Released NLD youth vows to continue
DVB ( 2 Feb 2004 )
Ko Myint Ngwe, the chief youth organiser of upper Burma National
League for Democracy (NLD) who was released recently by Burma’s
military junta, State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
vowed to carry on his social and political activities despite
the arrests and harassments by the junta’s military
He told DVB that he was arrested on 21 January by the authorities
because he stamped the NLD seal on HIV/AIDS prevention leaflets
and distributed them to people.
The leaflets were jointly produced by the NLD and United
Nations Development Programmes (UNDP) and Ko Myint Ngwe has
been distributing them for more than two years.
Before he was released, prison authorities attempted to force
him sign an agreement stopping him from distributing leaflets.
He refused and he was released without exception.
He told DVB that he was released not because the kindness
of the authorities but sheer pressures from local people and
Ko Myint Ngwe was also arrested during the notorious 30 May
Dipeyin incident for his role as a bodyguard of Daw Aung San
Suu Kyi and imprisoned nearly 8 months at Khamti Prison in