Myanmar’s planned November 7 election will be merely a “charade”

Aug 13 2010

McConnell on Burmese Election Date

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Friday on the announcement by the Burmese junta that their election will be on November 7, 2010:

“Although the Burmese junta will characterize the charade it announced today as an election–an exercise that only the junta considers meaningful–November 7, 2010 will be just another day in Burma, marked by continued government oppression and hardship for its people.  I urge President Obama to renew his support for Aung San Suu Kyi and pro-democracy forces within Burma and work to ensure that elements of the international community are not tempted to recognize this mockery of the democratic process.”

မင္းခ်မ္း(ၾသဂုတ္-၁၄)။ Bomb three pagodas by Kaowao news

မင္းခ်မ္း(ၾသဂုတ္-၁၄)။    ။ ယေန႔နံနက္(၀၃း၃၀) ခန္႔အခ်ိန္၌ ထုိင္း-ျမန္မာနယ္စပ္၊ ဘုရားသုံးဆူၿမဳိ႕အနီးတြင္ ေပါက္ကြဲသံႀကီးတစ္ခုျဖစ္ေပၚခဲ့သည့္အျပင္ ေျမစာရင္း႐ုံးေရွ႕တြင္လည္း မေပါက္ကြဲေသးသည့္ လက္ပစ္ဗုံးတစ္လုံး ေတြ႔႐ွိခဲ့ေၾကာင္း အမည္မေဖၚလုိသူဝန္ထမ္းတစ္ဦး ေျပာသည္။

ထုိေပါက္ကြဲသံကုိ ထုိင္းနယ္ေျမ႐ွိ ဘုရားသုံးဆူ႐ြာ၊ ဘုရားကုန္းရပ္ကြက္ေန ႐ြာခံမ်ားလည္း ၾကားသိရေၾကာင္း အတည္ျပဳေျပာၾကားသည္။

“အသံအက်ယ္ႀကီးၾကားရပါတယ္၊ လက္နက္ႀကီးအသံလား၊ မုိင္းဗုံးသံလားေတာ့ မေျပာတတ္ဘူး” ဟု ႐ြာခံတစ္ဦးေျပာသည္။

ဘုရားသုံးဆူၿမဳိ႕၌ ယမန္ႏွစ္တြင္ျဖစ္ေပၚခဲ့ေသာေပါက္ကြဲမႈတစ္ရပ္အပ်က္အစီးတစ္ခ်ဳိ႕

ထုိေပါက္ကြဲမႈေၾကာင့္ ထိခုိက္မႈသတင္းမ်ား မၾကားသိရေသးေပ။

အဆုိပါေပါက္ကြဲမႈမွာ ဘုရားသုံးဆူၿမဳိ႕အျပင္ မဲကသာသုိ႔သြားသည့္လမ္း ဒီေကဘီေအေစာေအဝမ္းဂိတ္အနီး႐ွိ ရာဘာၿခံတစ္ခုတြင္ မုိင္းဗုံးေပါက္ကြဲမႈတစ္ရပ္ျဖစ္ေပၚခဲ့သည္ကုိစုံစမ္းသိ႐ွိရေၾကာင္း တပ္မဟာ(၆) ေကအဲန္ယူေထာက္လွန္းေရးအရာ႐ွိတစ္ဦး ေျပာသည္။

ထုိ႔အျပင္ “ေျမစာရင္း႐ုံးကုိ လက္ပစ္ဗုံးပစ္ထည့္လုိက္တယ္လုိ႔ ယူဆရတယ္၊ ဗုံးကမကြဲဘူး၊ အထိအခုိက္မ႐ွိ” ဟု ဘုရားသုံးဆူၿမဳိ႕မွ ရဲဝန္ထမ္းတစ္ဦး သုံးသပ္ေျပာဆုိပါသည္။

လြန္ခဲ့သည့္ ၾကာသပေတးေန႔တြင္လည္း ဘုရားသုံးဆူၿမဳိ႕၊ မီးအားေပးထရန္စေဖၚမာတစ္လုံးေအာက္တြင္ လက္လုပ္ဗုံးတစ္လုံး ျမန္မာအာဏာပုိင္မ်ားေတြ႔႐ွိသိမ္းဆည္းခဲ့သည္ကုိ ယခင္သတင္းမ်ားတြင္ ေဖၚျပခဲ့ၿပီးျဖစ္သည္။

ပုံမွန္အားျဖင့္ ဘုရားသုံးဆူေဒသ၌ ဗုံးေတြ႐ွိမႈ၊ ဗုံးေဖါက္ခြဲမႈျပႆနာမ်ား သုံးလတစ္ႀကိမ္ျဖစ္ေပၚခဲ့ေၾကာင္း သတင္းမွတ္တမ္းမ်ား႐ွိခဲ့ေသာ္လည္း ယခုတြင္တစ္ရက္ျခား၍ ဗုံးေတြ႔႐ွိမႈျဖစ္ေပၚခဲ့သည္။

ဘုရားသုံးဆူ၌ ခလရ(၃၂) တပ္ရင္း၊ ရဲတပ္ဖြဲ႔၊ ျပည္သူ႔စစ္၊ ဒီေကဘီေအ၊ အပစ္ရပ္ကရင္ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္း ေရး(ေဟာင္သေရာေဒသ) KPF, KNU/KNLA-PC ဗုိလ္ထိန္ေမာင္အဖြဲ႔၊ မြန္ျပည္သစ္ပါတီႏွင့္ စစ္အစုိးရကုိ တုိက္ခုိက္ေနဆဲျဖစ္သည့္ KNU တပ္မဟာ ၆ လႈပ္႐ွားရာေဒသလည္း ျဖစ္သည္။

ဘရားသုံးဆူေဒသ႐ွိ အပစ္ရပ္အဖြဲ႔မ်ားအား နယ္ျခားေစာင့္တပ္အသြင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရးျပဳလုပ္သြားရန္ စစ္အစုိးရမွအစီအစဥ္ခ်မွတ္ေနေသာ္လည္း လက္ေတြ႔အေကာင္အထည္ မေဖၚႏုိင္ေသးဟု သိရသည္။

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Twenty soldiers leave DKBA 999, join Brigade 5

The split in the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) over joining the contentious Burmese military junta proposed Border Guard Force is now out in the open. Recently, 20 soldiers including a low ranking officer from DKBA’s 999 Brigade joined Col. Saw Lar Pwe Brigade 5. The latter has consistently refused to toe the junta’s BGF line.

Sixteen soldiers including Capt. Saw Balo, a company commander, from Thit Sar Te battalion of DKBA’s 999 Brigade joined Col Saw Lar Pwe on August 6 and three others joined yesterday. They brought along arms and ammunitions with them when they left. Col. Saw Lar Pwe and his brigade is based in Wal Lay area, Myawaddy township, a DKBA commander said.

“They are from Thit Sar Te battalion. The 16 troopers and their families joined on August 6. Three others joined yesterday. They contacted our leaders before joining,” a commander from DKBA Brigade 5 told KIC.

Even though KIC could not contact Thit Sar Te battalion commander Lt. Col. Saw Katon, Lt. Col. Saw Maung Win, a commander of special battalion under DKBA brigade 999, confirmed the joining.

“Well, I know over 10 soldiers left us. They don’t want to be BGF soldiers. They want to remain soldiers of the Monk’s army,” he said.

When they joined Col. Saw Lar Pwe, the renegades brought 20 mortars, machine-guns, assault rifles  and ammunition like one 60 mm, one RPG, one M-16 rifle, one M-79, two M-16 launchers and ammunition.

Burmese Army has accepted DKBA troopers, who agreed to be part of the BGF, at Maj. Saw Mauk Thon’s house in Myawaddy. Maj. Saw Mauk Thon is a commander of Kalobaw strategic command under DKBA Brigade 5. The Burmese Army took photographs, bio-data and personal identity numbers of DKBA army personnel when they signed the agreement on the transformation to BGF.

According to unofficial sources, all DKBA brigades will have to attend a BGF badge wearing ceremony in Myein Gyi Nguu special region, headquarters of DKBA, on August 20 except the DKBA Brigade 5.

Six soldiers with arms and ammunition from DKBA 902 battalion reneged and joined battalion 18 of KNU on August and seven soldiers including a platoon leader from special battalion under DKBA 999 joined KNU Brigade 7 on July 11.

DKBA Army has over 4,000 troops and it has brigade 333, 555, 666, 777, 999 and Brigade 5 which is the second strongest largest force and has rejected transformation to BGF.

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