Day: October 13, 2010
Burmese soldiers rob and kill elderly Mon woman
October 13th, 2010
Arka : An officer and three soldiers from Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) No.103 under the Coastal Region Command at Tenesserim Division, robbed and then stabbed to death an elderly Mon woman from Kyuak Kadin village, Kaleinaung Sub township in Tenasserim Division, according to a relative.
Captain Kyaw Nyunt reportedly robbed Mi Kyi, 68 years old, at her home at 11 pm on October 1st of this year.
“The old woman was a widow, her [sons and daughters] were not living with her due to they are working in Thailand. Only her granddaughter, about 12 years old, lived with her. Her granddaughter hid without shouting [hid in silence] during the robbery because she was afraid,” the relative reported.
According to the relative, the granddaughter of the deceased claimed that she found a knife near her grandmother’s dead body once the soldiers had left her home.
Kyuak Kadin villagers reported that after the news regarding the violent nature of Mi Kyi’s death spread throughout the village, LIB No. 103 contacted the village’s headman, and forced him via threats to formally release the news that Mi Kyi had died of natural causes.
Villagers from Kyuak Kadin reported that following Mi Kyi’s death, soldiers from LIB No- 103 were responsible for two further incidents in the village.
According to villagers, LIB No. 103 soldiers arrived at the home of Mi Inn’, a Kyuak Kadin resident, at 8 pm on the night of October 9th, the night for giving donations to Mi Kyi’s funeral. The soldiers reportedly let left the residence when Mi Oil’s husband began to shout for help.
On the same night, October 9th, at about 10 pm, villagers reported that the battalion arrived at the home of Mi Myat, a widow living in the village. The battalion left the house after Mi Myat’s shouts for help brought her nephew, Nai Mon Htaw, to her doorstep. Continue reading “Burmese soldiers rob and kill elderly Mon woman”
Niknayman Post နာမည္မေသစ္တဲ့ အႏုပ first Music Journal …13.oct.
နာမည္မေသခ်င္ရင္ နာမည္မေသေအာင္ အေျပာနဲ ့ အလုပ္ညီေအာင္ သက္ေသျပႀကပါစို ့။ ျပည္သူ ခ်စ္တဲ့ အႏုပညာရွင္မ်ား ျပည္သူက ေပးမယ့္ နာမည္ေကာင္း က်န္ႀကေစဖို ့။
ယခုလ ေအာက္တိုဘာလထုတ္ First Music News Journal မွာ ရုပ္ရွင္သရုပ္ေဆာင္ မင္းသား ခန္ ့စည္သူ ေျပာႀကားတဲ့ စကားကို ျပန္လည္ေဖၚျပလိုက္ရပါတယ္။
ရုပ္ရွင္သရုပ္ေဆာင္ မင္းသား ခန္ ့စည္သူ အပါအ၀င္ ျမန္မာအႏုပညာရွင္မ်ား ျပည္သူခ်စ္တဲ့ ျပည္သူ ့အႏုပညာရွင္အျဖစ္ နာမည္ေကာင္း က်န္ႀကေစဖို ့ …
အႏုပညာ၊ အႏုပညာရွင္နဲ ့ ျပည္သူဆိုတာ သဟဇာတ ျဖစ္ေနဖို ့ လိုပါတယ္။
ရဟန္းသံဃာ ျပည္သူျပည္သားေတြကို ဖိႏွိပ္ဗိုလ္က် ညဥ္းပမ္းသတ္ျဖတ္ေနတဲ့ နအဖအာဏာရူးေတြအတြက္ လိုလိုလားလားလိုက္ပါေဆာင္ရြက္ေပးလို ့ ရရွိလာမယ့္ ျပည္သူက မႏွစ္ျမဳိ ့ျခင္းခံရမယ့္ နာမည္ဆိုးေတာ့ မက်န္ပါေစနဲ ့လို ့။
တည္ျငိမ္ေအးခ်မ္းတဲ့ ေရမ်က္ႏွာျပင္အလွကို ပ်က္ဆီးေစတဲ့ ခဏတာ ပြက္လိုက္တဲ့ ေရပြက္ဂယက္လွိဳင္းကို အဟုတ္မွတ္ျပီး သာယာမက္ေမာမိရင္ေတာ့ – သန္ ့ရွင္းတန္ဖိုးရွိတဲ့ အႏုပညာကို လိွဳင္းထပ်က္စီးေစတဲ့ ခဲေပါက္ဖ်က္ဆီးသူ အာဏာရူးေတြေႀကာင့္ ျပည္သူက သတ္မွတ္ေပးလိုက္မယ့္ နာမည္ဆိုးကို ရင္မွာ မပိုက္သြားရေစဖို ့ – အႏုပညာရွင္တိုင္း ျပည္သူ ့အက်ဳိးကို မွန္မွန္ကန္ကန္ ေဆာင္ရြက္ႀကရင္း ျပည္သူက ခ်စ္ေသာ အႏုပညာရွင္မ်ား ျဖစ္ႀကပါေစသား။
ျပည္သူခ်စ္တဲ့ ျပည္သူ ့အႏုပညာရွင္အျဖစ္ နာမည္ေကာင္း က်န္ပါေစ။
ျမန္မာစစ္ေၾကာင္းမ်ား KNU by Kaowao
မင္းထက္ေအာင္(ေအာက္တုိဘာ)။ ။ ဘုရားသုံးဆူနယ္စပ္မွ ျပန္လည္ထြက္ခြာသြားေသာ ျမန္မာစစ္ေၾကာင္းမ်ား KNU တပ္မဟာ(၆)မွ ႏွစ္ႀကိမ္ေျပာက္က်ားပစ္ခတ္ခံရသျဖင့္ က်ဆုံးဒဏ္ရာရ႐ွိမႈမ်ား ျဖစ္ေပၚခဲ့ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။
တပ္မဟာ(၆) ေျပာခြင့္ရဗဒုိေစာထဲေနက “(၇) ရက္ေန႔မွာတစ္ခါ၊ (၉) ရက္ေန႔မွာတစ္ခါ ျဖစ္ေပၚခဲ့တယ္လုိ႔ က်ေနာ့္ဆီသတင္းဝင္လာတယ္” ဟု ေျပာသည္။
ယခုလ(၇) ရက္ေန႔၌ ခုံခန္း႐ြာႏွင့္ ေတာင္စြန္း႐ြာအၾကား တာစူး႐ြာအနီးလယ္ကြင္းကုိ ျဖတ္ေက်ာ္ေနစဥ္ KNU မွေစာင့္ဆုိင္းပစ္ခတ္ခဲ့ရာတြင္ ခလရ(၃၂)မွ (၃) ဦးေသ၊ တစ္ေယာက္ဒဏ္ရာရခဲ့သည္ဟု ဗဒုိေစာထဲေနက ေျပာသည္။
ထုိ႔အျပင္ ၄င္းတုိက္ပြဲ၌ လမ္းျပအျဖစ္ေခၚေဆာင္ျခင္းခံရသူ ေတာင္စြန္း႐ြာသား ကရင္အမ်ဳိးသား ေစာေမာင္လတ္ အသက္(၄၀)ခန္႔သည္ ခါးလည္၌ ေသနတ္ထိ႐ွဒဏ္ရာရ႐ွိသည္ဟုလည္း KNU ကေျပာသည္။
တဖန္ ေနာက္ႏွစ္ရက္အၾကာ ယခုလ(၉) ရက္ေန႔တြင္လည္း အနန္းကြင္း-ရဲတံခြန္အၾကား ရဲေဖာ႐ြာအနီး ကကတစ္ေတာင္ၾကား၌ အဆုိပါျမန္မာစစ္ေၾကာင္းအား ထပ္မံပစ္ခတ္စဥ္ (၃) ဦးဒဏ္ရာရ႐ွိသည္ဟုလည္း KNU မွ ဆက္ေျပာပါသည္။
ခလရ (၃၂)တပ္ရင္းအျပန္ခရီးစဥ္၌ အဆုိပါေဒသ၌လႈပ္႐ွားေနေသာ ခမရ(၄၀၁) စစ္ေၾကာင္း(၂)လည္း စစ္ကူပါဝင္ခဲ့သည္ဟု သိရသည္။
သုိ႔ရာတြင္ အဆုိပါတုိက္ပြဲမ်ားအတြင္း KNU မွလုံးဝအထိအခုိက္မ႐ွိဟု KNU ကေျပာသည္။
တာဝန္ၿပီးဆုံးသျဖင့္ ယခုလ(၃) ရက္ေန႔တြင္ ခလရ(၃၂) တပ္ရင္းတစ္ရင္းလုံး ဗ်ဴဟာမႉးႏွင့္အတူ ဘုရားသုံးဆူမွထြက္ခြာလာရာ ေပၚတာဖမ္းဆီးမႈမ်ားျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့သည္ကုိ ယခင္သတင္းမ်ားတြင္ ေဖၚျပခဲ့ၿပီးျဖစ္သည္။
ထုိသုိ႔အရပ္သား(၅) ကုိေပၚတာဖမ္းဆီးခဲ့ၿပီး (၂) ရက္ခန္႔အၾကာ ၿမဳိင္သာယာ႐ြာအေရာက္တြင္ ျပန္လႊတ္ေပးခဲ့သည္ဟု မြန္ျပည္သစ္ပါတီအရာ႐ွိတစ္ဦးထံမွ သတင္းၾကားသိခဲ့ရသည္။
ဘုရားသုံးဆူ-အနန္းကြင္း-သံျဖဴဇရပ္ကားလမ္းသည္ ျမစ္ေခ်ာင္းေပါမ်ားသျဖင့္ မုိးတြင္းကာလမ်ားတြင္ ေမာ္ေတာ္ယာဥ္မ်ား သြားလာ၍မရႏုိင္ေပ။
အဆုိပါကားလမ္းမႀကီးကုိ KNU တပ္မဟာ(၆) မွထိန္းခ်ဳပ္ထားသျဖင့္ မုိးလြန္ကာလမ်ား၌ KNU ခြင့္ျပဳမွသာ ေမာ္ေတာ္ယာဥ္မ်ား ခရီးစတင္သြားလာႏုိင္သည္။
ျမန္မာစစ္ေၾကာင္းမ်ား ဘုရားသုံးဆူၿမဳိ႕သုိ႔ စစ္ေၾကာင္းမ်ားခ်ီတက္လာတုိင္း KNU မွ ေျပာက္က်ားေစာင့္ၿပီး ပစ္ခတ္ေလ့႐ွိသည္။
Daniel Pedersen talks about Burma on the ABC-Genocide is not so secret anymore
Pedersen has dedicated the past eight years trying to dissect the complex web of Burmese politics, its military and the ethnic minority groups who are fighting for a share of their homeland.
With virtually no access to the ruling military junta, he has had to win over key figures from the ethnic minority armies to uncover the extent of the war which has raged for more than 60 years.
In the prologue to his soon to be released book, Secret Genocide, Pedersen writes: “This is a book about longing. About people longing for their homes, longing for their friends, longing for a sense of possession. About people being deprived of their very basic right to life.
“And no-one seems to care.”
Pedersen admits getting the story out to give the Western world an opportunity to “care” is an exercise in obstacles and potentially fatal consequences.
Add to that the Australian press, which either doesn’t understand or doesn’t see the news value in a long running war, so far away.
Pedersen, who now lives near the Thai-Burmese border, has returned to the family home at Airly, near Sale for a short while.
The reason for his visit, to reacquaint himself with his family. Perhaps too, he is hoping that distance will put the conflict into perspective.
“You’re talking about say, 50 million people and there’s been a great injustice done to so many, by so very few,” he told ABC Gippsland’s Mornings program.
“It’s interesting to explore the human motivation as to why people take up arms against the government.
“In the case of the Karen, it’s not very difficult to see why they take up arms. You have government troops coming in and burning down their schools, burning down their churches and then they go off somewhere a little bit safer and build them again, only to be discovered hiding there and the government comes and burns down the community facilities that they’ve built.”
Pedersen, the man, finds it difficult to comprehend.
Pedersen, the journalist, finds it difficult to put some balance in the story.
It’s not like the junta has a well-oiled public relations department.
“I haven’t travelled with militia aligned with the government troops, probably because you’d be arrested, possibly taken hostage,” he said.
“There is right and there is wrong in Burma and at the moment, what’s happening is wrong and as a contributor to human society, how do you contribute to stopping that injustice?
“How do you create a more equitable world? That’s the first step towards us moving forward as a society.”
Secret Genocide by Daniel Pedersen is published by Maverick House and will be released at the end of the month.
White Tiger making some headway, some tailway
The Shan Nationalities Democratic Party, popularly known as the White Tiger party by its logo, is winning support in many townships and meeting indifference in others, as the countdown to the polls displays at 25 today, according to sources from Shan State.
In Shan State South’s Loilem township, many Shan hill villages were seen welcoming the party’s canvassers with drums and gongs. “We don’t know whether or not they are going to set up polling stations here,” said a young supporter from Hsanien, a mountain range overlooking Panglong, the historic town in the township. “But even if we are required to cast our votes in Panglong, we are ready to go there.”
The 4th largest party in Burma will be campaigning in downtown Loilem today. “If it wins the support from Quarter #4, the largest Shan neighborhood in the city,” predicts a local sympathizer, “a seat for it is assured.”
Its main rival, junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), had already conducted a house to house campaign there. “They were forcing the residents to show their household registers and then demanding that they become its members,” said the same source. “Upon hearing this, some people just closed the gates of their homes and went away.”
In Shan State East’s Mongton township, opposite Chiangmai, the situation is somewhat different. “Most people have chosen to stay indoors instead of going to the public gatherings to listen to the campaign speeches by SNDP candidates,” said a party canvasser. “They heard that the Shan State Army (SSA) South members was going to take advantage of the occasion to recruit people to join the armed resistance instead.”
The SSA South announced on 26 May that it was against the upcoming polls and against new parties being set up to contest the elections. At the same time, it would not start any hostilities with the Burma Army “except in defense,” the SSA leader Yawdserk said, apparently aimed at easing concerns expressed by Burma’s neighbors, especially China.
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