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Subject: LETTER TO THE U.S.PRESIDENT (14/10/96) (fwd)

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Dr U Ne Oo
48/2 Ayliffes Road
St Marys SA 5042

October 14, 1996.

President William Clinton
The White HOuse
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20500
United States of America

Dear Mr President
Re: Dialogue and Peace Settlements in Burma
I am a Burmese national presently residing in Adelaide Australia. I firstly
woule like to express my sincere thanks to Mr President and the Government
of United States of America for your continuing support to the Burma
democracy and human rights movements. In this connection, I am particularly
grateful to you for assigning the U.S. Special Envoys on Burma, Ambassador
William Brown and Mr Stanley Roth, in order to organize a coordinated
response to the situation in Burma by the America's friends and allies.

I am writing Mr President for your continuing help with regards to the
dialogue between the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD),
representatives of ethnic minorities and ruling military council - the
State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC). The leadership of the
SLORC have continued refusing to enter dialogue with the opposition
National League for Democracy. I therefore call upon the Government of
UNited States to help in persuading the top-military leaders to initiate
dialogue with the National League for Democracy. I also appeal you to
persuade the Burmese military leaders to conclude ceasefire with Karen
National UNion.

I also call upon Mr President and the U.S. Congress to support the UNited
Nations in the effort to improve human rights siutation in Burma. I
particularly call on you and the U.S. Congress to support the U.N. Security
Council in creating safety zones for our refugees and displaced people.

I especially call your attention to the reports of Burma's increasing opium
poppy cultivation and heroine production. The military government of Burma
over the years have not made any meaningful effort to reduce this drug
problem; the drug related corruptions are therefore beginning to take roots
within the Burma military. I therefore call upon you and the U.S. Congress
to assist in the efforts to reduce the opium poppy cultivation in Burma;
and encourage Burma's neighbours to implement measures against the drug
trade, especially drug money-laundering by Burma army personnel and Burmese

The Burmese military leadership so far have not shown the willingness to
resolve the human rights and political problems by a peaceful dialogue. In
the event of current U.N. initiatives produce only un-satisfactory results
in solving problems, considerations need be made of removing the military
leadership from the office. I therefore call upon you and Government of
UNited States to continue support and to keep close attention to the
situation in Burma.

Finally, I thank Mr President for  your kind attention to Burma matters.
The continuing support to Burma democracy movement by U.S. Department of
State and U.S. Congress are also much appreciated by the Burmese people.

Yours respectfully and sincerely,
Sd. U Ne Oo.
1. Hon. Warren Christopher, U.S. Secretary of State, 2201 C Street NW,
Washington DC 20520-7512, U.S.A.

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