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BURMA--HUMAN RIGHTS--DAW AUNG SAN SUU KYI

Senator Reid amended her notice of motion by leave and, pursuant to

notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved--That the

Senate--

(a) notes that, on 19 June 1995, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi celebrated her

50th birthday under house arrest by the military Junta in Burma

and that the sixth anniversary of her arrest falls on 20 July

1995;

(b) abhors this gross violation of the rights of a woman who has

received more than 20 international commendations for her

refusal to be cowed by the threats of the dictators;

(c) objects to the extreme cynicism the Burmese Government exercises

in continuing to keep Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in detention as a

bargaining chip or pawn in their negotiations to attract

overseas aid and investment which has been cut by western

countries since the killings of 1988; and

(d) calls on the international community to bring increased pressure

to bear against the State Law and Order Restoration Council

whose detention order on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi expires on 19 July

1995 and calls for her to be released unconditionally.

Question put and passed.