Irrawaddy:Win Tin Congratulates Obama, Calls for Regime Change in Burma

By WAI MOE

Prominent Burmese opposition leader Win Tin on Monday congratulated the citizens of the United States for electing Barack Obama as president. At the same time, he said that Burma too was in need of “regime change.”

Speaking to The Irrawaddy on Monday, the National League for Democracy (NLD) executive member said, “I would first like to congratulate the American people and president-elect Barack Obama.”

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AFP:Junta congratulates Obama

                                                                       

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YANGON – MYANMAR’S military leader General Than Shwe has sent a formal diplomatic note of congratulation to President-elect Barack Obama, state media reported on Saturday.

‘Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a congratulatory message to the Honourable Mr Barack Hussein Obama, on the occasion of his election,’ the New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported on its front page.

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