NLD News Diary

October 2002

Oct 02 2002

- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told Foreign Minister Alexander Downer in a 90-minute meeting at her Rangoon residence that she is "sceptical" about the mood for change among the ruling junta, providing the strongest indication yet of her frustration with the stalled dialogue.
- Reported that Do Htaung, 62, a NLD elected representative for Kale Township constituency - 1, Sagaing is suffering from hypertension, coronary arthrosclerosis and hearing impairment in Mandalay prison.

Oct 04 2002

- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was nominated for the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence.
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi urged a large crowd of supporters in Thin-gan-kyun township to mount a "constant struggle" for security and freedom with "unyielding spirit" .

Oct 07 2002

- Daw Aung Suu Kyi has been selected for Unesco Awards of UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence.
- Daw Aung Suu Kyi attacked Australia's engagement with the country's military regime and its controversial program of human rights training courses for Burmese officials as pointless and a waste of money.

Oct 09 2002

- Reported that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will deliver a special prerecorded message at the 2002 Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) Annual Conference this November 5-8, 2002 in Florida.
- After being detained for one month, U Sai Phat, vice-chairman of the Shan State NLD, died of cerebral malaria.

Oct 10 2002

- Freed 31 political prisoners, including seven members of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD), a week before a visit by a United Nations human rights envoy.

Oct 12 2002

- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said political reform, not more foreign aid, is the best way to combat Burma's mounting humanitarian crisis in her videotaped interview with Thailand-based rights group ALTSEAN Burma.

Oct 14 2002

- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi departed for a four-day political trip to the town of Pyay and Minhla in Pago division.

Oct 17 2002

- NlD said that its leader Aung San Suu Kyi's latest political trip to the country's north has been extremely successful including a visit to government irrigation project in nearby Shwe-Daung. She promised to do her utmost to achieve political change.

Oct 22 2002

- United Nations human rights envoy Paulo Sergio Pinheiro meets with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for the prospects for a long- running dialogue on national reconciliation.

Oct 23 2002

- The CRPP, The Committee Representing People's Parliament held its regular meeting at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Rangoon and decided to expand the group's membership from 10 to 13, giving more representation to ethnic minorities.

Oct 25 2002

- UN human rights envoy Paulo Sergio Pinheiro met with a regional military commander and NLD party members in southern Mon state as his fact-finding mission here continued.

Oct 26 2002

- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said that better governance is the answer to Burma's humanitarian crisis in her latest interview.

Oct 27 2002

- The son of an elected member of NLD and the daughter of a recently retired senior military officer married in a rare event bridging Burma's political divide.

Oct 28 2002

- A U.N. human rights envoy wrapped up a 12-day visit to investigate complaints of abuses in military-run Burma by meeting with NLD leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for second time during his visit.

Oct 31 2002

- Military government called the expansion of The Committee Representing People's Parliament, or CRPP just a normal party activity.