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Wednesday, 2 February 1994
Page: 166


Senator CHAMARETTE —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

    (a)condemns the new regulations being put in place by Burma's military junta, the State Law and Order Restoration Council, aimed at stopping pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from ever taking her place as an elected parliamentarian or head of state;

    (b)notes that the regulations will stipulate that the President of Burma should have continuous residence for at least 20 years prior to election, and that neither the President, nor any member of the President's family, must owe allegiance to a foreign power, thereby denying Daw Aung San Suu Kyi the opportunity to become President of a democratic Burma; and

    (c)calls on the Government to continue working within the international community to effect the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the return of Burma to a democratic state, free from any gross human rights abuses.