sábado, 16 de mayo de 2009

Empiezan las Protestas de la NLD en Malaysia- Aung San Suu Kyi libre

Today, 15 May 2009, at around 11:30am, the Malaysian branches of the National League for Democracy (Youth), Democratic Party for a New Society (DPNS) and Burma Workers' Rights Protection Committee (BWRPC) collectively held a peaceful gathering in front of the United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

About 42 people of Burma decent gathered and carried posters pleading with the US Government to intervene in the unfair detention and trial of Burma's democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. A representative of the US Embassy, Mr. Smith then kindly agreed to receive our written appeal and assured us that the US Government will assist, where they can, on the matter and will call for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The US Embassy representative also assured us that our appeal letter will be delivered to the US Government through the Foreign Affairs Department.

The Malaysian police, who were present at the peaceful gathering, then gave us 15 minutes to make our case and disperse. Police officers spoke with leaders of the 3 organisations. No known arrests were made.

We thank the US Embassy staff and US Government and the Malaysian police for understanding our situation and for giving us the opportunity to gather peacefully to defend our leader in Burma.