An Election Not Worthy of Support by U Win Tin

YANGON, MYANMAR — Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, recently said the world must exercise “utmost vigilance” to ensure the approaching elections in Myanmar (Burma) are free and fair.

We are disappointed in such comments, which focus on the election as something important for our country, as something worth waiting and watching for, although this election is not the solution for Burma.

The elections, scheduled for Nov. 7, are designed to legalize military rule in Burma under the 2008 constitution, which was written to create a permanent military dictatorship in our country.

After the election, the constitution will come into effect, a so-called civilian government will be formed by acting and retired generals who all are under the military commander-in-chief, and the people of Burma will legally become the subjects of the military.

Our party, the National League for Democracy, and our ethnic allies have refused to accept the regime’s constitution and have decided to boycott the elections. The military regime’s constitution and severely restricting election laws demonstrated to all of us the true intention the regime has for this election — the legalization and legitimization of military rule in our country.

We refuse to abandon our aspirations for democracy in Burma and give the regime the legitimacy it wants for its elections. With millions of people of Burma supporting our position, we hoped the international community would understand the regime’s intentions as clearly as we do and pressure the regime to stop its unilateral and undemocratic process.

Until recently, the United Nations demanded the regime commit itself to an all-parties inclusive, participatory, free and fair process through political dialogue with democratic opposition and representatives of ethnic minorities. But now an important phrase — “all-parties inclusive” — is surprisingly excluded from their statements and speeches. continue

Gandhi Jayanti-Happy Birthday

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on 2nd October every year as the birth day of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of India. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the apostle of peace was born on 2 October 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat. He was married to a Kasturba Gandhi at the age of 13 and is known for his invaluable contribution to win back India’s freedom from the hands of the British while following the principles of truth, honesty and non-violence. During his stay in South Africa earlier in life, he protested against the colonial and racial discrimination and the Asiatic (Black) Act and the Transvaal Immigration Act with the aid of a brilliant strategic move of starting a non-violent civil disobedience movement. He returned to India in 1915.

Over 100 flu patients in medical treatment at Myanmar border camps

  • MAE HONG SON, Oct 1 – Over 100 refugees with symptoms of common flu — influenza — are receiving inpatient medical treatment in the nursing sections of two refugee camps in the northern province of Mae Hong Son.

    The camps comprise refugees who fled Myanmar when the Karen military headquarters at Manerplaw was overrun by the Burmese army in 1995, although the majority of camp residents are under age 15 and have never been outside Thailand.

    Sop Moei acting district chief Maj Yutthana Chaodupree said the medical NGO Malteser International (MI) which gives medical and other services to Mae La Ma Luang and Mae La Oon camps reported that 1,103 patients at Mae La Oon temporary shelter sought medical treatment from September 19 to 25, and 74 stayed in the nursing quarters of the camp.

    Meanwhile, Malteser International reported 633 patients at Mae Ra Ma Luang camp, of which 36 remained under treatment at the nursing station.

    Maj Yutthana said no fatalities were reported and that MI collected samples of three patients for lab tests which are expected to be known in two weeks.

    Sop Moei district authorities informed government and private agencies concerned in the two areas including the district’s public health office to help contain the disease.

    He said he believed that the situation will gradually improve and that infections will drop.

    The two camps were closed Wednesday for 15 days as a quarantine measure to present infections from spreading.

    The NGO umbrella organization Burma Border Consortium confirmed the outbreak of influenza in Mae Ra La Luang which happens sometimes “due to the cramped conditions in camps. However there are no confirmed cases to date of either swine or bird flu,” according to the agency.

    Both the health NGO MI and Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health are checking the situation and conducting tests. (MCOT online news)

PM to talk frankly with Myanmar Govt about Aung San Suu Kyi issue

BANGKOK, 1 October 2010 (NNT) – Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva told the press on Friday he would talk frankly with Myanmar Government about its political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi.

Mr Abhisit disclosed on Friday that the plan to pay an official visit to Myanmar on Monday 11 October is still on, right before the General Election in Myanmar takes place on 7 November.

Asked whether the detention issue of Myanmar’s former opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be brought up at the meeting, the Prime Minister said he would just be straightforward about it.

However, other topics of discussion also focus on Thai-Myanmar border relations, transportation networks, cooperation between Thailand’s private sector and Myanmar’s state enterprises, economic and humanitarian assistance and the problem of ethnic minorities.

ေအာက္တုိဘာ ၁ရက္။ ေစာသိန္းျမင့္(ေကအုိင္စီ) by KIC

ေအာက္တုိဘာ ၁ရက္။ ေစာသိန္းျမင့္(ေကအုိင္စီ)
နအဖစစ္အစုိးရ က်င္းပမည့္ ၂၀၁၀ေရြးေကာက္ပဲြသည္ တရားမွ်တမႈမရွိသည့္ ေရြးေကာက္ပဲြျဖစ္ေသာေၾကာင့္ မြန္ျပည္သူ မ်ား အေနျဖင့္ သပိတ္ေမွာက္ၾကရန္ မြန္အမ်ဳိးသားေရးရာအဖဲြ႕ခ်ဳပ္ (MAU)က စည္း႐ုံး လႈံ႕ေဆာ္မည္ဟု ယမန္ေန႔ကေၾကညာခ်က္ တေစာင္ ထုတ္ျပန္ခဲ့သည္။

ၿပီးခဲ့သည့္ စက္တင္ဘာလ ၂၅ရက္ေန႔မွ ၂၇ရက္ေန႔အထိ ထုိင္း-ျမန္မာနယ္စပ္တေနရာတြင္ က်င္းပျပဳလုပ္သည့္ မြန္အမ်ဳိး သားေရးရာအဖဲြ႕ခ်ဳပ္၏ ဗဟုိေကာ္မတီအစည္းအေ၀း၌ ေဒသႀကီး (၄)ခုမွ ကိုယ္စားျပဳ ဗဟုိေကာ္မတီ၀င္မ်ားစုေပါင္း၍ ထုိကဲ့ သုိ႔ ထုတ္ျပန္ခဲ့ျခင္းျဖစ္သည္ဟု အေထြေထြအတြင္းေရးမွဴး ႏုိင္လရီေရာ့က ေျပာသည္။

၎က “ စက္တင္ဘာ ၂၅ရက္ကေန ၂၇ရက္ေန႔အထိ ၃ရက္ တုိင္တုိင္ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ ဗဟုိေကာ္မတီ၀င္ေတြ အစည္းအေ၀း လုပ္ ၾကတယ္။ အဲဒီအစည္းအေ၀းမွာ စစ္အစုိးရ ရာသက္ပန္ အာဏာတည္ၿမဲေရးအတြက္ က်င္းပမယ့္ ဒီ၂၀၁၀ေရြး ေကာက္ပဲြမွာ မြန္ျပည္သူျပည္သားေတြအေနနဲ႔ မဲ႐ုံကို မသြားဘဲ သပိတ္ေမွာက္ ၾကဖုိ႔လႈံ႕ေဆာ္သြားရန္ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ ဆုံးျဖတ္ခ်က္ခ်ၿပီးေတာ့ အခုလုိ ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္ ထုတ္ျပန္လုိက္တာျဖစ္တယ္”ဟု ေျပာသည္။

မၾကာခင္ က်င္းပမည့္ ေရြးေကာက္ပဲြတြင္ စစ္အစုိးရ မည္သည့္ပုံစံမ်ဳိးျဖင့္ လူလည္က်ထားသည္ကို ျပည္သူမ်ား သိရွိရန္ မြန္အ မ်ဳိးသားေရးရာအဖဲြ႕ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီးအေနျဖင့္ ျပည္တြင္းသုိ႔ နည္းမ်ဳိးစုံကြင္းဆင္းၿပီး စည္း႐ုံးလႈံ႕ေဆာ္သြားမည္ ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ၎က ဆက္ေျပာသည္။

ထုိ႔အျပင္ ၂၀၁၀ေရြးေကာက္ပဲြသည္ စစ္အာဏာရွင္အစုိးရ၏ သက္ဆုိးရွည္ေရးအတြက္ လူထုေရြးေကာက္ပဲြတင္ေျမႇာက္ ထား ေသာ အစုိးရသဖြယ္ျဖစ္လာေစရန္ လိမ္လည္ျခင္း၊ ေျခာက္လွန္႔ျခင္းစသည့္ မသမာေသာနည္းမ်ဳိးစုံသုံးကာ အာဏာကိုလွည့္ ပတ္ရယူသြားမည္ဟု ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာ ခ်က္တြင္ပါရွိသည္။

ေရြးေကာက္ပဲြေကာ္မရွင္၏ တရား၀င္ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္အရ မြန္ျပည္နယ္တြင္ မဲဆႏၵနယ္ေျမ (၁၀) ခုရွိၿပီး မြန္ေဒသလုံးဆုိင္ရာ ဒီမုိ ကေရစီပါတီ (AMRDP) ပါတီအပါအ၀င္ ျပည္ေထာင္စု ႀကံ႕ခုိင္ဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳးေရးပါတီ(USDP)၊ တုိင္းရင္းသား စည္းလုံးညီညြတ္ေရးပါ တီ(NUP)တုိ႔ အဓိက ၀င္ေရာက္ယွဥ္ၿပိဳင္ အေရြးခံမည္ျဖစ္သည္။

မြန္အမ်ဳိးသားေရးရာအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္သည္ ကမၻာတစ္၀ွမ္းလုံးရွိ မြန္ျပည္သူျပည္သားမ်ား စည္းလုံးညီညြတ္ရန္အတြက္ရည္ရြယ္၍ ျပည္ပေရာက္မြန္လူမ်ဳိးမ်ား၊ ထုိင္း-ျမန္မာနယ္စပ္ႏွင့္ ထုိင္းႏုိင္ငံရွိ မြန္လူမ်ဳိးမ်ား၊ လြတ္လပ္ေနေျမ မြန္ျပည္သစ္ပါတီအုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ခံ ေဒသႏွင့္ ျပည္တြင္းရွိ မြန္လူမ်ဳိးမ်ားစသည့္ ေဒသႀကီး (၄)ခုျဖင့္ ၂၀၀၆ခုႏွစ္တြင္ ဖဲြ႕စည္းတည္ေထာင္ခဲ့သည္။