FBR Report: Elections Update20 November, 2015 Karen State, Burma
Thank you for all of your prayers, encouragement and support.
The elections held this month in Burma are a good step; many people could and did vote, the National League for Democracy seems to have won and Aung San Suu Kyi is helping to form a new government. There is hope that this will lead to more steps towards freedom, justice and reconciliation in Burma. However, many people in the conflict areas could not vote, and the military still has ultimate power; the military also controls an automatic 25% of the seats in Parliament due to the constitution put in place by the dictatorship in 2008. Attacks continue against the Kachin, Shan and Ta’ang in Northern Burma and, even in ceasefire areas, the Burma Army has not withdrawn its forces.
We pray that the way of love and truth prevails for all. We thank God for Aung San Suu Kyi, President Thin Sein, General Aung Min, the Ethnic leaders of Burma and all who are leading the way in a good step for Burma. We also pray for and try to help those left out of this process and those under attack and oppression.
God bless you,
Dave and the Free Burma Rangers