Published on Monday, 03 December 2012 17:16
Members of the 88 Generation Students Group held a private talk with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi of the National League for Democracy Party and President’s Office Minister Aung Min on the last week’s crackdown at the Lapadaungtaung copper mine project.
During the talks, the Group—represented by Min Ko Naing, Ko Ko Gyi, Mya Aye and Htay Kywe—declined to be part of the investigation commission formed by the government to look into the crackdown.
“We discussed the issues on the Lapadaungtaung project with Suu Kyi. She fully understood our decision not to join the commission as members. Although we can’t join the commission, we strongly support the commission chaired by Su Kyi,” Htay Kywe said.
Aung Min urged the Group once more to join the commission but Htay Kywe said that the minister understood their decision.
About 100 Buddhist monks and civilians were injured after riot police forcibly broke up the protest camps in Lapadaungtaung copper mine on November 29.
President Thein Sein has directed the formation of an investigation commission with Aung San Suu Kyi as chairperson and Min Ko Naing and Ko Ko Gyi as members.
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