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Statement on the 47th Anniversary of Palaung National Revolution Day

By Palaung State Liberation Front  •  January 12, 2010
  1. Today is an important day for the Palaung Nation because it marks 47 years of resistance against the dictatorship of the State Peace and Development Council.
  2. We appreciate and respect all those Palaung civilians, leaders, and comrades who have given their lives and blood for our struggle during the last 47 years.
  3. This year is a crucial year for the Palaung Nation and the freedom-loving people of Burma. We must all be prepared to sacrifice everything to free ourselves from slavery under the junta.
  4. The Palaung self-rule outlined in the junta’s 2008 Constitution is not genuine. After the 2010 elections, the Palaung Nation will continue to suffer under the oppressive rule of the military junta. We must oppose the 2010 elections that will make us slaves under the military. According the Palaung people’s desire to oppose the 2010 elections, the Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF), Palaung Women Organization (PWO), Ta’ang Student Youth Organization (TSYO) and the Palaung people vow to work together against the elections.
  5. We urge all citizens of Burma to oppose the military through armed resistance, civil disobedience and diplomatic efforts, in collaboration with opposition groups and political organizations working for democracy, human rights, self-rule and equality. Together we can build peace and the federal union that the people of Burma want and need.
  6. In conclusion, on 47th Palaung National Revolution Day, the Palaung State Liberation Front vows to keep fighting until the goals and objectives laid out by the Palaung leaders are met.

Executive Committee Palaung State Liberation Front 12 January 2010

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