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Suu Kyi to meet young activists

Chaing Mai (Mizzima) – Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to meet young activists from youth organisations on Friday, a party leader said today.

dassk-national-day1sShe will meet the under-35 activists at National League for Democracy headquarters on Shwegondine Road in Bahan Township, Rangoon.

“After 2007, some young activists did not join the NLD. They formed many community organisations. Many [of them] … requested a meeting with Aunty [Suu Kyi],” NLD central committee member Phyu Phyu Thin told Mizzima.

“Youth groups know each other well and created links. I don’t know how many people will attend the meeting as we are only in contact the leaders of the youth organisations,” Phyu Phyu Thin added.

According to Ministry of Immigration and Population figures released in the middle of this year, Burma has a total population of 59 million, more than 30 million of whom are over 18.

Although the authorities had been keeping a close watch on NLD headquarters, there should be no problems, Phyu Phyu Thin said.

“I think we will not be in any danger. Aung San Suu Kyi and we [NLD] are co-operating with the international community in social activities for the youth. So, I think meeting the youth inside Burma won’t cause any problems,” she said.

Since Suu Kyi was released from house arrest, she has met diplomats, representatives of political parties and allied political organisations, independent candidates and junior NLD leaders.

Currently, the NLD was preparing to file a further appeal over the dissolution of the party, NLD spokesman and lawyer Nyan Win said, even though the Supreme Court in Naypyidaw had rejected NLD’s appeal over its dissolution on November 22.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 December 2010 22:19 )  

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