National Convention Lacks Credibility

July 2004
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Jul2004, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p7
Country Report
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The military government in Myanmar convened its long-awaited National Convention as promised on May 17. However, the event got off to the worst possible start, with the National League for Democracy announcing a decision to boycott the proceedings, mainly because the government failed to release its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and the party's vice-chairman, Tin Oo, from house arrest. A number of the key ethnic political parties are also boycotting the Convention, including the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy and the Karen National Union.


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