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Subject: BBC World Service Radio's report in longer veersion.

Subject: BBC English Language Radio reports on Burma

A transcription of another news report carried by
the BBC English Language World Service Radio 
at1600 GMT on December 9, 1996.

Main Story:    The democratic opposition leader
Aung San Suu Kyi has urged the military authorities
to refrain from further violence against the
student protesters following the dispersal and
arrest of the demonstraters at the week-end.
She said that the accusations that her National
League for Democracy has helped instigated the
student protests were ridiculous. The military
should address the students' legitimate grievances
through direct talks, she said, instead of looking
for other people to blame on the unrest. Jonathan
Miller has been monitoring the developments in
Burma from neighbouring Thailand:

+=' Aung San Suu Kyi has accused the Burma's
military rulers of victimizing the National
League for Democracy at the first sign of
public unrest. The National League for Democracy
statement said that the demostrations arose 
because the students' legitimate grievances have
been ignored by the government. The only solution
is, it said, for the regime to  talk to  the students 
and address their grievances urgently. The NLD
party has also called on the authorities to lift the
restrictions imposed on their leader - Aung San
Suu Kyi. And it demanded that its members
arrested during the protests be  released.
Exile opposition sources in Bangkok said that
at least 15 ( or 50 - the voice not very clear)
have been detained since last Friday. In the
BBC interview Aung San Suu Kyi said that
she heard that the students' demands were
becoming overtly political and although she
denied direct links with them she said that 
she shared their desire for more freedom:

( ASSK's voice:) " The students are calling for 
justice, human rights and democracy. We
are obviously after the same things. Even 
the SLORC can not say that they are not after
the justice, peace and democracy. Because they
have always said that they were heading for
multi-party democracy." ( End of quote.)
There are no sign that the authorities' decision
to suspend University classes have dampened
the students' apparently growing defiance. The
foreign diplomats described the situation in
Rangoon as highly volatile. One senior envoy said
that he distrusted the military leaders not to
crack down with great force if they sensed that 
they were losing control. The two demonstrations 
last week were the biggest in Burma since the army
crushed the student-led democracy uprisings
8 years ago. With the likely prospect of more
protests to come the foreign missions in Rangoon
are hoping this time the generals will exercise
greater rewstraint.'
( End of Jonathan Miller's report from Thailand.)