台灣自由緬甸網絡 敬啟 2008.06.19.
To British Trade and Culture Office, Taiwan
The Great Britain is the second largest investor among those with heavy investments in Burma. Though the British government said that it has asked its people not to travel to or invest in Burma, British businesses are still increasing their investments in the market of Burma. We would like to urge the Britain, as a member of European Union, to continually exert pressure on its business to suspend investment projects and to urge the SPDC to respect and protect human rights. Especially, we strongly appeal to the British government for actively intervening in the market of child labor which has been the serious problem in Burma.
In addition, the leader of democratic movement, Aung San Suu Kyi, is still under home arrest by SPDC. She is the only imprisoned winner for Nobel Peace Prize. We request the British government, after taking into consideration the background of Suu Kyi of studying in the Commonwealth, to exert the pressure on SPDC in order to release her as soon as possible.
The reason that Taiwanese people can enjoy democracy and possess human rights is because our predecessors contributed their energies, lives, and blood to transform the authoritarian political regime into a democratic system. Owing to the endeavors of those predecessors, Taiwan can be viewed as the democratic model for other Asian countries now. We believe that we have to lend our voice in aid of the movements for democracy and human rights in other Asian countries after acquiring the transformation of democracy. We can not ignore the human rights abuse imposed on the people in Burma. Because there is no official relationship between Taiwan and Burma, please forward the appeal from the civil society of Taiwan to the British government. We strongly hope that the British government is able to realize the influence by condemning the human rights abuse occurred in Burma in order to achieve its transformation of democracy.
Taiwan Free Burma Network