|Re-elected Chairperson of Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi (C) speaks to the media at a press conference during the NLD party's national congress at the Royal Rose Hall in Yangon, Myanmar, March 10, 2013. Aung San Suu Kyi was re-elected as leader of Myanmar's main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), on Sunday, the second and final day of the party' s national congress held in Yangon. (Xinhua/U Aung)
YANGON, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), declared on Sunday that it will pursue a policy of practicing democracy politically and lay down firm foundation for the next generation to prevent loss of human rights any time.
The NLD released the policy program at the end of its two-day party national congress in Yangon, the first in 25 years.
It stressed building of peace and enforcement of rule of law in striving for becoming a modern, developed and democratic state.
Dealing with its foreign policy, the NLD said it will practice an active and independent policy in relations with global countries and work for close cooperation with them politically.
The NLD will also cooperate in exploring business undertakings which will bring mutual benefit to countries. especially those projects that will benefit local people.
The NLD will deal closely and firmly with the United Nations, World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), giving priorities to people-centered sector.
With regard to ethnic affairs, the NLD will work for absolute peace in the country, saying that it will not ignore the ethnic nationalities' dissatisfactions but to coordinate politically to address the issue.
In the legislation sector, the NLD will work for revoking laws that go against the era and for emergence of a genuine democratic state.
In the judiciary sector, it calls for equality with the administrative sector and ensure judicial rights for courts under the Supreme Court.
In the administrative sector, it calls for building an administrative mechanism that guarantee rule of law, transparency, accountability and be free from corruption and bribery.
Relating to the economic sector, it will adopt a market- oriented economic policy, fight poverty by laying down strategic plan, increase budget for use in health and education sectors and encourage agricultural development among others.
Concerning the defense and security sector, it called on the armed forces to protect the democracy practice and the police force to enforce rule of law in accordance with law.
The two-day party congress was attended by 894 delegates out of 985 including young generation dispatched from over 250 township party branches in different regions and states.
Over the congress, 120 central committee (CC) members and 30 alternate members were elected.
From among them, 15 central executive committee (CEC) members and 5 alternate members were again elected at the first meeting of the new CC, in which Aung San Suu Kyi, who is a party representative from Yangon region to the congress, was re-elected as chairperson of the party.
Old-aged leader U Tin Oo remained as chairman of the seven- member Board of Patrons of the party.
The NLD party congress was also attended by some other invited political parties' representatives, ethnic representatives and 88- Generation Students Group's representatives, bringing the total attendees to more than 1,400.
NLD, established in September 1988 after the previous military take-over, regained legal party registration on Jan. 5, 2012 following Aung San Suu Kyi's final release from house restriction on Nov. 13, 2010, six days after the general election.
Aung San Suu Kyi, who became a parliamentarian with the House of Representatives (Lower House) in the by-elections in April 2012, also holds the post of chairperson of the Committee for Rule of Law and Tranquility of the Lower House.
NLD claimed having a membership of 1.3 million so far.