November 10, 2022
NAYPYIDAW – The Central Work Committee of the National League for Democracy (NLD) announced on November 8 that the speedy release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners should be prioritized and implemented by world leaders, including ASEAN.
The NLD expressed its gratitude to the neighboring countries, including ASEAN, and various countries around the world for being careful and trying to help resolve the possibility of regional stability being affected by the daily decline of Myanmar’s politics and people’s socio-economic life.
However, in making efforts to help solve the problem, it is necessary to have objective and practical processes that reflect the true will of the people. The statement of the NLD party stated that focusing only on solving the current problems and prioritizing measures for Myanmar’s democracy could damage human rights and push the future of Myanmar into the abyss.
In addition, the NLD believes that a practical solution to the problem can only be achieved if all the representatives of Myanmar, including the ASEAN Special Representative, can freely meet and discuss with the Chairperson of the National League for Democracy Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. There is also a need to meet and discuss with leaders who have real representation. Therefore, the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners as soon as possible should be prioritized and implemented by world leaders, including ASEAN, it said.
The NLD will continue to carry out the duty entrusted by the people. For the construction of a federal democratic union, together with the people, it will work consistently with ethnic forces and partner organizations and appeal to various organizations, including the United Nations, and countries around the world to help more effectively, it said.
The 2020 general election was held on November 8 despite the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the 38,271,447 people who had the right to vote in the Pyithu Hluttaw and the Amyotha Hluttaw, 27,512,855 people came to vote for the Pyithu Hluttaw, which was 71.89 percent, and the valid votes were 96.94 percent. There were 27,495,555 people who came to vote for the Amyotha Hluttaw, which was 71.84 percent, and the valid votes were 97.22 percent. A total of 30,459,113 of the 42,866,741 eligible voters in the regional and state parliaments came to vote, which was 71.84 percent and the valid votes were 97.65 percent.
In the 2020 general election, a total of 1,117 out of 1,171 constituencies were held across the country, and the NLD won in 920 constituencies, resulting in an 82.4 percent victory, according to a statement from the NLD.