Senior NLD leaders not allowed to meet
DVB ( Feb 23-24 )
Military intelligence personnel of Burma’s military
junta, State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) on 17 February
stopped and turned back five senior leaders of National League
for Democracy (NLD) from seeing their leader Daw Aung San
Suu Kyi who is being kept under house arrest in Rangoon.
One of the leaders, Thakhin Soe Myint told DVB with a tone
of despair that all he wants to say is the attempt to meet
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was neither ‘successful’
nor ‘smooth’ but he insisted that the leaders
will keep on doing what needed to be done.
He insisted that the junta should not only release NLD leaders
but allow them to have discussions among themselves and to
have discussions with them.
When asked to give his opinions on current ceasefire talks
between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the SPDC, Thakhin
Soe Myint said he has nothing to say about it but that he
is waiting for the result of the dialogue.
He also urged the junta to be more far-sighted, patient and
good-hearted if they really want to help the people of Burma.