The Honorable Ban Ki Moon |
Secretary General of the United Nations
United Nations Headquarters Building
New York, NY 10017
His Excellency Ban Ki Moon:
IN RE: "AUNG SAN SUU KYI MUST BE RELEASED WITH NO HESITATION"
On behalf of the "Party of the Government of Vientiane (PGVT)" in Exile and formerly so-called the "Royal Lao Government (RLG)" in Exile; together with the Lao Organizations and its Communities around the world are calling for the immediate released of Aung San Suu Kyi who was due to be released from house detention on Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 and she is now being indefinitely held on the ruse of an American who recently swam to her lakeside home to put her on a shame trial so as to extend her unlawful incarceration at this time. The Junta pledged to free political detainees and hold elections next year as part of a much-discussed "roadmap" to restore democracy to the country which has been ruled by the Myanmar military junta since 1962.
Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with violating the terms of her house arrest, and if convicted would likely be in prison when the elections take place. This is no coincidence.
Myanmar's military junta have been allowed too many discretions by ASEAN and this last action indicates that, they have been not sincere to stop their repeated violation of promises to release Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest.
Aung San Suu Kyi and thousands of follow monks and students have been imprisoned for bravely challenging the brutal military regime with peaceful calls for democracy for the country. This has led to a refugee situation that is only worsening and how can we lay any foundations for these people to return under such circumstances.
We call on the United Nations and the ASEAN in particular to exercise leadership on this issue and condemn this latest threat imposed by Myanmar's military junta that again threatens the overall security and stability of the region.
There is an added sense of urgency as the situation is clearly deteriorating with the trials being conducted behind closed doors irrespective of outcry from the international community.
We, therefore, calling on the United Nations and the ASEAN to demonstrate to the global community that we respect our "Charter" to protect and promote human rights and to uphold democratic principles in the region and will not be longer tolerate Myanmar's
We also are calling for the immediately released of Aung San Suu Kyi or for Myanmar to face the consequences of being ousted from ASEAN.
We must exercise strong positive leadership for the whole region and particularly demonstrate to the International Community that the ASEAN Charter has "teeth" and can be used effectively to promote peace and stability in the region by first and foremost ensuring Aung San Suu Kyi's immediately release. Rest assured this request is vital for her health and safety. She deserved better when her term of the house arrest will be ended on May 27th, 2009. Just in case you may want to contact me and my communities, please do not hesitate to send me this email: Wkbouarouy@aol.com. Again, thanks for taking care of this immediately action as requested for the sake of human beings and freedom.
Signed: Dr. William K. BOUAROUY, Author
William K. BOUAROUY, Ph.D.
And also Signed Together With the Following Organizations Below:
- United Provinces of Laos Organizations;
- Movements for Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights in Laos;
- Movements of Neutrality of Thai-Lao;
- United Front for Freedom and Democracy;
- Lao Association of the Metropolitan Areas of Washington, D.C.;
- Lao Union Organizations in the Metropolitan Areas of Virginia, VA;
- Lao Union Organizations of Maryland, MD;
- Lao Mutual Assistance Association of Pennsylvania, LMAA, PA;
- Lao Women Society of Metropolitan Areas of Washington, D.C.;
- Party of the Government of Vientiane (PGVT) in Exile, USA;
- Movements for Democracy in Laos (MDL), USA and European Nations;
- Lao American New Leadership Councils, LANLC-USA and European;
- Lao National Community of Australia;
- Lao Community of ROURA (DACCA), of French GUIANA;
- Minnesota Lao American Republican Councils, USA;
- Movements for Democracy in Laos of Illinois, USA;
- Lao Students Movements for Democracy - Seattle, USA;
- Lao Democracy Party of Minnesota, USA;
- Human Rights Councils, Inc., Wisconsin, USA;
- United Lao Heritage Foundations, Inc., USA and Canada;
- Lao Organization of Independence and Human Rights, USA;
- Lao International of Lane Xang Foundation, Inc., USA;
- Lao American of Republican of Rochester, New York, USA;
- United Lao Freedom Organization, Inc., USA;
- Lao Veterans of America, Inc., California, USA;
- Lao Veterans of American, Inc., Pennsylvania, USA;
- Lao Progressive Party of Lincoln of Rhode Island, USA;
Lao American Republicans and Democrats of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, North and Southern California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii9, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, North Dakota, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Wyomissing.
- Worldwide Coordinating Committees of Obere Wasserstr. 10;
- Laotishe Demokrasische Bewegung e.V. Deutschland.
- Union Nationale pour la Democratie Lao;
- Xat Lao Party, Prince Mangkhala Souvanna Phoumma;
- Comite Lao de Lyon, Parti de Vientiane;
- Ass.des rescapes des Camps de Concentration, des Communistes;
- Lao Representative Council in France;
- Association des Artistes de Melun;
- Association of Fah Ngum - Paris, France;
- Foundation of Savang Vatthana - Paris, France;
- Lao Community of ROURA (DACCA), of French GUIANA;
- Assemblee des Representatns des Lao a` l'Etranger - Paris, France;
- Party of Royal Lao Government of Laos (RLG) in Exile - Paris, France;
- Party of the Government of Vientiane (PGVT) in Exile - Paris, France;
- Mouvenment pour la de'mocratie au Laos (MDL) - Paris, France;
- Solidarite' des Jeunes Lao - Paris, France;
- Association des Rescape's des Camps de la Mort - Paris, France;
- Association Sithandone Samphan - Paris, France;
- Amicale des Militaries Lao (Mittaphab Thahane Lao) - Paris, France;
- Association Samphanh Lao Lane Xang - Paris, France;
- Le Laos Vivant - Nimes, France;
- Association Lao Phatthine en Alsace - Strasbourg, France;
- Parti Nation Lao - Paris, France;
- Association Ami Hmong - Paris, France;
- Association Lao Marne la Vallee - Paris, France;
- Association Sananikone - Paris, France;
- Association Mittaphab Houaphanh - Paris, France;
- Organization Pacifique Lao pour le Development Communautaire - Paris, France;
- Association Lao Houam Samphanh - Paris, France;
- Association Hom Dham - Roubaix, France;
- Association Ex Institut Royal de Droit et d'Administration au Laos - Paris, France;
- Association Arts et Cultures Lao - Bois, France;
- Lao Movement for Human Rights (LMHR) - Paris, France.
- Nam Chay 14 December 1993 Committees, Australia;
- Council of Lao Representative Abroad for Oceanic Region, Australia.
- Association Phoutha Se'ri Praxathipatay - Bruxelles, Belgique.
- Federation of La Lue, Lao-IRDA Alumni of North America, Canada;
- Lao Veterans of Canada;
- Association des Ancienes Combattants Lao - Montreal, Canada;
- Ligue Laotienne pour les Droits de l'Homme au Laos - Montreal, Canada.
- Lao Association of Osaka of Japan.
- Lao Student's Organization of Poland, Mr. Bounthanh Thammasong, Poland.
Cc: ASEAN Nations 1 copy each
- All Lao National and Ethnic Communities around the world;
- All Lao Patriotic Organizations in Exile and Abroad; and
- Lao Diaspora's Representatives from every continent around the world.
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