In his August 30th policy speech the newly appointed prime minister of the ruling Burmese military government announced its map to democracy but gave no timetable for the process.
Pado Mehn Sha, Secretary of Karen National Union - an ethnic opposition group - said road map would only lead to the military government holding on to power indefinitely.
Than Htut of National Council of Union of Burma - another Thailand-based democracy group - said though it's time to implement democratic reforms in Burma, the military's road map will not work because it does not address the main issues confronting the country.
Maung Maung of the Federation of Trade Unions (Burma) and Aung Saw Oo of National Council of Union of Burma, rejected the road map as unworkable, saying the plan would not succeed without the participation of NLD.
Two other elected members of parliament said the first precondition for national reconciliation is to release Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners.