[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index
Myanmar dissident denies charge of
Subject: Myanmar dissident denies charge of terrorism
Myanmar dissident denies charge of terrorism
by: Robert Horn
The Times of India Newspaper
Date - 30. 7. 1997
Bangkok: The leader of an underground Myanmar movement surfaced in
Bangkok on Tuesday to deny charges he plotted bomb attacks against
diplomats and leaders of the military government in Rangoon.
In news conference on June 27 , Myanmar's intelligence chief, Gen. Khin
Nyunt, accused labour leader Maung Maung and other dissidents of
planning to bomb the Chinese and Indonesian embassies.
Khin Nyunt used the occasion to accuse the US government of funding
terrorist groups in Myanmar. The United States has rejected the
Khin Nyunt said Maung Maung also helped smuggle explosives into Myanmar
in a rice cooker and was behind the parcel bomb that killed the daughter
of one of the military government's top generals.
" That is pure fabrication," Maung Maung said in an interview in
Bangkok, his first public statements regarding the accusations.
" Khin Nyunt is trying to cover himself. He is the one behind the
bombings," the 46-year-old labour leader said. (AP)