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Subject: ASA urges SLORC to begin dialogue with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
ASIAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (ASA) CONFERENCE URGES SLORC
TO BEGIN DIALOGUE WITH AUNG SAN SUU KYI AND LEADERS
OF ETHNIC NATIONALITIES
Date: February 14, 1996
The 13th Conference of Asian Students Association (ASA) was held
in Hong Kong from 27th to 31st January, 1996. Delegates
representing student organizations from 20 countries such as
Bangladesh, Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Palestine,
Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Aoteroa
(New Zealand), Fiji, PNG, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, South
Africa and Hong Kong participated in the conference.
The ASA is a student umbrella organization that supports and
works toward the cause of democracy and human rights in the
The conference began with keynote speeches given by prominent
activists and authors from the USA, Philippines, and South
After a series of sub-regional workshops, political discussion
and country reports a Free Burma Motion was included amongst
those adopted by the conference.
RESOLUTION ON BURMA
ASA called for SLORC to:
1.Respect the result of the national elections of 1990.
2.Free all political prisoners including student leader Min Ko
3.Withdraw repressive laws and regulations imposed on the
people of Burma.
4.Stop the military campaign against students camps.
5.Begin tripartite dialogue with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and
leaders of ethnic nationalities.
ASA also calls for the Thai government to stop forcing Burmese
students into the restricted area in Rachburi province and free
Burmese students and dissidents who are serving indefinite
sentences in Special Detention Center and Immigration
The ASA calls for the Unite Nations and individual countries to
impose economic sanctions, an arms embargo and tourism boycott
ASA will launch a "Free Burma" and "Boycott Burma" campaign
(1996- 1998)that includes actions, posters, petitions, etc.
ASA declare 8 August as "free Burma solidarity action day" and
urge all member countries to rally on the day.
The ASA secretariat and all member organizations join the Free
Burma International students Solidarity Network in order to
struggle hand in hand with Burmese students for Democracy and
Human Rights in Burma.
ASA called for international students and members to support
Burmese students and refrain from visiting Burma and drinking
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