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Yangon denial.

	YANGON DENIAL: The Myanmar government has denied a United States 
charge that nearly 200 students
     were arrested late last week for their part in street protests 
earlier this month. 

     A government spokesman said by telephone on Tuesday that the US 
claim was aimed at putting more pressure
     on the government and was based on rumours. The spokesman was 
responding to US State Department
     spokesman Nicholas Burns' claim on Monday. -- Reuter. 

[Straits Times, 19 December 1996].