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Last Updated: Wednesday, 3 October 2007, 16:23 GMT 17:23 UK
Derek Tonkin and Dr Kyi May Kaung
Monks protesting in Myanmar in September 2007
Buddhist Monks protesting in Myanmar

In a HardTalk programme first broadcast on Tuesday 3rd October 2007, Stephen Sackur talks to the talks to Derek Tonkin and Dr Kyi May Kaung.

The protestors in Burma have grown impatient with the international community to do anything much about the military junta that cruelly suppressed the recent demonstrations.

It's feared many have been detained, beaten or killed.

What are the chances of success of the UN's special envoy's mission to Burma with China, India and Russia blocking a tougher stand?

Dr Kyi May Kaung is a representative of the Burmese government in exile and Derek Tonkin is a former senior British diplomat.

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