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NCGUB Cabinet Resolution


					   July 12-24, 1998
					   Sydney, Australia

We, the cabinet of the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma,
meeting in Sydney, Australia, July 12-24, hereby-

Express our thanks to the Australian Government, the New South Wales Labour
Council and the Australian people for their assistance in making this
meeting possible in Sydney, 

Acknowledge that the investment sanction, the suspension of GSP privileges,
the visa bans, the discouragement of business with the Burmese military
junta initiated by the United States, Canada, the European Union and the
United Kingdom, and the boycott activities initiated by the grassroots
movements worldwide have created conditions conducive to a peaceful
resolution of the political problem in Burma,

Call on the governments and grassroots movements to maintain their
pressure, and on the international financial institutions, such as the
World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Asian Development Bank,
to refrain from resuming loans and grants to the junta until a dialogue for
transition to democracy takes place,

Express our gratitude to all governments, individuals and organizations who
have worked tirelessly and selflessly to assist the peoples of Burma in
their efforts to restore human rights and democracy to Burma,

Fully support the decisions by the NLD's May 27 Party Congress calling for
the convening the Parliament by August 21 and rejecting any constitution
drafted without the consent of the people,

Express our firm belief that the call by the NLD to convene the Parliament
by August 21 is to fulfill the will of the people as expressed through the
1990 general elections, 

Call on Parliaments, Congresses, elected representatives, labor unions,
governments, religious institutions, international organizations and the
international community at large to support the effort by the NLD to
convene the Parliament and bring democracy to Burma,

Encourage the people of Burma to rally around the NLD and extend their
support to the effort to convene the Parliament,

Re-affirm our commitment to the establishment of a multi-party
parliamentary democracy within the framework of a genuine federal union,
Affirm that the forces of democracy in Burma remain strong and ready to
serve the people,

Re-affirm a strong commitment to the principle that the will of the people
shall be the basis of the authority of government as declared in the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 

Welcome the initiative taken by Thailand and the Philippines, and the
support given by Japan to that initiative, to introduce a "flexible
engagement" policy at the July 24-26 meeting of ASEAN and its dialogue
partners in Manila,

Applaud the July 16, 1998 resolution of the European Parliament
highlighting human rights violations in Burma, and agrees with it's call on
the European Union and Council and the UN Security Council to impose
economic sanction against the Burmese military junta and to prohibit any
investment until violations of human rights are stopped.

Express gratitude to the Government of the Republic of Korea for expressing
its support to the convening of the Parliament in Burma, and to the
dialogue partners of ASEAN, who actively supported the political and
personal rights of the NLD leaders and members, as well as the UN Human
Rights Special Rapporteur and human rights organizations who immediately
responded to the recent repression and restrictions imposed against elected
NLD representatives,

Welcome the resolutions on the situation of human rights in Burma adopted
in consensus by the UN General Assembly and the UN Commission on Human
Rights for the past seven consecutive years,

Urge the United States, the other nations and the international agencies to
recognize that because the junta is so heavily dependent on the narcotics
trade and so closely aligned with well-known heroin traffickers, a
political solution to Burma's problems is a prerequisite for a credible
counter-narcotics effort in Burma, and therefore to ensure that no funds
are provided to the military, or in cooperation with the regime.

Call on international agencies and non-government organizations not to
provide assistance to the regime, or in concert or cooperation with any
agency of the regime until substantial progress is made towards a
transition to democracy. Under the present circumstances, conditions do not
exist for NGOs and the international agencies to assist the needy people of
Burma without directly or indirectly supporting the ruling generals.

Call on China, the other neighbors and the international community to
embargo sale of arms and war supplies to the Burmese military junta, and

Call on Japan to reconsider the decision to renew Official Development
Assistance to the military junta without assurances that a substantive
political dialogue will take place with the NLD and the ethnic leaders.

Note with grave concern that:

· The ruling generals are pursuing a policy of armed confrontation with
Burma's ethnic   peoples,
· Forced labor and forced relocation by the military are still the
prevalent practices   in Burma,

· Laws restricting fundamental rights are still in force,
· Politicians and activists are arbitrarily being imprisoned, and
· Travel restrictions are being imposed on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all
elected NLD   representatives.

Resolved to:

· Launch an international campaign in support of the NLD's call for the
convening of   Parliament by August 21,
· Seek the assistance of Burmese and international experts to draft
national   socioeconomic plans for the transitional period toward democracy
in Burma, including a   conceptual framework to help revitalize the
crumbling economy in the short run as well   as produce a sustainable
economic development in the long run.
· Implement a national reconciliation program designed to strengthen unity
and   solidarity among all the ethnic nationalities and provide
opportunities to them to   develop a common vision for a future democratic
Federal Union of Burma.
· Launch a strategic diplomatic campaign in order to mobilize international
support for   the Burmese democracy movement and to impose effective
pressure against the Burmese   military regime, and
· Establish The Burma Fund to implement programs envisaged by the NCGUB and
for it to   conduct policy research for the reconstruction of Burma.

We call on all the patriotic forces inside and outside Burma to unite and
redouble their efforts to end militarism in Burma and to build a genuine
democratic federal union where equality, justice and self-determination of
all ethnic nationalities are guaranteed.

12-24 July 1998  (Sydney, Australia)

Prime Minister				Dr. SEIN WIN,    	MP, Paukkaung
Minister for Asia & Pacific 		U TEDDY BURI,	MP, Loikaw 2
Minister for Federal Affairs		U KHUN MARKO BAN, MP, Pekon
Minister for Information 			U MAUNG MG AYE,	MP, Mandalay NE1
Minister for Justice				U THEIN OO, 	MP, Mandalay SW2 
Minister for Labor 				Dr. SANN AUNG,	MP, Ingabu 2
Minister for North & South America		U BO HLA TINT,    MP, Mogok 2	 	
Invited but unable to attend: 
Minister for South Asia 			Dr. TINT SWE      MP, Pale 2
Minister for Health & Education		Dr. ZAHLETHANG    MP, Falam 2
Minister for Social Welfare			U THA NOE	    MP, Rathedaung

U DANIEL AUNG 				MP,  Mong Ping 
U TIN HTUT					MP,  Einme
U WIN KHET       				Vice Chairman, National Council of the 
						Union of Burma
AMANDA ZAPPIA					Representative (Australia) of the NCGUB
BEAUDEE ZAWMIN				Office of the Prime Minister
MINN AUNG MYINT				Burma Office - Sydney	
Dr. MYINT CHO					NCGUB Office - Bangkok
U MYO WIN					NCGUB Headquarters
U SOE PYNE					Office of the Prime Minister
Dr. THAUNG HTUN   				Representative for UN Affairs, NCGUB