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For Immediate Release
Young women from Burma support targeted economic sanctions on Burma

Bangkok - May 25, 2011

Alternative Asean Network’s on Burma (Altsean-Burma) interns from Burma have launched a humour campaign in support of targeted economic sanctions on Burma. Burma is a rich country with natural resources such as oil, gas and teak where investment drives human rights abuses. The humour campaign consists of a series of jokes in Burmese, which will be broadcast on the radio and through YouTube. The campaign also includes cartoons, which describe and depict the human rights violations in Burma. They also show that the real cause of these violations is the Burmese government and its misguided policies and that the abuses are worsened by foreign investment.


We would like to advocate for keeping targeted economic sanctions on Burma until the Burmese government does not change its economic policies and immediately stop land confiscation, forced labor and attacks on the ethnic areas. Our jokes and cartoons show that targeted economic sanctions are not the cause of human rights abuses in Burma. On the contrary, the foreign investment, which affects mostly ethnic and rural areas, is the government's excuse for committing human rights abuses such as using forced labour and displacing communities.

Our humour campaign points out the problems in Burma, such as lack of livelihood, education, land confiscation, forced labor, refugees and Internally Displaced Persons. We want to show how international investments are linked to human rights abuses in Burma. The government of Burma earns approximately USD 3 billion from gas and oil per year. The government, however, does not distribute wealth and leaves its citizens suffering from human rights abuses.

The Burma Campaign UK, Burma Campaign Australia, '88 generation students, National League for Democracy (NLD) and Women's League of Burma (WLB) also support targeted sanctions on Burma.

We will continue to support the targeted sanctions on Burma until the regime does not change its economic policies and immediately stop land confiscation, forced labor and attacks on the ethnic areas.

For more information
Janintern.2011@gmail.com Janintern.2011@gmail.com
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