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Thursday October 4, 2007

Myanmars hold street protest in KL

MYT 7:02:12 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: About 2,000 Myanmars living in Malaysia held a street protest in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Jalan Ampang Hilir on Thursday morning.  

The banners carried by protesters highlighted their objection to the country’s military junta using violence and killing monks and civilians. The protesters urged the junta to stop killing pro-democracy protesters. 

The groups representing National League for Democracy (LA) Malaysia (NLD), Burma-Workers’ Rights Protective Committee (BWRPC) and Democratic People New Society (DPNS) then walked to the Russian and Chinese embassies to hand over memoranda to each of the countries’ representatives. 

The four-point memorandum asks for the military to stop the crackdown on monks, the release of NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the release of student leaders from the 1988 demonstrations, and the implementation of national reconciliation and trilateral talks. 

Coalition spokesman, Ye Min Tun, who is also BWRPC general-secretary, said that the people of Myanmar had been suffering long enough under the oppression of the military regime. 

Cheras OCPD Assist Comm Ahmad Amir Mohd Hashim said the protesters staged an hour-long peaceful demonstration before being allowed to hand over the memoranda.

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