Burma Democratic Concern

Burma Democratic Concern is equipped with participants who had political background and in depth knowledge of Burma issues. They have the firm determination to carry on doing until the democracy restore in Burma.

Location: London
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Latest Activity: Apr 17, 2011

Burma crisis is international crisis as everyone is bond in humanity.

BURMA DEMOCRATIC CONCERN (BDC) values everyone's participation and welcome anyone who love justice, freedom and human rights and peace. We are doing the media campaign as part of our strategy for 2009.

We are compiling videos clips (3-5 minutes each) from Burma’s supporters from around the world who are talking about words of support for Burmese people. You can speak with your own languages or in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, German, Dutch or Burmese. But if you use other languages, please provide us with English translated script so as to publish in our web.

You can talk about words of support for Aung San Suu Kyi and Burmese people that we are with them, demanding United Nations Security Council to adopt binding resolution on Burma so as to take practical actions on Burma, demanding respective governments to pressure Burmese military junta to respect people’s will, to honour 1990 elections results in which people voted for Aung San Suu Kyi as their leader but regime still ignore to honour it, demanding to release all political prisoners, and demanding respective governments not to endorse junta’s 2010 elections game plan.

Your messages will be vitamins for Burmese people and it can also raise awareness about Burma crisis which has been happening for nearly half century. It is like forgotten crisis and Burmese people are suffering very tremendously. It will also send the message to United Nations that they must take practical action to solve Burma crisis and the governments around the world.

Together we can restore the democracy in Burma and build the better world.

You can send the video files which can be efficient with you tube to
Thank you very much in advance.


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White Campaign for Justice in Burma

Started by Myo Thein Nov 19, 2008. 0 Replies

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Comment by Clicia Pavan on April 17, 2011 at 2:12am
São braços,para abraços
São laços,desatados
São mudanças,acertadas
Humanidade,com humildade
Ação Global
para um mundo mais justo e igual
Clicia Pavan
Arms are for hugging
Are ties,untied
These changes, agreed
Global Action
for a more just and equal
Clicia Pavan
Los brazos son para abrazar
Son lazos,no condicionada
Estos cambios,acordó
Pensamientos y unificada
La humanidad, la humildad
Acción Mundial
para una sociedad más justa e igualitaria
Clicia Pavan
Comment by Myo Thein on November 14, 2009 at 2:33am
Interview with Director of Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) .

12 November 2009 [CG Note: London-based Burma Democratic Concern (BDC), founded in 2008, has been noted for its strong campaigns and lobbying activities both inside and outside Burma to restore democracy, human rights and rule of law in Burma. Recently, BDC was publicly attacked in one of the state-owned Burmese language daily newspapers. Director of Burma Democratic Concern (BDC), Myo Thein , talks about BDC, its activities and 2010 elections in Burma.]

Chinland Guardian: First of all, tell us more about Burma Democratic Concern (BDC).

Myo Thein : We established the Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) in 2008 after Saffron Revolution in Burma. Since then, we have been doing campaigning and lobbying internationally, intensively and consistently. Since Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) is the global campaigning and lobbying organisation, we have the branches in United Kingdom, United States and Thailand. We are also planning to open new branches in the European countries. Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) is equipped with participants who had political background and in-depth knowledge of Burma issues, experiences in the past and are engaging in current activities. The main objectives of our organization are:

to support efforts to create a political environment in Burma
• to ...

Chinland Guardian: We have learned that BDC was publicly denounced by SPDC in the official newspaper The Mirror. Tell us more about what they said.

Myo Thein : Junta’s newspaper said that we are funded by US Government intending to destabilize the peace and tranquillity of Burma. It was regarding about the verdict on Aung San Suu Kyi, relating to the case involving US citizen swimmer, John William Yettaw. Additionally, they also accused the NLD inside Burma of dancing to the tune in accordance and in tandem with us by issuing statements. They also accused me of being one of the people who are orchestrating “Global Action for Burma” which is the coalition of more than 120 organisations both from inside Burma and from abroad working together collectively to see justice realities in Burma.

My impression is that junta is scared of what we are doing--campaigning effectively to restore democracy in Burma. I do not respond to it since it is just their accusations and I just focus on what I am doing. I know that I am doing the right thing and eventually justice will prevail.

Chinland Guardian: Some people say ‘campaigning outside Burma’ is not effective any more as many other organisations in exile have not proved until today that it really brings a positive change in the country. What is your view on this?

Myo Thein : I would say we have to do what we believe is right rather than complaining about others or seeing things pessimistically. Our actions reflect how we see things as well. We must believe in what we are doing since “What we believe is what we achieve”. All of us working for Burma are trying our best for the betterment of the country. Working to bring about change in Burma is not an easy task to realise. It takes a lot of toils, energy, time and sacrifices to get there. I would say due to everyone’s collective hard works, Burma is where we are seeing today as it is.

Chinland Guardian: Recently, there have been talks about changes in the way in which Burma’s SPDC has been approached. For instance, US now have a different approach and new policy on Burma. Where do you stand?

Myo Thein : I am also aware of the recent development of US new policy and SPDC new approach. Here, we have to look at what will be the best interest for the benefit of 50 million people of Burma. We cannot work with one fixed policy. We must be flexible and we must be ready to compromise. Here, I would like to highlight the importance of “Time, Frame and Angle” when we approach something, especially in politics. We will always stand on the side of the public since we are working for the people, of the people and by the people. We have to take into account everything due to globalisation.

Chinland Guardian: The military regime is determined to hold its 2010 election and it is believed that it will just go ahead, ignoring the peoples’ voices and even the 1990 election results. After all, is it not better to join them since we cannot beat them?

Myo Thein : Here I would like to stress that “something is better than nothing” is not always right! We all know that Junta held the election in 1990 in which Aung San Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide victory. Junta still ignores to honour it and instead, puts Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest. During their reign of terror, people of Burma are suffering tremendously. Junta never hesitates to use brutal force to suppress anyone who opposes their illegitimate rule.
Aung San Suu Kyi officially once said: “That the results of the 1990 General Elections must be implemented is a resolution already taken by the United Nations. We already know that the General Assembly of the United Nations has accepted the notion that the will of the people has been expressed in the 1990 General Elections. This is something we cannot abandon. It will be to the detriment of our country if after an election has been held the results are not honoured and we do not resist attempts to trivialise it.”

Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), the unanimous victors of the 1990 election, clearly stated their position in “Shwe-Gone-Daing” declaration that need to place in order to have true national reconciliation in Burma, i.e. to
1. Release all the political prisoners
2. Review 2008 Constitution
3. Allow to reopen NLD and ethnic nationalities offices
4. Recognise 1990 election result
5. Take place political dialogue
The junta’s planned 2010 election is only a charade designed to legitimise the military dictatorship within Burma. The International Community should be aware of the hopelessly irreconcilable contents of the constitution that was adopted in 2008. The referendum was ushered into existence under questionable conditions including extortion and rigged ballots.

Giving the military junta 25% of the parliamentary seats, unbridled authoritarian control and a self serving amnesty for the crimes against humanity were truly not the will of the Burmese people. Legitimizing the criminal regime was also not the will of the people and this is incomprehensible and totally unacceptable to the Burmese people.

It should not be forgotten that in spite of promises made by the military junta in the 1990 which they sponsored they did not relinquish power when they lost the election. Now to insure they will not lose the 2010 election they have intensified the arrests of democratic proponents and concocted charges against Aung San Suu Kyi to eliminate her influence in this sham election.

U Win Tin, Aung San Suu Kyi’s right-hand man said recently: “A central issue is the results of the 1990 election [a landslide win for the NLD]. We can’t throw away the results like a piece of paper or a leaf.” He went on saying: “The NLD won the election in 1990, but to date the party hasn’t been allowed to carry out the election results. At this point, if we turn our back on the 1990 election results and talk about taking part in the new election, the NLD will be shamed”.

Our legitimate leaders are saying crystal clearly the importance of implementing 1990 election results. Whatever junta will do unilaterally, it will not yield positive outcome and will not gain public support not only in Burma but also internationally.

In my point of view, “we don’t need the election in 2010, but implementation of 1990 election results first.”

Chinland Guardian: ENC (Ethnic Nationalities Council) has been campaigning for what is called ‘Tripartite Dialogue’ for years – a dialogue between the military regime, democratic parties and ethnic nationalities. Do you think this is actually feasible and practical?

Myo Thein : I appreciate that they are doing what they can do best for Burma. If we truly work our best to realise what we believe is right, nothing is impossible.

Chinland Guardian: Some criticise the military junta as being ‘uneducated and ignorant’ while others say they [the military] are cunning and clever, at least, in securing their power and seats for more than 40 years. How do you see?

Myo Thein : We need the revolution of the spirit of junta’s leaders. They need to change their mind-set and perceptions on the way they see things especially on general public. Gen. Aung San, the Founder of today Burma’s Army, said, "Our armed forces are not for tyrannizing the people, not for flaunting their power in reliance on weapon. The armed forces are the servants of the country and not the other way round." This is now the very critical time to reconsider all the patriotic soldiers to stand on the side of the public.

Chinland Guardian: The military regime has been apparently trying to ‘divide and rule’ the peoples of Burma, especially the ethnic nationalities. It might not be wrong to say that the junta has succeeded in implementing their propaganda and the people in some areas start to have divided rather than united. How do you think ‘pure and strong’ unity among the peoples could be gained?

Myo Thein : United we stand. When we are working for democratisation of Burma, we must learn from history what we make mistakes and how we can achieve doing things better. We must have the courage to open the new chapters. Rather than that if someone is only talking about bitter hatreds from the past, it would also create division and mistrust amongst us which would lead to “divided we fall”. We must work together if we truly want to see justice reality in Burma. In fact, we have to work together since we have no choice if we truly want to restore genuine peace in Burma. We must have confidence and trust each other. We must also be ready to compromise when we dealt with dilemma.

Our leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, always stresses how important it is to have genuine unity in our country. She said: "Unity in diversity has to be the principle of those who genuinely wish to build our country into a strong nation that allows for a variety of races, languages, beliefs and cultures to flourish in peaceful and happy coexistence. Only a government that tolerates opinions and attitudes different from its own will be able to create an environment where peoples of diverse traditions and aspirations can breathe freely in an atmosphere of mutual understanding and trust."

We don’t have one quick fix to be a perfect union. Our hope is on our new generation. We must teach them the importance of “agree to disagree, the beauty of differences and unity in diversity”. In that way we can build our country to be a better and bolder union.

Chinland Guardian: Your messages to the peoples of Burma and to those who work hard for Burma both inside and outside the country.

Myo Thein : We have the firm determination, dedication and devotion to keep on working until the democracy is restored in Burma. I would like to stress here that we all have the responsibility to do our part in democratisation of Burma. We must all work together to achieve our destination. Please do something. Each and every small act today we are doing will be contributed for all the big achievements we will gain in the future. And every great achievement starts with the very first step we are taking. I believe that we will win and we can do it.

Chinland Guardian: Thank you for your time and answers.

Myo Thein : Thank you very much.
Comment by Myo Thein on November 9, 2009 at 3:40pm
The following are the scripts of the (Daw) Aung San Suu Kyi’s dictum used for the video, Aung San Suu Kyi (On the road to Mandalay).

Aung San Suu Kyi on “A peaceful settlement”

We do not want revenge, we do not think there is anything particularly honourable or admirable about seeking revenge, we want to find a peaceful settlement …we remain committed to dialogue. It may be difficult to get there, but we’re determined to get that. And we’re absolutely confident that we shall get that.

Aung San Suu Kyi on “Why junta should do the Dialogue”

They (junta) should think of exchange of views and dialogue as an honourable and dignified way of bringing about change. Sometimes I think that this regime thinks that if they accept idea of dialogue with the opposition of negotiations they will be losing face, that this would be a disgraceful road to take. In fact, (it is) not.

Aung San Suu Kyi on “NLD’s stands on a Dialogue”

We (NLD) have done everything we can to try to bring about a dialogue that will help us find solutions to the problems of our country. It is the military regime that is opposed to dialogue. We would like the world to look clearly at what is happening and to see where the inflexibility really lies. The National League for Democracy represents the people of Burma and their desire for a fair, just, democratic government.

Aung San Suu Kyi on “Dialogue”

If they (junta) really want dialogue they would be ready at any time. As long as they don’t want dialogue they will come up with some excuse and this is just one of the many. Aung San Suu Kyi on “”There has to be a revolution of the spirit”

Without a revolution of the spirit, the forces which produced the iniquities of the old order would continue to be operative, posing a constant threat to the process of reform and regeneration. It is not enough merely to call for freedom, democracy and human rights. There has to be a united determination to persevere in the struggle, to make sacrifices in the name of enduring truths, to resist the corrupting influences of desire, ill will, ignorance and fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi on “Hope for the Best and Prepare for the worst”

“Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.”

Aung San Suu Kyi on “Dream & Hope”

There is a difference between having hope and dreaming. It is not wrong to have hope but you have to work towards achieving that hope. Just sitting down and dreaming will not do. Have one vision and struggle to achieve it. Our vision is that we will have genuine and a full measure of democracy and the full measure of human rights for which we will struggle on. A fantasy world is not what we want and that is not what we are building.

Aung San Suu Kyi on “The results of the 1990 parliamentary elections”

The junta continues to frustrate the will of the people by refusing to honour the results of the 1990 parliamentary elections, which the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) won by a landslide (obtaining 392 of the 485 parliamentary seats).

Aung San Suu Kyi on “Instability can spread”

Please do not forget that instability in one part of the world could spread very rapidly these days.

Aung San Suu Kyi on “Good governance”

At this time we would like our friends from all over the world to support us firmly. Everything that is done with regard to Burma should be done with a view to helping us to achieve good governance. Good governance means transparency, accountability, and respect for the people. Good governance means democratic government.

Aung San Suu Kyi said “There is no way that we can resolve our economic problems without a political situation”

“In this day and age we cannot isolate any country. We cannot say that we are not going to interfere in the internal affairs of a country because it’s got nothing to do with us. It has something to do with everybody. Those who claim that they will not interfere in the internal affairs of Burma do not hesitate to be involved economically in Burma. As long as they are involved economically, how can they say that they are not interfering in the internal affairs of our country ? If they are prepared to engage economically with our country, then they must also be prepared to do what they can to help us resolve our political problems. There is no way that we can resolve our economic problems without a political situation.”

Aung San Suu Kyi on “People all over the world need to be informed”

“People all over the world need to be alerted to what is happening in Burma…unless they are informed of what is going on it will be difficult for them to voice their support for what we are doing. I think keeping lines of communications open is very, very important.”

Aung San Suu Kyi on “Burma & Peoples of the World”

The case for Burma is not just for one country. It is the case for all those who are suffering under authoritarian regimes. The sufferings of our people are the sufferings of all those whose human dignity is not protected by the law. I hope that in arguing the case for Burma, I shall be arguing the case for all peoples in the world who are suffering from the violation of human rights.

Aung San Suu Kyi on “Right to shape our own destiny”

The people bravely expressed their will in 1990, but still their will has not been recognized. The people of Burma want something very simple. They want the opportunity to be able to shape their own lives. When we fought for independence from the British before 1947, the Burmese people asked for the right to shape their own destiny. Now that we are fighting for democracy, we are asking for the same thing. We are asking for the right to shape our own destiny.

Aung San Suu Kyi On “Younger Generation of BURMA”

I would especially like to see our younger people stride confidently into the future, their richness of spirit soaring to meet all challenges. I would like to be able to say: “This is a nation worthy of all those who loved it and lived and died for it–that we might be proud of our heritage.”

Aung San Suu Kyi on “We are in need of support to speed up democratisation process”

In the name of peace, in the name of human rights and in the name of common decency we would like to call upon all our allies to give us the strongest support at this time when we are in need of support to speed up the process of democratisation.

Aung San Suu Kyi on “We shall achieve democracy”

We are confident that the time is not long before democracy comes to Burma. We are confident that we shall achieve democracy primarily because of the strong desire of the people of Burma for democracy. However, we do not in any way, underestimate the importance of the help of our allies all over the world.

Aung San Suu Kyi on “Global Village”

This military regime understands, like all governments in all countries understand today, that no country can remain separate from the rest of the world.

Aung San Suu Kyi on “Freedom From Fear”

Want and fear go together where there are no human rights and where there is no justice. We would like justice, human rights, and peace to spread all over the world, so that everywhere might live free from fear and from want.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s View on “lives under the military regime”

Want and fear are two of the greatest enemies we have to contend with from day to day. In the country like Burma, where we have been crushed under a military regime for many, many years, want and fear stalk us all the time.

Aung San Suu Kyi On “The Support Of People From All Over The World”

Our movement has been helped greatly by the support of people all over the world who understand our need for basic human rights. We are extremely grateful to those who have given us support. And we are fully confident that with this support we will be able to make Burma the kind of country that will be of benefit to its people and to the rest of the world.

We would like to call for international community to help us practically and realistically. Please support our movement for democracy and freedom with the collective actions.

If the regime truly wanted to see national reconciliation in Burma, they must release all political prisoners and come to discussion table and do genuine dialogue with 1990 Elections wining party NLD led by people's leader. We are defending the human-rights and democracy with non-violent way and we have been paying the price very dearly.

Burma is not only Burmese people crisis but also international crisis as everyone is bond in humanity. If we cannot eliminate military dictatorship in Burma today, there will be possibility of another dictator emerging from another corner of the world in the future. It could spread like the virus and the world will be at risk of prevailing injustice and aggressors. We have to stop it sensibly and it is our duty to do the right thing.

United Nations Security Council must take serious precedence action on Burma, especially United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moons more personal engagement. We must have United Nations Security Council's binding resolution on Burma in order to take action on Burma.

Burma crisis has been happening for nearly half the century and it has been a forgotten crisis. We must have more vigorous and bolder intervention of United Nations role in Burma more than ever. Military government is trying everything they can to entrench military dictatorship in Burma and the question is what will UN do, given that people of Burma expressed their will already overwhelmingly by voting for Aung San Suu Kyi as their leader in 1990 elections.

United Nations got the obligation to implement the result of 1990 election accordingly. This is totally unacceptable that elections were held and without honouring them. We should not let it happen not only in Burma but also in the world at large. Knowing that United Nations organisation is standing to promote peace, security, social justice, human rights protection, good governance, and the democratic process and we are very encouraged about that.

We wanted to see more actions rather than words.

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) is the global campaigning and lobbying organisation to restore democracy, human rights and rule of law in Burma where everyone can enjoy freedom of speech, press, beliefs, assembly and rule of law that emphasizes the protection of individual rights.

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Comment by Clicia Pavan on August 23, 2009 at 9:47pm
ipeace we will not remain indifferent to such injustice ... Let her call for justice Justice for Aung San Suu Kyi--Namaste
In support of Aung San Suu Kyi August 11, 2009
Demonstration in front of the embassy of Myanmar in London, England, this Tuesday. The protesters disagreed with the ruling that ordered a year and a half home for the Asian country's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Comment by Myo Thein on August 16, 2009 at 9:34pm
The Burmese people are calling for the investigation of Yettaw's involvement in a possible conspiracy against Aung San Suu Kyi as well as Webb's possible business tie with the junta. John William Yettaw was the intruder of Aung San Suu Kyi’s residence. Because of him Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to 18 months house arrest. We strongly believe that there is a conspiracy behind Yettaw’s illegal entry into Aung San Suu Kyi residence.
Comment by Clicia Pavan on August 11, 2009 at 11:31pm

ipeace we will not remain indifferent to such injustice ... Let her call for justice Justice for Aung San Suu Kyi--Namaste
In support of Aung San Suu Kyi August 11, 2009
Demonstration in front of the embassy of Myanmar in London, England, this Tuesday. The protesters disagreed with the ruling that ordered a year and a half home for the Asian country's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Comment by Tree Thunderchild on April 2, 2009 at 10:58am
Free Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma

If able to I would love to visit Burma, but, like this?
If I am a person of peace, dose the Junta not put such, behind bars and in camps? Keep me from being able to talk with family, or country?
I love the "people" of Burma.
I wish to learn the religion better, from those who practice the path of peace.
What is the target of destruction?
The heart of Burma?
What I love the most about its people?
Why then would one wish to be a tourist?

Why then would one wish to purchase things from this country?
Who would I be supporting, the people? Or the Junta?

As the peoples lives are altered, so too I alter mine.
I alter what I buy, were I visit.
I do this concerning ALL nations,
but Burma ever since I can remember has held my heart......

Because of the heart of the people.
And if these are people of peace, and those are the target of its own military?

They seek to destroy,
...... the essence of the countries greatest asset.
Comment by Tree Thunderchild on March 20, 2009 at 9:38am
If two children fight over something,
I do not see the children as evil, but that which they fight over must be something evil for it to be so strong, as to be more important than the other child.
I do not hold these children as evil, but that which is effecting how they see things is, and is stronger than they are, for they cannot overcome the desire to have this "thing" and put greater value on it, than each other.
The one who fights the hardest, is the weakest of the two in the face of this value system, to see the truth.
To choose, to make that clear choice to value "it" over each other,
is the enemy.
When ever, we fight "each other"
We are fighting, the wrong enemy.
This is why no one ever wins, when we fight each other.

When ever, we fight "each other"
We are fighting, the wrong enemy.
Comment by Myo Thein on March 5, 2009 at 4:49am
Comment by Myo Thein on February 28, 2009 at 6:33am
Mingalaba! Musicians wanted for Burma

Burma Democratic Concerns has begun a music broadcast targeting the Burmese communities within the borders of Burma. With the assistance of pro democracy organizations in Burma we are sending music, via Internet Radio (Mingalaba Show). The people of Burma want to hear both music and news from the outside world. Join our effort in giving hope to this repressed nation.

We seek music from all genres and cultural groups. Whether you’re Kachin, Karin, Mon or Rohingya we will air your music on our shows. This is an open invitation to all artists regardless of nationality, creed or gender. Rock and Roll, Classical and Ethnic is welcome for this is a world wide effort and your participation in any capacity is most welcome. From sound bytes to musical scores we want the people to know they are not forgotten and offer hope from the outside world. We are exiles living in various countries and need your support in our struggle for democracy and human rights.

Help us make a difference in the lives of those who are living in tyranny. Help us be a ray of sunshine to a nation that lives in darkness and repression. Help us free Aung San Suu Kui, our rightful leader of Burma. Only with the help of the citizens of the free world can we succeed and bring democracy to Burma.

You can contact Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) at


You can phone to

Thank you very much for your consideration.

Myo Thein

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC)

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