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Time and again Myanmar's authoritie
- Subject: Time and again Myanmar's authoritie
- From: nin@xxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 09:03:00
Myanmar's authorities arrest 50 NLD members+
YANGON, Nov. 5 Kyodo - Myanmar's security authorities on
Wednesday arrested 50 members of the National League for Democracy
(NLD) at the party's branch office in Tamwe in eastern Yangon, the
Authorities also ordered NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi not to
leave her house and Vice Chairman Tin Oo not to visit her home
Wednesday, the NLD said in a statement.
The statement criticized the ruling junta, the State Law and
Order Restoration Council (SLORC), saying the arrests restrict
legitimate political activities by a legal political party.
On Tuesday police placed barricades on roads leading to the NLD
office in Tamwe to prevent Suu Kyi from attending a political
The junta earlier appeared to have softened its stance by
allowing Suu Kyi on Oct. 21 to meet members of the NLD youth wing in
Thaketa on the outskirts of Yangon.
On Oct. 28 authorities denied the NLD's request to hold a
political meeting at the party's branch office in a northern Yangon
suburb and riot police placed barbed-wire barricades on all roads
leading to the office.
The junta has refused to recognize the result of the 1990
general election won by the NLD in a landslide.