MYANMAR government hospital slammed as paralyzed man found abandoned at Myeik cemetery


MYEIK—A paralyzed man rejected for health care at a local hospital was abandoned at a cemetery in Myeik last Thursday, one of the residents who left him there has confirmed.

On November 3, a destitute man staying at an old house on B Street in Kangyi Ward, Myeik, suffered a stroke. According to locals, the man is only about 30 years old but suffered the stroke due to heavy drinking.

When the ward administrator and a group of local residents brought him to the government hospital, hospital officials learned that the man has no relatives and was living alone.

“We sent him to the hospital on November 3. We also hired a man to help him. But the hospital staff said we had no permission to bring him there because he had ‘only’ suffered a stroke.  They repeatedly told us to take back the paralyzed man,” said a Kangyi local who asked not to be named.

“We are not the blood relatives of that patient. He has no relatives. That’s why we sent him to a government hospital. But the hospital forced us to take him back, even though the man can no longer walk. We asked the hospital how we could possibly provide health care to him when even the government hospital cannot do so. They objected to us and so we had to take him back.”

The Kangyi local said that last Thursday the group took the man to the Kalwin all-faith cemetery.

“Six people took the paralyzed man and abandoned him at the cemetery at our village. They (the men) left soft drinks with him. Previously, a man was also abandoned and left to die. We had to bury that man,” confirmed another Kalwin villager.

The news about the paralyzed man spread widely among Facebook users in Myeik, so officials had to take him back to the hospital on Sunday, according to local residents.

WANTED IN BURMA-MYANMAR:photos of suspected terrorists

Authorities in Myeik Township released the photos of three suspected terrorists who they say may be planning a bomb attack, according to police sources.

Mahmed, Azziz and Hla Myint.
Mahmed, Azziz and Hla Myint.


Security has been tightened around the town and surrounding villages as well as nearby islands in Myanmar’s southern coastal region. Police say they received a report last week saying three terrorists with explosive materials would enter Myeik crossing by sea from Thailand.

“Three terrorists have not been seized. There is various news, but security measures are being taken systematically. All the villages and wards, as well as nearby islands and the ports, are closely monitored by the officials,” said an on-duty police officer at Kywal Ku Bridge.

Local authorities have been closely monitoring the entries of strangers into Myeik Township. They carried out inspections in and around the town, and are tightening security.

“We have beefed up the security. Since August 17, we are checking every individual both day and night. We also check all the vehicles. At night, we patrol by boat along the river, and check the jetties. If necessary, more security forces will be deployed. We will have to continue our security measures for several days ahead,” he added.

The suspects have been identified by local authorities to be holding Thai citizenship. Two of them are said to be originially Myanmar natives who moved to Thailand in their young age, and one is reported to be living now in Indonesia. All of them speak Myanmar language fluently, according to the authorities.

ၿမိတ္ၿမိဳ႕သို႔ ဝင္ေရာက္လာနိုင္ေသာ ေဖာက္ခြဲေရးသမား သံုးဦးဘယ္သူရွိမလည္း မုစ္ကုလားေတြပဲေပါ့။

မသကၤာစရာေတြ႕လွ်င္ သက္ဆိုင္ရာကို အေၾကာင္းၾကားဖို႔ မေမ့ပါနဲ႔။

သက္ဆိုင္ရာ= မိမိတိုင္ၾကားခ်က္ကို အေလးထား၍ အေရးႀကီးလွ်င္ႀကီးသလို တံု႔ျပန္ေဆာင္႐ြက္ေပးနိုင္သူ/ ဌာန