restore in Burma.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) speech on Burma's Human Rights Day

Last 23 years ago, Burmese people spearheaded by the young students showed their bravery calling for change so as to restore democracy and human rights in Burma. Then, military dictator General Ne Win responded by opening fire on unarmed peaceful protesters killing thousands.

Phone Maw is one of the very first students who died for the country defying dictator’s military suppressions which trigger nation-wide mass uprising resulting in toppling three decades long one-party dictatorship system in Burma. During the mass uprising, thousands of people died as the result of violent military crack-down.

Since then, Burma democracy movement has been honouring Phone Maw and fallen heroes on every 13 March as the Burma’s Human Rights Day.

Another military came to power in 18 September 1988, pledging to hold free and fair election in 1990 promising to transfer power to election winning party. People of Burma sceptically hope that military regime would keep their promises which they promised in the media publicly. NLD led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi swept the victory unanimously but it was short-lived when military refuses to transfer the power.

Ignoring to honour 1990 election results, imprisoning all the dissidents, unilaterally drafting and adopting the military glorified constitution, held sham election again in 2010, are all Burmese people got from military regime. Under the military regime, people are suffering very tremendously while ruling military elites are becoming extremely rich.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi calls for the genuine dialogue in order to achieve national reconciliation in Burma which still so far falls on junta’s deaf ears.

But, change is coming. Thanks to information technology and social media like face book, twitter and you tube; the wind of change is blowing from North Africa, Middle East and across the world. We would like to take this opportunity to express our solidarity with people of Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, Iran, Morocco and people around the world struggling peacefully to restore democracy in their respected countries.

We also would like to congratulate people of Tunisia and Egypt for their victory over repressive rulers forcing them out from power. The waves of Jasmine Revolution bring the rays of hopes for the people under the oppressive regimes all around the world that social media are useful not only for social networking but also for bringing down the brutal dictators.

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) truly believes that that if we can sufficiently support mass, media and money working for democratisation of Burma, and then could we achieve our destination, establishing free and just society.

On this historic Burma’s Human Rights day, Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) would like to call for people of Burma to honour the brave heroes who laid down their lives by pledging to work consistently for the oppressed people of Burma.

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) is organising the Burma’s Human Rights Day Demonstration on 11 March 2011 (Friday) from 12:30-14:30 in front of the Burmese embassy in London, UK. You are cordially invited to join with us show your support.

Addition, Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) would like to praise democratic free media and brave journalists around the world who even risk their lives delivering up to date news bridging the information and people.

Furthermore, Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) also would like to call for the people around the world to support Burma democracy movement financially so as to build peaceful, progress and prosperous Burma.

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) would like to take this opportunity to welcome US government’s pledge to support on-line activists around the world as well as UK government’s pledge to support Burma so as to promote health care, to flourish CSOs and to alleviate poverty.

Let’s work together. We can bring down the walls of oppressions with our united hands. Yes we can. We will win.

For more information please contact

U Myo Thein [United Kingdom]
Phone: 00-44-78 7788 2386, 00-44-208 4939 137

U Htein Lin [United Kingdom]
Phone: 00 - 44 -78 3858 9714

U Khin Maung Win [United States]
Phone: 001-941-961-2622

Daw Khin Aye Aye Mar [United States]
Phone: 001 509 586 8309

U Tint Swe Thiha [United States]
Phone: 001-509-582-3261, 001-509-591-8459

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