9 Point Statement from the ‘Nationality and Religion Safeguarding Association’

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‘Organization for the Protection of Race, Religion, and Belief’/‘Nationality and Religion Safeguarding Association’

More details of the meeting that took place at Maha Atulawaiyan Monastry in Mandalay on 15th January. With many senior monks present including Agga Maha Pandita Ashin Tilawkar Biwuntha, Sitagu Sayadaw (Dr. Ashin Nyanissara), Sayadaw Insein Ywama, Sayadaw Shwe Nya War, Sayadaw Galone Ni, the monks issued a nine-point statement:

1. To defend the 1982 Citizenship Law;
2. To support amending the constitution in long-term national interests;
3. To object to local and foreign organisations that support people not recognised as ethnic groups by the existing constitution and that threaten sovereignty of the country;
4. To review and take action against MP’s who are not Myanmar ethnics; to revoke voting rights of white-card (temporary citizenship card) holders so as to protect the rights of citizens and ethnics;
5. To thank the country’s leaders, heads of state and MP’s for their encouragement of the Nationality and Religion Safeguarding Association;
6. To urge the media to report correctly and accurately according to journalism ethics so that the image of nationality and religion is not damaged;
7. To urge Myanmar people to refrain from those reactions and instigation that can damage the image of Myanmar,
8. To announce the Nationality and Religion Safeguarding Association as an independent organisation;
9. To strive for the emergence of the nationality safeguarding law to protect vulnerable Myanmar people.

Details from Eleven Myanmar Media

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