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REPORTS ON COMMUNICATIONS (11/4/95)
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SOLICITOR & ATTORNEY
2 Beattie Street
Balmain NSW 2041
2 March 1995.
Dr U Ne Oo
48/2 Ayliffes Road
ST MARYS SA 5042
Dear Dr U Ne Oo,
I refer to your letter of the 1st February, 1995, and I apologise for the
delays in replying to your letter.
With regards to the correspondence with the UN Secretary General, I advise
that a letter is now being drafted by me on behalf of our associations. I
will let you have a copy of same in due course.
With regards to our submissions to the Human Rights Sub-Committee, we have
no objections to the documents being distributed via the Internet. This if
of course, subject to the approval of the Human Rights Sub Committee. I
enclose copies of our further submissions, that were tendered at the
hearing in Sydney on the 24 February, 1995.
Sd. Philip E.Smyth.
25 March, 1995.
Dear Mr Ne Oo,
I enclose a copy of our statement "Appeal for Assistance In Restraining the
Grave situation In Burma", which I have distributed amongst the Australian
Parliamentarians in Canberra. We can only appeal for their assistance, in
restoring peace and democracy in Burma. Time will only tell whether our
appeals will be taken seriously, and in the mean time SLORC grows stronger,
and continues to entrench itself as the "saviour of the Union".
Unfortunately, neither the US, Australia, GB or the European UNion have
emerged as a reliable champions of our just cause, and we continue to
receive lip-service and benchmark policies - all of which are constantly
ignored, or ridiculed by SLORC.
We believe that, we should also look beyond the continuing human rights
abuses in Burma, which ASEAN conveniently dismisses as the "internal
affairs of the country" - as to acknowledge same, would result in an
impediment, or a ruination of their lucrative financial investments in
Burma. It is now time for us to build on the matters set out in our
statement, and to steer the worlds concerns and influence towards our
Sd. Philip E.Smyth.
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April 11, 1995.
Mr Philip E Smyth
Overseas Burma Liberation Front
Dear Mr Smyth:
Thank you for your letters of 2nd and 25 March and enclosed materials. I
have distributed your organizations' publication, "MISLEADING THE
INTERNATIONA COMMUNITY", to the Internet. I shall send you a hard copy for
your confirmation by snail mail. I will further distribute the materials
you enclosed with letter as soon as the Parliament has made them public.
Thank you for your co-operations in this regards.
I enclose with this message an appeal letter to the Prime Minister Chuan
Leekpai of Thailand, UNHCR and the Australian Foreign Minister to initiate
peace mediations in Burma. Whilst the Thais recently shown much willingness
to help solve the Burma's problem, it is important, from my point of view,
that the international community - especially Australia, to get involved in
this process. Any effort made by you and your organization towards this end
will be most appreciated by us.
Finally, I thank you for your letters and keep informing us of your
organization's activities. Please feel free to contact on this number also
in the future.
Sd. U Ne Oo.
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