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CFOB applauds government and Parliament for granting Honorary Citizenship for Suu Kyi, and urges more concrete action on Burma

October 16, 2007
Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian Friends of Burma and Burma supporters across Canada are elated to see unanimous support of Canadian Parliament in conferring Honorary Canadian Citizenship to Burmese democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

The motion to honour Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was tabled today by the Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper and quickly shored up support from all political parties in Canada. Prime Minister received a standing ovation in the House of Commons for this motion.

The realization of this intention outlined in a throne speech yesterday wasn’t expected within 24 hours and astonished Burma supporters across Canada.

Canadian Friends of Burma thanks Prime Minister Stephen Harper, opposition party leaders and all Members of Parliament for showing such quick and unanimous support for Burmese Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

CFOB also thanks thousands of Canadians who supported this nomination on our website www.cfob.org.

CFOB hopes that the government will also take necessary action in support of democracy and human rights in Burma. Especially, the implementation of Burma Motion passed in the House of Commons in 2005 is the necessary step for the government to fulfill the will of Parliament.

 

For more info, please contact Tin Maung Htoo (613) 297-6835

Canadian Friends of Burma
145 Spruce St. Suite #206
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6P1
Tel: 613-237-8056
Mobile: 613-297-6835
Fax: 613-563-0017


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