HC Deb 07 May 1999 vol 330 c473W
Mr. Hesford

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Burmese Government on the persecution of the Chin tribe.[83143]

Mr. Fatchett

We continue to monitor carefully the situation of ethnic minorities in Burma. Our Ambassador visited Chin State in early March. Our Embassy in Rangoon regularly raise the plight of ethnic minorities in Burma directly with the authorities, most recently on 5 May. We also supported the UN Commission on Human Rights resolution on Burma, adopted on 23 April, which deplored the human rights violations of ethnic minorities and called on the regime to stop such violations.