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Canada calls for democracy in Myanmar 

posted at 10:22 hrs (Bankok time) 

OTTAWA, May 27 -- Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy called on the military junta of Myanmar
to restore democracy Wednesday, the eighth anniversary of the last elections in the former Burma.

In a statement, Axworthy noted ''Canada's profound disappointment with the Burmese military
regime's continuing refusal to restore democracy.'' 

''The military dictatorship refused to honour the (1990) election results'' that gave a landslide
victory to the National League for Democracy (NLD), Axworthy said. 

''The Canadian government continues to urge the Burmese military regime to initiate a meaningful
dialogue with Burma's pro-democracy leaders, including (NLD leader) Aung San Suu Kyi, as an
important step toward the restoration of democracy.'' (AFP)