The police is violently cracking down the protesting students, monks and people; making unlawful arrest of journalists.State media: 127 are arrested in Letpadan.
Yangon-Myanmar Press Council (Interim) issued a statement condemning Myanmar Police Force’s hostile action of beating and arresting the journalists covering news as to the main students’ column of democracy education, disrespecting for local and international laws. The full text of the statement issued by the MPC (Interim) is as follows: (1) The MPC expresses much concern over the riot police’s beating and arresting the journalists covering news to make it known to the public, keeping a close watch on the situations of the student protesters arriving in Letpadan, Bago Region. (2) The journalists are reporting on actual situations without supporting or objecting to the protest of the students. Moreover, they are not participating in the demonstration of the students. Laws, rules and regulations are prescribed for the reporters regarding the riots and protests in the world. The MPC (Interim) has an opinion about the riot police’s crackdown and arrest of the journalists, disrespect for local and international laws, going against the rights of the reporters stipulated in the Media Law approved by the Union parliament and the fundamental rights of the citizens in the Constitution. (3) Now is the second time the journalists have been arrested in Letpadan. The MPC (Interim) strongly objected to the improper action of the riot police. Moreover, the MPC (Interim) demands an immediate release of the arrested journalists.
students arrested under section 143, Section 145, Section 147, Section 332, Section 505 (b) Section 143 is the maximum sentenced to 6 months, Fines, 2, both stroke Section 145 is the maximum sentenced to 2 years, Fines, 2 stroke Section 147 is the maximum sentenced to 2 years, Fines, 2, both stroke Section 332 is the maximum sentenced to 3 years, Fines, 2, both stroke Section 505 (b), the maximum sentenced to 2 years, Fines, 2, both stroke You can set a total of 9 years 6 months in prison.
State media: 127 are arrested in Letpadan. 10./3/2015 More than 400 Police crackdown on protest camp Letpadan today ,near local monastery. The protesters began their sit-in just over a week ago on a road near a monastery in Letpadan after police barred them from marching to Yangon Photocredit Student union – not use for commercial
The police violently cracked down the main student protesters’ column blocked in Letpadan in the afternoon on March 10, beating and arresting not only the students but also the journalists covering news, bringing the number of about 50 people detained. The police started beating the students trying to join the main student protesters’ column while finding confronted by the main student boycott column in the afternoon. Beating and arresting monks and journalists apart from the students The police were forcibly beating and arresting the Buddhist monks and local people from Letpadan joining hands with the students starting at 1.30 pm. According to the reports gained up to 3 pm, the six injured were rushed to Letpadan People’s Hospital. A plan was being made to send a seriously injured woman to Yangon General Hospital. The students and the journalists fled to the nearest monastery and houses, but the police chased after them and beat them. The students in the ambulance were also beaten and arrested. “I fled to the monastery after being beaten. Around me, I saw the female student crying and she told me that she was beaten with a baton. I pulled her and ran to the monastery. The crowd dispersed. A number of the protesters followed me. But the monastery was raided by the police and I had to run again,” a student who was beaten by the police said at about 2.30 pm. He added that his elder brother and younger brother were also beaten. It was not easy to save them. The police beat all they saw. The Buddhist monks were also beaten. Two thirds of the student protesters were thought to be arrested. Moreover, the journalists arriving at the scene said that the reporters were being beaten and arrested. At least one reporter was arrested and five were missing. The journalists are hiding Continue reading “#UPDATE #MYANMAR #MEDIA #RUN #IMAGES #CRACKDOWN #STUDENT #LETPADAN”→
Southern insurgents stepped up violent campaign with the torching of a local health station, local administrative office, surveillance cameras, shooting Buddhists, and putting up banners opposing the peace dialogue effort by the military regime.
Unrest incidents were reported in Pattani, Narathiwatnand Songkhla provinces.
Security officials said Monday southern insurgents in Narathiwat cut down trees to block roads in Rueso district, and set fire to a health office in Tambon Sawor.
But village headman and defence volunteers managed to put out the fire before it raged.
A roadside bomb was also detonated on the road from Waeng to Sungai Kolok near a bridge while a patrol unit passed by.
Nobody was injured in the explosion.
Meanwhile security officials reported banners were put up at eleven locations in Khok Pho, Panare, Yarang, Yaring, Nong Chik, and Kapor districts.
Five members of the so-called mysterious “Men in Black” who battled with troops at Kok Wua intersection near the Democracy Monument during the red-shirt protests in April 2010 resulting to the death of Romklao Phuvatham have been arrested by police.
Pol Gen Somyos Poompanmuang, deputy national police chief, told the media that the five suspects who identities were withheld confessed during the police interrogation that they were involved in the shooting of army troops and civilians near the Democracy Monument on April 10 at the height of the red-shirt protests against the Abhisit government.
The battle resulted to several troops of being killed, including Colonel Romklao who was posthumously promoted as a general, and also injured.
Pol Gen Somyos said the five were initially charged with possessing, carrying in public and using war weapons. Police are still looking for two more members of the “Men in Black”, he added.
The deputy police chief continued saying that since the case against the “Men in Black” was being investigated by the Department of Special Investigation, the police would notify the DSI of its intention to join the investigation. thai pbs
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Two clashes between army troops, government-formed Pan Say Kyaw Myint’s militia and Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) broke out on April 25, in Namhkham, northern Shan State, a TNLA official told Eleven Media.
On April 25, the TNLA Battalion 478 opened fire to the army’s Htainkan Camp in Lwel Chat Village in Namhkham.
The camp, a tea factory taken over by troops, situated along the Shwe underground gas pipeline.
“The ambush happened around 5 am Friday. The camp troops used force to collect money from the civilians,” TNLA’s secretary general Lt-Col. Tar Bone Kyaw told Eleven Media.
Afterwards, the TNLA raided the militia in Mongpan Village at 6:30 am and found eight M 22 long rifles, one carbine, one pistol and a number of illicit drugs, according to the information department of PSLF/TNLA (Palaung State Liberation Front/Ta’ang National Liberation Army).
The fighting between the government army, Pan Say Kyaw Myint’s militia and TNLA has started since the beginning of April.
“When we organize our people, we need an access to the areas controlled by government. But they did not allow us and opened fire (at TNLA). That’s why fighting renewed. Pan Say Kyaw Myint’s militia was formed by the government and they could not resist its order and started fighting us,” said Tar Bone Kyaw.
The government forces under North-East Command and the TNLA’s Battalion-478 from Namhkham and Battalion-112 from Kutkai involved in the clashes.
“We fought with the remaining battalions from the government’s Division 88 which has been in Kachin State. According to local sources, there were 16 casualties from the government side and no casualty from our side,” said Tar Bone Kyaw.
The fighting would continue in Shan State unless the government stopped expanding the military presence, he added.
There was no response from the Ministry of Defence and North-East Command when contacted for comments.
The TNLA, an ally of Kachin Independence Army, operates in northern Shan State. It is an armed ethnic group that has yet to sign a ceasefire deal with the government.
Suthep Thaugsuban (สุเทพ เทือกสุบรรณ) (21.21): Violence has become the de facto means of the Thaksin regime against us whistle-blowers. Even the caretaker deputy PM and Finance Minister Kittirat Na Ranong has posted the following picture. As you can see, the implication is obvious.
BANGKOK, 26 February 2014 (NNT) – The National Police Chief has accepted the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC)’s demand for legal action against those responsible for the recent armed attacks that killed four children.
PDRC core figures today led supporters in a march to the Royal Thai Police Headquarters on Rama I Road. The group was donning black as an act of mourning for the fallen victims of violent attacks in Khao Saming district of Trat province and in front of Big C Department Store on Ratchadamri Road in Bangkok. Two children died in each of the incidents.
The gathering outside the police office was aimed to call on the authorities to bring the culprits to justice. PDRC Secretary-General Suthep Thaugsuban read out a letter which he had prepared for submission to the police, demanding that a panel of righteous and honorable officials be set up to take charge of the investigations.
The police opened the front gate to allow protest leaders to come in while National Police Chief Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew accepted the group’s letter by himself. The atmosphere was reportedly amicable and the PDRC supporters presented a bouquet of white flowers to the police.
The Police Chief informed the group that his deputy, Pol Gen Ek Angsananont, had been assigned to handle all cases of the PDRC. He also affirmed that the cases of the two deadly attacks at Khao Saming and Big C would be expedited.
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