Burma's opposition National League for Democracy marked its 16th anniversary at its headquarters in Rangoon.
In a VOA Burmese Service interview, NLD secretary and spokesperson U Lwin talked to our stringer the party's current situation, mission and demands for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, U Tin Oo and other political prisoners as well as freedom to do political activities without harrassment and repression.
The party, which won resoundingly in the 1990 election, also calls for the convening of the People's parliament accordingly.
The party's political allies, who are in the four corners of the world, also celebrated NLD's birthday. VOA Burmese Service also covered the events in Fort Wayne, Indiana and in Rockville, Maryland.
Notable figures including the head of the exile National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma Dr. Sein Win and the chairman of the Thai-based National League for Democracy (Liberated Area) U Win Khet spoke at a ceremony in Maryland.