AFP:Jailed Myanmar monk goes on hunger strike

BANGKOK (AFP) — A Buddhist monk imprisoned in Myanmar for leading street protests against the junta has gone on hunger strike to demand access to his family, according to an exiled group of former political prisoners.

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UN envoy to Myanmar calls for more international pressure for release of political prisoners

NEW YORK –The U.N. special envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari expressed his disappointment on Thursday in the Myanmar authorities’ slow reaction to international demands for the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners, and called on its neighbors to use their influence on the country’s junta.

Gambari also said he does not support the nation’s scheduled election in 2010, but rather “a serious dialogue” to make the election free and fair.

“All those who have influence on the authorities of Myanmar, including neighboring countries, including ASEAN, we are calling on them to use it to encourage the authorities to release political prisoners and Aung San Suu Kyi,” said Gambari during an interview with The Mainichi Shimbun, adding that he is “disappointed” with the response of the Myanmar government.

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Gambari Burma Mission Not Accomplished, UNSC should intervene more directly

By Zin Linn, Burmese Journalist in exile

Bangkok, 245 August, ( UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari’s latest shuttle diplomacy ended in disappointment. He could not meet senior leaders of the ruling Junta. And also the detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. When Gambari flew in, expectations ran very high.

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Dear DSAI, use your liberty for the liberation of Burmese political prisoners


Dear DSAI,

once you become PM,

please kindly use your liberty

for the liberation of

all the Burmese political prisoners


Daw Aung San Suu Kyi unveils ‘Loot Lat Yae’ campaign, asks voters to save country.


Daydreeming after reading Athi Veeranggan’s Malaysiakini news article on Aug 14, 08

Burmese Democratic leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has picked ‘Loot Lat Yae’ as the theme for her election campaign in Myanmar, urging voters there to put her on the road to Nay Pyi Daw and save the country from tyranny.

She told a crowd of about 500,000 people in Yangon that it was ‘now or never’ to trigger changes for reform.

“We want to save our nation from all wrongdoings, mischief and oppressive military governance,” said Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at a rally at Yangon City hall in central Yangon.

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