What is Burma Point?
Burma Point is a political organization established in January 4th, 2005 to strengthen worldwide support of human rights and democracy movements of Burma through both non-governmental and governmental efforts. Burma Point is formed by an independent, dedicated and enthusiastic group of oversea Burmese in New York.
What is Ours Mission?
Burma Point is guided by the belief that the people of Burma can restore the basic rights, freedom and justice that they lost under the repressive military regime by developing people-elected democratic institutions, procedures and values. In that regard, the vast majority of the Burmese people demonstrated their strong desire for democracy by electing the National League for Democracy in the 1990 elections with a hope of regaining their inherent rights and freedom. However, their hope did not come true and the struggle for democracy continued.
In November 2010, the NLD, led by 1991 Nobel Peace Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, refused to take part in an election sponsored by the then military authority. After the election, a new military-backed government came to power and pledged to change. Some of the changes included amending minor parts of the military drafted constitution. In shifting its position, the NLD has just recently decided that it will contest in the next election. Burma Point will continue to support the NLD.
Today, although political climate in Burma has shifted, it is not yet democratic. Burma Point’s mission for democratic change in Burma will still be the same – help bridge a path leading toward achieving democracy, federalism, and national reconciliation.
What are Our Objectives?
Burma Point helps strengthen activities which are guided by the following objectives.
- To engage in activities aimed at freeing Burma.
- To help bridge Burma's democracy movements ultimately aimed at establishing a federal/union state.
- To encourage and strengthen the participation of international human rights groups, individuals, and organizations to achieve democracy in Burma.