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NLD warned over political journals

Jan 16, 2008 (DVB), National League for Democracy officials were summoned before the government censor board yesterday and given a warning about political journals given out by NLD youth wing members.

The journal was compiled by the youth wing members and distributed and posted up at celebrations for the 60th anniversary of Burma's independence on 4 January, sources from the censor board said.

The New Dawn journal featured a number of political stories, including an editorial on the September 2007 Saffron Revolution which urged the government to move towards national reconciliation.

It also included articles on hunger strikes in Insein prison, the closure of Maggin monastery, arrests of 88 generation students and a performance by Burmese comedians Thee Lay Thee in Kandawgyi park.

Other stories focused on forced labour complaints filed with the International Labour Organisation and the rise in satellite television fees.

The NLD declined to comment on the incident.

Reporting by Moe Aye


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