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Burma NLD official unmoved by mass

Subject: Burma NLD official unmoved by mass criticism 

Thursday, April 8, 1999 Published at 12:25 GMT 13:25 UK

World: Asia-Pacific

Burma NLD official unmoved by mass criticism

Reports from Burma say that more than ten thousand people attending a rally
in support of the military government have denounced a leading member of the
National League for Democracy, U Lwin.

The rally was held in Thwonga township in the constituency won by U Lwin in
the l990 parliamentary election.

In an interview with the BBC he said he had won sixty eight per cent of the
popular vote in the election, but that the military authorities were free to
do as they wished. The military authorities have refused to hand over power
to the elected NLD government and the parliament has not sat .

U Lwin also commented that there was no rule of law in rural areas.

>From the newsroom of the BBC World Service