wikileaks.org:MANDALAY ACTIVISTS MANAGE TO PERSEVERE

C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 RANGOON 001186 

SIPDIS 

STATE FOR EAP/MLS 

E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/19/2015 
TAGS: PGOV PHUM PREL BM NLD
SUBJECT: MANDALAY ACTIVISTS MANAGE TO PERSEVERE 

Classified By: APAO Kim Penland for Reasons 1.4 (b,d) 

1.  (C) SUMMARY:  The Charge met in Mandalay on October 7 
with NLD senior organizer Win Mya Mya, the leadership of 
YMCA, and toured the Phaung Daw Oo Monastery high school. 
These activists report that the government has made it 
increasingly difficult to operate within Mandalay and the 
surrounding villages.  The government has also restricted NLD 
meetings, begun a covert campaign to pit Muslims against 
Buddhists within the party, and boarded up NLD signboards 
notifying the public of the location of three different 
offices.  END SUMMARY. 

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