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Kuki National Organisation Felicitates Release of Aung San Suu Kyi

By Kuki National Organisation  •  November 15, 2010

The Kuki National Organisation welcomes the release of Daw Aung san Suu Kyi by the Military Junta of Myanmar (Burma). KNO sincerely hopes this is an event that will herald genuine National reconciliation and democracy in Burma and mark a new beginning which will usher in peace and prosperity to all its citizens, including the Kuki people.

The Kuki ethnic people have long been denied proper recognition by the Burmese Government. Their political rights as citizens of Burma have been trampled by the Military Government, and their ancestral lands have been alienated from them through the forcible displacement of their settlement with Burman settlements.

With this release of the icon of Democracy in the country, the KNO express its sincere hope that the struggle for freedom from authoritarianism will regain full momentum under her inspiring leadership; that lesser minority ethnic groups like Palaung, Wa, Lahu, Paoh and Kuki will be given equal rights to govern their own affairs over their ancestral territories in the form of federal states of the Union as part of the National reconciliation; that the military will finally be sent back to the barracks where they belong; that under her capable and just leadership, all ethnic groups of the country will march ahead in all walks of life in the spirit of mutual respect and peaceful co-existence.

KNO trusts that the political will of the Kuki people for a Kuki state under the Union will be respected and proper measures adopted by the government to give them this right as citizens of Burma.

Long live democracy! Long live Burma!

Yours faithfully,
PS Haokip
President, Kuki National Organisation

Zale’n-gam
MANMASI

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