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88 Generation members tour Mon State

Min Ko Naing and 15 other members of the 88 Generation Students Group continue their tour of Mon State where on November 11 they held a public meeting in the town of Thanbyuzayat attended by some 500 people, according to the Independent Mon News Agency (IMNA).

IMNA reported that the audience included civil society leaders, members of the Mon Literature and Culture Association, and local representatives of several main political parties: the New Mon State Party (NMSP); All Mon Regions Democracy Party (AMDP); Mon Democracy Party (MDP); and the National League for Democracy (NLD).

Prominent student leader and former political prisoner Min Ko Naing was the key speaker, alongside his colleague, Min Zay Ya. The NLD’s local representative, Nyan Hein, also addressed the audience.

Aside from speeches about democratic transition and human rights, the occasion was also used by local people in Thanbyuzayat to submit complaints, the main one in the township being land grabs, said the report quoting one of the meeting organizers.

The 16 members of the 88 Generation Students Group kicked off their tour of Mon State on November 9 with an ambitious first-day travel schedule that included Belin, Kyaikhto, Thaton, Paung Town, and Moulmein, the capital of Mon State, IMNA said.

On November 10, the 88 Generation Students Group headed south to Mudon Township to meet youth and democracy activists, and addressed some 400 local residents in the town’s main community hall. The student leaders also reportedly met with Buddhist monks.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:48 )  

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