Working together for a peaceful and prosperous Burma
Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) fully supports Daw Aung San Suu Kyi calls for easing of sanction on Burma.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said that—
“I do not think that we need to cling on to sanctions unnecessarily, because I want our people to be responsible for their own destiny and not to depend too much on external props. I do not think we should depend on U.S. sanctions to keep up the momentum of our new democracy. We have got to work at it ourselves. There are very many other ways in which the United States can help us to achieve our democratic ends.”
Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) truly believes that responsible investment and tourism are important parts to develop Burma economy and eradicating poverty. Currently Burma is trying to move forward from the shadow of military dictatorship. We got to do a lot more. Burma must educate our children with knowledge, technology and employable skills while ensures teaching humanitarian caring, humanity values and human development.
We truly believe that democracy friendly; human rights friendly and environmentally friendly investment will significantly boost the welfare of the Burmese people. Burmese citizens will have the benefits of increased investment which can bring technology, skills, knowledge and democratic values. But at the same time, we must work hard to end the corruption, inflation, economics monopoly, cronyism, exploitation and destruction of the environment and forests.
Burma democratic Concern (BDC) supports international community engaging with Burma in order to effectively promote political, civil, democratic and economic freedom in Burma. We welcome tourists visiting Burma so as to promote ordinary Burmese people engaging with people from around the world. Burma needs technology and financial assistance from international community to help rebuilding the nation after five decades of isolation and economics mismanagement.
Burma needs more humanitarian assistance and development aid inside Burma. Due to the reputation risk, Burma receives less foreign aid money than any country in Southeast Asia in the past. Particularly international community must remove all sanctions that block technical assistance in health and social welfare.
Restrictions imposed by western countries prohibit assistance from reaching any member of the government because of which prohibit providing any assistance such as even providing training to teachers and health workers. In particular, we call for more assistance and international investment in education, social and health care in Burma. We want International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) help tackling poverty in Burma.
Recently, the European Union plans to further ease sanctions on Burma which would open up EU markets for Burmese goods. The EU would remove tariffs and quotas, reinstating the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP).
Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) welcomes EU Commission proposal to restore GSP status for Burma.
EU said that since "Trade is fundamental to supporting political stability and the EU's trade preferences mean we will give this reform-minded country priority access to the world's largest market. That said, we will continue to engage with Myanmar/Burma to encourage continued progress on all fronts."
They are the positive sides.
But at the same time, in Kachin state, the fighting between Burmese Central Government and Kachin National Organisation is still continue.
Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) calls for both Burmese Central Government and Kachin National Organisation to do everything you can to achieve peace realities in Kachin state, Burma.
Addition, due to the porous border and due to the corruption of Burma immigration officials, in Arakan state, illegal immigration is the big challenge for all the people of Burma. Even recently, the communal violence broke out between the indigenous Arakan people and foreigner illegal immigrant Bengalis.
Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) would like to call for all the people of Burma to remain vigilant the challenges ahead we are facing and we would like to call for all the people working together building a peaceful and prosperous Burma.
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