issued by United Nationalities Alliance
upon the seven-point future political programme
(Road Map) declared by
General Khin Nyunt, Prime Minister of the State Peace and Development
1. Since 1994 and on, The United Nations General Assembly has uninterruptedly
made a resolution on Myanmar urging the Government of Myanmar to
engage in a substantive political dialogue with Daw Aung San Suu
Kyi and other political leaders, including representatives from
ethnic groups, as the best means of promoting national reconciliation
and the full and early restoration of democracy. (Resolution No.
49/197; date 23. 12. 1994)
2. We, the United Nationalities Alliance – UNA, have welcome
and accepted the resolution as the best means of solving current
Myanmar political crises which have been reflected the events of
political background history of Myanmar. The international community
ha also welcome and accepted this resolution. To implement this
resolution successfully, the United Nations Secretary-General Mr.
Kofi Annan has assigned Mr. Razali Ismail as his Special Envoy to
Myanmar to facilitate negotiation between the parties concerned
since the year 2001. But the attempts made by Mr. Razali have been
found unsuccessful yet.
3. On 30.8.2003, General Khin Nyunt, the Prime Minister of the
State Peace and Development Council government declared a seven-point
future political programme (Road Map). The Prime Minister proclaimed
that government will be implementing in a step-by-step and systematic
manner the following programme for building the nation.
(1) Reconvening of the national convention that has been adjourned
(2) After the successful holding of the National Convention step
by step implementation of the process necessary for the emergence
of a genuine and disciplined democratic system.
(3) Drafting of a new constitution in accordance with basic principles
and detailed basic principles laid down by the National Convention.
(4) Adoption of the constitution through national referendum.
(5) Holding of free and fair elections for Pyithu Hluttaws (Legislative
bodies) according to the new constitution.
(6) Convening of Hluttaws attended by Hluttaw members in accordance
with the new constitution.
(7) Building a modern, developed and democratic nation by the State
leaders elected by Hluttaw; and the government and other central
organs formed b the Hluttaw.
4. We, the United Nationalities Alliance – UNA, have the
serious desire to participate in the political main process of nation
building. A National Convention that leads to a constitution of
politically stable and economically developed democratic nation
needs to be a genuine one. So the National Convention to be convened
should not be the resumption of the 1993-1996 National Convention;
- had not allowed to attend all of genuine representatives of the
- had not only made a prior censorships but also refused to accept
genuine presentations of the representatives who attended;
- and had forged and accepted the 104-basic principles favouring
the Armed Forces for permanent control of State political power.
And we, the United Nationalities Alliance-UNA, regard those attempts
of resuming the adjourned National Convention, which was composed
with government's hand-picks neglecting democratic principles and
United Nations's General Assembly resolution, as an insulting act
of the will of Myanmar people and civilized international community.
5. So, for emergence of genuine National Convention which is the
first step to found a modern, developed and democratic nation, we,
the United Nationalities Alliance-UNA, here by issue our statement
and urge the State Peace and Development Council government:
(i) to engage in a substantive political dialogue with Daw Aung
San Suu Kyi and other political leaders, including representatives
from the ethnic nationalities prior to the National Convention;
(ii) to have the rights to select their own representatives independently
from each group;
(iii) and to draw the future political programmes according to
the guide lines and principles laid down by the tripartite dialogue.
Note - "Representatives of ethnic nationalities"
means representatives selected from the group comprising of ethnical
political parties, ethnical cease-fire groups and ethnical armed
United Nationalities Alliance
Date: December 10, 2003.