Aung San Suu Kyi

Adams' concern for Burma

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 04 January, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 January, 1994, 12:00am

WHEN rock star Bryan Adams comes to town tomorrow, the Coliseum hawkers will be selling souvenirs featuring Nobel Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi as well as T-shirts.

With his concert the day after Burma National Day (KP sides with Aung San Suu Kyi, and won't refer to the country as Myanmar until she is released from house arrest), Adams is taking the opportunity to highlight the human rights violations there.

With hundreds of political prisoners, and the systematic subjection of minority groups to detention, torture and executions, Burma has one of the most inhumane governments in Asia.

It's a disappointment to see local companies investing there: perhaps more publicity by public figures might help to highlight the moral issues of those business choices.