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Exiled Burmese Parliamentarians Will Attend the 28th AIPA General Assembly

Sunday, August 19 2007, 05:17 PM EDT
An exiled Burmese parliamentary delegation will attend the 28th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Association (AIPA) to lobby the AIPA member delegations and its observers to take concerted action in support of the democratisation and national reconciliation process in Myanmar (Burma). (Source: NCGUB Information Unit, Bangkok)

MEDIA ADVISORY
18 August 2007

Exiled Burmese Parliamentarians Will Attend the 28th AIPA General Assembly

An exiled Burmese parliamentary delegation will attend the 28th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Association (AIPA) to lobby the AIPA member delegations and its observers to take concerted action in support of the democratisation and national reconciliation process in Myanmar (Burma).

The 28th General Assembly of AIPA will be held on 18-24 August 2007 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Opening Ceremony of the 28th AIPA General Assembly will be officially held as follows:

Date: 18 August 2007 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 am (Malaysian Standard Time)
Place: Sabah Room, Basement II of the Shangri-La Hotel.
The Burmese parliamentary delegation will consist of:

Daw San San-MP, Secretary, Standing Committee of Members of Parliament Union [MPU-Burma]
Dr. Sann Aung-MP, National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma [NCGUB]
Mr. Hla Oo-MP, Member of MPU
Mr. Win Hlaing-MP, Member of MPU
Ms. Lway Aye Nang, Women's League of Burma [WLB]

During the 27th General Assembly in Cebu, Philippines in 2006, the Burmese parliamentary delegation and the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC), which was formed by parliamentarians of ASEAN nations, were able to meet with various national delegations to the AIPA and lobbied them to support an inclusive and democratic national reconciliation process in Myanmar.

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), formerly known as the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Organisation (AIPO), was originally established by national parliaments of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines in 1977.

The AIPA later expanded to include parliaments of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. But, it gave Special Observers status to representatives of Brunei and Myanmar, which have no parliaments. It also gave Observers status to parliamentary delegations from Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

The AIPA aims to foster closer friendship and cooperation in various areas among parliamentarians in the region and also with outside world. It has also assisted ASEAN in resolving problems affecting the region, besides promoting peace, stability and prosperity in the region. To this end, the AIPA has contributed significantly to ASEAN's economic growth as well as social and political stability.

For further information, please contact:
Mmedia Contact Person: Dr. Sann Aung-MP, Tel: 60 12 30 45 302

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