Ko Ko Gyi Says We’ll Mediate in the Letpadaungtaung Disputes;
It is learnt from the 88 Generation Students that to solve the problems regarding to the protests against the Letpadaungtaung Copper Mines, there are two different issues, first is the Emergence of the Optimal Decision on the Future of the Mines and the second Using of Extreme Force on the Dispersion of the Demonstration Camps. In solving the problem it is vital to base on wisdom.
“ In our opinion, it is enough Daw Aung San Suu Kyi participating as the Chairperson, We declined to participate in the commission. We will talk with the local people as well as the activists and forward their needs and suggestions to the commission and the responsible personnel as mediators.” Said Ko Ko Gyi, a leader of the 88 Generation Students.
The 88 Generation Students issued a 5- points press release in the evening of December 3, on the day the Office of the President made announcement on the reformation of the investigation commission and met the media at their office in Wayzayantar Street.
“ The locals and the activists prefer meeting us informally. So taking this opportunity , we will coordinate with the commission led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the responsible persons.” said Ko Ko Gyi.
Although they have no right to enter the curfew area issued under section 144 unless they were in the commission, the authorities already agreed to grant the access, it is known.
Min Ko Naing also said that they will take the role of mediator forwarding the voices of the peoples and help the commission because they believed that it is good enough as Daw Aung Sa Suu Kyi serving as chair.
It ie learnt that the 88 Generation Students went to Nay Pyi Taw to see the Union Minister, U Aung Min and gave words to do their best in assisting the commission’s investigation.
It is also known that they are asking for the immediate release of arrested protesters and no more arrest of the protesters.
Ko Htay Kywe, an 88 Generation Student said,” It is necessary to release all ( who are arrested ). The commission chaired by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will need meeting with them. With regards to the commission’s process, public’s desire and the national cause, we will try our best to stop the arrests and release all the arrested protesters.
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