Released from house arrest, Burmese dissident appears on VOA.

Posted: 20 Feb 2010   Print   Send a link
"The release from house arrest of the 83-year-old co-founder and Deputy Chairman of Burma's National League for Democracy (NLD), Tin Oo, has failed to impress the international community or the Burmese opposition, who view it as a calculated act of regime 'magnanimity.' One of Tin Oo's first acts after his release was to appear on the Voice of America's Burmese Service, discussing the NLD's official stance on the planned general election." Dr Zarni, The Irrawaddy, 19 February 2010.
     "Home Minister Maj. Gen. Maung Oo reportedly said last month that Tin Oo would be freed in February and Suu Kyi would be released in November. His comments were made during remarks to local officials in central Myanmar and reported by the U.S.-government backed Radio Free Asia and other media, and could not be independently confirmed." AP, 19 February 2010.