Rangoon Charity Clinic to Reopen Despite Harassment
By SAW YAN NAING Saturday, July 18, 2009
The Rangoon based Free Funeral Services Society (FFSS) will officially reopen their clinic for poor and dispossessed people despite obstacles put up by the Burmese authorities.
Well-known actor Kyaw Thu will preside over the opening ceremony in North Dagon Township on July 19.
Kyaw Thu, a leading member of the FFSS, said that the new clinic will provide free medical assistance at birth and post-natal health care, as well as general health care for children and other outpatients. The clinic will treat diseases of the eyes, bones and skin, and will provide dental care.
However, ever since Kyaw Thu and members of the charity organization were involved in the pro-democracy uprising led by Buddhist monks in September 2007, Rangoon-based journalists and magazines have been banned from reporting and printing stories about FFSS activities.
In February this year, after pressure from the authorities, the FFSS had to move its offices from Thingangyun Township to North Dagon Township in the far outskirts of Rangoon. Continue reading “The Rangoon based Free Funeral Services Society (FFSS) will officially reopen their clinic for poor and dispossessed people despite obstacles put up by the Burmese authorities.”