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NEWS -SE Asia Labour Ministers to M

Subject: NEWS -SE Asia Labour Ministers to Meet in Myanmar

NOTE: Who is really fabricating news??  Khin Nyunt certainly presents
his share of lies and coverups.

SE Asia Labour Ministers to Meet in Myanmar


               YANGON, May 10 (Reuters) - Labour ministers from
               the Association of South East Asian Nations
               (ASEAN) will meet in the Myanmar capital of
               Yangon on May 14 and 15, the official Myanma
               News Agency (MNA) said on Sunday. 

               The agency said senior government and labour
               officials from the 10-nation grouping would also
               attend the meeting. 

               Myanmar's military government is shunned by many
               Western nations who accuse the ruling generals of
               serious violations of human rights, including the use
               of forced labour. 

               But ASEAN -- grouping Brunei, Cambodia,
               Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the
               Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam --
               maintains a strict policy of non-interference in what
               it regards as the internal affairs of its members. 

               The Myanmar government denies allegations of
               human rights abuses and accuses the opposition,
               led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi,
               of spreading lies against it. 

               Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy won the
               country's last general election in 1990 by a
               landslide but the result was never recognised by the

               MNA quoted the powerful Secretary One of
               Myanmar's ruling State Peace and Development
               Council, Khin Nyunt, as saying delegates visiting
               Myanmar would see the true situation in the country
               for themselves. 

               "External and internal destructive elements who do
               not want Myanmar's development are spreading
               fabricated news about Myanmar by making use of
               international news agencies and therefore some
               countries do not have a chance to know the true
               situation in Myanmar," he said. 

               Khin Nyunt said southeast Asian health ministers
               would also meet in Myanmar soon. He did not give
               dates for the meeting.