Med anledning av situationen i Burma så har minnesfondens ordförande Pierre Schori skrivit ett brev till den tidigare Palmepristagaren Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Dear Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,
In 2005, the board of the Olof Palme Memorial Fund had the pleasure to award you the Olof Palme Prize for your ”unyielding fight for a democratic Burma”.
And, during your official state visit to Sweden in June this year, we finally got the opportunity to meet you in person. We recalled your magnificent struggle and discussed as well the difficulties and complexities of transition from military rule towards a peaceful and democratic society.
Since then, the political and humanitarian situation in your country has worsened dramatically and we have witnessed ensuing, widespread loss of human life and displacement, especially in the Northern Rakhine State.
The board of the Olof Palme Memorial Fund therefore strongly encourage you, in your capacity as State Counsellor of the Government of the Union of Myanmar, to pursue every possible effort to ensure the protection of civilians and to find a peaceful political resolution to the crisis situation in Rkhine State.
The Olof Palme Memorial Fund