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Joint Statement of Students and Act
- Subject: Joint Statement of Students and Act
- From: eyar@xxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 16:36:00
JOINT STATEMENT OF STUDENTS AND ACTIVISTS FOR 18TH SEPTEMBER
(BLOODY COUP DAY)
Today, 18 September 1997, is the 9th anniversary of the Bloody coup in
We, students and all walks of people of Burma, peaceful demonstrators
were killed by well-trained army. After the Slorc took over the power,
it express that dictator never regard what
the people wish. People love democracy and fundamental rights such as
freedom of speech, thought, presentation and participation in politic.
But Slorc's trying to prolong a militarism in Burma, making oppression
of the people, making arrest political dissidents by unjust law and
We strongly believe that the military must be ousted from power and
people must strive to achieve a democratic society in Burma. It is
genuine wish of people boldly expressed against the total oppression,
human-rights violations and ignoring the 1990 election' result. Genuine
peace can be preserved only when the ruling military junta stop
its military operations against the
ethnic nationalities and its oppressive and repressive measures against
the public in general and political activists in particular, and
the SLORC must come to the political dialogue proposed by Daw Aung
San Suu Kyi.
We pledge on this memorable day of 18 September to struggle against the
military dictatorship and totalitarianism. We wish to do this in order
to follow up our comrade's sacrifices and fulfill our unswerving
Furthermore, although the people in Burma still face oppression and are
denied basic human-rights, Slorc has trying to prolong the dictatorship
in Burma. Therefore, we warmly invite and welcome democracy lovers,
whether individual or organisations, whether they are nationals or
foreign friends, to coorprate with us in restoring and perpetuating
genuine peace and democracy in Burma.
We therefore make the following demands;
-The SLORC must recognize the legitimacy of the 1990 election and hand
over power to the election winners, the NLD led by Daw Aung San Suu
-All political prisoners of conscience in Burma must be released
including student leader Min Ko Naing.
-The SLORC must accept the political dialogue proposed by Daw Aung San
-All educational institutions must be reopened immediately for the
interest of the New generation of future Burma.
-The SLORC shall bring genuine peace to the country by stopping all
kinds of political, economic and military campaigns against the
races of Burma, especially minorities along the border.
To the ASEAN:
Since ASEAN has embraced Burma under the rule of the
illegitimate regime as a member , they should not merely enjoy the
business advantages from Burma but must take responsibility for
the negative developments vis-à-vis- human rights violations and its
related refugees problems created by the ruling military regime
-The ASEAN must abandon actions which permit the SLORC's oppression of
the people of Burma.
-The ASEAN must encourage the development of democratic government in
Burma and review its policy so-call 'non-interference'.
To urge the International community to,
- Pressure the ASEAN not to fuel the SLORC killing machine
- Cooperate and participate with U.S led trade sanction against the
SLORC and protect the Massachusetts Burma Law.
- Take action against those international business corporations who are
dealing with the SLORC.
All Burma Students' League
Asia-Pacific Solidarity Network
Burmese Student Regional Coordinating Committee(Asia)
-All Burma Basic Education Student Union
-All Burma Students' Democratic Organisation
-Burmese Student Association (Safe-Area)
-Overseas National Students' Organisation of Burma
Joint Action committee for Burma's Democracy (JAPAN)
-Burma Youth Volunteer Association-Japan.
-National League for Democracy ( Liberated Area )-Japan.
-Students'Organization for liberation of Burma
Seattle Burma Roundtable
"DOWN WITH DICTATORSHIP"
"STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY"