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Myanmar lifts curfew, ban on assembly

October 20, 2007

Is the “Saffron Revolt” Over? 

YANGON, Myanmar – (AP) Myanmar lifted a curfew on Saturday and ended a ban on assembly imposed during a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protests — the latest sign the military rulers are confident they have fully crushed the largest demonstrations in two decades.

The White House dismissed the move as “cosmetic,” a day after President Bush announced new penalties against the military-run government.

“The actions of the regime are `cosmetic’. What we need are signs of serious intent to move toward a democratic transition,” presidential press secretary Dana Perino said.
Buddhist monks in saffron robes march in Burma…..

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