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Thai PM's Burma trip postponed
- Subject: Thai PM's Burma trip postponed
- From: ausgeo@xxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 21:19:00
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A scheduled trip to Burma next Saturday by Thai Prime Minister Chaowalit
Yongchaiyudh has been postponed, SLORC said .
The postponement was due to the request made by the SLORC because the initial
proposed date for the Thai PM's visit was not mutually convenient a military
Thai officials were not immediately available to comment on the reasons for
the postponement of the trip, which came a week after the United States
announced it was clamping economic sanctions on Burma.
Chaowalit broke Burma's diplomatic isolation with a visit to Rangoon as Thai
army chief following a crackdown by the Burmese military against nationwide
pro-democracy demonstrations in 1988.
He has also often professed friendship with many of the top leaders in the
State Law and Order Restoration Council, which assumed power in 1988.
Most ASEAN countries have shrugged off the US appeals, saying that it was not
their policy to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries and that
Burma's admission would not be affected by the sanctions.
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