2007-09-29
Support Democracy and Justice in Myanmar Petition

 

Support Democracy and Justice in Myanmar Petition


Dear friends

Recently, tens of thousands of citizens of Myanmar joined the peaceful protests led by monks but they were suppressed by the military regime through bloodshed. As China has great influence on the military regime in Myanmar, a group of Hong Kong people who are concerned about the people and democratic movement in Myanmar thus launched this petition. We urge the Chinese government to compel the military regime in Myanmar to stop using force against protesters and to start an inclusive and representative national reconciliation process.

If you are interested in signing the petition, please email to
hk.support.burma.[email protected]gmail.com. We will render the signatures
to the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR.
Details are as follows:

Date: 29 September 2007 (the coming Saturday)
Time: 3:00pm
Venue: Gather at the Western Police Station, and then march to the
Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR

For enquiries, please email:
hk.support.burma.[email protected]gmail.com

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Petition Statement:

To: Mr. Hu Jintao, President of the People’s Republic of China

We are writing to draw your attention to the bloodshed brought by the military regime of Myanmar (Burma).

Currently peaceful demonstrations led by Buddhist monks were supported by hundreds of thousands of civilians in Myanmar. It is reported that from the very beginning the people of Myanmar who joined the demonstrations are well aware of the fact that they can be jailed, tortured and even have risked their lives. Thus, the risky yet growing demonstrations prove that people of Myanmar are no longer able to bear skyrocketing costs of living and deteriorating living conditions. It has been reported that the government has arrested more than three hundred demonstrators, killed at least eight and one hundred were injured, but the government has not responded to the peoples’ demands yet.

We, therefore, seek your help, Mr President, to persuade the government of Myanmar to stop all the violent acts immediately, to release all the detained political prisoners and the people arrested, to find the solutions together without violence and to improve the livelihood of people of Myanmar in order to reinstall national reconciliation.

Thank you.

Sincerely,