Existing govt not up to full democracy standards: Suu Kyi

Existing govt not up to full democracy standards: Suu Kyi
Public leader Aung San Suu Kyi receives a warm welcome at Pekon on November 8

The current government is not a government with full democracy standards, public leader Aung San Suu Kyi said yesterday during a public rally in Loikaw, Kayah State.

"Now, our country has arrived at the most important time. In the past, there was the military rule by the SLORC and then the SPDC. After the 2010 election, this government administration [took office]. Some regard this government as a democracy government. I want to simply say that this government still has not meet with full democracy standards. It is still the period where we are trying to obtain democracy. That's why this is an important period," said Aung San Suu Kyi.

"At this time, the public must be able to see the truth as it is. They must be able to decide bravely and incisively. Only then, we will all be able to move towards a real democracy union. Some people ask is this all at the moment. True democracy is not just this. We still have a long way to go. However, we will be able to pass this successfully if we all walk on this road together," she said.

She rejected the claim that the National League for Democracy is a party that only represents Myanmar and not ethnic parties and assured the public that the party represents ethnic people.

Suu Kyi suggested that the amendment of the constitution and the election system will be discussed at the Parliament soon and the public should not ignore these discussions, but should focus on them and decide who are representing the truth.

Moreover, the public ought to be aware of voting and recognise that if they voted the wrong person, the representative they had chosen might harm them back, said Suu Kyi.

Suu Kyi's public talk was attended by more than 10,000 residents from Loikaw, Demawso, Shadaw, Bawlakhae, Maesal Townships in Kayah State and Kalaw, Pinlaung and Hsihseng Townships in Shan State.

Security for the talk was guarded by over 150 members from police force of Kayah State.

Win Myint, Central Executive Committee Member of NLD, explained about amending the constitution and the election system. Then, Suu Kyi replied ten questions asked by the attendants.

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