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Aung San began his career as a stud

Subject: Aung San began his career as a student leader

	AP-Dow Jones News

   	RANGOON (AP-Dow Jones)--In an ominous warning to student protestors 
	and other opponents of the military regime, one of Burma's top generals 
	has vowed to annihilate anyone disrupting his government's work. 
   	The remarks by Gen. Tin Oo were carried in Thursday's state-run media
	following six days of student protests in Rangoon and Mandalay. 
   	Thousands of students demonstrators, demanding an end to police 
	brutality, the right to form a student union and other freedoms have 
	staged the most serious show of civil dissent since the nationwide 
	democracy uprising of 1988, which was also sparked by student protests. 

   	The protests have diminished to brief demonstrations during the 
	last two days as police and intelligence agents have sealed off 
	universities and other rallying points such as the thousand-year-old Sule 
	Pagoda in downtown Rangoon. 
	Schools remained closed for a fourth straight day Thursday, and 
	democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi remained confined to her home by
	the military. 
	Tin Oo is one of the four most powerful generals in the ruling 
	junta that seized power by violently crushing the 1988 uprising.
	More than 3,000 civilians were gunned down by the military,
	thousands jailed and schools closed for three years. 
   	The military government 'will never allow the recurrence of the 1988
	disturbances and would annihilate any internal elements who are 
	trying to disrupt the country,' Tin Oo said. 
   	Tin Oo is viewed as a junta hardliner, having also threatened to 
	annihilate Aung San Suu Kyi and her allies in the past. In his
	most recent speech he once again alluded to Suu Kyi. 
   	Tin Oo blamed the protests on 'internal axehandles under the 
	influence of external elements who did not wish to see the country
   	Military men frequently refer to Suu Kyi and her followers as 
	axehandles of imperialists and claim she is a puppet of
	neocolonialists such as the U.S. and the U.K. 
	Burma was a British colony from 1824 until 1947, when Suu Kyi's 
	father, Gen.Aung San, won the country's independence. 
   	Aung San, who was assassinated in 1947, began his career as a 
	student leader, and students have been carrying his portrait in
	the recent protests. 
   (END) AP-DOW JONES NEWS 12-12-96