Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) welcomes the formation of the Burma’s Patriotic Military Network

18 April 2011

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) welcomes the formation of the Burma’s Patriotic Military Network with reference to the BBC/Burmese news on 18 April 2011. According to the news the network is comprises of with Army, Navy and Air Force military personnel ranging from the ranks of the soldiers to major-general. Please see the link

According to the BBC/Burmese, the network members units and members are

1. Hi-Gyi Island Navy Base,
2. No. 501 Maw-Bi Air Force Base,
3. Mait-Hti-La Air Force Training Base,
4. Infantry Regiment 6,
5. Light Infantry Regiment 7,
6. Light Infantry Regiment 8,
7. Main Military Ammunitions Storage Base,
8. Main Electronic Engineers Base,
9. Inn-Ma Army Base and
10. Ye-Mon Infantry Regiment 214

Myo Thein, the Director of the Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) said “We are very glad to learn that patriotic soldiers of Burma are forming the “Patriotic Military Network” which we believe it will be leading towards working with the people so as to get rid of the military dictatorship system in Burma. We sincerely hope that the rest of the soldiers in the Burma military will follow steps joining the Patriotic Military Network.”

Recently on 13 April 2011, an army captain from Ka-La-Ya (91) based in Maw-Bi under the command of the Rangoon Division Military Command has fallen as the result of the shooting from military units outside the regiment which are taking position outside the Ka-La-Ya (91). Please see the report

Soldiers from various military bases including Ka-La-Ya (91) had called for the (4) demands since 28 March 2011 such as

1. To review the constitution
2. To amend the veteran soldiers law and increase the pension
3. To find the solution of the Burma political crisis in political means
4. To re-form the government which gains the support of the public

U Khin Maung Win, the Director of the Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) said “In Burma, it is our general beliefs that if the three sons of Burma are united together and joined hands together, we can bring about the change in Burma. In 1988 and 1996, the students (the sons of the schools) were spear-headed the public and opened the new chapters in Burma. In 2007, the Buddhist monks (the sons of the Lord Buddha) were at the fore-front of the public demanding the change in Burma. Now this time, we genuinely hope that the soldiers (sons of the wars) will take the lead bringing about the peace and prosperity in Burma.” Continue reading “Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) welcomes the formation of the Burma’s Patriotic Military Network”