ရန္ကုန္ဗံုး စြမ္းအားျမႇင့္ကို စြပ္စြဲ၊ တဦးဖမ္းမိ





ရန္ကုန္ေရကစားမ႑ပ္ေရွ႕ ဗံုးမ်ားေဖာက္ခဲြသည္ဆိုေသာ သံသယျဖင့္ ေဆာက္လုပ္ေရး အင္ဂ်င္နီယာတဦးကို စစ္အစိုးရက ဖမ္းဆီးထားၿပီး စြမ္းအားျမႇင့္ ျမန္မာ ေက်ာင္းသား စစ္သည္ေတာ္မ်ား (VBSW) လက္ခ်က္ျဖစ္သည္ဟု စြပ္စြဲလိုက္သည္။
ရန္ကုန္ျမိဳ႔ စမ္းေခ်ာင္းၿမိဳ႕နယ္ေန ကိုျဖဳိးေဝေအာင္ (ခ) မိုဟာမက္ယွာဗန္ အသက္ ၃၁ ႏွစ္ကို  ဗံုးေပါက္ကြဲမႈျဖစ္ပြားျပီး တပတ္အၾကာတြင္ ဖမ္းမိျခင္းျဖစ္သည္ဟု ေနျပည္ေတာ္ ရဲတပ္ဖြဲ႔ဌာနခ်ဳပ္၌ ယေန႔ျပဳလုပ္ေသာ သတင္းစာရွင္းလင္းပြဲတြင္ ရဲခ်ဳပ္ခင္ရီက ေျပာဆိုသြားသည္။ဧျပီလ ၁၅ ရက္ေန႔က X20 သႀကၤန္ေရကစားမ႑ပ္ေရွ႕တြင္ လက္ပစ္ဗံုး၃ လံုးကို VBSW အဖြဲ႔ဝင္ ၃ဦးက ေဖာက္ခြဲခဲ့ျခင္းျဖစ္ျပီး ကိုျဖိဳးေဝေအာင္မွာ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ အေျခအေနကို အကဲခတ္ ေစာင့္ၾကည့္ေပးခဲ့သည္ဟု ရဲခ်ဳပ္ခင္ရီ က ေျပာသည္။ရဲ၏ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္တြင္ သားသမီး ၂ ဦး ဖခင္ ကိုျဖိဳးေဝေအာင္မွာ AGTI (EP)ဘြဲ႔ရျဖစ္ျပီး ၂ဝဝ၉  ခုႏွစ္ ေႏွာင္းပိုင္းတြင္ ထိုင္းနုိင္ငံ မဲေဆာက္ၿမိဳ႕ရွိ VBSW အဖြဲ႔ထံ ၂ ၾကိမ္သြားေရာက္ျပီး ေဖာက္ခြဲေရးသင္တန္း တက္ခဲ့သည္ဟု ပါရွိသည္။၂ဝဝ၆ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ ေတာင္ဥကၠလာပၿမိဳ႕နယ္ ဆာကူရာ ေဆာက္လုပ္ေရးတြင္ ကိုျဖဳိးေဝေအာင္ အင္ဂ်င္နီယာအျဖစ္ ဝင္ေရာက္လုပ္ကိုင္စဥ္ စြမ္းအားျမႇင့္အဖြဲ႔မွ ကိုသူရေဇာ္ (ခ) ကိုသီဟေဇာ္ႏွင့္ ရင္းႏွီးျပီး ကန္ထ႐ိုက္လုပ္ငန္းမ်ား ပူးတြဲလုပ္ကိုင္ခဲ့သည္ဟု ဆိုသည္သည္။မေပါက္ကြဲေသးေသာ ဟန္းဖုန္းႏွင့္ ခြဲရသည့္ ဗံုးတလံုးကို ေတြရွိေၾကာင္းလည္း ရဲက ေျပာသည္။သို႔ေသာ္ စြမ္းအားျမႇင့္သာမကဘဲ အျခားေသာ ျပည္ပအေျခစိုက္ လက္နက္ကိုင္ အတုိက္အခံ အဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ားႏွင့္ပါ ခ်ိတ္ဆက္ေျပာျပန္သည္။” စြမ္းအားျမႇင့္ရဲ႕လူေတြက ခြဲသြားတာ၊ စြမ္းအားျမႇင့္ဆရာက ABSDF ABSDF ရဲ႕အုပ္ထိန္းသူက DAB၊ DAB ရဲ႕ Godfather NCUB၊ NCUB ရဲ႕ဥကၠဌက KNU လို႔ေျပာတယ္” ဟု သတင္းစာ ရွင္းလင္းပြဲ တက္ေရာက္ခဲ့သူ တဦးက မဇၩိမသို႔ ေျပာသည္။သံုးလံုးဆက္တိုက္ေပါက္ကြဲမႈေၾကာင့္ စစ္ေဒသမႉးအပါအဝင္ လူ ၁ဝ ဦးေသဆံုးျပီး လူ ၁၇ဝ ခန္႔ ဒဏ္ရာရရွိခဲ့သည္။ေနာက္ရက္အနည္းငယ္အတြင္း ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္ရွိ အျငင္းပြားဖြယ္ရာ တ႐ုတ္ႏိုင္ငံႏွင့္ ဖက္စပ္ လုပ္ကိုင္ေနေသာ ဆည္စီမံကိန္း၊ မူဆယ္ ၁ဝ၅ မုိင္တို႔တြင္လည္း ဗံုးေပါက္ကြဲမႈ ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့သည္။
ကယားျပည္နယ္ လြိဳင္ေကာ္တြင္ေတာ့ ရဲက သံသယရွိသူတဦး စစ္ေဆးေနစဥ္ ဗံုးခြဲသတ္ေသသြားသျဖင့္ ရဲ ၄ ဦးပါ ဒဏ္ရာရသြားသည္။
ဗံုးေပါက္ကြဲေသာ ျမင္ကြင္းမ်ားကို ဓာတ္ပံု႐ိုက္ခဲ့သူ ဓာတ္ပံုသတင္းေထာက္ ဦးေဇယ်ႏွင့္ သူ၏သားျဖစ္သူ ကိုစည္သူေဇယ်တို႔ကို ဗံုးကြဲမႈႏွင့္ပတ္သက္ျပီး သံသယ ရွိေသာေၾကာင့္ စစ္ေဆးေနေၾကာင္းႏွင့္ မပတ္သက္လွ်င္ လႊတ္ေပးမည္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ရဲခ်ဳပ္ခင္ရီက ေျပာသြားသည္။
ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္ ျမစ္ၾကီးနားရွိ ျမစ္ဆံု ဆည္စီမံကိန္း ဗံုးေပါက္ကြဲမႈတြင္ ေတြ႔ရေသာ ဗံုးမ်ားမွာ စစ္အစိုးရ၏ နယ္ျခားေစာင့္တပ္ေျပာင္းေရး အဆိုျပဳခ်က္ကို လက္မခံေသာ အပစ္ရပ္ ကခ်င္အမ်ဳိးသား လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးအဖြဲ႔ (ေကအိုင္အို) ပိုင္ ဗံုးမ်ားႏွင့္ တူသည္ဟု ေျပာၾကားသြားသည္။
(သတင္းအျပည့္အစံုကို ဆက္လက္ေဖာ္ျပေပးပါမည္)

Lt-Gen Yawd Serk,Shan Freedom Fighter leader spurns secret talks report

Reports about the anti-Naypyitaw Shan State Army (SSA) ‘South’ holding closed door meetings with Naypyitaw is spreading among ceasefire groups, according to sources from the Sino-Burma border.

The meeting was reported to have been held in late April coinciding with reports that the ceasefire Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North’ had agreed to transform itself into a home guard force run by the Burma Army. According to a United Wa State Army (UWSA) source, the Burma’s ruling military council was said to have asked the SSA South join hands with it in the fight against drug dealing groups.

Most ceasefire groups especially the UWSA are reputedly involved in the drug trade.

The SSA ‘South’ has categorically denied the report. It said it has not received any further invitation for talks from the Burma Army since 2007. The report therefore is just a plot by the military junta to discourage alliance between the ceasefire groups and the SSA ‘South’, according to its leader Lt-Gen Yawd Serk.

“It is just a malicious rumor. We give our solemn word we will never betray our allies and our people,” he said. “We will also never do anything without informing our allies and our people first.”

Anyhow the SSA will always welcome peace talks with the Burma Army if there is a safe venue for both sides.

In addition, he said, “I would strongly urge all the ceasefire groups and non-ceasefire groups at this time that we all have to stay more united, to listen to each other and to be careful about news coming from every side. Because the military junta will do whatever it can to destroy our unity.”

He also urged all the groups to work in the interests of the people. Likewise, people are also being urged not to be afraid and not to run away from their homes anymore.

The Burma Army invited the SSA ‘South’ for a peace talk in 2007.

However the proposed meeting scheduled for 23 May 2007 did not take place as the two disagreed on the choice of venue: The Burma Army wanted to hold it in Tachilek, opposite Mae Sai, but the SSA said for the first meeting it should be held on a neutral country i.e. Thailand.

One border analyst says the Burma Army is playing games to keep the ceasefire groups from teaming up with the SSA South. “This is very obviously a psychological warfare.”

NLD offices remove signboards against Suu Kyi’s wishes

New Delhi (Mizzima) – Two National League for Democracy township-level offices have removed party signboards before the party’s dissolution, a source said last night.

The decision to remove the signboard for the Madaya Township NLD in

Mandalay Division, on township NLD chairman Khin Maung Than’s house, came out of a meeting of the township NLD members. It was taken down this morning, an NLD member from Mandalay said on condition of anonymity.

Similarly, the party’s signboard up at NLD Pegu (Bago) Township chairman’s house (at No. 92, 23rd street, Pan Hlaing Quarter), was taken down  on May 5.

Party general secretary Aung San Suu Kyi, who remains under house arrest, had ordered against removing party signboards and flags. But, Rangoon NLD headquarters directed its township offices to decide regionally whether to keep them, depending on local conditions.

A member of NLD from Pegu (Bago) said: “We were worried we would be sued if we didn’t remove the signboard. We don’t want to be sued after the party has been dissolved.”

The NLD headquarters office in Bahan Township would keep its sign up and the flag flying after the party was dissolved; the members will use the office for social work, a party official said.

The party decided against re-registering with the Election Commission in protest at electoral laws apparently targeted by the junta at excluding it from upcoming national elections. Under the laws, May 6 is the last date by which old parties registered for the 1990 polls can re-register. If they fail to do so they will be deregistered on May 7.

Before 2003, when the junta closed the party’s offices, there were more than 300 NLD centres across the country.

Student group blamed for Rangoon bombings, 1 held

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The Burmese junta revealed it had arrested a construction engineer on suspicion of carrying out the water-festival bombings a week after the grenade attacks in Rangoon last month that killed 10 people and injured 170. It accused the Vigorous Burmese Student Warriors of responsibility for the explosions.

Phyo Wei Aung, 31, from Sanchaung, Rangoon, was arrested one week after the bombings, Burmese national police chief Brigadier General Khin Yi told members of the press in Naypyidaw today.

Three members of the secretive Vigorous Burmese Student Warriors (VBSW) hurled three bombs into the crowd on April 15 at X2O Thingyan pavilion and Phyo Wei Aung performed his picket duty on that day, Khin Yi claimed, adding that three are still at large.

According to a police statement, the engineering diploma graduate and father of a son and a daughter, Phyo Wei Aung, visited the VBSW camp in Mae Sot, Thailand twice last year for bomb training.

Police said that while he was working at Sakura Construction Company as an engineer in 2006 in South Okkalapa, Rangoon, Phyo Wei Aung had become acquainted with Thura Zaw, a.k.a. Thi Ha Zaw, a member of the VBSW. They had worked together on contract jobs, police said.

The police also claimed they had found an unexploded bomb that was to be triggered by mobile phone at the scene on the day of the three serial blasts that killed 10 people, including a high ranking military officer, and injured 170.

But the police also linked other émigré armed opposition groups to the blasts.

“They said that the bombs were exploded by members of VBSW, the student of ABSDF. The guardian of this ABSDF is DAB, whose godfather is [the] NCUB. The chairman of the NCUB is [the] KNU, they said”, a journalist who attended the press conference told Mizzima, quoting generals referring to the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front, the Democratic Alliance of Burma, the National Council of the Union of Burma, the Karen National Union

On October 1, 1999, five armed members of the previously unknown VBSW group stormed Burma’s Bangkok embassy and took 89 hostages, according to the BBC and the Encyclopaedia of Terrorism. They demanded the junta free all political prisoners and enter talks with the NLD, whose leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, condemned the raid. The five gunmen released their hostages the next day and were allowed to flee to the Thai-Burma border by helicopter in a deal with the Thai authorities. They found sanctuary with the God’s Army faction of the KNU close to the border.

On the fate of journalist Maung Zeya, 55, and his son Sithu Zeya, who were arrested on April 17 for allegedly taking photographs of the blast scene, the police said they had been detained on suspicion of participating in the bombings and that they would be released when they were cleared of the allegations.

Meanwhile, police said bombs used in blasts at the Myitsone dam project site near Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, were identical those owned by the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO), which has rejected the junta’s offer to accept KIO troops into the Burmese Army’s Border Guard Force.

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The Vigorous Burmese Student Warriors is a small band of Myanmar anti-government students, led by a man known as Johnny. The group is thought to be linked to the Maneeloy refugee resettlement site in western Thailand. On 01 October 1999 members of the previously unknown group, armed with AK-47 assault rifles and grenades, stormed the stormed Myanmar’s (Burma’s) Bangkok embassy and seized 38 hostages. In this first act of violence by Burmese exiles in Thailand, the gunmen demanded that Myanmar’s State Peace and Development Council, or SPDC (formerly known as the State Law and Order Restoration Council, or SLORC) free all political prisoners and enter talks with the pro-democracy National League for Democracy (NLD). The leader of the NLD, Aung San Suu Kyi, is opposed to violence and issued a statement condemning the embassy raid. The five gunmen released their hostages on 02 October 1999 and were allowed to flee to the Thai-Burma border by helicopter in a deal with the Thai authorities. They found sanctuary with the God’s Army breakaway faction of the Karen National Union, close to the Thai-Myanmar border. In December 1999 the group’s leaders held a news conference at a God’s Army rebel camp in Ka Mar Pa Law, inside Myanmar opposite Thailand’s Ratchaburi province, 95 kilometers (59 miles) west of Bangkok.

Mae Ai border clash leaves 3 drug traffickers dead

Members of the Ranger force and the Pha Muang Task Force
at the scene of the gun battle in Mae Ai.



The Pha Muang Task Force clashed with a drug trafficking gang on April 29 leaving 3 dead and uncovering 200,000 yabaa pills.

Acting on a tip-off, the Pha Muang Task Force, in a combined mission with officers from the Office of Narcotics Control Board Region 5, the Provincial Internal Security Command and the Chiang Mai Provincial Police deployed in the Mae Ai area near the Myanmar border to await a large drug shipment.

Members of the Ranger force of the 3102th Company encountered the traffickers about 2 kilometer from Ban Huay San in Mae Ai District, 500 meters inside the Thai border on April 29.

A ten minute gun battle with four heavily armed traffickers resulted in the deaths of 3 of the traffickers; an AK47 was found near the body of one of the men and 200,000 yabaa pills were found in backpacks.

Sixteen Chinese miners killed in Molybdenum mine collapse in northern Burma

Sixteen Chinese miners were killed and over 20 injured in a mine accident in Molybdenum, eastern Kachin State, near the China border in Northern Burma on Monday, said local sources.

The mine is located near Hpimaw in Chipwi Township close to border pillar No. 7 connecting southwest China’s Yunnan province. The areas are under the control of the New Democratic Army-Kachin (NDA-K), which transformed to the Burmese Army-controlled Border Guard Force in November last year, said Chipwi residents.A Chipwi resident told Kachin News Group today, “Over a dozen Chinese miners were killed and over 20 injured in the mine collapse”.

Sources close to a former NDA-K officer in Pangwah said Chinese miners were killed and injured in the mine collapse when explosives were being used in daily mining activities.

The Chinese state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday that at least 13 miners were killed in landslide in the mine, about 1.8 miles inside Burma. Five others were brought to a hospital in Tengchong, a town in China’s Yunnan province while two others are missing.

Xinhua said, quoting a spokesman of the Communist Party Committee of Tengchong County that China has sent 140 rescue personnel with rescue equipment to the accident site in Burma.

There are hundreds of Chinese miners in former NDA-K controlled areas around Pangwah, Hpimaw and Chipwi for mining raw Molybdenum including other minerals like lead and graphite. The raw minerals are transported to China border region and Tengchong by trucks on a daily basis, according to eyewitnesses.

All mining activities in Hpimaw areas are in collaboration between Chinese mining companies and the family of Zahkung Ting Ying, who is the former Chairman of NDA-K for over ten years now, added local residents.

China is the main ally of mineral-rich Burma, which is also among the three major Molybdenum producing countries in the world along with Chile and the US.

In Kachin State alone, China has planned to construct nine hydropower projects—five in N’Mai Hka River, two in Mali Hka River (Irrawaddy River in Burmese) and two in Dapein River (Ta Hkaw Hka in Kachin)— four projects are being jointly implemented with the Burmese junta since 2006.

China is keen on political stability in Burma where it is building oil and gas pipelines from the energy field in Burma’s western Arakan State to Yunnan province to cater to its booming economy.
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Two bombs explode in Myitkyina 5.may

Two bombs exploded in Myitkyina, the capital of Burma’s northern Kachin State today at around 11 a.m. local time, but there was no casualty or damage, reports the Kachin News Group reporter in the capital.The bomb blasts occurred in the compound of the arch-bus car station in N-Jang Kawng quarter (Thidar in Burmese) opposite Peace sport stadium, near the police quarter downtown. However, there was casualty or damages, he said.

The bombs did not seem to powerful. The Burmese military authorities are investigating the blasts.

The bomb explosions today in Kachin’s capital come in the wake of the serial explosions in the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam site, 27 miles north of Myitkyina over a couple of weeks ago, which killed four Chinese workers and injured 12.

No one has claimed responsibility for the Myitsone blasts so far. However local people believe the ruling Burmese junta triggered the blasts.

KNG is keeping track of the developments and will report detailed stories.