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Communist party members surrender
- Subject: Communist party members surrender
- From: moe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 21:13:00
Subject: Communist party members surrender in Burma
Burma-surrender : Communist party members
surrender in Burma
BANGKOK, April 7 (AFP) - Nearly 300 former
members of the
Communist Party Burma (BCP) active in thge
Rakhine State have surrendered to ruling Burmese
authorities, official Burmese radio reported Monday.
A total of 289 BCP members, including family
members, led by
Saw Tun Oo, Chairman of the BCP's Rakhine region
earlier to immigration headquarters in the
western Burmese border
town of Maungdaw with a number of assorted arms and
ammunition, Radio Rangoon said in a dispatch
At the welcoming ceremony, held in Mongdaw
morning, Saw Tun Oo said his group had decided to
guerrilla operations in exchange for Rangoon's
development assistance, according to the radio.
The ceremony was presided over by Lieutenant
Nyunt, powerful secretary general of the State
Law and Order
Restoration Council (SLORC), and Major General
commander of the Rakhine region army, it said.
BCP and ethnic-based armed groups have been
central governments in Rangoon since Burma gained
independence from Britain in 1948.