India: Our security interests intertwined with Myanmar

24 January 2012

NEW DELHI, 24 JAN: The external affairs minister, Mr S M Krishna, today said India’s security interests are “intertwined” with that of Myanmar.

“We have traditional and civilisational relationship with Myanmar. Our trade links have been very ancient and our security interest are intertwined with Myanmar,” Mr Krishna said while welcoming the Myanmar foreign minister, Mr Wunna Maung Lwin, here.  His comments came in the backdrop of the “17th National Level Meeting to Strengthen Border Issues” between the two countries that was held in Nay Pyi Taw last week.

India and Myanmar have been steadily improving their relations in the recent past and the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is expected to visit Myanmar this year.

A press release issued by the ministry of external affairs said, “ India welcomed the steps being taken by the Government of Myanmar towards national reconciliation and democratic transition. India also expressed its support for Myanmar to continue playing its due role among the comity of nations.”

Mr Lwin, who is here on an official visit, said it was a pleasure and honour to come here. “We have a very historic and long tradition of bilateral relations between our two countries. I look forward to future bilateral discussions about the strengthening and enhancing the existing bilateral relations in the field of political, security, social and economic development of the two countries,” he said.

press release

Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar to India

January 24, 2012


The visiting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, His Excellency Mr. Wunna Maung Lwin, called on the Prime Minister today. Later, delegation level talks were held between the External Affairs Minister and the Foreign Minister of Myanmar.

2. The two sides positively assessed the development in bilateral relations after the landmark State Visit of the President of Myanmar to India in October last year. Both sides discussed measures to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation, including in the areas of trade and commerce, security, agriculture, health, culture, science and technology, human resource development and capacity building. The Indian side reiterated its continued support for infrastructure development and cooperation projects for the benefit of the people of Myanmar. The two Foreign Ministers underlined the significance of such projects which could improve connectivity between India and the other countries of South East Asia through Myanmar.

3. India welcomed the steps being taken by the Government of Myanmar towards national reconciliation and democratic transition. India also expressed its support for Myanmar to continue playing its due role among the comity of nations.

4. The Foreign Minister of Myanmar would be delivering a lecture on the subject “Myanmar: A Country in Transition to Democracy” at the Indian Council of World Affairs on January 25, 2012.

New Delhi
January 24, 2012

Insurgent activities

India asked Myanmar to take stringent action against Indian insurgent groups (IIGs) who are reportedly planning large scale disturbances in the forthcoming elections in Manipur.

The Union home secretary, Mr R K Singh, who participated in the 17th National Level meeting told his counterpart that Indian insurgent groups are taking shelter in Myanmar.

“Home secretary especially mentioned that Indian insurgent groups are planning large scale disturbances in the forthcoming elections in 2012 in Manipur,” said a senior home ministry official. The home secretary also mentioned IIGs camps and training facilities in Myanmar and sought Myanmar’s cooperation in dealing with their activities.

Myanmar said it would not allow insurgents to use its territory to engage in any hostile activities against India, the home ministry official said. sns

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Burma UPDATE: NLD member to hire a lawyer for KNU’s Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung

January 25 | 

  • Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Naw Ohn Hla

A National League for Democracy member, Naw Ohn Hla, told Karen News that she will find a lawyer for Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung, the jailed Karen National Union leader currently serving a 17-year jail sentence in Burma’s notorious Insein Prison.

Naw Ohn Hla said she met briefly with Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung at a special court session held in Insein to sentence him on January 19.

Naw Ohn Hla detailed her brief meeting with the jailed KNU central executive member for Karen News.
“I had a chance to give him a little food. We couldn’t talk much as we met under the careful watch of the authorities. But I will try to arrange a lawyer for him as he is due to go to trial again in the coming week”

Naw Ohn Hla said being kept in jail had affected Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung’s health. Continue reading “Burma UPDATE: NLD member to hire a lawyer for KNU’s Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung”

ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေျမာက္ပိုင္း၊ မူဆယ္ခရိုင္၊ နမ့္ခမ္းၿမိဳ႔နယ္ ပန္းေဆးအေျခစိုက္ က်န္လုႏွင့္ Palaung Women

၂၄ရက္၊ ဇန္နဝါရီလ၊ ၂ဝ၁၂ခုႏွစ္


ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေျမာက္ပိုင္း၊ မူဆယ္ခရိုင္၊ နမ့္ခမ္းၿမိဳ႔နယ္ ပန္းေဆးအေျခစိုက္ က်န္လုႏွင့္ က်န္ေကြရွင္တို႔ ဦးေဆာင္ေသာ ျပည္သူ႔စစ္တပ္ဖြဲ႔တို႔သည္ နမ့္ခမ္းၿမိဳ႔နယ္၊ စယ္ေနေက်းရြာအုပ္စု၊ ဖားျပန္႔ေက်းရြာေန အျပစ္မဲ့ျပည္သူ တစ္ဦးျဖစ္သည့္ ဦးအုိက္ထာက္ႏုိင္(ခ)ဦးႏုိင္ဆြယ္အား အျပစ္မရွိဘဲ လက္ထိပ္ခတ္ပစ္သတ္ၿပီး လူမဆန္စြာ ရက္ရက္စက္စက္မေသမခ်င္း ရိုက္ႏွိက္ခဲ့သည္ဟု သိရွိရပါသည္။

၂ဝ၁၂ ခုႏွစ္၊ ဇန္နဝါရီလ (၃)ရက္ေန႔ မြန္းလြဲပိုင္း (၁)နာရီခန္႔တြင္ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေျမာက္ပိုင္း၊ လားရိွဳးခရိုင္၊ လားရွဳိးအေျခစိုက္ ဗိုလ္မွဴးျမတ္ထြန္းလင္း ဦးေဆာင္ေသာ ေရွ႔တန္းအမွတ္ (၅ဝ၇)ခမရ တပ္ရင္း အင္အား (၆ဝ) ခန္႔ႏွင့္  က်န္လုႏွင့္က်န္ေကြရွင္တို႔ ဦးေဆာင္ေသာ ပန္းေဆးျပည္သူ႔စစ္ အင္အား (၂ဝ) ခန္႔တို႔သည္ နမ့္ခမ္းၿမိဳ႔နယ္၊ စယ္ေနေက်းရြာအုပ္စု၊ ဖာျပန္႔ေက်းရြာသို႔ေရာက္ရွိလာၿပီး ဦးေပၚထိန္ေနအိမ္သို႔ ရြာသားအား လံုး အမ်ဳိးသမီးႏွင့္ ကေလးပါမက်န္ စုေဝးရန္ ေစခိုင္းခဲ့ပါသည္။ ထိုအခိ်န္တြင္ ဦးအိုက္ထာက္ႏိုင္(ခ) ဦးႏိုင္ဆြယ္အား ပန္းေဆးျပည္သူ႔စစ္မွ ရြာသားမ်ားအေပၚ ၾကမ္းၾကမ္းတမ္းတမ္းကိုင္တြယ္မည္ကို စိုးရိမ္သျဖင့္ အေျခေနမဆိုး၀ါးမီွ မိမိအား မိုင္း၀ီးဌာေနျပည္သူ႔စစ္တပ္ဖြဲ႔၏ အရံတပ္ဖြဲ႔၀င္တစ္ဦးျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ထြက္ဆိုခဲ့ပါသည္။ ထို႔ေနာက္ ပန္းေဆးျပည္သူ႔စစ္ေခါင္းေဆာင္တစ္ဦးျဖစ္သည့္ က်န္ေကြရွင္မွ မိုင္း၀ီးျပည္သူ႔စစ္တပ္ဖြဲ႔ ၀င္မွန္လွ်င္ ယူနီးေဖာင္း၀တ္လာခဲ့ဟု ခိုင္းေစခဲ့သည္။ ဦးအိုက္ထာက္ႏိုင္(ခ)ဦးႏိုင္ဆြယ္မွ အိမ္သုိ႔ျပန္ၿပီး ယူနီေဖာင္း၀တ္ဆင္လာပါသည္။ ၄င္းမွ ယူနီေဖာင္း၀တ္ဆင္လာေသာအခါ ပန္းေဆးျပည္သူ႔စစ္ ေခါင္း ေဆာင္တစ္ဦးျဖစ္သူ က်န္လုမွ ဦးအိုက္ထာက္ႏိုင္(ခ)ဦးႏိုင္ဆြယ္အား လက္ေနာက္ျပန္လက္ထိတ္ခတ္ၿပီး မည္သည့္ေမးျမန္းမွဳမွမရွိဘဲ ထင္းေခ်ာင္းျဖင့္ အၾကိမ္ေပါင္းမ်ားစြာ ရိုက္ႏွက္ခဲ့ပါသည္။
ထို႔သို႔ရိုက္ႏွက္ၿပီးေနာက္ မြန္းလြဲ (၂) နာရီတြင္ လက္ျပန္လက္ထိပ္ခတ္ထားၿပီး ဦးအိုက္ထာက္ႏိုင္ (ခ)ဦးႏိုင္ဆြယ္၏ ညာတင္းပါးအား ေသနတ္ျဖင့္တစ္ခ်က္ပစ္ခတ္ခဲ့ေၾကာင္း မ်က္ျမင္သက္ေသေဒသခံ တစ္ဦးေျပာသည္။

“ေသနတ္ပစ္ခံရတဲ့ ဦးအိုက္ထာက္ႏုိင္(ခ)ဦးႏိုင္ဆြယ္အား  ရြာသားနဲ႔ေဆြမ်ဳိးေတြကိုေတာင္ ၾကည့္ရႈခြင့္မျပဳတဲ့အျပင္ ေဆးမွဴးေတာင္ လာေရာက္ကုသခြင့္မျပဳဘူး။ သူ႔ကို ခမရ တပ္ရင္း(၅ဝ၇) တို႔တည္းခိုတဲ့ (ေဒၚမားဘြတ္) အိမ္ ေလွခါးေအာက္မွာ ေနာက္ျပန္လက္ထိပ္ခတ္ထားတယ္။ ဇန္နဝါရီလ (၄)ရက္ေန႔ နံနက္ (၆) နာရီ အခ်ိန္ခန္႔မွာ ဦးလုက်န္ႏွင့္ ဦးက်န္ေကြရွင္ ဦးေဆာင္တဲ့ ပန္းေဆးျပည္ သူ႔စစ္အပါအဝင္ (၃) ဦးေရာက္ရွိလာၿပီးေတာ့ ဦးအိုက္ထာက္ႏိုင္ကို ဒရြတ္တုိက္ဆြဲသြားၿပီး ဦးေပၚေကာ္ အိမ္ေအာက္မွာရွိတဲ့ ၿခံစည္းရိုးနားမွာ (၂) ေယာက္က သူ႔ကိုကိုင္ထားၿပီးေတာ့ တစ္ေယာက္က ထင္းတံုးနဲ႔ နဖူးမွာ (၁) ခ်က္၊ ေနာက္ေစ့မွာ (၃) ခ်က္ရုိက္တယ္။  ဦးေႏွာက္ပြင့္ထြက္တဲ့အထိ သူ႔ကိုရိုက္ႏွက္ညွင္းပန္း ႏွိပ္စက္ခဲ့တယ္။ သူေသသြားေတာ့ သူ႔အေလာင္းကို လက္ထိပ္ျဖဳတ္ၿပီး ဦးေပၚေကာ္ရဲ့ ၿခံစည္းရိုးအျပင္ဘက္မွာ စြန္႔ပစ္ခဲ့တယ္” ဟု မ်က္ျမင္သက္ေသတစ္ဦးက ေျပာျပခဲ့ပါသည္။ Continue reading “ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေျမာက္ပိုင္း၊ မူဆယ္ခရိုင္၊ နမ့္ခမ္းၿမိဳ႔နယ္ ပန္းေဆးအေျခစိုက္ က်န္လုႏွင့္ Palaung Women”