BBC Burmese News Tuesday Evening
December 18, 2007 Leave a comment
|It has been one month since Daw Aung San Su Kyi last met with the Minister of Relation.|
NLD: “no sign of dialogue”
The Burmese opposition, the National League for Democracy, says that for one month there’s been no sign of any dialogue with the military government.
The spokesman for the League, Nyan Win, said he’d not been allowed to speak to the detained opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, since before her last meeting with a government minister on the nineteenth of November.
The United Nations said there had been progress towards a dialogue after a mission to Burma by a senior envoy.
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EU envoy to Burma, Pierro Fasino, has started his three day mission in China to discuss Burma issue with the Chinese government.
He wants China to help the dialogue process between Daw Aung San Su Kyi and the military regime mediated by the UN special envoy Mr Gambari.
Congressional medal for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
|Daw Aung San Su Kyi has spent most of the past eighteen years under house arrest.|
The United States House of Representatives has voted unanimously to award the Burmese pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, its highest civilian honour — the Congressional Gold Medal.
Members of the House made clear the award was intended to send a message to the Burmese military leadership that the US would continue to press for Aung San Suu Kyi’s release.
She has spent most of the past eighteen years under house arrest.
Many western countries repeated their calls for her release following the pro-democracy marches in Burma in September.
Also in the news
-KNU attacked a DKBA convoy near Kawkayeik in Karen State, killing five.
-Ko Htin Kyaw has appeared before the special court inside Insein Prison.
On International Immigrant Workers’ Day , the Burmese Women Union has pointed out the migrant women’s problems including discrimination and sexual abuse.