Cairo (Agencies): As anti-regime rallies in Egypt entered their third week, tens of thousands of protesters on Tueday vowed to step up their struggle to oust embattled President Hosni
Mubarak, who attempted to defuse public anger by setting up a panel to oversee key constitutional and legislative amendments to enable a power transition.

"Nothing will move us. We only have one-point agenda to see the back of despot Mubarak," Shady al-Ghazali Harb, who has been elected by the youths leading the protests to be one
of their representatives in talks with the regime, said.

"We have waited for 30 years for this momentous event and we won't let it go," he said, adding the reforms can follow.

Notwithstanding a series of concessions offered by Mubarak's regime like pay hikes, a free media and promise of lifting of emergency curbs, the protesters on a historic sit-in at the Tahrir (Liberation) Square in the heart of Cairo vowed to intensify their struggle till they end his 30-year rule.

The youngsters, who have been at the vanguard of the revolution at the Tahrir Square, say that the movement is led by educated and middle class and is not in the hands of the
opposition Muslim Brothe rhood, which held talks with the regime to end the crisis.

The sops by Mubarak like 15 per cent pay hike for some six million public employees did not seem to deter the youths camping for last 15 days at the Tahrir Square, the hub of unrelenting anti-government protests.

"Mubarak has to go and true democracy has to be restored in Egypt, the ancient citadel of civilisation," Shady al-Ghazali Harbhe said, adding the protests will continue until their demands are met and democracy is ushered in Egypt.

"We want democracy and let democracy bring on him whom people want. We do want to select a person to bring on democracy. This is not how it works. We are pro-democracy and
if we are anti-Mubarak it is because he is against democracy."

He insisted that the President has to go. "The upper and lower houses of Parliament have to be dissolved and the Constitution amended."

Prez pushes reforms panel

His comments came as new Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that 82-year-old Mubarak had formed a committee that would oversee constitutional and legislative amendments.

"President Mubarak on Tuesday signed a decree for the formation of the constitutional commission which will oversee constitutional amendments, and required legislative
amendments," Suleiman said in a statement read out on television.

He said the President also tasked the Prime Minister with establishing a "follow up committee" to implement the decisions taken by parties involved in the national dialogue.

Talks get mixed response

Meanwhile, Essam El-Erian, a member of the most influential opposition group Muslim Brotherhood, told pan-Arabic channel Al-Jazeera that his outfit has to participate "in any dialogue that can meet the demands of the people".

However, another member of the movement played down the meeting, saying the group is not prepared to drop its central demand of calling for Mubarak to resign as President.

"We cannot call it talks or negotiations. The Muslim Brotherhood went with a key condition that cannot be abandoned ... that he (Mubarak) needs to step down in order to usher in a democratic phase," Abdul Moneim Aboul Fotouh was quoted as saying by the channel.

Nobel laureate and former IAEA chief Mohammad ElBaradei, an opposition activist who was not invited at the meeting on Monday, slammed the negotiations, saying they were "opaque" and "nobody knows who is talking to whom at this stage".

Obama hints Hosini to quit

US President Barack Obama in Washington has delivered a clear hint to Hosni
Mubarak to step down by listening to his people and make the "right decision".

Calling for immediate start of an "orderly transition" in Egypt, where tens of thousands of people are rallying for ouster of Mubarak, Obama said the Egyptian strongman should
reconsider his position amid a mass uprising.

"In order for Egypt to have a bright future, the only thing that will work is moving an orderly transition process that begins right now that engages all parties, leads to
democratic practises, fair and free elections, and representative government that is responsive to the grievances of the Egyptian people," Obama said during his joint
interaction with visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Luxury German clinic for Mubarak

A German luxury clinic that offers "comfort and service of a top hotel" is being considered for embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who is under intense pressure to quit, a media report said.

The move to Germany is part of an exit strategy being worked out for Mubarak who has ruled Egypt since 1981 and is now facing unprecedented challenge to his rule.

Spiegel Online reported that plans for a possible hospital stay in Germany appear to be more concrete than previously believed and the luxury clinic near Baden-Baden is being considered.

The clinic has a respected oncology department and says on its website that it provides "first-class medical care" and the "comfort and service of a top hotel".

Patients are put up in suites up to 200 square meters in size.