Sunday, September 30, 2007

Protest in Mandalay ,Taunggoke continues and Gambari meets Aung San Suu Kyi

30 September: UN Envoy Ibrahim Gambari today met detained Burmese pro-democracy icon and opposition leader Noble Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon.

United Nation General secretary's special envoy Gambari met the Burmese Nobel Peace Laureate for ninety minutes at the State guest house in Rangoon.

The UN envoy, who led a three-member delegation, met the Burmese opposition leader on his return from Nay Pyi Taw after a meeting with Burma's military officials on Sunday.
Four monks and over 800 civilians today held a protest march in Arakan State's Taunggoke town.
In Mandalay sporadic and brief demonstration took place by students at the intersection of 75th Street and 35th Street and again at the intersection of 77th Street and 35th Street. Students on motorcycles came holding a red flag and staged a brief demonstration. There were about 100 motorbikes and the students were between 20 to 25 years of age. We saw them on the 35th Street. But they were quick and dispersed immediately. They came from the north and headed to the south."

Fourth straight day of defying military - Protestors beaten

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Fourth straight day of defying military - Protestors beaten

September 29, 2007
Protest in Yangon
Mizzma News (www.mizzima.com)

(Burmese Standard Time)

5:30 p.m.


Mr. Gambari, UN Secretary-General's special adviser on Burma, has reportedly arrived in Nay Pyi taw to talk with the junta leaders.

5:20 p.m.

Mr. Gambari and security in Rangoon

"Mr. Gambari has arrived in Rangoon. But we did not see him being escorted. We don't know where he has been taken. But in front of Traders Hotel people are being cleared. This morning the authorities also shifted the Sule bus stop to in front of Thamada Cinema. For those bus drivers who did not realize the route change, as soon as they stopped the bus, passengers coming out of the bus were beaten up by soldiers eyewitnesses told me. The soldiers began to clear since 11 or 12 today. At Sule bus stop there are about five to six army trucks. They are in a row. Now that the rain is starting to pour, and since the passengers were beaten up, there are very few people in sight," an observer told Mizzima.

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Than Shwe's right hand man Tayza-owned Htoo Company shut-down

Fourth straight day of defying military - Protestors beaten

September 29, 2007 - 4:00 p.m - Senior General Than Shwe's right hand man business tycoon Tayza owned Htoo trading company shut-down.

Protests led by students and youth continue in Rangoon despite strong security intervention by the Burmese junta on 29 September 2007. Photo: Myint Oo/Civilian Journalist

Daw Win Mya Mya arrested

September 29, 2007 - Mandalay NLD In-charge Daw Win Mya Mya (58) was arrested by police sub-Inspector Tun Lwin Naung at 11 last night from her home.


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September 29, 2007 - It resembles a chaotic urban war zone with the Burma Army preparing to crush the people’s movement with a heavy hand. The command centre and the soldiers are positioned in Sule pagoda.

Indian oil PSUs jittery over Burma unrest

September 29, 2007 - The snowballing protests in Burma is making Indian officials jittery about the $150 million investment plans made by the ONGC Videsh Limited in three blocks recently.

CPI (M) extends support protesting Burma people

September 29, 2007 - The Politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has extended its support to the people of Burma, "struggling for long for the restoration of democracy in the country."

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