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Datum: 5/23/96 11:40 PM
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Burma's democracy leader Aung san Suu Kyi calls on Germany for actions
to against military junta.
News story based on Deutsche Welle (German Waves) English programme
interview at 12:15 on Thursday 23 May 1996.
Burma's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called on Germany to take
concrete action against the Burmese authorities to stop moves against
"Germany is part of the European Union, and we would like the EU to take
a strong stand against the persecution of the forces for democracy " in
Burma, Suu Kyi said by telephone from her home in the Burmese capital
Rangoon in an interview with Deutsche Welle radio.
The call comes amidst growing international concern over the arrests in
recent days of politicians from Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy
(NLD), ahead of a planned congress of the party this weekend. She said
191 people had been arrested, 187 of them being elected politicians.
Suu Kyi, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner, also urged the German
people " to put pressure on their government to take necessary action,
and for individuals to keep away from coming to Burma during Visit
Myanmar Year". Myanmar is the official name for Burma. The country's
military junta, the State Law and Order Restoration Council, or SLORC, is
promoting the country in the tourism event set for this year.
She added that tourists should visit " when Burma has a democracy.
They 'll have much more fun that way."
Referring to criticism of the Slorc's action from US, Britain, Japan and
other countries, Suu Kyi said " criticism should be supported by concrete
She said the " international community should take a joint stand" and
demand that unless SLORC stops breaking its promises on democracy
then Burma will "get no help in the way of investments or aid."
Suu Kyi confirmed that the planned congress would go ahead " unless
they make it physically impossible," They could detain all of us, couldn't
they? she added.
Commenting on the international attention now focussed on Burma, she
said " what has happened within the last few days has certainly strengthened
support for us. We 've lost nothing out of it, in fact, we 've gained
Reproduced by Nwe Aung / Germany