EDM | Birthday Of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi And Human Rights In Burma

Posted on: 27th June 2011

Andrew George MP has signed EDM number 1966 in 2010-11, proposed by Valerie Vaz on 22/06/2011.

The motion reads,

That this House recognises Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 66th birthday and Burma Women’s Day, celebrated on 19 June 2011; welcomes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Reith lectures on the theme of securing freedom, to be broadcast on 28 June and 5 July 2011 on BBC Radio 4; is concerned that despite the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest on 13 November 2010 the human rights situation in Burma has not improved; notes that more than 2,000 political prisoners remain in detention; is gravely concerned by the Burma Campaign UK reports that the breaking of the ceasefire between the Burmese regime and the Shan State Army has resulted in violence including against civilians in the area; and urges the Government to call for a nationwide ceasefire, to support humanitarian efforts to provide assistance in these areas and to call for the release of political prisoners in Burma.