An estimated 300 National League for Democracy (NLD) branch offices across Burma have reopened, and Aung San Suu Kyi has issued marching orders to local office members, said party spokesperson Nyan Win.
Speaking with The Irrawaddy on Friday, Nyan Win said an estimated 300 NLD offices in various divisions and states have reopened so far.
Nyan Win,who met with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday evening for two hours, said Suu Kyi discussed some specific issues, and suggested certain assignments and activities to be undertaken by members of the reopened offices.
He said Suu Kyi also said that she was surprised the regime released such a one-sided election law that excluded her from NLD membership and participating as a candidate or voting while she is under house arrest.
He said he will meet with the NLD central executive committee on Friday to brief members on the meeting.
He said he doesn't view the reopening of the NLD offices as positive or negative.
“Actually, there was no reason to ban these offices,” said Nyan Win. “We will have to see what the future holds.”
He said that he will visit reopened offices in Rangoon on Friday to advise members on how to reorganize their activities.
Most NLD offices across the country have been damaged by weather or neglect, and some can no longer be used because owners have sold the property, according to NLD sources.
All NLD branch offices have been closed since a regime-friendly gang of thugs attacked Suu Kyi's motorcade in Depayin in upper Burma in 2003, killing scores of NLD supporters.
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