Gordon Brown: Burma Death Toll ‘Far Greater’
The British prime minister has warned that the number of dead in Burma is probably “far greater than is being reported so far.” The world community has widely condemned the Burmese government’s violent response to the thousands of protesters who’ve been flooding the streets of Yangon.
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“I am afraid that we believe the loss of life in Burma is far greater than is being reported so far,” Mr Brown said.
He said he hoped the combined international pressure from the US, China, the EU and UN would “begin to make the regime see this cannot continue”.
Both the British and Australian ambassadors in Burma said they believed the number of dead “could be many multiples” of the number given by state media.
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