MP Opens Exhibition to Highlight
Added Tuesday, 26 June 2007
Calder Valley MP Chris McCafferty is urging people to visit an excellent photographic exhibition which highlights the plight of Burmese children in refugee camps. There is also a book available from the exhibition, which gives further information on the plight of people in Burma under a brutal and repressive regime.
(from front left) Naw Ruby Zan, Saw Taw, Chris McCafferty MP, Zoya Phan, Bwa Bwa Phan (from back left) Benny Manser, Brian Murphy.
The exhibition is at the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival office and goes on for a month. Chris said: “This is an excellent exhibition which brings home the impact of this brutal regime on families and children. I would urge everyone to visit it and to give their support to the Free Burma Campaign, which is working to highlight the repression which is taking place in that country.”
The exhibition was opened by Zoya Phan from The Burma Campaign UK, who said: “My people suffer so much under the regime, from fear everyday, from ethnic cleansing, from imprisonment and torture, and from appalling poverty. More than 500,000 people are now displaced inside Burma, in the face of the overwhelming force of the Burmese dictator’s army.
“Despite all that has happened in my country, the world has done very little to help. We need your help. We need you to persuade the British government to have a stronger foreign policy in Burma.”
Chris said: “I want to urge everyone to visit this fantastic exhibition and find out more about how they can help the campaign.”