YANGON, Myanmar – A domestic Myanma Airways flight had a minor landing mishap Monday, one of two on the same day in Asia involving the same model of Chinese-made twin turboprop aircraft. There were no deaths in either accident.
The accident, the third since late December, comes as Myanmar is experiencing a boom in tourism after instituting democratic reforms that caused western nations to lift most longstanding sanctions that had been applied against the previous repressive military regime.
Myanmar state television showed the scene of the bad landing in Kawthaung in southeastern Myanmar. The Facebook page of the national police said the aircraft carrying four crew members and 60 passengers swerved off one side of the runway on landing Monday on a flight from Mawlamyine that had originated from Yangon, the country’s biggest city.
State-owned Myanmar Airways skidded off the runway on landing at the Kawthaung Airport in southern Myanmar on Monday due to a hydraulic system failure. No injuries were reported.
The Chinese-made MA60 plane, carrying 60 passengers and 4 flight crew, skidded about 200 feet west of the runway and came to rest in some bushes. Both propellers on the plane’s wings have been damaged but no one was injured.
“[The pilot] took caution in landing the airplane after seeing the hydraulic system failure signal. After the plane’s wheel touched the runway, the plane skidded off about 200 feet from the runway’s edge,” said Than Htun, managing director of Myanmar Airways.
The airplane operates daily domestic flights from Yangon to Mawlamyaing and Kawthaung.
“After the plane took off it returned back to Yangon, which they said was due to mechanical errors. Nothing happened on the way from Yangon to Mawlamyaing. It only happened when we arrived in Kawthaung. The passengers were in chaos and a baby fell under the seat,” said a passenger.
( Maungdaw, 10 June 2013): A villager of a Burmese model village in Maungdaw township was hospitalized Saturday in the village clinic following an attack on him by some Muslim villagers in the western Burma border locality.
Maungdaw city watch tower
The victim has been identified as Ko Aung Than, son of U Shwe Lon & Daw Khin Mya from Kharay Myint model village in the southern part of Maungdaw.
Aung Than was stabbed by a group of Muslim goons near his village when he was looking for frogs at night with other eight villagers in the inundated firm land nearby the village graveyard.
Over 100 Muslim villagers from a village nearby the Buddhist graveyard arrived in the location, when Aung Than and his fellow villagers were searching for frogs at around 9 pm.
Once the Muslim goons chased the model villagers, they ran away from the location. But Aung Than could not run fast and he was stabbed on his back with a sharp item by the group.
Aung Than still escaped and arrived in his village at around 10 pm. Soon he was rushed to village clinic by his family members. A resident of Kharay Myint model village, who wanted anonymity, informed that the authority has begun investigation into the matter, but prohibited the villagers against disclosing about the incident to outsiders as well as the media.
( Kuala Lunpur, 10 June 2013): A group of miscreants attacked 6 Arakanese, who have been working in an umbrella factory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday, said a close friend of the victims. Two Arakanese were severely wounded in the attack, who were shifted to the hospital, and the rest could escape with minor injuries.
One victim named Ko Khin Maung Win, who hails from Rathidaung township-20 miles north of Sittwe, Arakan-remains unconscious in the hospital bed, who received injuries on his head, nose and also arms.
The incident took place in the early morning at their rented wooden house, where the six Arakanese stays. A group of suspected Muslim goons approached their house at around 3 am and sprayed a kind if gas inside the house through the holes. The inmates, who were sleeping then, soon found difficulties in breathing and also felt itching in their eyes.
When the Arakanese opened the door to come out, a group of six masked people entered their house and targeted them with swords, informed the source.
In another incident in Malaysia that took place few days back, a migrant Burmese were chopped to death by the miscreants. The Malaysian police found the dead body of the Burmese migrant near a rubbish pile of Kalong Utama town. The body showed the mark of cutting on the throat. The polce is yet to arrest the culprits.
Nearly 10 Burmese were reportedly killed in Malaysia in the recent time by the suspected Muslim goons. The political observers suspect that it was the retaliatory actions by the local Muslim community on migrant Burmese there to take revenges against the ongoing attacks on Muslims inside Burma.
Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia
YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Prime Minister’s Office
Blok Utama, Bangunan Perdana Putra
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
Re: Reporting the Slaughtering of Burmese people in Malaysia
Dear The Honourable Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak,
I am wring this letter to inform you injustice facing of our Burmese people in Malaysia.
Burmese migrant workers in Malaysia are violently slaughtered almost every day
in recent weeks by state-sponsored crimes as the retaliation of recent conflicts in Burma.
According to the reports, we have learnt that these atrocious and barbaric attacks were pre-arranged and pre-plotted.We are very concerned that Burmese especially Buddhists and non-Muslims are brutally murdered and slayed to death in Malaysia.
Burmese and Buddhist migrant workers are the minority in Malaysia and Malaysia government is so far failed to protect the people of Burma. It seems that Malaysian government got no will to stop killing of non-Muslim Burmese migrant workers.
We believe in non-violent committed and we denounce any form of violent or
terrorist action taken by any group or any person.
Therefore, we call for your government to kindly address this issues urgently and
to help protecting Burmese citizens residing and working in Malaysia who are facing imminent and immediate loss of their lives.
BURMA DEMOCRATIC CONCERN-BDC : Dear Friends, Can you please send email, tweet and post on your face book profile following message in ENGLISH as much as you can to Malaysian embassies around the world so that international community will know the suffering of Burmese migrant workers in Malaysia. Thanks U Htay Tint for your dedication and list of Malaysian embassies around the world. >>> Malaysia government must stop killing Buddhists, Christians, Hindus & non-Muslims Burmese migrant workers by state-sponsored gangs.
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