Written by U Ne Oo on 1996-10-14
Letter to the President William ClintonDr U Ne Oo
48/2 Ayliffes Road
St Marys SA 5042
October 14, 1996.
President William Clinton
The White HOuse
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20500
United States of America
Dear Mr President
Re: Dialogue and Peace Settlements in Burma
I am a Burmese national presently residing in Adelaide Australia. I firstly woule like to express my sincere thanks to Mr President and the Government of United States of America for your continuing support to the Burma democracy and human rights movements. In this connection, I am particularly grateful to you for assigning the U.S. Special Envoys on Burma, Ambassador William Brown and Mr Stanley Roth, in order to organize a coordinated response to the situation in Burma by the America's friends and allies.
I am writing Mr President for your continuing help with regards to the dialogue between the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), representatives of ethnic minorities and ruling military council - the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC). The leadership of the SLORC have continued refusing to enter dialogue with the opposition National League for Democracy. I therefore call upon the Government the Government of UNited States to help in persuading the top-military leaders to initiate dialogue with the National League for Democracy. I also appeal you to persuade the Burmese military leaders to conclude ceasefire with Karen National UNion.
I also call upon Mr President and the U.S. Congress to support the UNited Nations in the effort to improve human rights siutation in Burma. I particularly call on you and the U.S. Congress to support the U.N. Security Council in creating safety zones for our refugees and displacedgees and displaced people.
I especially call your attention to the reports of Burma's increasing opium poppy cultivation and heroine production. The military government of Burma over the years have not made any meaningful effort to reduce this drug problem; the drug related corruptions are therefore beginning to take roots within the Burma military. I therefore call upon you and the U.S. Congress to assist in the efforts to reduce the opium poppy cultivation in Burma; and encourage Burma's neighbours to implement measures agains measures against the drug trade, especially drug money-laundering by Burma army personnel and Burmese nationals.
The Burmese military leadership so far have not shown the willingness to resolve the human rights and political problems by a peaceful dialogue. In the event of current U.N. initiatives produce only un-satisfactory results in solving problems, considerations need be made of removing the military leadership from the office. I therefore call upon you and Government of UNited States to continue support and to keep cport and to keep close attention to the situation in Burma.
Finally, I thank Mr President for your kind attention to Burma matters. The continuing support to Burma democracy movement by U.S. Department of State and U.S. Congress are also much appreciated by the Burmese people.
Yours respectfully and sincerely,
Sd. U Ne Oo.
1. Hon. Warren Christopher, U.S. Secretary of State, 2201 C Street NW, Washington DC 20520-7512, U.S.A.
Letter to the Hon. Senator Jesse HelmsOctober 14, 1996.
Hon. Senator Jesse Helms
U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Washington DC 20510 - 6255
United States of America
I am a Burmese national currently residing in Australia and I thank you for your kind efforts in writing to the U.S. President about the deteriorating situation in Burma. As a Burmese national, I am very much encouraged by the attention given to Burma by the United States Congress.
Enclosed with this letter is my appeal to the President Clinton. er is my appeal to the President Clinton. As the Hon. Senator has pointed out in your letter to the President, the situation in Burma calls for serious attention by the international community. I have been making appeals, particularly to the United Nations System, to implement range of measures including the U.N. Security Concil action. I call upon the Hon. Senator and United States Congress to support the U.N. Security Council Action on Burma. I believe that such action will help to restore democracy, the rule of law and human rights in Burma.
In closing, I once again thank you and the United States Congress for your continuing attention to Burma matters.
Yours respectfully and sincerely
Sd. U Ne Oo.