January 21, 2020
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Myanmar opposition leader calls for endeavors to build genuine, fully democratic nation


Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar 's opposition party the National League for Democracy (NLD), on Friday called on her party members to strive for building a genuine and fully democratic nation.

Suu Kyi made the call at a ceremony here marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of NLD.

Suu Kyi said that the country has not yet become a fully democratic nation where people can live peacefully with prosperity.

She held that  NLD will strive for achieving the main purposes smoothly through national reconciliation and non-violence ways.

Although Myanmar has made significant changes in the past two or three years, it still does not meet with satisfaction, she said.

"We hope the time will come when all of us, political parties, civil societies and our military will be able to join together to build a kind of unity that we have all longed for in the last 15 or more years," she added.

NLD's Silver Jubilee Anniversary was attended by senior politicians, ethnic representatives , 88-Generation Students Group 's representatives and some foreign diplomats.

NLD, established in late September 1988 after the previous military take-over, regained legal party registration on Jan. 5, 2012 following Aung San Suu Kyi's final release from house restriction on Nov. 13, 2010, six days after the general election.

NLD's party membership has developed to 1.3 million as disclosed.

In the April 1, 2012  by-elections, NLD overwhelmingly won 43 out of 45 open parliamentary seats, of which 37, including Suu Kyi, with the House of Representatives (Lower House), 4 with the House of Nationalities (Upper House) and 2 with the region or state parliament.

Aung San Suu Kyi was named chairperson of the Committee for Rule of Law and Tranquillity of the House of Representatives on Aug. 7, 2012

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