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Burma Activists to Celebrate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Birthday

By Ten Alliances  •  June 10, 2010

“People’s Elections” Results To Be Announced

The Ten Alliances of Burma’s movement for democracy and ethnic rights will be honouring the life and vision of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi with a celebration of her 65th birthday. Currently under house arrest, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s vision of a peaceful and democratic Burma has yet to be realized but she continues to be a symbol of freedom and democracy for people in Burma and around the world.

With the same spirit of freedom and democracy, the Ten Alliances will announce the results of the “People’s Elections” held around the world. The “People’s Elections” began with a Global Day of Action on 27 May, the 20th anniversary of the NLD and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s landslide victory in the 1990 elections. Organized by the Ten Alliances, Burmese communities and solidarity organizations around the world have been collecting ballot postcards whereby voters could vote for a ‘real election’ or a ‘military selection’ and call on ASEAN and international governments to denounce the military’s elections and refuse to recognize the results unless the regime changes course.

When: Thursday 17 June 2010, 1-3pm

Where: Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT)
Penthouse, Maneeya Center, 518/5 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok
(BTS Skytrain Chitlom station)
Tel: 66 02-652-0580-1
www.fccthai.com

The event will also feature a new film about the people of Burma’s opposition to this year’s elections and a birthday cake for Daw Suu. There will also be speeches by Mr. Kriasak Choonhavan, Thai MP and President of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus, foreign dignitaries, and leading activists from the Ten Alliances.

The Global Day of Action was part of the Global Campaign Against Burma’s 2010 Military Elections. The Campaign was initiated by the Ten Alliances of Burma’s democracy and ethnic rights movement, representing the most broad-based and multi-ethnic cooperation of political and civil society organizations from inside and in exile working for national reconciliation, peace, and freedom in Burma. It is endorsed by over 150 organizations around the world.

Contact:

Moe Zaw Oo, Coordinator of the Foreign Affairs Coordinating Team (FACT) of the Ten Alliances: +66 (0) 877735580

Soe Aung, Deputy Secretary, Foreign Affairs Committee, Forum for Democracy in Burma: +66 (0)818399816

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