Statement News Release From PWO March 13

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 09:17

သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

ျမန္မာ့ျမွားဦးကုမၼဏီႏွင့္ လြယ္လြမ္ျပည္သူ႔စစ္ေခါင္းေဆာင္ ဦးေအာင္ထြန္းတို႔ပူးေပါင္း၍ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေျမာက္ပိုင္း၊ မူဆယ္ခရိုင္၊ နမ့္ဖတ္ကာေဒသတြင္ ေဒသခံျပည္သူလူထုမ်ားမွ မွီတင္းလုပ္ကိုင္စားေသာက္ေနေသာ နမ့္ေမာေခ်ာင္းႏွင့္နမ့္ခါေခ်ာင္းအား သတၱဳတြင္း တူးေဖာ္ရန္ စတင္လုပ္ေဆာင္ေနသည္ကို အျမန္ဆံုးတားဆီးေပးရန္အတြက္ မတ္လ ၅ရက္ေန႔ ၂ဝ၁၂ခုႏွစ္တြင္ နမ့္ဖတ္ကာေက်းရြာ အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးမွဴးထံ လိပ္မူျဖင့္ ျမန္မာျ့မွားဦးကုမၼဏီ ဥကၠဌထံ ေဒသခံျပည္သူေပါင္း (၂၄ဝ)၏ လက္မွတ္မ်ားျဖင့္ စာေရးသားပို႔ေပးခဲ့သည္ဟု နယ္ခံရြာသူမွ ေျပာျပခဲ့ပါသည္။

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TNLA, KIA, and SSA together Bombed Burmese battalion (130)

On March 2nd 2012 at 4pm local time, Manton based Infantry Battalion (130) were bombed as they made their way to Moemade. The Battalion commander got seriously injured along with many soldiers.

 “Our Ta’ang National Liberation Army, KIA, and SSA cooperatively fought them. Two mines exploded as they came in two cars to Moemes village between Manton and Moemade. Two soldiers died and about 10 soldiers were seriously injured including the Battalion Commander” said a correspondent from TNLA.

An eyewitness commented that the injured Battalion Commander was brought by a helicopter to the military hospital in Laisho.

 “Now, the security in Manton Township (Palaung autonomy area) is very tight. Many soldiers have descended on the town and are continually checking people’s comings and goings. When visitors come to town they are questioned as to their purpose for entering the town. I think the situation will become more complicated” said a Manton local.

The Burmese columns were attacked about 12 miles outside Moenes village while on their way in two cars to Loiyar village. The battalion commander’s right-hand man with a ranking of three stars on his left hand side died and three soldiers were taken for a medical check in Manton hospital; said a hospital staff.

Fighting has once again commenced in the Manton area where they had previously had peace for over 20 years. This brings uncertainty; worry and instability for the local people in the area. They are really scared because of the case of the seriously injured battalion commander, which could potentially make things worse for the local people.

Human Rights Documentation and Information Department

Ta’ang Students and Youth Organization

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Burmese Migrants!! branch office for nationality verification and issuance of passports to migrant workers is to be opened in Chiangmai today

14 march 2012   A branch office for nationality verification and issuance of passports to migrant workers is to be opened in Chiangmai today, at the 700th Anniversary Stadium premises. It will halve the costs in going to Tachilek in order to complete the process, according to an aid worker. One migrant who has received his passport in Tachilek says he paid 6,800 baht ($ 266.66) for the services

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