courageous actions of ordinary people and political leaders alike
to stand up for the principles of human rights and democracy in
the past 3 years prove that the spirit of 8888 is alive and well
in Burma. That these actions are being done despite threats of death,
detention or persecution, show that the peoples of Burma refuse
to give up on their vision of a free and democratic Burma.Altsean-Burma
salutes the courage of the peoples of Burma, both in and outside
the country, in their struggle.
We support the common
aspiration of the diverse ethnic groups for peace, justice and development
and renew our determination to see the achievement of political
reforms in Burma in the near future. We call upon the international
community, in particular, the governments of ASEAN, India, China
and East Asia, to actively support political and economic reforms
in Burma. We urge them to support initiatives to bring Burma before
the UN Security Council as a means to hasten reforms.
8888 - Don't Forget,
Don't Give Up!