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SocDem Asia Statement on the Military coup in Myanmar

The Network of Social Democracy in Asia (SocDem Asia), the network of social democratic and progressive political parties in Asia condemns the military coup in Myanmar. This is a brazen attack on the people’s will. We call for the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi and all civilian political leaders that have been detained by the military.

We reiterate our solidarity with the people of Myanmar and our support for the democratic process in Myanmar. The people of Myanmar have already spoken last November 8 and have given their overwhelming support for civilian rule and the continuation of the process of democratization. The leaders of the military coup must respect the popular will.

We also urge fellow progressives and democrats across the region to condemn this military coup and call for the restoration of civilian rule. We must understand that this and similar efforts to supplant democracy with authoritarianism anywhere in the region threatens our own countries’ movements for democracy and emboldens our own authoritarians.

SocDem Asia Statement on the current situation in Myanmar

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The Network of Social Democracy in Asia (SocDem Asia), the network of social democratic and progressive political parties in Asia expresses its support for the democratic processes of Myanmar. We recognize the results of the last November 8 elections that prove the overwhelming support of the people of Myanmar for the democratization process in the country.

We condemn any effort to subvert the popular will. We stand with the people of Myanmar in protecting and safeguarding the democratic institutions in the country and commit to further expanding the democratic reforms towards full civilian control of government.

The people of Myanmar have decided that their country’s path forward is through a peaceful and democratic approach. It is time that those opposed to democracy must respect the people’s will.

Congratulatory message to Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai

 

View PDF - Congratulatory message to Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai

 

H.E. Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai
Prime Minister of Mongolia


Dear Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene,

On behalf of the Network for Social Democracy in Asia (SocDem Asia), I would like to warmly congratulate you on your assumption as the Prime Minister of Mongolia. As you may know, SocDem Asia has had a long and robust partnership with the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP).  The MPP’s work in government as a progressive party serves as an invaluable source of lesson in policy and governance for fellow social democrats and progressives across Asia.

We understand that Mongolia today faces many challenges especially brought about by the current pandemic. In these trying times, it is important that progressive and social democratic leaders project stable leadership partnered with a bold vision. We are hopeful that your leadership together with that of our comrades in the MPP, can deliver the necessary action to address the urgent problems facing your country and enact the needed reforms that will build a more just and equal society for all Mongolians.

We look forward to meeting with you soon under improved conditions. We hope to further strengthen and improve the existing partnerships that have been built between the MPP, SocDem Asia, and the other member-parties in the network.


For the Steering Committee of SocDem Asia,


Machris Cabreros
Network Coordinator
Network for Social Democracy in Asia (SocDem Asia)