Pattaya Daily News

03 October 2007 :: 17:10:36 pm 30734

Junta: Everything Is Back To Normal

UN Special envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, was on his way back to New York today after traveling to Burma in an attempt to help bring an end to the violence, there. Edward Loxton reported that he was forced to wait two days to speak to junta leader Than Shwe and his deputy, Muang Aye, in Burma’s remote capital, Naypyidaw.
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Gambari also met with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. He will report on his meetings when he returns to NY. In an address to the UN General Assembly, Burma’s foreign minister Nyan Win declared that normalcy had returned to Burma. He said the authorities had used “the utmost restraint” in dealing with the protestors.

Between 1500 and 4000 protestors and monks are being held in appalling conditions in prisons and detention camps. Nobody knows the death toll, but 3000 people are unaccounted for.

Ordinary citizens are forbidden from watching western stations, such as BBC and face arrest if they do. Cameras and mobile phones are forbidden also.

Burmese Heartthrob Escapes from Junta

Movie heartthrob, Kyaw Thu and his wife have successfully escaped to Thailand and registered at Mae La Refugee Camp, near the Burmese border.

Kyaw Thu ran from Burmese authorities after showing support for the protesting monks. He had gathered together with other celebrities, including comedian Zarganar to bring food and water to the monks at Shwedagon Pagoda.

He declared, “We are Buddhist. All Buddhists have to support this movement.”

Zarganar was arrested, but Kyaw Thu escaped to Thailand. Kyaw Thu starred in the 2005 hit, True Love. He has been active in various charitable works including Free Funeral Services Society, which provides decent burials for indigenous people and has donated large amounts of money to other charities, as well.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : World News

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