Monday, October 1, 2007

Burma Round-up for September 30

Last update: 02:00 in Bangkok (01:30 in Rangoon) on Oct 1

-UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari today met detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon.

- no word on when Gambari might meet the general who heads the junta, Than Shwe, who is based in the new capital Naypyidaw, 240 miles (385 km) north of Yangon, and whose government rarely heeds pressure from outside.

-The Karen National Union, an ethnic armed rebel group, said it killed at least four Burmese soldiers when it attacked a Burmese Army convoy, retreating from the frontline, early Saturday morning. (see my post, The Insurgency Factor)

-At least three local journalists have disappeared or have been arrested in recent days, while one other journalist was confirmed arrested on Friday.

Sources: Reuters Irrawaddy and Mizzima

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