Hansard Highlights from Sept. 18, 2006
Mon, Sept. 18, 2006. Edited Hansard. Number 47. 39th Parliament, 1st Session (original link: http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=39&Pub=hansard&Ses=1&DocId=2319085&File=0)
Mr. Lui Temelkovski (Oak Ridges-Markham, Lib.) on Burma:
Mr. Speaker, a number of my constituents, particularly an Amnesty International group in my riding, are concerned about the human rights situation in Myanmar, previously Burma.
Human rights abuses, violence against women, the holding of political prisoners and military rule are only a few of the main concerns.
Just this spring, the opposition leader’s house arrest was extended by a year. The military regime is so desperate to hang on to power that it is even now cracking down on stand-up comics who poke fun at it….