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NEWS -SE Asia Labour Ministers to M
- Subject: NEWS -SE Asia Labour Ministers to M
- From: Rangoonp@xxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 12:59:00
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
"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.