Burma's opposition National League for Democracy-NLD has welcomed a report calling for the United Nations Security Council to take up an urgent initiative to bring political reforms to military-ruled Burma.
In a statement released Wednesday, the NLD said it was thankful for the report and welcomed all attempts to make Burma a democratic nation.
On Tuesday, Former Czech President Vaclav Havel and retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu released a report that said the situation in Burma was far worse than seven other countries in which the Security Council has previously
intervened. The two Nobel Prize winners said the situation in the country continues to deteriorate.
The report recommended the Security Council adopt a resolution compelling Rangoon to work with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to implement a plan for national reconciliation and restoration of a democratically elected government.
It also called for the immediate release of NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest for much of the past 16 years.
Information for this report is provided by AFP.