Burma's state-run media says dozens of members of the opposition National League for Democracy have resigned.
The state-run newspaper, New Light of Myanmar, says the members resigned of their own free will because they were dissatisfied with the direction of the party.
However, NLD spokesman Nyan Win told the Associated Press that four party members told him Saturday that local authorities gave them printed resignation statements which they were told to sign. The members said they signed the papers against their will out of fear of reprisals.
Last month, Burma's military junta threatened to dissolve the party of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, saying it has links with terrorist organizations.
The National League for Democracy won a majority of parliamentary seats in elections in 1990 but was never allowed to take power.
Information for this report is provided by AP.