State Peace and Development Council
Via the Burmese Embassy
15 St Martin’s Drive
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) wishes to register its deepest consternation on the latest harassment of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Your attempts to prevent the true leader of Burma in carrying out her work are an affront to the decency of civilised human beings all over the world. You do not seem to understand that your thuggish occupation of the country is completely unacceptable and that it will result in failure. The sooner you come to terms with reality and open a dialogue with the elected leaders of Burma, the less painful the end will be for the SPDC when it collapses, as it inevitably must. For those who fail to read history are not only doomed to repeat it, but must suffer the consequences when justice prevails. Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines, Chun Doo Hwan of South Korea, Pol Pot of the Khmer Rouge, Suharto of Indonesia are just a few autocrats who have learned this lesson the hard way.
The SDP joins in the democratic voice in denouncing the continued oppression of the leaders of the National League for Democracy as well as the people of Burma, and calls on you to immediately make genuine efforts to restore democracy to Burma and bring freedom to the people.
Chee Soon Juan