Wed 1 Mar 2006
Filed under: Inside Burma,News
Officials in Mandalay have distributed leaflets accusing United States diplomats of meddling in Burmese affairs after 14 embassy staff met National League for Democracy members in the city on Monday.
Authorities in Mandalay circulated the leaflet titled ‘Beware of the Charge D’affaires of a Western Country Meddling in Our Country’ just days after US diplomats met NLD officials for lunch.
The leaflet said, “Like in their tradition in ancient times, 14 diplomats from this western country are intriguing and meddling in our affairs. The Charge de affaires of the said western country met with five members of the NLD Mandalay Division Organising Committee at the upstairs of Shwege restaurant in luncheon meeting from 12:25 to 14:05″.
“Now the political mentors from these countries cannot content with pulling the strings from behind the scene and finally they came to their disciples and get involved themselves. Let’s the people from Mandalay who are having the fine tradition of anti-imperialist stance take care of not stepping their trap,” the leaflet said.
Member of the NLD’s Mandalay divisional organising committee, Win Mya Mya told Mizzima Mandalay authorities often published leaflets attacking the NLD.
“They always send the similar letters attacking me before. This time, the letter didn’t address me directly, but they sent 31 copies for the Divisional HQ and 30 township NLD offices in Mandalay division,” Win Mya Mya said.
She said US diplomats also met top NLD officials Bo Zan, Than Htike, Kan Htun and Maung Maung Than.