August 29, The Japanese Parliamentary Group Supporting Democratization in Myanmar
On the actions taken by the Myanmar government against peaceful protests by Myanmar citizens

The Japanese Parliamentary Group Supporting Democratization in Myanmar expresses a serious concern over the latest actions taken by the Myanmar government, which has been suppressing, arbitrarily arresting and detaining peaceful demonstrators furious over the sudden hike of funnel prices.

1.The arbitrary arrest of the peaceful demonstrators totally contradicts our ideal way of democratization in Myanmar.  We demand the Myanmar government to immediately release all the detained demonstrators.

2.From the perspective of peace and prosperity for all Asia, Japan, cooperating with other Asian people, has been contributing to the democratization of the region.  We, the Japanese Parliamentary Group Supporting Democratization in Myanmar, regarding the latest action taken by the Myanmar government, plead the Japanese government to pressure the Myanmar government to immediately release all the detained and to ameliorate the whole condition.

In order to put an end to the undemocratic rule by the Myanmar government as soon as possible, in May 2007, the international conference in Tokyo, we confirmed that it is necessary for us to cooperate with The ASEAN Inter- Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC).

We believe that the Myanmar government should not suppress the justifiable demand from the citizens, who peacefully protested over the quandary of daily lives caused by the economic policy of the government.

We declare this statement, cooperating with all the citizens and MPs of the world working for the democratization of Myanmar.

Tadamori OSHIMA
President of the Japanese Parliamentary Group Supporting Democratization in Myanmar

Yoshinori SUEMATSU
Secretary General of the Japanese Parliamentary Group Supporting
Democratization in Myanmar
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