Monday, October 8, 2007

CPMR rallies in front of Burmese embassy

07 October 2007

Meanwhile, a network of Buddhist organizations in Thailand led by Gen.Thongchai Keuasakul (ธงชัย เกื้อสกุล) recites Holy stanzas to give moral support to Buddhist monks in Myanmar and requests the Thai government to revise trade and economic relations with Myanmar, especially the country’s import of natural gas from Myanmar and a 4-billion baht loan released to it by the former prime minister.

More than 200 demonstrators from the Campaign for Popular Media Reform (CPMR) and eight young people’s networks stage a rally in front of the Burmese embassy, demanding the ruling junta to cease all forms of violence on protestors and release all political prisoners.

The group also calls on Myanmar to reform its policies in a peaceful manner and requests governments of Thailand and other countries to halt their supports in terms of trade and investment to pressure Myanmar. The demonstrators say they will stay in front of the embassy indefinitely and act out violence against the protestors by the Burmese government.