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Subject: L.A. Times: Myanmar Leaders Denounce Pro-Democracy Activists

Los Angeles Times, May 28, 1996.

Myanmar Leaders Denounce Pro-Democracy Activists

>From Associted Press

YANGON, Myanmar-- This nation's military rulers denounced pro-democracy
leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her followers as dupes and "maggots" for going
ahead with the most important opposition meeting since the junta quashed
1990 elections.
The regime has arrested 238 conference delegates and 24 other party members
to try to block Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy from opening its
three-day conference Sunday. But even though only 18 delegates made it, the
meeting has proceeded as scheduled.
Suu Kyi and her followers said Monday that an Unknown number of the
activists recently arrested were transferred to a prison nortorious for
In published remarks Monday, junta leader Lt. Gen. Khin Nyunt denounced the
meeting and accused the opposition of falling prey to the United States and
other Western nations that he claims seek to colonize Myanmar, formerly
called Burma.
The conference's ultimate objective is to get Burma's military  rulers to
accept the results of 1990 parliamentary elections that Suu Kyi's party
overwhelmingly won.

Photo with caption: Children at Thailand rally in support of Aung San Suu Kyi.