06/30/2011, 00.00
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Aung San Suu Kyi against the Burmese Government: I will continue my political struggle

In recent days, Interior Minister blamed the opposition of obstructing the process of national reunification. The National League for Democracy is a "legal" party and does not contrast the work of the government or Parliament. Sterile EU and UN initiatives do not improve the level of democracy. ASEAN countries legitimize the dictatorship.
Yangon (AsiaNews / Agencies) - The National League for Democracy (NLD), the main opposition movement in Myanmar is a "legal" party and does not intend to thwart the work of the Government or Parliament of Burma. So say the leaders of the NLD, responding to a letter a few days ago to Aung San Suu Kyi and Aung Shwe. The letter, written by the Interior Minister, intimated to the Democratic leaders to "suspend all political action" against the executive or parliamentary in Naypyidaw.

The letter signed by Aug San Suu Kyi, NLD General Secretary, is addressed to General Ko Ko Burmese Minister of the Interior. The Nobel Peace Prize winner points out that "current law" in the country does not allow the dissolution of the NLD, although the party did not register for the general election last November.

The decision to boycott the elections was meant as a protest against the "shaml vote ", which would not have changed the structure of a nation where the power remains firmly in the hands of the military regime. The NLD leadership add that they do not intend to "openly oppose the parliamentary system and the government," but follow the laws so that a "sense of order and justice" prevail.

In recent days, the state newspaper The New Light of Myanmar published a letter from the Interior Ministry, which accused Aung San Suu Kyi and Aung Shwe of hindering the process of national reconciliation. The government newspaper also accused the NLD of "keeping their offices open," although the party is "illegal" because it did not participate in the vote in November.

The junta continues attacks against the democratic opposition, while the army has launched an offensive in the north to eradicate the resistance of the ethnic minority Kachin and Shan armed groups.

Meanwhile, the diplomatic initiatives of the European Union and the United Nations are increasingly weak and ineffective, along with economic sanctions imposed by the Western bloc. China and India are racing to enter into agreements of cooperation and trade with the leadership and ASEAN countries - an association which brings together 10 nations in Southeast Asia –could allow Myanmar to hold the rotating presidency in 2012, effectively legitimizing the dictatorship in power.

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