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U.S. House passed the resolution on
- Subject: U.S. House passed the resolution on
- From: FreeBurma@xxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 19 Dec 1995 21:14:00
Subject: U.S. House passed the resolution on Burma
U.S. House passed the resolution on Burma
WASHINGTON (Reuter) - The House of Representatives Tuesday passed a
resolution calling for the restoration of democracy in Burma.
The resolution was approved unanimously by voice vote after a brief
It urges the ruling State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) to
begin an immediate political dialogue with Aung San Suu Kyi and other
democratic leaders, to release political prisoners and to repeal laws which
prohibit freedom of speech and association.
The SLORC, which has ruled Burma since 1990, released Aung San Suu Kyi in
July from six years of house arrest under U.S. and international pressure.
Supporters of the resolution said good relations and cooperation with
Burma were essential to reducing the flow of heroin and other narcotics from
Asia to the United States.