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NEWS-Myanmar People Urged to Streng
- Subject: NEWS-Myanmar People Urged to Streng
- From: BurmaJapan@xxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 17:52:00
Myanmar People Urged to Strengthen National Unity
YANGON (Nov. 24) XINHUA - Senior General Than
Shwe today urged the Myanmar people to strength
national spirit and consolidate national unity for the
realization of national targets.
In his message on the occasion of the Myanmar
National Day, Than Shwe, chairman of the State
Peace and Development Council (SPDC), also
called for uplifting of the national prestige and
integrity, preservation and safeguarding of the
cultural heritage and national characters and
uplifting of dynamism of patriotic spirit.
He said, "Nowadays, neo-colonialists are directly or
indirectly interfering in the internal affairs of
sovereign nations through various means on the
pretext of advocating democracy and human rights
to help their lackeys seize power."
"The State Peace and Development Council,
adopting non-disintegration of the union, national
solidarity and perpetuation of sovereignty as
national policy and laying down political, economic
and social objectives, is building a modern, peaceful
and prosperous state with added momentum," he
"Simultaneously, it is also firmly establishing
national reconsolidation which is essential in
ensuring perpetuity of a new nation where
democracy flourishes based on law and discipline,"
Seventy-seven years ago in 1920, Myanmar
university students launched an anti-colonialist
movement, boycotting the Rangoon University Act
put into effect by the then British colonial
government which intended to prolong the colonial
education system. The movement led to Myanmar's
independence in 1948.