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Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 19:46:06 +0000
Subject: SUU KYI CRITICIZES ASEAN'D POLICY: "The Asian Age"
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31 January 1996

SUU KYI CRITICISES ASEAN'S POLICY

Rangoon, Jan. 30: Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi believes Association of 
Southeast Asian Nation's policy of constructive engagement with the Burmese 
junta is flawed because it concentrates on current economic prospects at the 
expense of political change.
   In an interview at the lakeside home where she spend nearly six years under 
house arrest until July 10, Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday suggested tourists 
avoid Burma to show they support calls for democratic reforms.
   She disputed government claims that economic development was on a 
sustainable upward track and would eventually lead to the country's 
democratisation.
   Economic "half-measures" taken by the junta would not bring democracy, she 
said. "It will only lead to widening gap between the haves and the have-nots 
which is, in fact, inimical to democracy."
   Only by spreading wealth throughout all segments of the nation can 
democracy be bolstered, she said. "But actually, it works both ways. "You 
won't get that kind of economic development without democracy," she added. 
Aung San Suu Kyi said she regretted that the constructive engagement policy 
followed by the Opposition but courted the junta.
   Constructive engagement, to be effective, should be engaged with all parties 
concerned," she said.
   In her view, Asean should be having second thoughts about the early 
admission of Burma, which would join Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the 
Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.  (AFP)

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31 January 1996

SIX BURMESE WITH FORGED CHINESE PAPERS HELD

   Security officials at Beijing's Capital Airport detained six Burmese after 
finding three of them holding forged Chinese identify papers, the Beijing 
Evening News said on Tuesday.
   They were picked up on Sunday as they were trying to leave on a flight for 
Kunming, capital of the southern province of Yunnan.  (Reuter)


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