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Thursday, 30 June 1994
Page: 2391

  Motion (by Senator Jones)—as amended by leave—agreed to:

  That the Senate

  (a)notes that:

    (i)20 July 1994 marks the sixth year that the Burmese State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) has retained without trial political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi, and

    (ii)the release of Suu Kyi, a nobel peace prize winner, is crucial to the democratic reform of Burma; and

  (b)urges the Government to continue to press the SLORC in the strongest manner possible for the immediate and unconditional release of Aung San Suu Kyi and to take all practicable steps to maintain pressure on the SLORC to implement democratic reforms, with the ultimate goal of bringing about democratic government in Burma.