Tuesday 1 January 2013

Myanmar party lambasts Aung Sang Suu Kyi

Source bdnews,24 Dec 2012
Mon, Dec 24th, 2012 9:21 am BdST
Kolkata, Dec 24 (bdnews24.com) - Myanmar's Parliamentary Democracy Party (PDP) has pulled up Aung Sang Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) for 'conspiring to perpetuate military rule in the garb of democratic transition'.

"What we now see in my country is a very subtle but effective collaboration between the military and Aung Sang Suu Kyi. And the West is a silent partner in this whole game," alleged PDP's senior leader Bo Aung Din, now on a tour of India.

The PDP was formed by Myanmar's first prime minister U Nu in 1969, seven years after his government was ousted from power by the 1962 military coup led by General Ne Win. In the 1970s, the PDP tried to organize armed insurrection against military rule, but failed.

Bo Aung Din said in an interview that military rule has turned Myanmar from the 'most prosperous economy in South-east Asia' to what is now one of the 'poorest country in the world'.

He picked up cudgels with the United Nations and the Western countries over their support to the present process of transition to democracy.

"This duality cannot continue. How can democracy co-exist at the same time with military control which is all pervading ? How can the world not see the atrocities perpetrated on the people , specially the ethnic minorities , by the Burmese military?," Bo Aung Din said.

He alleged that Aung Sang Suu Kyi has struck a deal with the country's military junta to come to power by allowing the real levers of power to remain with the military.

Parliament elections are due in Myanmar in 2015 and Aung Sang Suu Kyi's NLD is expected to sweep the polls , going by the present mood in the country. Her party swept the by-elections to 45 parliament seats recently.

"Aung Sang Suu Kyi has given it (military rule) a cloak of passing durability , by her pretence that she wants democracy . Now she stands exposed as a political charlatan," Bo Aung Din alleged.

And he blamed the United Nations for failing to recognize the aspirations of the Myanmar people and 'treating Aung Sang Suu Kyi' as the only political leader in the country.

"UN official visits to Burma have treated Aung Sang Suu Kyi and the NLD as a permanent political leader and the NLD as the only political party for the people of Burma (Myanmar). This is unfair," said Aung Din .

He alleged that Suu Kyi's politics was financed by British and US governments, who have their own axe to grind in Myanmar.

"Aung Sang Suu Kyi's entire political movement, the NGOs supporting her both inside Myanmar and abroad, as well as domestic and foreign media fronts that ceaselessly promote her and her agenda, are entirely funded by the US and the British governments," he said, claiming that a 36-page document from the "Burma Campaign UK" explicitly details the enormous amounts of money and resources both the US government and its corporate-funded foundations have poured into Suu Kyi's image-building.


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