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The Nation News (21/5/98)
Local police arrest top Suu Kyi aide
POLICE yesterday arrested an elected member of opposition leader Aung San
Suu Kyi's Nation League for Democracy (NLD) and a group of Burmese students
for illegally entering the country.
The police conducted a search at a rented house in Nonthaburi province as
part of the clampdown on illegal workers.
Pol Capt Sarithchai Anekwieng, who led the police team,discovered 13
Burmese activists in possession of anti-Rangoon regime meterials. Thein Oo,
a prominent member of the NLD,which won national elections in 1990, said
that he had been staying in Thailand for five years.
During investigation, he admitted to conducting activities against the
Burmese ruling junta formally known as State Law and Order Restoration
Council (SLORC)but now called the the State Peace and Development Council
Thein Oo said he had been mobilising supporters of tne pro-democracy
mevement and student activists through telephone,fax and internet in an
attempt to overthrow the Burmese junta.
He said he receives Bt 50,000 a month for expenses from foreign
Pol Maj Gen Kongdej Chusri said Thein Oo was a core-leader of the
opposition forces trying to overthrow the Burmese government. He is also a
key supporter of student activists who provide shelter to Burmese students
who escape from the military rule and await travel to a third country.
Thein Oo will be interrogated by the special branch police, he said.
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