12 October, 2007

Today's Hot News

- NLD issued a statement yesterday declaring the number of NLD members' detainee and providing the list. According the the statement 216 NLD members were arrested until 11 October, 2007. It siad 80 members fron Rangoon division and HQs, including CEC member U Hla Pe, chairperson of Magwe division U Han Zaw, spokesperson U Myint Thein, and Daw Lae Lae of Women Wing. 32 members from Mandalay division, 24 members from Sagaing division, 17 members from Magwe division, 9 members from Pegu division, 30 members from Irrawaddy division, 14 members from Kachin state, and 9 members from Arakan state.

- Five medical students who were arrested in Mandalay protests were sentenced to five years imprisonment and being sent to Kabawchinwan's police speical camp.

- NLD issued a statement today saying it welcomed the press release of UNSC and hoping UN-initiated political improvement will happen in Burma.

- Myanmar airway MAI today issued a statement clarifying that its airlines have been stopped. The chief of MAI hadn't stated in his statement that when their works will resume.

- Some writers and cartoonists' including Than Myint Aung, Ma Thida, Aw'pe Kyael, Soe Win Nyein, and Zaw Thet Htwe, works were banned by the military government as they donated foods and water to the monks during earlier protest days in Rangoon. Actor Kyaw Thu's latest films were also banned.

- Soe Win, former PM, was dead today.

- Thu Ra Soe, a Burmese photo journalist working for EBA media agency in Germany has been missing during the protests in Rangoon. He took photos of protests until 27 Sept.

- Military government continue to conduct forced public rallies in many towns in Burma. Tomorrow, they will hold a rally at Thuwana Spot Stadium in Rangoon.

- NLD former member Naw Ohn Hla was arrested this morning about 5am. Two NLD youth members in Rangoon were also arrested yesterday.

- UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon's special representative on Burma Mr. Gambari will arrive Thailand on Monday to begin an Asian voyage to craft strategies for dealing with the Burmese military regime, the foreign ministry of Thailand announced on Friday. After Thailand, Gambari is to travel to Malaysia, Indonesia, India, China and Japan to consult with Asian governments as part of his preparations for a return to Burma some time in November in the wake of the junta's brutal repression of anti-government protests in the last week of September.

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