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Subject: How then, do we make the world recognise the 'legal' government?
How then, do we make the world recognise the 'legal' government?
I have all the UN's representatives email addresses. I irritated Iran
enough just from a few emails to want to be removed from mailings and an
Indian parilamentary member was quite bugged.
Is there any "carrots" we can dangle in front of the world to make
them go our way ???
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chao-Tzang Yawnghwe [SMTP:tzang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, November 30, 1998 2:56 AM
> Subject: selected /UN $$$ carrots.....
> BURMA: THE UN'S BILLION DOLLARS SOLUTION
> --------------------------------------------------Chao-Tzang Yawnghwe
> The passage below is from a VOA (Voice of America) Broadcast
> -- DATE= 11/27/98, TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT, NUMBER=2-242229;
> TITLE=BURMA / REFORM > BYLINE=MAX RUSTON; DATELINE=UNITED NATIONS)
> ......"WHILE THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS OF MYANMAR (BURMA) MUST
> OBTAINED ESSENTIALLY AMONGST THE PEOPLE OF THAT COUNTRY, THE
> SECRETARY-GENERAL HAS OFTEN REPEATED HIS CONCERN THAT A MEMBER OF THE
> UNITED NATIONS SHOULD BE SO ISOLATED FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
> WOULD VERY MUCH HOPE TO ASSIST IN FINDING WAYS FOR MYANMAR TO ADDRESS
> CONCERNS THAT HAVE LED TO THAT ISOLATION. IN THAT EFFORT, HE RESERVES
> RIGHT TO CONSULT CLOSELY WITH INTERESTED AND INFLUENTIAL GOVERNMENTS
> WITH AGENCIES AND PROGRAMS OF THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM"......
> To quote from the above passage: ..."THE SECRETARY-GENERAL HAS OFTEN
> REPEATED HIS CONCERN THAT A MEMBER OF THE UNITED NATIONS SHOULD BE SO
> ISOLATED FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ... [HE] WOULD VERY MUCH
> TO ASSIST IN FINDING WAYS FOR MYANMAR TO ADDRESS THE CONCERNS THAT
> LED TO THAT ISOLATION"....
> Let us be logical. Foremostly, BURMA is not a member of the United
> Nations. Actually, it is the military junta, which does not represent
> people of Burma (and Burma, by extension), which is a UN member. It is
> the junta which is isolated (in one sense) from the international
> community. This is owed to its ungovernmental and uncivilized behavior
> a fact documented by the UN itself.
> If it is the concern of the UN Secretary General to assist the
> to "address the concerns that have led to that isolation", let us be
> clear about who he is interested in assisting. Let us not confuse the
> issue by identifying the junta, a regime in power (and illegally too),
> with Burma, the country (and by extension, the people).
> The political fact of Burma at present is that the government
> the current junta) is a separate entity, not in any way connected to
> people. The junta is, as a matter of fact, at war with the people. It
> furthermore been rejected by the people, not once, but twice -- in
> and in the 1990 general elections.
> The second point that must be raised is the claimed "isolation" of
> Burma. How is "isolation" defined by the UN General Secretary, or what
> does he mean by the term "isolation"?
> The military junta has not ever been isolated by the international
> community, at least not by ASEAN atates and China or by India. One
> say, at most, that the regime has been abandoned -- not isolated -- by
> its ertswhile friends: the governments of ASEAN states, due primarily
> economic woes and financial mess at home.
> Any move by the UN to assist the people of Burma is welcomed, if
> UN does it through a body that clearly represents the people and their
> aspirations, and not through one that is at war with them.