LAO NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR DEMOCRACY
- Given the deepest aspirations of the Lao people of fundamental freedoms, democracy, reconciliation, respect for human rights and the independence of Laos;
- Pursuant to the supreme interests of the nation and to meet the legitimate aspirations of the most ardent of the Lao people, Lao National Council for Democracy was born as part of the global movement towards progress, and solemnly undertakes to fulfill the national mission to fight against all forms of dictatorship and social injustice in order to build a sovereign Laos, free, democratic, independent, neutral and prosperous.
The Lao National Council for Democracy, made up of democratic forces and representatives of the opposition to all forms of dictatorship, representing the Lao patriots fighting for freedom, democracy, reconciliation, reform and rights man is ready to help Laos to succeed his radical change, and participate in a practical and legal way to economic and social development of the country, a development which should result in lasting concord, solidarity and prosperity of Laos. The Lao National Council for Democracy calls all Laotians inside and outside to block, to rise up as one man and unite in a direction of idea under the banner of the National Council Lao (Lao-nc) to fight heroically to achieve its peaceful action program to restore the agreement, reconciliation and national harmony, and rebuild together a Laos by rule of law.
OUR GOALS: Here are the highlights:
PEACEFUL ACTION PROGRAMME
In view of the agreement, reconciliation and nation-building
The world moves and evolves, with globalization or globalization of the economy and the disappearance of the old world order governed by the cold war and the balance of power, relations between nations and men need to be redefined to establish a world which would include all nations in the sustainable development process and ensure that future generations have the right to be alive; Laos, in order to develop and integrate into the modern world, needs reform, and with it all the forces of his compatriots inside and outside the country.
1 st Step: UNDERSTANDING, RECONCILIATION AND NATIONAL CONCORDE
1 - Strengthen national unity and strengthen the existing fraternal ties between the Laotians inside and outside the country to raise patriotism and protect the supreme value of Lao identity - Multiply contacts and seek to win the sympathy of the international organizations, governments, women and men of good will, peace-loving and freedom to seek their support in order to establish the means and opportunities to make contact with the representatives the Party and the government of
Vientiane and officials of the National Council Lao (Lao-nc), to establish a constructive dialogue is the best way to achieve understanding, reconciliation and national harmony.
2 - Restore the agreement, reconciliation and national harmony on the solid foundation and permanently by organizing a "round table" of bringing together political leaders inside and outside the country to fix the procedures to rebuild the rule of law in Laos and implement reforms to democratize the country. Adherence to the idea that belief in any ideology is not provided an obstacle to reconciliation and national agreement. The agreement involves a plurality of views and not a single thought.
3 - Create favorable conditions, in accordance with democratic principles and fundamental freedoms based on human rights, to realize previously the establishment of a coalition government or transition. To avoid that state activity is monopolized by one political party and managed arbitrarily by the will of the latter, to be implemented by this government a policy of independence, democracy, neutrality and Peace to prepare and set a plan for organizing free general elections by universal suffrage, respecting the principle of multiparty system, with the participation of all political parties inside and outside Laos, under international control.
4 - Building a truly democratic and free political system reflecting the deepest legitimate aspirations of the Laotian people; and for the interest of the nation, develop a guarantee of the Constitution based on democratic freedoms in order to build Laos into free, independent, sovereign, democratic, and the adoption by the people through a referendum.
2nd Step: BUILDING NATIONAL
I - Establish a democratic and free regime.
a- enact democratic freedoms: freedom of opinion, individual liberty, freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, freedom to write and press, freedom of assembly and association, freedom of association, freedom of movement and residence, freedom of private property, freedom to be elected and to vote, freedom of belief, ....
b- Respect and sincerely implement human rights.
c-All parties and all patriotic organizations without political distinction trend are free to exercise their activities.
d- distinctly Separate powers: Legislative, Executive and Judiciary
e Whoever had to emigrate to escape the dictatorial regime should be free to return home and keep the Lao nationality.
f- To establish National Army for the defense of the country and for the protection of the people; abolish all forces of parties and political movements.
II - Building an independent and sovereign economy
a- Improving the living conditions of the people
b- Encouraging maximum initiatives freedoms with market economy to build the welfare and happiness of the people.
c-assist traders and industrialists to restore and develop handicrafts and industry.
d- To create all the favorable conditions to restore and develop agriculture.
e Renovate cultivation and breeding techniques.
f- Help farmers to clear land, develop production, crop protection; secure outlets for agricultural products.
g- stimulate and boost economic exchanges between the city and countryside, between the plain and the mountainous region.
h- Developing trade with other countries regardless of political system on the basis of equality and mutual benefit.
i- Organize social assistance - Develop the health work and prophylactic hygiene.
j- Providing security to rural populations and urban workers.
k Ensure the peasants the right to keep the land they farm.
l- Ensuring land ownership to those who have cleared.
III - Develop a culture and a national and democratic character of education.
a-develop the fine traditions, customs and cultures of all ethnic groups. Apply a policy of solidarity and equality among all ethnic groups.
b- liquidate illiteracy. Create new schools of general education for all young people and school children. Develop vocational schools.
c-Delete study fees in secondary and primary education and in higher education.
d- Developing science, technology, literature and national arts.
Encourage e-intellectuals and artists and help them develop their talents at the service of nation building.
Develop f-medical assistance to protect public health.
g Develop-motion sports and physical education.
IV - Apply a foreign policy of peace and concord.
a- establish diplomatic relations with all countries without distinction of political regime in accordance with the principles of peaceful coexistence.
b-Report all treaties that have not been concluded as equals with other countries that infringe on national sovereignty.
c Do-contracting to any military alliance with any country.
d- Receive economic aid of all countries ready to help Laos without linking it with no conditions.
At a time when the international situation knows of profound political, we note with sadness that Laos remains fundamentally a Marxist-Leninist dictatorship where the single Party (Revolutionary Party) ruled the country unchallenged under a totalitarian regime and where its inhabitants have sunk into poverty and living in a climate of fear (abuses, arbitrary arrests). We are deeply convinced that free countries, international organizations, women and men of good will, love freedom and justice, are sure to continue their efforts to enable the Lao people who continue to suffer under a totalitarian regime be freed from the yoke of dictatorship.
Faced with the alarming situation both politically and economically and socially, in accordance with the supreme interests of the nation and to address the deeper legitimate aspirations of the Lao people, Lao National Council for Democracy demands forcefully:
1 / the cessation of all acts of violence and arbitrary arrests committed against the patriots who demand freedom, democracy, reconciliation, human rights and multiparty;
2 / the unconditional release of prisoners of conscience, imprisoned without trial and inhumanely treated, without any retaliation;
3- / total and unconditional withdrawal, the Lao foreign forces under the control of the UN;
4 / organizing a "round table" bringing together the heads of the opposition and the current authorities of Vientiane, to restore understanding and national harmony, to rebuild the whole Laos in rule of law;
5 / canceled all treaties that have not been concluded as equals with other countries, especially neighboring countries, and which undermine national sovereignty;
6 - / Laos remains the Fatherland of the Laotians of all edges, including those have adopted the nationality of their host country;
7 / free general elections by universal suffrage with the participation of all political parties inside and outside the country under international supervision;
8- / building a truly free political system, democratic and neutral, reflecting the most ardent aspirations of the Laotian people by a Referendum.
The Lao National Council for Democracy fully supports all actions in favor of the agreement, reconciliation and national concord in Laos as well as the freedom and peace in Asia.
Dear Compatriots inside and outside the country,
We are a heroic people with union traditions, shake our ranks under the banner of the Lao National Council in order to realize our program of action; the time has come to unite the compatriots of all stripes and rebuild our great Laotian family. Laos should remain the homeland of Laotians of all edges, including those have adopted the nationality of their host country. In the current context, we do not doubt for a positive response from all Laotians inside and outside the country, this program of actions.
At present, an irresistible current for democracy, freedom and human rights is sweeping across the world. Let us unite and walk with confidence and courage to conquer Laos sovereign, independent, democratic, free and prosperous, national harmony and happiness of the Lao people. The nation's interest must come first, we strongly urge to support this program for national salvation and prosperity of our beloved country.
To achieve these objectives, the Lao National Council for Democracy needs your cooperation and your support in all areas of its peaceful work program.
The Chairman of the Lao National Council for Democracy
LAO - NC
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