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/* Written 14 Aug 11:00am 1998 by
          drunoo@xxxxxxxxxxxx in
                      igc:reg.burma, maykha-l */
/* --" Letter to General Khin Nyunt "-- */
Dr U Ne Oo
18 Shannon Place
Adelaide SA 5000

14th August 1998.

Lieutenant General Khin Nyunt
Secretary1, State Peace and Development Council
C/- Ministry of  Defence
Signal Pagoda Road
Rangoon, Burma.

Dear General Khin Nyunt:

I am totally appalled by your council's statement  to
deny  any further responsibility  for the safety of Aung
San Suu Kyi. While entire nation has been facing a grave
situation, this kind of behaviour from your council  is
childish and irresponsible. It is not in our Burmese
culture to threaten one another for any reason and,
therefore, you and your council should seek peaceful
settlement with the National League for Democracy for
current economic and political crises.

Many of current economic and political problems have
been generated by the fact that  your  military council
illegally  holding onto power with Declaration number
1/90 since the election in 27 May 1990. You must be
aware that the previous State Law and Order Restoration
Council as well as current State Peace and Development
Council are not legitimate governments of Burma and,
therefore, having no authority to promulgate laws and
make political decisions on behalf of  the people of
Burma. As a result of this, the international financial
institutions, such as IMF and World Bank, do not extend
their loans and finances to Burma to solve current
economic problems. The solution to this problem has
already been suggested in my previous letter to Senior
General Than Shwe to form a transitional government with
your council, SPDC, serving as Executive Branch of the
government and the national parliament serving as a

Following remedies can be made to improve current
situation once the parliament is convened:

--The Burma's parliament, with its legitimate authority,
can arrange an immediate relief  of  foreign debt burden
on Burma with its creditors, such as Japan and Germany.
--The current Cabinet of State Peace and Development
Council is not legitimate one and does not have the
international recognition. The parliament may endorse
the appointment of  SPDC's Cabinet on the condition that
the cabinet will implement matters in accordance with
policy decisions made by the Burma's parliament.
--A generous support from United Nations to Burma for
the drug eradication program  can be expected, once such
program get approval by  the Burma's parliament.
--We will support lifting of economic sanctions from
American and Europeans countries once  the parliament is
successfully convened.

I therefore repeat the request to lift restriction of
movement of  the elected representatives in order to
convene parliament. I also ask you and General Than Shwe
to discuss above matters with Central Executive
Committee of  National League for Democracy  so that
current political crisis may be solved. Continuing
hindrance made by your council to the convening of
Burma's parliament will be amounted to obstructing
development and peace within the country.
      Yours respectfully ,
Sd.U Ne Oo.
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