09 October, 2007

Today's Hot News

- Military thugs raided a house while newly formed ABFSU's four leading members were holding a meeting. Three were possibly arrested following the raid; those were Kyaw Ko Ko, Si Thu Mg, and Han Ni Oo (a young female student), said Lin Htet, who escaped from arrest after jumping down from the 3rd floor of a house. Kyaw Ko Ko was the one who gave a speech to the crowd on 25 Sept in front of Sue Le pagoda during protests in Rangoon, and conducted several interviews with Burmese radio broadcasts in foreign countries. The newly ABFSU today issued a statement, assuring that even though some of its leaders were arrested, other leading members would continue to fight for democracy cause in Burma.

- "Non-violence Youth Alliance" was formed today in Rangoon composing of students, civil servants, labors, artists and computer technicians. The group's main aim was to organize and drive mass movement.

- NLD today issued a statement refusing the junta’s proposed four conditions [for dialogue with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi] that she never committed those accusations, quoting speeches by her.

ျမန္မာျပည္အေရးကို ႏွစ္ေပါင္းမ်ားစြာေလ့လာေနေသာ အေမရိကန္ပညာရွင္ ဂ်ိဳးဇက္ေဆဗာ စတိုင္းမွ ဗိုလ္ သန္း ေရႊ၏လက္ရွိေျခလွမ္းမ်ားကို မယံုၾကည္ေၾကာင္း ဒီကေန႔ထုတ္ေဖာ္ေျပာဆိုလိုက္သည္။ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစု ၾကည္ႏွင့္ဗိုလ္သန္းေရႊႏွစ္ဦးစလံုး ျမန္မာစကားတတ္ပါလွ်က္ႏွင့္ ႏွစ္ဦးၾကားတြင္ ဆက္သြယ္ ေရးအရာရွိထားရန္ မလိုေၾကာင္း၊ စိတ္ထားမွန္လွ်င္ ခ်က္ျခင္းေတြ႔ရမွာ ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္းေျပာဆိုခဲ့သည္။ ေနာက္ကြယ္တြင္ ႁမူပ္ကြက္ ေတြရွိေနသည္ဟု မိမိအေနျဖင့္ ယံုၾကည္ေၾကာင္းေျပာဆိုခဲ့သည္။

- Deputy foreign minister Kyaw Thu reportedly flew to
China this morning.

- Burmese people in
Malaysia’s capital today staged a protest.

- Forced public rally was held this morning in
Kayin State’s capital Pahan. People from about six townships in Kayin State were forced to attend the rally. Government provided transportation and lunch.

- Magin monastery in
Rangoon was last night raided for 4th time during recent days by troops of 66 regiment. Soldiers searched and took belongings of chief monk who has been detained currently including 160,000 Kyat.

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