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Protest Peregrine Adventures
- Subject: Protest Peregrine Adventures
- From: burma@xxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 02 Apr 1997 18:24:00
Labor Council Building, Suite 6, 8th Floor, 377-383 Sussex Street, NSW
2000 Tel: (02) 9264 7694 Fax: (02) 9264 7693 Email: burma@xxxxxxxxxx
Media Release and Invitation to attend
2 April 1997
Rebuff plea from the NLD
led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Despite continued calls from Burma?s National League for Democracy (NLD)
led by Nobel Laureate, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Peregrine Adventures
continues to arrange and sell tourist packages to Burma.
Winners of the 1990 general elections in Burma who have been denied the
right to govern Burma by the military of the country, State Law and
Order Restoration Council (SLORC), claims that promoting tourism in
Burma is giving legitimacy to the SLORC and is responsible for the
massive escalation of slavery in the country.
People of Burma residing in Australia joined by NGOs and unions have
asked that Peregrine stop marketing tourist packages to Burma in a bid
to support the NLD and the pro-democracy movement. There has been no
response from the company.
In view of the failure of Peregrine to respond positively to this
representation a national campaign is under way to encourage the company
to change its mind and stop selling tourist packages to Burma.
Please join us in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth by protesting
outside Peregrine Offices in these cities between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00
noon on Saturday the 5th April 1997.
Sydney: Level 5,38 York Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 Fax: (02) 929-02155
Canberra: 2/26 Bougainville St. Manuka ACT 2603 Fax: (06) 239 7242
Melbourne: 258 Lonsdale St. Melbourne 3000 Fax: (03) 9663 8618
Perth: 862 Hay St. Perth 6000 Fax: (09) 481 7375
Media Information: U Daniel Aung (or) Minn Aung Myint (02) 9264 7694
Amanda Zappia (06) 297 7734
Ken Khin Maung Gyi (03) 9562 4223
Connie Allmark (09) 349 4073