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Subject: Kick Out Slorc Campaign --  RE: s5:  B.C.Legislature.....


   Since the Canadian Parliament did this, would it be possible to push them
to kick the SLORC/SPDC ambassador and put in a member of the NLD, NCGUB or
other Democratically selected person such as a student activist??

  In the U.S., we are starting a campaign like this in the United States.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Chao-Tzang Yawnghwe [SMTP:tzang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent:	Thursday, May 06, 1999 6:50 AM
> Dear all,  The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada, passed a
> motion in support of Burma's parliamentarians and the struggle of the
> people of Burma for democracy on May 4, 1999.
>    This is the first motion of this nature in North America -- direct
> political support by elected legislators for Burma's parliamentarians --
> and is therefore a significant and historic one.
>    The copy of the motion is as below:
> Chao Tzang Yawnghwe
> Relayed on behalf of the Burma Roundtable, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
> ================

> The Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia
>                    Motion No. 61
> Mr. Hartley moved--
> Be it resolved that this Assembly deplores the continuing violations of
> human rights in Burma, including extrajudicial and arbitrary executions,
> rape, torture, inhuman treatment, mass arrests, forced labour, forced
> relocation and denial of freedom of expression, assembly, association and
> movement, as reported by the UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur;
> Be it further resolved that in the opinion of this Assembly these human
> rights abuses in Burma are the result of policy at the highest level and
> that the regime's officials bear political and legal responsibility for
> them;
> Be it further resolved that this Assembly urges the military regime in
> Burma to:
> (a) ---  immediately and unconditionally release all detained political
> leaders and all political prisoners, to ensure their physical integrity
> and to permit them to participate in the process of national
> reconciliation;
> (b) ---  repeal all regressive laws;
> (c) ---  stop all the violations of human rights and in particular the
> unlawful coercion against the National League for Democracy (NLD) members
> leading to surrendering of their membership and the closure of NLD
> offices; and
> (d) ---  immediately initiate a substantive political dialogue with the
> Committee Representing the People's parliament before there is further
> violent upheaval in Burma.
> Be it further resolved that the Legislature condemns the State Peace and
> Development Council (formerly named the State Law and Order Restoration
> Council) for:
> (a) ---  openly encouraging the production, trade and export of opium and
> heroin into North America; and
> (b) ---  racially-motivated genocide against the ethnic peoples in Burma,
> especially those in Karen, Karenni and Shan States;