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What is the core of Burma's problem
ASIAN think that it can persuade SLORC to hold talk with NLD. Finally, it
can not. Actually,
ASIAN does not clearly understand what is SLORC's political stand for.
SLORC will never give up their power. Slorc is holding power
not because of refusing restoring demomcracy in Burma. It is because of
refusing to grand self-dertermination to ethnic minorities. Most
political leaders do not really understand what is the core of Burma's
problem. I can garantee that if there only Burmese or Burman ( what
people settle in Burma today, SLORC has already hand over to NLD
On 4 Jul 1997 soewin@xxxxxxx wrote:
> From: Soe Win <soewin@xxxxxxx>
> Subject: Myanmar Nixes ASEAN Plea For Suu Kyi Talks
> > From The Japan Times: 5 July 1997. (Front page story)
> MYANMAR NIXES ASEAN PLEA FOR SUU KYI TALKS
> BANGKOK (Reuter) Myanmar's military rulers have shrugged off a request by
> the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that they hold talks with
> opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Thai officials said Friday.
> The ASEAN request was conveyed to leaders of the State Law and Order
> Restoration Council, or SLORC, last month by Malaysian Foreign Minister
> Abdullah Badawi when he visited Yangon, a Thai official said.
> SLORC would not agree to the talks, he said. Suu Kyi's National League for
> Democracy party has never been allowed to rule, despite its landslide
> victory in a 1990 poll.
> ASEAN foreign ministers held another meeting Tuesday while in Hong Kong to
> witness the return of the former British colony to China and agreed to
> reiterate their position on Myanmar, a Thai foreign ministry source said.
> ASEAN, which comprises Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines,
> Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, agreed in May to accept Myanmar, Laos and
> Cambodia as new members. The decision was widely criticized because of human
> rights violations in Myanmar and concerns about political instability in
> The Thai official said he thought SLORC would never hold talks with Suu Kyi
> and would ignore anyone who asked them to. He also predicted SLORC Would
> hold on to power for several more years. "ASEAN's effort to urge SLORC to
> hold talks with Aung San Suu Kyi will be fruitless," the official said.
> Myanmar's Deputy Prime Minister Maung Maung Khin rejected any dialogue
> between SLORC and Suu Kyi during a Thursday visit to Manila.
> SLORC was formed after the military crushed a popular uprising in September
> 1988, killing or jailing thousands of prodemocracy supporters. The military
> government has ruled Myanmar with an iron grip ever since.
> "SLORC cited national security and economic development for their reasons to
> continue in office for several more years. I don't think there will be an
> election in Burma in the next 10 years," said an ASEAN official close to the
> Suu Kyi has urged the SLORC to recognize the results of the 1990 poll but
> the government has never responded. It also refuses to answer her call for
> dialogue, which she has sought since being released from six years of house
> arrest in July 1995.
> Suu Kyi, 52, who has been in poor health for the past few months, was
> injured last month when she slipped down a staircase at her lakeside Yangon