NMSP members investigated during travel

NMSP Chairman Nai Htaw Mon, and Vice Chairman Nai Rotsa, at the 7th Annual Congress of the NMSP in 2009

Rai Maraoh, IMNA : According to sources within the New Mon State Party (NMSP), Burmese authorities have been  investigating NMSP members at roadway checkpoints since the 1st of September.

Sources informed IMNA that authorities have begun to check all cars and motorbikes along the highways routes running from Myawaddy to Moulmein, Thanphyuzayart to Three Pagodas Pass (TPP), Mudon to TPP, and  Moulmein to Ye. Reportedly, checkpoint staffers have made a particular point of asking drivers if their vehicles contain NMSP members, and checking to see if passengers hold NMSP identification.

“They [Burmese authorities] tightened their investigations, especially on the way to go to the Thai- Burma border [ie, from Myawadday to Moulmein, Three Pagodas Pass, and Moulmein to Ye], they do not just check the people, they also check the pockets, and then they ask the car owner, if they are bringing the NMSP members,” said a source who traveled from inside Burma to the Thai border this week. Continue reading “NMSP members investigated during travel”

BDC have the reports that people’s leaders including Buddhist monks ..

Senior Gener Than Shwe is responsible for committing atrocities in Burma.
Two youths were shot dead in Bago — Wakeup call for Burma

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) expresses the very serious concerns over the news that two innocent youths were shot dead by the soldiers on 4th September 2010 (Saturday) in Bago which is the city only 50 miles away from Rangoon.

State-run media manipulated the news by victimizing the victims by saying that the two young men were shot at because they tried to wrest guns from the soldiers but in reality they were shot at as the results of the quarrel between local youths and army officers.

This is the wakeup call for Burma and Burmese inside Burma since soldiers with guns are killing the unarmed civilians even in the cities since it is also very worrying for the future of Burma.

In Burma, the military maintained complete control over the legal system and remained unbound by any legislations or constitutional provision for a fair trial, due process of law or any other rights.

We have the reports that people’s leaders including Buddhist monks are on their ways to lend their support for the victims’ families and to bring the perpetrators to justice since military government denies basic rights to due process of law, a fair and public trial.

For more information please visits Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) athttp://bdcburma.org/NewsDetails.asp?id=710

Tensions continue on the eastern front

The ruling military junta last week started passing new instructions to its bases facing ceasefire groups: Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North’, United Wa State Army (UWSA) and National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA), to reinforce more troops and weapons when the groups rejected its latest deadline, 1 September, to disarm, according to sources from the Sino-Burma Border.

Any group that failed to surrender by the deadline will automatically become “an unlawful association.”

The latest reports say Burma Army troops in Shan State North’s Mongyai and Tangyan and Shan State South’s Monghsu facing the SSA ‘North’s First Brigade bases that has remained defiant to Naypyitaw, have already taken positions. Mongyai is located in the north of the First Brigade main bases, Tangyan in northeast and Monghsu in the east.

“They [Burma Army soldiers] have been patrolling in Namkart, north of Monghsu, Nampang creek and along the Salween River,” a source from the SSA said.

Following the junta’s reinforcements, some family members of the SSA fighters have also been leaving the bases.

Likewise, all junta personnel, NGOs and junta agencies working in the Wa and NDAA’s territories have returned to their home bases after they were ordered to evacuate the territories on 3 September, a Shan businessman from Panghsang said.

“All civil servants including Burma Army soldiers in Panghsang, Mongmai, Namteuk, Mongpawk, Mongphen, Wiangkao and Mongla have gone. No one remains in the areas,” he said.

“Now, the Wa authorities in Panghsang are considering whether to demolish all the buildings and build hotels and schools instead.”

Concerning the tensions, some Chinese security officials based along the border with Wa and NDAA commented that the military junta would not launch major operations in Panghsang and Mongla before the elections are over. But minor operations could take place in the SSA ‘North’ and in some areas along the Thai-Burma border.

“If there is an opportunity to take some bases by quick action, they may attack,” said an unidentified official.

Reports from the Thai-Burma border also say that Thai authorities based along the border are also conducting mocked evacuations for villagers for about two weeks up to date.

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