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NLD News Bulletin June in Eng

NLD News Bulletin June in Eng

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National League for Democracy (Liberated Area)
June 2010 News Bulletin
Activities of National League for Democracy
No. ( 2 )
1 June
NLD members assisted students in need
Members of the NLD assisted students who could not afford to pay school fees in Kaw ThaungTownship in Tanintharyi Division. They donated school fees, stationery, books and othermaterials. They mainly assisted students in self-help schools, which provide educational servicesto children from poor families.2 June
An NLD member sentenced 5 years
Than Myint Aung, a former member of the
 
National League for Democracy (Liberated Area),Malaysia branch, was sentenced in an eastern Rangoon court to a five-year jail term, two yearsunder the Emergency Immigration Act and three years under the Unlawful Association Act, forillegally entering the country and alleged contact with an illegal group.
The New Zealand Parliament urged the regime to release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
The New Zealand Parliament voted unanimously to urge the military regime to grant full civilrights for Aung San Suu Kyi and to allow her to take part in upcoming general elections. MaryanStreet, an opposition Labour member and chairwoman of the Cross-Party Parliamentary Groupon Burma, said elections to be held this year would be a sham if the democracy activist andNobel Peace Prize Laureate was not permitted to participate.
NLD senior leaders met with Norway Minister
NLD leaders led by U Tin Oo met with Mr. Erik Solheim of the Ministry of InternationalDevelopment of the government of Norway at U Tin Oo's residence and discussed the currentpolitical situation and the NLD's positions.3 June
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets with her lawyers
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met with U Nyan Win, U Kyi Win and Daw Khin Htay Kywe to discussthe complaint lodged by her elder brother against the renovation of her residence. During themeeting, she stated that the National Democratic Forces formed by some former leaders of theNLD is not an affiliated party and not related to the NLD. It is simply one party among 40 partieswhich are newly registered. She refused to comment further on political parties taking part in theupcoming elections.
June 2010 NLD news bulletin Page 1 of 8
 
National League for Democracy (Liberated Area)
4 June
An imprisoned NLD member transferred to remote prison
Ko Thant Zin Myo, a member of NLD youth from Hlaingthayar Township in Rangoon Division,who had been sentenced 21 years for his involvement in Saffron Revolution, was transferred toButheedaung Prison, located in Rakhine State. According to his family members, his health isprecarious.
CRPP meeting held
The Committee Representing People's Parliament (CRPP) and NLD leaders including U Tin Oo,U Nyan Win, U Aye Thar Aung, U Than Win, U Hla Pe, U Pu Kyin Shin Htan and U Soe Winmet at U Tin Oo's residence. They discussed the current political situation and CRPP's positions.
NLD members provide medical aid
NLD members teamed with the community to initiate a snake venom assistance project inHtantapin Township, Pegu Division.
NLD members digging deep-water wells in areas affected by Nargis
U Ohn Kyaing, chairman of the Cyclone Nargis Assistance Committee, went to areas in theIrrawaddy Division affected by the disaster to manage a project to dig deep-water wells. TheNLD committee is digging two deep-water wells in Aung Teza and Yatphayone villages inBogalay Township.7 June
NLD member helped farmers to lodge complaints to ILO
U Thet Wai, Chairman of the NLD in Sanchaung Township, lodged a complaint to the ILOLiaison Office in Rangoon about land confiscation in Nat Mauk Township, Magwe Division. UThet Wai initiated a survey regarding the confiscation of 4,000 acres owned by farmers inMyatyekan, Kyaungywalay and Taungzaut from the Rwamon village tract in Nat Mauk Township. Farmers received as compensation only 12 kyats (about 0.01 US Dollar) for one acre.
NLD member sent to solitary confinement
U Aye Ko, an NLD member from Zeegone Township, who was imprisoned at Paungde Prison inPegu Division, was transferred to solitary confinement as punishment. He was charged with aroad accident and sentenced to 2 years in prison.9 June
NLD member beaten by USDA members
Ko Myint Soe, an NLD member from Twante Township, Rangoon Division, who regularlyconducts the prayer campaign on Tuesdays for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi andpolitical prisoners in pagodas, was beaten by USDA members for no apparent reason.10 June
Over 20,000 trees planted for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's birthday
NLD youth members planted over 20,000 saplings, 66 saplings for each state and division exceptKayah State, in commemoration of the birthday of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, which falls on June
June 2010 NLD news bulletin Page 2 of 8
 
National League for Democracy (Liberated Area)
19. They planted variety of trees including Padauk, Gangaw, Khayay, Raintree and Bandar treesin South Okkalapa, Thaketa, South Dagon, Hlaingthayar in Rangoon Division.11 June
The right not to vote
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said through U Nyan Win, her lawyer, that people have the right
not 
tovote in the elections, just as the people have the right to vote. U Nyan Win declined to explainfurther. Daw Suu also commented on Mr. Jim Webb's views on the elections as it is just hispersonal opinion, and not his official position as chairman of the East Asian and Pacific AffairsSubcommittee of Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. On 9
th
June, Mr. Jim Web made acomment on elections as people should vote in order to build the future a step at a time.13 June
Planting trees in commemoration of Daw Suu's birthday
NLD Vice Chairman U Tin Oo and Secretary U Win Tin planted a tree for each person in theHIV/AIDS center in South Dagon Township, Rangoon. They also expressed their support forpeople living with HIV/AIDS and inquired about their needs.Youth members from Magwe Division planted tamarind, mango,
Tamar 
and
 Bardan
trees inMagwe, Saku, Pakokku, Pwint Phyu Townships.14 June
Daw Suu met with her lawyers
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed to meet for two hours with U Nyan Win, her lawyer, andKhun Thar Myint, her engineer, about renovation work at her lakeside residence.The Rangoon City Development Committee had already approved her request to demolish abadly damaged wooden house on her compound, but the permit was revoked the following daydue to an inheritance dispute.During the two- hour meeting, Daw Suu said that she was glad to hear that NLD members,including the youth and women, are united despite the hardships they are facing. She also saidthat it was the duty of government, political parties and the people to nurture the talents of youngpeople.
June 2010 NLD news bulletin Page 3 of 8

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