Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Oct 18 – Former major Aung Lynn Htut, who defected to the US in 2005, has called for stronger action against the Burmese authorities, alleging that a United Nations official has provided support to help the military regime withstand diplomatic pressure.

Burma’s ruling junta stepped up its efforts to hold talks with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, issuing an unusual plea in state media Saturday for her to compromise in a bid for national reconciliation. (more…)

Several ministers and diplomats of Asean countries warned recently a sudden regime change in Burma could lead to an Iraq-type anarchy with rival factions battling each other for power.

A leading monk-one of four being hunted down by the junta-told The Irrawaddy from his hiding place that monk-led demonstrations may resume in Burma in late October, in spite of at least 100 monks killed during pro-democracy demonstrations and about 1,200 monks arrested. (more…)

Myanmar natives, students, prisoners of conscience, and other concerned citizens gathered at the Chinese embassy to make demands to the government of China. They chanted loudly, “China, China. Wake up! China, stop supporting the Myanmar junta! We reject murder.” (more…)