7 villages in Shan East burnt down by Burma Army soldiers

Despite a popularly ‘elected’ government, human rights violations in ethnic states carried out by Burma Army soldiers are still coming out. 7 villages in Shan State East’s Mongpiang township, having an estimated 70 households were razed  down to the ground by locally based Burma Army soldiers, alleging people there as agents of Shan State Army (SSA) ‘South’, according to local sources.Apart from the burning, some male villagers were also arrested and beaten. The actions were taken by Burma Army’s Infantry Battalion (IB) 43, said a local villager from Mongpu, south of the township seat, who just fled to the border.

The said 7 villages, 4 Lahu  and 3 Palaung, were located in Mongpu Long village tract of Mongpiang, some parts of  which are operated by the SSA ‘South’ and some controlled by the Burma Army. The township is located west of Kengtung, capital of Shan East.

“We got no time to collect our things. They set fire to the houses as soon as they arrived in the village. All houses in the village went down in fire. Men were arrested and beaten up. One of the men, Ai Kha, 41, was taken by the soldiers. There are no reports about him to help us guess whether he is still alive or not,” said a source in a shaking voice.

“The soldiers said we fed and gave supplies to the Shan army and not informing them of its whereabouts. Ai Kha was accused as the person who served as a guide for the Shan army,” she said.

One of them, Ai Jawa, Lahu man, was released later after investigation. But he was seriously wounded on his head, she added.

The incident took place on 19 April. According to sources, villagers are fleeing everyday to other places since then. Violations and abuses were reported to have worsened after the elections. Human rights situation in Shan State are reported monthly by the Shan Human Rights Foundation based in Chiangmai.

From 27-July-1 August 2009, more than 500 houses and 200 granaries in villages in Shan State South’s Mongkeung, Laikha and Kehsi townships, had been razed to the ground and over 10,000 people became homeless after being relocated by the Burma Army’s 5-day scorched earth campaign, also known as Four Cuts – cutting off food, funds, intelligence and recruits by local villagers to the resistance due to similar allegations by the Burma Army.

Naw Kham, Shan godfather:said yesterday all the ransom money, 25 million baht ($ 0.83 million), went to the Burmese authorities,

  • 27 April 2011
    Naw Kham, Shan godfather who made the headlines again earlier this month with his spectacular abduction of 13 Chinese workers from King Roman casino in Tonpheung, Laos, said yesterday all the ransom money, 25 million baht ($ 0.83 million), went to the Burmese authorities, without specifying who. He was speaking from his stronghold at an undisclosed place along the Laotian-Burma border. (SHAN)

Burma:Fake Federal Union and Undemocratic Parliament, How Government Proceeds for Civil War

April 27th, 2011

After 6 decades of struggle for ethnic minority rights or establishment of Federal Union of Burma, various ethnic minorities from the entire frontiers areas have been crushed by the troops of Burmese Army.

In order to satisfy the demands by the ethnic minorities, the former regime, State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), drew a militarized constitution with some articles faking as Federal Union of Burma. But it is not based on the equality among all the ethnic groups in the country including Burman.

In Constitution, the country administration was divided to 14 regions under 7 Divisions and 7 Ethnic States. All Divisions have the majority Burman people and 7 ethnic States are belonged to Kachin, Chin, Shan, Arakanese, Karenni (Kayah), Mon and Karen. This is inequality for the ethnic minorities because they have demanded racial equality, and Burman people must have one State, whether it is larger than other ethnic State.

However, the regime has pretended giving more authorities to ethnic State, by creating up Division/ State Parliament and their governments. If we looked from outside, it is like a federal union and the States have full administrative, legislative and juridical powers in their parliaments. This is just cosmetic and the State powers are absolutely controlled by central government. The ethnic State government has no power but to take all administrative powers from the central government. Continue reading “Burma:Fake Federal Union and Undemocratic Parliament, How Government Proceeds for Civil War”

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Myanmar land ကုမၸဏီသည္ ယာဥ္ယႏၱရားမ်ား ငွါးရမ္းျခင္း လုပ္ငန္းအျပင္ ေနျပည္ေတာ္ တည္ေဆာက္ေရး လုပ္ငန္းမ်ား၊ ရထားလမ္း ေဖာက္လုပ္ေရး လုပ္ငန္းမ်ား၊ ရန္ကုန္-ျပည္-မေကြးလမ္း အဆင့္ျမွင့္တင္ေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားအား တာ၀န္ယူေဆာင္ရြက္ရေသာ ကုမၸဏီႀကီး တစ္ခု ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ယင္းကုမၸဏီသည္ စီးပြားေရးဦးပိုင္ လိမိတက္တြင္ ၀င္ေငြအေကာင္းဆုံး လုပ္ငန္းမ်ားတြင္ တခုအပါအ၀င္ ျဖစ္ၿပီး စစ္ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီးမ်ား၏ အဓိကပစ္မွတ္ျဖစ္ကာ လူမသိ သူမသိ ဖုံးဖိထားေသာ လုပ္ငန္းလည္း ျဖစ္သည္။ ၎တို႔ႏွင့္ အနီးကပ္ရွိေစရန္ ၎ကုမၸဏီအား ၂၀၀၆ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕ ပ်ဥ္းမပင္မွ ေနျပည္ေတာ္သို႔ပင္ ေျပာင္းေရႊ႕ထားလိုက္ေသးသည္။ ေနျပည္ေတာ္ တည္ေဆာက္ေရး လုပ္ငန္းတြင္  လူေနအေဆာက္အဦး (၁၆၅) လုံးအား နယ္စပ္စည္ပင္သာယာေရး၀န္ႀကီးဌာနမွ ေဆာက္လုပ္ေပးရန္ လုပ္ငန္းအပ္ႏွံခဲ့ပါသည္။ (နတလ) မွ ရရွိေသာ အေဆာက္အဦးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားအား Myanmar Land ကုမၸဏီမွ ျပင္ပေဆာက္လုပ္ေရး ကုမၸဏီမ်ားအား (၅%) အျမတ္စား စနစ္ျဖင့္  လုပ္ငန္းမ်ား ျပန္လည္အပ္ႏွံခဲ့ပါသည္။ လုပ္ငန္းရရွိေသာ ကုမၸဏီ (၁၆)ခုအနက္ အမ်ားစုမွာ တပ္မေတာ္အရာရွိႀကီးမ်ားႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္ေသာ ကုမၸဏီမ်ားသာ ျဖစ္သည္။ ဥပမာ- အင္အားသစ္ ကုမၸဏီ (ဒုတိယဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီး တင္ေအး၏တူ) ၊ ျမတ္အားမာန္ ကုမၸဏီ (ဒုတိယဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီး တင္ေအး၏တူ)၊ GGC ကုမၸဏီ (အားကစား၀န္ႀကီး သူရ ဦးေအးျမင့္၏သား)၊ ေက်ာ္ရတနာမြန္ကုမၸဏီ (ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္၀င္းသန္း၏ သားမက္) တို႔အျပင္ အျခားအခြင့္ထူးခံ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္မ်ားႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္ေသာ ကုမၸဏီမ်ား ပါ၀င္ပါသည္။ Myanmar Land ကုမၸဏီသည္ တည္ေဆာက္ေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ား ေဆာင္ရြက္ရသျဖင့္ ဆင္မင္းဘိလပ္ေျမစက္ရုံမွ ဘိလပ္ေျမအိတ္ခြဲတမ္း ေန႔စဥ္ အိတ္ (၈၀၀၀) နီးပါးအား စက္ရုံသြင္းေစ်းက်ပ္ (၃၀၀၀) ျဖင့္ ရရွိပါသည္။

၂၀၀၆ ခုႏွစ္မွစတင္၍ ယေန႔အထိ ရရွိဆဲ ျဖစ္သည္။ Myanmar Land ကုမၸဏီမွ ယာဥ္ယႏၱရားမ်ားသည္ နအဖ အဖြဲ႔၀င္မ်ားျဖစ္ေသာ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္မွဴးႀကီး သန္းေရႊ၊ ဒုတိယဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္မွဴးႀကီး ေမာင္ေအး၊ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီး သူရေရႊမန္း၊ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီး သိန္းစိန္၊ ဗုိလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီး သီဟသူရတင္ေအာင္ျမင့္ဦး၊ ဒုတိယဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီး တင္ေအးတို႔၏ အိမ္မ်ား ေဆာက္လုပ္မည့္ ေျမဧက (၄၀၀) ေက်ာ္အား ေျမညွိေပးရျခင္း လုပ္ငန္းမ်ားကို ေဆာင္ရြက္ ေပးခဲ့ရပါသည္။  Myanmar Land ကုမၸဏီ၏ ယာဥ္ယႏၱရားငွါးရမ္းမႈလုပ္ငန္းအား စီးပြားေရးဦးပိုင္ လိမိတက္ ဥကၠဌမွ တုိက္ရိုက္ခ်ဳပ္ကိုင္ထားသည္။ ယာဥ္ယႏၱရားငွါးရမ္းမႈစနစ္မွာ ေျမသယ္ယာဥ္ (၁၀)ဘီးကား တစ္စီးအား လခ်ဳပ္စနစ္ျဖင့္ ငွါးရမ္းမည္ဆုိပါက စေပၚေငြ သိန္း (၂၀) က်ပ္တင္ရၿပီး လစဥ္ငွါးရမ္းခ က်ပ္ (၇)သိန္း၊ ေျမတူးယာဥ္ႏွင့္ ေျမသယ္ယာဥ္မ်ား ဌားရမ္းမည္ဆိုပါက စေပၚေငြ (၄၅) သိန္းႏွင့္ လစဥ္ဌားရမ္းခက်ပ္ (၂၀) သိန္းသာ ေပးသြင္းရပါသည္။ ေျမသယ္ယာဥ္ (၁၀)ဘီးကား ျပင္ပတြင္ ျပန္လည္ ငွါးရမ္းပါက တစ္ဂ်ဴတီ (၈)နာရီတြင္ က်ပ္တစ္သိန္းရရွိၿပီး ေျမတူးယာဥ္ႏွင့္ ေျမေကာ္ယာဥ္မ်ား ငွါးရမ္းပါက တစ္ဂ်ဴတီ (၈)နာရီတြင္ က်ပ္တစ္သိန္းေျခာက္ေသာင္းမွ က်ပ္ႏွစ္သိန္း နီးပါး ရရွိၾကပါသည္။ ယာဥ္ယႏၱရား ငွါးရမ္းခြင့္ ရွိသူမ်ားသည္ (၂) ႏွစ္ ငွါးရမ္းခြင့္ ရရွိၿပီးပါက အရစ္က်ဆပ္ အေၾကြးစနစ္ျဖင့္ ၀ယ္ယူခြင့္ ရရွိၾကပါသည္။ Continue reading “armydevelopment/armydictator-naywin/-u-paing-and-their-company by photayokeking”

Thai-Cambodian border fights force closure of 9 hospitals

BANGKOK, 27 April 2011 (NNT) – Nine hospitals along the Thai-Cambodian border have been closed temporarily due to the ongoing clashes while mobile medical units have been sent out to take care of residents.

As violent confrontations between Thai and Cambodian troops continue, Minister of Public Health Jurin Laksanawisit reported that the operations of nine hospitals near the border in Surin and Buri Ram provinces had been suspended for the safety of staff members and patients alike. The hospitals comprise seven tambon health promotion hospitals and two community hospitals. Phanom Dong Rak Hospital is now only open for emergency cases and surgery while Kap Choeng Hospital has had most of its patients transferred to other hospitals and has allowed the rest to go home.

Mr Jurin said five more teams had been added to the Ministry’s mobile medical units, which had been providing services for people at 31 sheltering centers, of which 23 are located in Surin and 8 in Buri Ram. Thus far, 7,672 residents have been given health examinations. Most of the sick were diagnosed with respiratory diseases while another major portion had problems with the digestive system.

The Public Health Minister has ordered special care for 16 patients who have a tendency to commit suicide as well as several others suffering from stress. He also indicated that no infectious diseases had been found so far and emphasized the importance of sanitation within the temporary shelters.