Saturday, May 10, 2008

Burmese people demonstrated outsides Embassies in Malaysia

By Mohammad Sadek
Date: Saturday, May 10, 2008

Kuala Lumpur: About 100 Burmese citizens together with international supporters held peaceful demonstration in front both Burmese and Royal Thai Embassies in Kualam Lumpur , Malaysia, yesterday.

The people were led by the All Burma Democratic Force (ABDF) which is an umbrella organization of different ethnic, political, socio-economic, cultural and religious groups of Burma , based in Malaysia .

The group first approached to the Burmese Embassy at 9:45am. They read out the statement for few minutes and handed over the statement to Embassy Secretary Thein Zaw.

The demonstrators condemn the sham process of Burmese regime for constitutional referendum and demanded the regime to allow international agencies to helping the cyclone victims, while urging to set free of Daw Aung Sann Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners for the welfare of Burmese people and country.

After completing their demonstration at Burmese Embassy, the demonstrators rushed to Royal Thai Embassy to protest against the supports of Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej that Aung San Suu Kyi÷Õ detention "Thailand has no problem with the prolonged house arrest in Myanmar of opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi" and Burma÷Õ sham Referendum that appeared in the Voice of America (VOA News) on April 30, 2008.

The demonstrators urged upon Thailand Government to immediately repeal its supportive hands over the regime in order to settle the crises in Burma urgently.

In the memorandum, the ABDF mentioned that ø—his is the second brutal behavior of Mr. Samak on Burma issue within last two months. The first one was about the ethnic Burmese Rohingyas who are compelled to take shelter in their country that appeared in the Bangkok Post Newspaper on March 28, 2008. He tested the Burmese people blowing an air against Rohingyas and then showed his views against the will of all Burmese people as he came to dare from his first signal.

They also requested the member states of ASEAN, particularly Thailand and Malaysia to pave vital role to extend all possible assistances towards the people of Burma , especially those who are affected by the cyclone, in order to get relief from the tyranny and economic hardship. The ASEAN countries must share the burden in Burma as these countries are involved in supporting the SPDC with a view of constructive engagement.

The memorandum for the Royal Thai Government was read out by Mr. Muhammad Saifullah, a 22-years old youth leader of the ethnic Rohingyas, who has been serving in the Rohingya Youth Development Forum (RYDF) for years and gained experiences in genuine process for the democratization. Once, he served in a news agency and now actively involves in rights activities.

He has handed over the memorandum to Mr. Karin, Assistant Secretary for Political affairs of the Royal Thai Embassy at 11:00am respectively.

More than 100 police were watching the demonstrators and appraised on the role of Burmese dissidents and they could maintain a peaceful environment.

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