Burmese troop demands 500 bamboos from Karenni villagers

The Burmese military which based in Pruso Township, Karenni State, demanded 500 bamboo poles from 5 villages to rebuild their camp’s fences on Jan. 10.

Burmese military camp, known as Point 3712, which based on the border side of Thailand and the fences were built by the force of Karenni people

Burmese military camp, known as Point 3712, which based on the border side of Thailand and the fences were built by the force of Karenni people

The LIB No. 531 demanded bamboos from Hta Le, Napre Le, Daw Pu Shay, Bu Khon and Law Plalyar which ordered to chop 100 poles of bamboo and the length of poles impose as 12 inches, the Karenni News Center said.

The Burmese troops on Jan. 14 was imposed the deadline for the demanding bamboo poles, which likely seem to be all in their military camp at that day. Meanwhile, the troops order villagers as volunteers for dividing bamboos poles and then fencing the camp.

Khu Dannian, a spoken person of the Karenni News Center said, “Burmese military used to rebuild their camp once a year, however the demanding on the villagers are more than they needed. To rebuild the camp is won’t fix all with these demanding bamboo poles, I think they bring back to their strong based camp in Pruso Township, if not selling to make money.”

On the first of January, also, the Burmese military IB No. 102, which based in Deemawso Township demanded bamboos and woods from Daw Tama and Htee Phoekaloe villages tracts when villagers were ordered chopping and bringing to the military camp by themselves.



Burmese authority forbids no cameras at dam sides “Moe Byae”-Ktimes

The Burmese authorities who take a responsibility in Moe Bye Dam, Pekon province, is reportedly forbidding as a rule for the public not to take photos near the dam side in Southern path of Shan State bordering with Karenni, according the resident sources.

Moe Byae Dam in the Southern of Shan State which bodering with Karenni

Moe Byae Dam in the Southern of Shan State which bodering with Karenni

A visitor visit Moe Bye Dam said, “When I am preparing to take photos for memorized as I am visiting here (Moe Byae Dam). At the same time, the authorities come and tell not to take photos.” This rule was announced when local authority, visited the areas recently, said Loikaw residents.

Meanwhile, the Burmese authority said they are doing their jobs as their responsibility and to the dam sides, in the coming next time, the areas are going to forbidding as “No Cameras.” And the authority told the visitors that they (Visitors) will be captured, arrested and the cameras are going to be seized when whoever with cameras.

Moe Byae Dam is the sources for the Lawpita water electric power, which locates in Loikaw, Karenni Sate.

Moe Byae Dam was built since the time of the Burmese military resistance decades in hands of colonel Maw Shwe, a minister of project and industry and the chairman of electricity supply, major Phay Than on Sept. 30, 1971 by the public’ forces.


Three-and-half year prison term given to child soldier

Mizzima News – A man, now 22 years old, has been arrested for desertion from the Burmese military when he was a 14-year-old child soldier and sentenced to three years in prison.

child-soldier1Zin Aung (encircled in red), age 14, and a group of friends about the time he joined the army.

His parents in Taungsun village in Waw Township in Pegu Division say their son, Zin Aung, joined the army when he was 14 and returned back to his home after about seven months in the army to be with his parents.

His parents, Thaung Kyi and Kyi Win, said he was arrested in October 2010, about eight years after his desertion and is now in the Pegu jail. Continue reading “Three-and-half year prison term given to child soldier”


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Than Shwe appoints military representatives to parliament(List in engl on)

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Burma’s Commander in Chief of Defense Services, Senior General Than Shwe, has appointed 388 parliamentary representatives from the military as per constitutional quota, according to an announcement by the Union Election Commission (UEC).

A brigadier general, colonels, lieutenant colonels, majors and captains account for the parliamentary seats. In total, 110 military representatives were appointed to the People’s Parliament, 56 to the National Parliament and 222 to the State/Region Parliament. Of the delegates, 353 are from the army, 19 from the navy and 16 from the air force.

Karen State Peace and Development Council chairman Brigadier General Zaw Min, a graduate from the 56th batch of Officer Training School (OTS) and having served as Deputy Commander of South-East Command, was selected as an MP for the Karen State Parliament.

Similarly, high-ranking officers Colonel Than Aung, from the 64th batch of OTS, Colonel Htay Myint Aung, from the 12th batch of Office Training Course (OTC) and Colonel Aung Thu of the 24th Defense Service Academy batch have also been appointed as MPs of the Kachin, Mon and Shan State Parliaments, respectively.

Further, Colonel Ant Zaw, from the 10th batch of OTC, Colonel Tint San, from the 26th DSA batch and Rangoon Division Tactical Operation Commander Colonel Maung Maung Htoo, from the 11th batch of OTC, have been named as MPs of the Magway Division Parliament, People’s Parliament and National Parliament, respectively.

“The authorities held the elections. And the junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) won the elections and appointed the military personnel to serve in parliament. They have also privatised many businesses to close associates. So, nothing is left,” assessed Htay Aung, a Burmese military observer in Australia.

The list was announced 11 days ahead of the first parliamentary session, to be held on the final day of January. The primary duty of appointed armed forces representatives is to be military affairs, though during parliamentary sessions they will also be expected to attend meetings and carry out tasks in accordance with orders handed down by the Commander in Chief, who maintains authority to dismiss and replace appointed military representatives.

Where the Hot Money Flows

by Asiasentinel

Illegal transfers of funds from developing countries to developed ones turn into a flood

Illegally generated outflows of cash from developing countries into richer ones have become a torrent, according to a new report by the NGO Global Financial Integrity, with an average of more than US$1 trillion flowing across borders illegally in the latest year measured. China continues to lead the world, with Malaysia a surprising fifth despite its relatively small population.

These illicit flows heighten poverty, cancel investments, and thwart economic development, the report notes, In some measure they also reflect the confidence, or lack of it, in the future of the countries involved.

Illicit outflows are also generated through a lack of governance and political instability, the report notes. “Corruption often involves government officials ignoring their responsibilities or acting in violation of them for some personal, material gain. Thus, corruption also involves bribe-taking, specifically whereby government officials and others including those in the private sector are bribed to encourage or facilitate their action to arrive at a speedier or more favorable outcome to the agent or individual offering the bribe. ““These factors, along with ‘grassroots corruption’ in the private sector involving individuals, private households, and enterprises drive the extensive corruption that can permeate in the society.” The 78-page report, titled Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: 2000-2009 With a Focus on Asia, was published this month. The latest complete year recorded, 2008, showed that the illegal outflows or transfers rose US$1.26 trillion as skyrocketing prices for oil, other minerals, and foodstuffs, generated funds which easily escaped abroad.  Continue reading “Where the Hot Money Flows”