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Friday, September 28, 2007

The escalating situation in Burma has the eyes of the world upon it and Sheffield Heeley MP and Foreign Office Minister, Meg Munn, is at the forefront of Britain’s response. Meg has met this week with members of several pro-democracy movements, including the Burma Campaign UK and Christian Solidarity Worldwide to discuss the fast moving events in the South-East Asian state.

Meg said:

“The world has been watching the dramatic developments on the streets of Burma, and we want the regime to know this. I want to engage with those groups, like the Burma Campaign UK, who support the will of the Burmese people in their demand for democracy, especially at this critical time.”

Meg also stressed the government’s commitment to maintaining international pressure on the Burmese regime not to use force against those protesting in support of democratic change.

Burma has been ruled by the military since 1962. The current military regime is known as the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). In 1988, pro-democracy demonstrations were violently suppressed by the military. In the 1990 multi-party national elections, the pro-democracy National League for Democracy (NLD) party, led by Aung San Suu Kyi (ASSK), won an overwhelming majority of the seats. However, the SPDC has refused to implement the results.

Aung San Suu Kyi has remained under house arrest since she and her supporters were attacked in May 2003. She was seen in public earlier this month for the first time since her current period of house arrest began. The latest unrest was triggered by the sudden sharp increase in the price of fuel and other commodities. Initial small-scale demonstrations were easily suppressed by the authorities, but snowballed rapidly after Buddhist monks began to protest on 17 September. The current situation is tense and is receiving high priority at the United Nations.

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