Wednesday, May 29, 2013

ကေလးဦးေရ ကန္႔သတ္မႈ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္အစိုးရ ရွင္းလင္းခ်က္

ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ ေမာင္ေတာခ႐ိုင္မွာရွိတဲ့ မူဆလင္ လူမႈအသိုင္းအ၀ိုင္းအေနနဲ႔ ကေလး ၂ ဦးပဲ ယူရမယ္ဆိုတဲ့ ေဒသႏၱရအမိန္႔ကို လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အဖြဲ႔အစည္းေတြက ေ၀ဖန္တာဟာ တဘက္ေစာင္းနင္း က်ၿပီးေတာ့ ပကတိအေျခအေနေတြကို မသိလို႔ျဖစ္တယ္လို႔ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ အာဏာပိုင္ေတြက ေျပာဆုိပါတယ္။

ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္အစိုးရ သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ေရးအဖြဲ႔ အတြင္းေရးမႉး ဦး၀င္းၿမိဳင္ ကို ဒီအမိန္႔ ထုတ္ျပန္မႈနဲ႔ပတ္သက္ၿပီး ကိုသားညြန္႔ဦး က ဆက္သြယ္ေမးျမန္းထားပါတယ္။

“ဒီဥစၥာက အခုမွ ထြက္တဲ့ဥစၥာ မဟုတ္ဘူး။ ၉၂၊ ၉၃၊ ၉၄ ေလာက္ကတည္းက ရွိေနခဲ့တဲ့ အမိန္႔လို႔ ေျပာပါတယ္။ အဲ့ဒီဥစၥာေတြကို အေကာင္အထည္ေဖာ္တာက UN အဖြဲ႔အစည္းနဲ႔ AZT ဆုိတဲ့ INGO အဖြဲ႔ေတြပါခင္ဗ်။ သူတို႔ အေကာင္အထည္ေဖာ္တယ္။ ၉၂၊ ၉၃၊ ၉၄ ကစၿပီး အေကာင္အထည္ေဖာ္တာ အခု ရခိုင္အေရးအခင္း ျဖစ္တဲ့အခ်ိန္မွာ ျပန္ၾကည့္ေတာ့ လူဦးေရက အင္မတန္ မ်ားျပားလာပါတယ္။ သူတို႔ကေတာ့ သားဆက္ျခား ေအာင္ျမင္တယ္လို႔ ဆုိပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမဲ့ လူဦးေရ ေပါက္ဖြားႏႈန္းက တအားမ်ားတဲ့အတြက္ အခုလို ျပႆနာျဖစ္လာတဲ့အခါ ရခိုင္ကိစၥကုိ စံုစမ္းစစ္ေဆးေရး ေကာ္မရွင္ကလည္း အႀကံျပဳထားတာေတြ ရွိပါတယ္။ အဲ့ဒါေတြကို ျပန္ၿပီးေတာ့ အေကာင္အထည္ ေဖာ္တဲ့သေဘာမ်ိဳးနဲ႔ ေဒသႏၱရအမိန္႔နဲ႔ ထုတ္တာပါခင္ဗ်။”

ေမး။          ။ ဟုတ္ကဲ့ခင္ဗ်။ ၉၂၊ ၉၃ တုန္းက ထုတ္တဲ့အမိန္႔က ဒီအစိုးရအေနနဲ႔ ထုတ္ျပန္တာလား။ အမိန္႔လား ဥပေဒလား အဲ့ဒါက။

ေျဖ။           ။ “အမိန္႔ပါပဲခင္ဗ်။ ေဒသႏၱရအမိန္႔လို႔ ေခၚပါတယ္။ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ ေမာင္ေတာတစ္ခုတည္းပါပဲ။ က်န္တဲ့ ေနရာေတြေတာင္ မပါပါဘူး။”

ေမး။          ။ ဟုတ္ကဲ့။ အခု ရခိုင္အစိုးရကေနၿပီးေတာ့ ထုတ္လိုက္တဲ့သေဘာကေရာ အမိန္႔လား ဥပေဒလား။

ေျဖ။           ။ “အမိန႔္လို႔ ေျပာပါတယ္ခင္ဗ်။ ဥပေဒအပိုင္းမွာေတာ့ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔က သိပ္နားမလည္ပါဘူး။ ဒီဥစၥာက အရင္တုန္းက ရွိခဲ့တဲ့ဟာကို ျပန္ၿပီးေတာ့ တည္ၿမဲေအာင္ အမိန္႔ထုတ္တာပါပဲခင္ဗ်။ ျပည္နယ္အစိုးရအေနနဲ႔ေတာင္ မဟုတ္ပါဘူးခင္ဗ်။ သက္ဆုိင္ရာ ၿမိဳ႕နယ္အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးမႉးနဲ႔ အဲ့ဒီမွာကိုင္တဲ့ နကစအဖြဲ႔ကေနၿပီး ထပ္ၿပီး အတည္ျပဳၿပီး ထုတ္ေပးတာပါ။ အဲ့ဒီေမာင္ေတာခ႐ိုင္ တစ္ခုတည္းပါပဲခင္ဗ်။”

ေမး။          ။ ရခိုင္စံုစမ္းေရးေကာ္မရွင္ကေနၿပီးေတာ့ အႀကံျပဳထားတဲ့အတုိင္းဆုိတာ ရခိုင္စံုစမ္းေရးေကာ္မရွင္ကေရာ ဒီကိစၥနဲ႔ပတ္သက္လို႔ 2 Child Policy ဆိုၿပီးေတာ့ပဲ အႀကံျပဳတာလား။

ေျဖ။           ။ “2 Child Policy လို႔ေတာ့ မေျပာပါဘူးခင္ဗ်။ သူက ပထမစာမ်က္ႏွာမွာေတာ့ ဒီလို လူဦးေရ ထိန္းခ်ဳပ္ဖို႔ လိုတယ္။ အဲ့လို ထိန္းခ်ဳပ္တဲ့အခါမွာလည္း ကိုယ့္ဘာသာေရးအရ ကန္႔ကြက္ႏုိင္တယ္။ ဒီလိုမ်ိဳးေလး ဆိုထားပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမဲ့လည္း ေနာက္စာမ်က္ႏွာမွာေတာ့ ရခိုင္တုိင္းရင္းသားေတြကလည္း ေတာင္းဆုိထားပါတယ္။ ေနာက္ၿပီးေတာ့ အဲ့ဒီမွာ ဒီလို လူဦးေရ ထိန္းခ်ဳပ္တာလည္း အရင္ထဲက ရွိတဲ့အတြက္ လုပ္သင့္ပါတယ္လို႔ သူတို႔က အဲ့ဒီမွာ အႀကံျပဳထားတာ ရွိပါတယ္။”

ေမး။          ။ 2 Child Policy နဲ႔ပတ္သက္ၿပီးေတာ့ ရခိုင္အာဏာပိုင္ေတြရဲ႕ ဆံုးျဖတ္ခ်က္နဲ႔ ပတ္သက္ၿပီးေတာ့ အစိုးရအေနနဲ႔ ျမန္မာအာဏာပိုင္ေတြနဲ႔ ျပန္ၿပီး Review လုပ္ေနတယ္ဆုိၿပီးေတာ့ ေျပာေနလို႔ပါ။ အထက္ကေရာ ဘာမ်ားေျပာ

ေျဖ။           ။ “အဲ့ဒါကေတာ့ က်ေနာ္ မသိဘူးခင္ဗ်။ ဒီဥစၥာက က်ေနာ္တို႔ ျပည္နယ္ အစိုးရအေနနဲ႔လည္း ထုတ္တာမဟုတ္ဘူး။ ေဒသႏၱရအမိန္႔ဆိုတာ သူတို႔ ထုတ္ခြင့္ရွိတယ္ေလ။ ရန္ကုန္မွာ ပုဒ္မ ၁၄၄ အစား ၁၈၈ ထုတ္တဲ့ပံုစံမ်ိဳးေပါ့။”

ေမး။          ။ အဲ့ေတာ့ အဲ့ဒီအထဲမွာ ကေလး ၂ ေယာက္အျပင္ အမ်ိဳးသမီး မိန္းမ တစ္ေယာက္ပဲ ယူရမယ္ဆိုတဲ့ဟာမ်ိဳးေရာ ပါပါသလား။

ေျဖ။           ။ “ပါပါတယ္ခင္ဗ်။ ဘာလို႔လဲဆိုရင္ သူတို႔က ၄ ေယာက္ ယူတဲ့အခါက်မွ ေစာေစာကလည္း က်ေနာ္ ေျပာၿပီးၿပီ။ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီး သိန္းေ႒း သူ တာ၀န္ထမ္းေဆာင္စဥ္က အဲ့ဒီမွာ ေမးတယ္။ ေယာက်ာ္းတစ္ေယာက္က မိန္းမ ၄ ေယာက္က တရား၀င္ယူတယ္။ တရားမ၀င္ မိန္းမေတြကလည္း ရွိတယ္။ အဲ့ဒီက ေမြးလာတဲ့ ကေလးေတြနဲ႔ အားလံုး မိသားစုေပါင္းလိုက္ရင္ ၈၂ ေယာက္ရွိတယ္။ အဲ့လိုမ်ိဳး မိသားစု ၁၀ ဆိုရင္ လူဦးေရ ဘယ္ေလာက္ရွိမလဲ။ အဲ့ဒါေလးေတြ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ ျပန္တြက္ၿပီးေတာ့ ရခိုင္တုိင္းရင္းသားေတြကလည္း အဲ့ဒါကို စိုးရိမ္တဲ့အတြက္ ေတာင္းဆုိျခင္း ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ဒါကလည္း ေမာင္ေတာတစ္ခုတည္းကို က်ေနာ္တို႔က ေဒသႏၱရအမိန္႔ ထုတ္တာျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ဘူးသီးေတာင္၊ ေမာင္ေတာ - ေမာင္ေတာခ႐ိုင္ဆုိရင္ ဘူးသီးေတာင္၊ ေမာင္ေတာ ပါပါတယ္ခင္ဗ်။”

ေမး။          ။ အခု ဒီအမိန္႔နဲ႔ ပတ္သက္ၿပီးေတာ့ ေ၀ဖန္သံေတြ ထြက္လာပါတယ္ခင္ဗ်။ ဒါက ခြဲျခားဆက္ဆံတယ္။ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ခ်ိဳးေဖာက္တယ္ဆုိတဲ့ သေဘာမ်ိဳးေပါ့။ ေ၀ဖန္သံေတြ ထြက္လာပါတယ္။ ဒီေ၀ဖန္ခ်က္ေတြအေပၚမွာ ဦး၀င္းၿမိဳင္တို႔ ဘာမ်ား တံု႔ျပန္ခ်င္ပါသလဲ။

ေျဖ။           ။ “သူတို႔ကေတာ့ ဘယ္လို ေ၀ဖန္ ေ၀ဖန္ေလ။ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ခ်ိဳးေဖာက္တယ္လို႔ ေျပာလို႔ရွိရင္ အဲ့ဒီလူေတြက ဒီမွာ လာမၾကည့္ဘဲနဲ႔ ေျပာတယ္လို႔ က်ေနာ္ ထင္ပါတယ္။ က်ေနာ္ေျပာမယ္ေလ ၁၀ ေပပတ္လည္ ရွိတဲ့အိမ္ထဲမွာ လူ ၂၀၊ ၃၀ ဘယ္လိုလုပ္ ေနမလဲ။ ေနာက္ၿပီးေတာ့ အဲ့လိုမ်ိဳး လူဦးေရ ေပါက္ဖြားႏႈန္း မ်ားလာတဲ့အတြက္ ဒီမွာ ရခိုင္တုိင္းရင္းသားေတြကလည္း စိုးရိမ္စိတ္ေတြ မ်ားလာပါတယ္။ အဲ့ဒီအတြက္ ေရရွည္အတြက္ ၾကည့္ၿပီး က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္အေနနဲ႔ ဒီလို အမိန္႔ထုတ္ျပန္တယ္လို႔ပဲ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔က ယူဆပါတယ္။ အမိန္႔ထုတ္တာကလည္း ျမန္မာတႏုိင္ငံလံုးကို ထုတ္တာလည္း မဟုတ္ဘူး။ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ တျပည္နယ္လံုးကို ထုတ္တာလည္း မဟုတ္ပါဘူး။ ဒီေမာင္ေတာခ႐ိုင္တစ္ခုတည္းကိုပဲ ထုတ္တာျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ အဲ့ဒါကိုမွ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးအဖြဲ႔က ဒီလိုေျပာတယ္ဆုိရင္ေတာ့ ဒါ တဖက္သတ္ စြပ္စြဲတယ္လို႔ပဲ က်ေနာ္ ထင္ပါတယ္။”

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လား႐ိႈးၿမိဳ႕ ဆူပူမႈ အာဏာပိုင္ေတြ ဖမ္းဆီးအေရးယူ

ေမလ ၂၈ ရက္ေန႔ အဂၤါေန႔က ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ လား႐ိႈးၿမိဳ႕မွာ ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့တဲ့ ဆူပူမႈေတြေၾကာင့္ ပုဒ္မ ၁၄၄ ထုတ္ျပန္ခဲ့ရသလို ဒီကေန႔မွာလည္း လံုၿခံဳေရးေတြ တိုးျမႇင့္ခ်ထားတယ္လို႔ ေဒသခံ အာဏာပိုင္ေတြက ေျပာပါတယ္။ ဆူပူမႈ စတင္ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့ရတဲ့ အေၾကာင္းရင္းျဖစ္တဲ့ အမ်ိဳးသမီးတစ္ဦးကို မီး႐ိႈ႕ခဲ့တဲ့ တရားခံကိုလည္း ဖမ္းဆီးထားသလို၊ ဗလီနဲ႔ စာသင္ေက်ာင္းေတြကို မီး႐ိႈ႕ခဲ့တဲ့ တရားခံေတြကိုလည္း ထိန္းသိမ္းထားၿပီးေတာ့ အမႈဖြင့္ထားတယ္လို႔ လား႐ိႈ႕ၿမိဳ႕က ရဲမႉးတစ္ဦး က ေျပာပါတယ္။ သတင္းအျပည့္အစံုကိုေတာ့ ဆက္သြယ္ေမးျမန္းထားတဲ့ ကိုေအာင္ရဲေမာင္ေမာင္ က တင္ျပထားပါတယ္။

မေန႔က ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ လား႐ိႈးၿမိဳ႕ နယ္ေျမ ၇၊ အမွတ္ ၈ ရပ္ကြက္ သႏီၵလမ္းေပၚမွာ မူဆလင္ဘာသာ၀င္ တစ္ဦးက ရွမ္းအမ်ိဳးသမီး တစ္ဦးကို ဓာတ္ဆီေလာင္းၿပီး မီး႐ိႈ႕တဲ့ ျဖစ္စဥ္ကို မေက်နပ္တာကေန အစျပဳၿပီး ညေနပိုင္းတပိုင္းလံုး ဆူပူမႈေတြ ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့တာပါ။

ဒီလို ပဋိပကၡေတြ ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့တဲ့အတြက္ သက္ဆိုင္ရာ နယ္ေျမက ရဲတပ္ဖြဲ႔၀င္ေတြဟာ ဒီကေန႔မွာလည္း စစ္တပ္နဲ႔အတူ ပူးေပါင္းၿပီးေတာ့ အၾကမ္းဖက္မႈေတြ ထပ္မျဖစ္ေအာင္ လံုၿခံဳေရးေတြ တိုးျမႇင့္ထားရတယ္လို႔လည္း လား႐ိႈးၿမိဳ႕ေပၚမွာ အဓိက လံုၿခံဳေရးတာ၀န္ ယူေပးေနရတဲ့ ရဲမႉး မိုးေဇာ္လင္း က ေျပာပါတယ္။

“လား႐ိႈးၿမိဳ႕ေပၚ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ မေန႔က ျဖစ္ခဲ့တဲ့ ၃ ရပ္ကြက္၊ ၄ ရပ္ကြက္ ေနာက္တခါ ၇ ရပ္ကြက္၊ ၉၊ ၁၂ အဲ့ဒီရပ္ကြက္ေတြမွာ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔က လံုၿခံဳေရး လိုက္ၿပီး ခ်ထားတာေပါ့ေနာ္။ လံုၿခံဳေရးေတြ ခ်ထားတယ္။ ေနာက္ၿပီးေတာ့ က်န္တဲ့ေနရာေတြကိုလည္း က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ကို တပ္ကလည္း ကူေပးပါတယ္။ မေန႔ကေလာက္ေတာ့ ဆုိးဆုိးရြားရြားေတာ့ မရွိပါဘူး အခုအခ်ိန္ထိေတာ့။ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ ထိန္းသိမ္းႏုိင္လိုက္ပါတယ္။”

လား႐ိႈးၿမိဳ႕ခံ အမ်ိဳးသမီးတစ္ဦးကို ဓာတ္ဆီေလာင္း မီး႐ိႈ႕တဲ့ တရားခံကို ေဒသခံေတြက ထုတ္ေပးဖို႔ ေတာင္းဆိုရင္းကေန မူဆလင္ေတြရဲ႕ ဗလီနဲ႔ စာသင္ေက်ာင္းေတြကိုပါ မီး႐ိႈ႕ခဲ့တာေၾကာင့္ မေန႔က ညေနပိုင္းမွာပဲ အေရးေပၚ အေျခအေန ပုဒ္မ ၁၄၄ ထုတ္ျပန္ၿပီး လံုၿခံဳေရးကို အဓိက တိုးျမႇင့္ခဲ့ရတယ္လို႔လည္း ရဲမႉး မိုးေဇာ္လင္း က ေျပာပါတယ္။

ဆူပူမႈေတြ ျဖစ္ပြားေအာင္ လုပ္ခဲ့တဲ့ တရားခံ ကိုေန၀င္းကိုလည္း သူ က်ဴးလြန္ထားတဲ့ ပုဒ္မေတြအလိုက္ အမႈဖြင့္ ဖမ္းထားၿပီးေတာ့ ဗလီတစ္လံုးနဲ႔ ဘာသာေရး စာသင္ေက်ာင္းကို မီး႐ိႈ႕ဖ်က္စီးတဲ့ တရားခံေတြကိုလည္း အမႈဖြင့္ ဖမ္းဆီးၿပီး က်ဴးလြန္သူေတြကို ဆက္လက္ ဖမ္းဆီးမိေအာင္လည္း ေဆာင္ရြက္ေနတယ္လို႔ ရဲမႉး မိုးေဇာ္လင္း က ေျပာပါတယ္။

“ဒီကိစၥကို စစဦးဆံုး ျဖစ္ေစတဲ့ မူဆလင္ေပါ့ေနာ္ ေကာင္မေလးကို မီး႐ိႈ႕တဲ့ေကာင္ကိုေတာ့ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔က အမႈဖြင့္ထားတယ္။ မီး႐ိႈ႕တာနဲ႔ပတ္သက္တဲ့ ပုဒ္မ တတ္ထားတာ တစ္ခု ရွိပါတယ္။ သူဟာ မူးယစ္ေဆး၀ါးနဲ႔ စိတ္ႂကြေဆးျပား ႏွစ္ျပား သူ႔မွာ ေတြ႔ရွိၿပီးေတာ့ သူက ေဆးသံုးစြဲတဲ့ လကၡဏာေတြ ေတြ႔ရတဲ့အတြက္ေၾကာင့္ သူ႔ကို က်ေနာ္တုိ႔က မူးယစ္မႈနဲ႔လည္း ဖြင့္ထားတယ္ေပါ့ေနာ္။ အဲ့ဒါ တစ္ခုပါ။ ေနာက္ မေန႔က က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ ဒီဘက္ကေနၿပီးေတာ့ ျမန္မာလူငယ္ေလးေတြ အုပ္စုထဲကေနၿပီးေတာ့ ဗလီတစ္ခုကို ဖ်က္တယ္။ အစၥလာမ္ မိဘမဲ့ ေဂဟာတစ္ခုကို ဖ်က္တယ္။ မီး႐ိႈ႕တယ္။ အဲ့ဒါေတြနဲ႔ပတ္သက္ၿပီးေတာ့လည္း က်ေနာ္တုိ႔က ႏွစ္မႈ။ ေနာက္တခါ အရပ္ေစ်းထဲက ေမာ္လ၀ီစာသင္ေက်ာင္းႀကီးကို ဖ်က္တဲ့လူကိုလည္း တစ္မႈ။ စုစုေပါင္းေတာ့ ၃ မႈ ဖြင့္ထားတာ ရွိပါတယ္။”

ဒီကေန႔ မနက္ပိုင္းမွာေတာ့ ဆူပူအၾကမ္းဖက္မႈေတြ မရွိဘဲ တည္တည္ၿငိမ္ၿငိမ္ ရွိခဲ့ေပမဲ့ ေန႔ခင္းပိုင္းကေန ညေနပိုင္းေလာက္အထိ လူငယ္အခ်ိဳ႕က ဆူပူေအာင္ လံႈ႕ေဆာ္ေအာ္ဟစ္တဲ့ လုပ္ရပ္ေတြ ရွိခဲ့တယ္လို႔လည္း လား႐ိႈးၿမိဳ႕မွာ ေနထုိင္တဲ့ ရွမ္းတုိင္းရင္းသားမ်ား ဒီမိုကရက္တစ္ပါတီက အမ်ိဳးသားလႊတ္ေတာ္ကိုယ္စားလွယ္ တစ္ဦးျဖစ္တဲ့ ဦးစိုင္းစံမင္း က ေျပာပါတယ္။

“ဒီေန႔ အေနအထားကေတာ့ မနက္ပိုင္းကေတာ့ သိပ္မဆိုးဘူးဗ်။ ညေနခင္းကေတာ့ နည္းနည္းေလး လမ္းေပၚမွာ ထြက္ၿပီးေတာ့ လူေတြ နည္းနည္းမ်ားလာတယ္။ နည္းနည္း ဒုစ႐ိုက္ဆန္ဆန္ အဲ့လိုမ်ိဳး ထြက္လာတာ မ်ားတယ္။ ဒါေပမဲ့ အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာေတာ့ မရွိပါဘူး။ လမ္းေပၚ ေလွ်ာက္ေအာ္တာေပါ့ဗ်ာ။ ကမၻာမေၾက ဘာမေၾက ဒုတ္ေတြ၊ ဓားေတြ အဲ့လိုမ်ိဳး ျဖစ္လာတယ္ ညေနခင္းေလးေပါ့။”

ဒီကေန႔မနက္ အေစာပိုင္းမွာလည္း သာဘာေပါင္းစံု ပူးေပါင္းၿပီးေတာ့ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ သာသနာ့ဗိမာန္မွာ အစည္းအေ၀း တစ္ရပ္ ျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။ အဲ့ဒီ အစည္းအေ၀းမွာ သာသနာေရး ျပည္ေထာင္စု၀န္ႀကီး ဦးဆန္းဆင့္ ကိုယ္တိုင္ တက္ေရာက္ခဲ့ၿပီးေတာ့ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ အစိုးရအဖြဲ႔၀င္ေတြလည္း တက္ေရာက္ခဲ့တယ္လို႔  ဦးစိုင္းစံမင္း က ေျပာပါတယ္။

လာ႐ိႈးၿမိဳ႕မွာ ေနထိ္ုင္တဲ့ မူဆလင္ လူနည္းစုေတြရဲ႕ ေနထိုင္ေရးဟာ လက္ရွိအခ်ိန္မွာ စိုးရိမ္စရာ အေနအထားမွာ ရွိေနၿပီးေတာ့ အခ်ိဳ႕ဆိုရင္ သူတို႔ေနထိုင္တဲ့ ေနအိမ္ေတြကိုေတာင္ စြန္႔ခြာ ထြက္ေျပးေနရတယ္လို႔ လာ႐ိႈးၿမိဳ႕ ေနထိုင္သူ မူဆလင္လူမိ်ဳး ဆရာ၀န္တစ္ဦးက ေျပာပါတယ္။

“ရဲေတြ စစ္တပ္ေတြ ရွိတယ္။ ေသနတ္တစ္ခ်က္ မေဖာက္ဘူး။ ဒီလူေတြ ေသနတ္တစ္ခ်က္ ေဖာက္ရင္ အကုန္ ေျပးလႊားႏုိင္တဲ့လူေတြ။ သူတို႔ေရွ႕မွာ က်ေနာ္တို႔ မီး႐ိႈ႕ခံေနရတာ။ ဒီမွာ ေတာ္ေတာ္ ၿငိမ္းၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းခ်မ္း ေနၾကတာပါ။ ေဒသခံေတြနဲ႔ ျပႆနာ တစံုတရာ မရွိပါဘူး။ အားလံုးက ခ်စ္ခ်စ္ခင္ခင္နဲ႔ ဘာသာေရး၊ လူမ်ိဳးေရး အတူတူ ပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္ေနၾကတာပဲ။ အင္မတန္မွ တစ္ေယာက္နဲ႔တစ္ေယာက္ ခ်စ္ၾကပါတယ္။ အခုျဖစ္တဲ့ ျပႆနာသည္ ဒီေဒသခံ မဟုတ္ဘူးလို႔ ယူဆတယ္။ ကားေတြနဲ႔၊ ဒုတ္ေတြ၊ ဓားေတြနဲ႔ စီတန္းၿပီးေတာ့မွ စစ္တပ္ခ်ီတက္သလိုမ်ိဳး ခ်ီတက္ၿပီးေတာ့ ေရာက္လာပါတယ္။ ၿမိဳ႕ေပၚမွာ ဒုတ္ေတြ၊ ဓားေတြနဲ႔ သြားေနတဲ့ ကားေတြကိုေတာ့ ဖမ္းဆီးပါတယ္။ ဒါအမွန္အတိုင္းပါ။ ဒါေပမဲ့ ဟိုဘက္မွာ ဖ်က္စီးေနတဲ့ ေနရာမွာ တားဆီးတဲ့သူ မရွိပါဘူး။ ဟိုင္းလတ္ကားေတြပါတယ္။ မ်က္ႏွာမွာလည္း နဖူးစည္းေတြ ပါတယ္။ အဲ့လိုမ်ိဳးေတြ လုပ္ေနတယ္။”

အခု လား႐ိႈးၿမိဳ႕မွာ ျဖစ္ခဲ့တဲ့ ဘာသာေရး အသြင္ေဆာင္တဲ့ ပဋိပကၡဟာ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္၊ ပဲခူးတိုင္းေဒသႀကီး အေနာက္ျခမ္းနဲ႔ မိတၳီလာၿမိဳ႕ေတြအၿပီးမွာ ထပ္ၿပီး ျဖစ္ပြားလာတဲ့တာပါ။ သမၼတဦးသိန္းစိန္ကေတာ့ ဘာသာေရးနဲ႔ ဆူပူေအာင္ ျပဳလုပ္တဲ့သူေတြကို ထိထိေရာက္ေရာက္ အေရးယူတာေတြ ေဆာင္ရြက္မယ္လို႔ ေျပာခဲ့သလို အရင္ ဆူပူမႈေတြမွာ ပါ၀င္က်ဴးလြန္သူေတြကိုလည္း အျပစ္ေပး အေရးယူမႈေတြ ျပဳလုပ္ေနပါတယ္။

ေအာင္ရဲ ေမာင္ေမာင္ (ဗီြအုိေအ)
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အစုိးရနဲ႔ ေကအုိင္အုိ စစ္ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ား သီးျခားေတြ႔ဆံုေဆြးေႏြး

ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္ ျမစ္ႀကီးနားၿမိဳ႕မွာ ေကအိုင္အို ကခ်င္လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးအဖြဲ႔နဲ႔ အစိုးရၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး ကိုယ္စားလွယ္အဖြဲ႔တုိ႔ၾကား ဒီကေန႔ ဆက္လက္က်င္းပခဲ့တဲ့ ဒုတိယေျမာက္ေန႔ ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲမွာ ႏွစ္ဖက္စစ္တပ္ပိုင္းဆိုင္ရာ အႀကီးအကဲေတြ သီးသန္႔ေဆြးေႏြးခဲ့ၾကပါတယ္။

အစိုးရဖက္က တပ္မေတာ္ကာကြယ္ေရးဦးစီးခ်ဳပ္ရဲ႕ ကိုယ္စားလွယ္ ကာကြယ္ေရးဝန္ႀကီးဌာန စစ္ဆင္ေရးအထူးအဖြဲ႔မွဴး ဒုတိယဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီးျမင့္စိုးနဲ႔ ကခ်င္လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးတပ္မေတာ္ ေကအိုင္ေအဖက္က ဒုတိယစစ္ဦးခ်ဳပ္ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ ဂြမ္ေမာ္တို႔ ျမစ္ႀကီးနားၿမိဳ႕ မေနာကြင္းမွာရွိတဲ့ မဂြ်ယ္ခန္းမနားက သီးသန္႔ေဆာင္မွာ ေဆြးေႏြးခဲ့ၾကတာပါ။

ႏွစ္ဖက္တပ္ ေနရာခ်ထားေရးအပါအဝင္ စစ္တပ္ပိုင္းဆိုင္ရာကိစၥရပ္ေတြကို ညိွႏိႈင္းရာမွာ ရလာဒ္ေကာင္းေတြရရိွခဲ့ေၾကာင္း၊ ေမလ ၃၀ ရက္ မနက္ျဖန္မွာလုပ္မယ့္ အၿပီးသတ္ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲၿပီးရင္ ေၾကညာခ်က္ ထုတ္ျပန္သြားမွာျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ဒုတိယဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီး ျမင့္စိုးက ေျပာပါတယ္။

"တပ္ပို္င္းဆိုင္ရာ ေဆြးေႏြးတဲ့အပိုင္းကေတာ့ ဒီေန႔မွာၿပီးသြားပါၿပီ၊ ႏွစ္ဦးႏွစ္ဖက္ တပ္ေနရာခ်ထားမႈက စၿပီးေတာ့ေပါ့၊ အားလံုးညိွႏိႈင္းၿပီးျဖစ္ပါတယ္၊ နက္ျဖန္ခါ အၿပီးသတ္ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲၿပီးေတာ့ ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္ေတြနဲ႔ ထုတ္ျပန္သြားမွာပါ၊ အခုထိကေတာ့ အားလံုးအဆင္ေျပပါတယ္၊ တိုးတက္တဲ့လကၡဏာေတြပဲေတြ႕ရတယ္လို႔ က်ေနာ္တို႔ေျပာလို႔ရပါတယ္၊ အခုက်ေနာ္တို႔ ႏွစ္ဦးႏွစ္ဖက္တပ္ေတြ ေဆြးေႏြးၾကမွာက ရွမ္းေျမာက္ကိစၥေတြ၊ ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္ကိစၥေတြေရာ အားလံုးက်ေနာ္တို႔ ေဆြးေႏြးမွာျဖစ္ပါတယ္၊ နက္ျဖန္ခါေတာ့ က်ေနာ္တို႔ အေသးစိတ္ကေလး ထုတ္ျပန္ပါ့မယ္"

ေကအိုင္အိုဖက္ကလည္း ေလာေလာဆယ္အထိ ႏွစ္ဖက္ေဆြးေႏြးမႈကို သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္တာ မရိွေသးပါဘူး။

ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲအၿပီးမွာ သမၼတရံုးဝန္ႀကီး ဦးေအာင္မင္းနဲ႔ ဒုတိယဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီး ျမင့္စိုးေခါင္းေဆာင္တဲ႔ အစိုးရကိုယ္စားလွယ္ေတြဟာ ကခ်င္ႏွစ္ခ်င္းခရစ္ယာန္အဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္(KBC)ရဲ႕ အေထြေထြအတြင္းေရးမွဴး ေဒါက္တာဆမ္ဆြန္ေခါင္းေဆာင္တဲ႔ ဘာသာေရးဆိုင္ရာပုဂၢိဳလ္ေတြကို သြားေရာက္ေတြ႔ဆံုခဲ့ပါတယ္။

ေလ႔လာသူအျဖစ္ေရာက္ရွိေနတဲ႔ တိုင္းရင္းသားလက္နက္ကိုင္ ၈ ဖြဲ႔ကေတာ႔ ျမစ္ႀကီးနားၿမိဳ႕နဲ႔ ၂၇ မိုင္ကြာေဝးတဲ႔ ေမခ၊ မလိချမစ္ဆံုကို ေလ့လာေရးခရီး သြားေရာက္ခဲ့တယ္လို႔ သိရပါတယ္။

ဒါ႔အျပင္ ျမစ္ႀကီးနားၿမိဳ႕ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲကို ေလ႔လာသူအျဖစ္ တက္ေရာက္လာတဲ႔ ကုလသမဂၢအတြင္းေရးမွဴးခ်ဳပ္ရဲ႕ အထူးကိုယ္စားလွယ္ မစၥတာဗီေဂ်နမ္ဘီးယားနဲ႔ ေကအိုင္ေအ ဒုစစ္ဦးခ်ဳပ္ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ဂြမ္ေမာ္တို႔ဟာ ျမစ္ႀကီးနားၿမိဳ႕ခံ ကခ်င္တိုင္းရင္းသား ရပ္မိရပ္ဖမ်ားနဲ႔ သီးျခားစီေတြ႔ဆံုခဲ႔ေၾကာင္းလည္း သတင္းရရွိပါတယ္။

RFA Burmese
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ပညာေရးစနစ္ ျပဳျပင္ေရး ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲမ်ား စစ္ေတြနဲ႔ ေကာ့ေသာင္းမွာ က်င္းပ

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ ပညာေရး ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈ ႏိုင္ငံလံုး ဆိုင္ရာကြန္ရက္ဟာ ပညာေရးစနစ္ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရး အတြက္ ေအာက္ေျခ အဆင့္ေဒသခံေတြရဲ႕ အျမင္သေဘာထားေတြကို ဒီေန႔ ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္ စစ္ေတြၿမိဳ႕မွာ ေမးျမန္းေဆြးေႏြး ခဲ့ပါတယ္။

ၿပီးခဲ့တဲ့ ေမလ ၂၅ ရက္ေန႔ကစလုိ႔ သံတြဲခရိုင္၊ ေက်ာက္ျဖဴခရိုင္ေတြမွာ က်င္းပျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့တာျဖစ္ၿပီး အခုေနာက္ဆံုးအစီအစဥ္အျဖစ္ စစ္ေတြခရိုင္မွာ ျပဳလုပ္တာျဖစ္တယ္လို႔ အမ်ိဳးသားဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္(NLD) ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ ဒုတိယဥကၠဌျဖစ္သူ ဦးစိုးေလးက RFA ကို ေျပာပါတယ္။

"က်ေနာ္တို႔ရခိုင္မွာဆိုရင္ ၃ ေနရာက်င္းပဖို႔ စီစဥ္ၿပီးေတာ့ လုပ္ထားပါတယ္၊ အဲေတာ့ ၿပီးခဲ့တဲ့ ၂၅ ရက္မွာ သံတြဲခရိုင္မွာလုပ္ခဲ့တယ္၊ တစ္ခါ ၂၇ ရက္ေန႔မွာ ေက်ာက္ျဖဴခရိုင္မွာ လုပ္ခဲ့ပါတယ္၊ အခု ၂၉ ရက္ေန႔ စစ္ေတြခရိုင္ကေတာ့ က်ေနာ္တို႔ေနာက္ဆံုးျဖစ္ပါတယ္"

ျမန္မာနုိင္ငံ ပညာေရးစနစ္ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရးအတြက္ ေအာက္ေျခေဒသခံေတြရဲ႕ အျမင္ေတြကိုသိရိွေအာင္ အမ်ိဳးသားဒီမိုကေရစီအဖဲြ႕ခ်ဳပ္ကဦးစီးၿပီး ျပည္နယ္နဲ႔ တိုင္းအသီးသီးက ၿမိဳ႕နယ္ ၂၀ ေက်ာ္ေလာက္မွာ ေဒသခံေတြရဲ႕ သေဘာထားအျမင္ေတြကို ရယူေနတာလုိ႔ သိရပါတယ္။

လာမယ့္ ျပည္ေထာင္စု လႊတ္ေတာ္မွာ ပညာေရးနဲ႔ဆိုင္တဲ့ ဥပေဒသစ္တစ္ခု ေပၚေပါက္လာေအာင္ တင္သြင္းေဆြးေႏြးသြားဖို႔အတြက္ ျပည္နယ္နဲ႔ တိုင္းေဒသေတြမွာ လိုက္လံေဆြးေႏြးေနတာျဖစ္ၿပီး လာမယ့္ဇြန္လ ၈ ရက္နဲ႔ ၉ ရက္ေန႔ေတြမွာ ႏိုင္ငံလံုးဆိုင္ရာ ပညာေရးညီလာခံကို ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕ မရမ္းကုန္းၿမိဳ႕နယ္က မ်က္မျမင္ေက်ာင္းမွာ က်င္းပမယ္လို႔ သိရပါတယ္။

အလားတူ ပညာေရး ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရး ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲတစ္ရပ္ကို တနသာၤရီတုိင္း ေကာ့ေသာင္းၿမိဳ႕မွာ မေန႔ကက်င္းပခဲ့ပါတယ္။ အဲဒီေဆြးေႏြးပြဲမွာ ပညာေရးမူဝါဒဆိုင္ရာ အေျခခံမူ၊ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံေရးစနစ္ဖြဲ႔စည္းပံု အေထြေထြအႀကံျပဳခ်က္၊ ပညာေရးစီမံခန္႔ခြဲမႈနဲ႔ အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးဆိုင္ရာမူဝါဒ၊ သင္ရိုးညႊန္းတမ္းနဲ႔ ဘာသာစကား သင္ၾကားေရးဆိုင္ရာမူဝါဒ၊ အသက္ေမြးဝမ္းေၾကာင္းဆိုင္ရာ ပညာေရးမူဝါဒစတဲ့ အေၾကာင္းအရာ ၈ ခ်က္ကုိ အဓိကေဆြးေႏြးခဲ့ၾကတယ္လို႔ သိရပါတယ္။

RFA Burmese
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လားရိႈးၿမိဳ႕မွာ မီးရွိဳ႕မွဳေတြ ဆက္လက္ျဖစ္ပြား

ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ ေျမာက္ပိုင္း၊ လားရႈိးၿမိဳ႕မွာ မေန႔က လမ္းေဘး ဓါတ္ဆီေရာင္းသူ အမ်ိဳးသမီး တစ္ေယာက္နဲ႔ အမ်ိဳးသား တစ္ေယာက္ ျပႆနာ ေပၚေပါက္ခဲ့ရာ ကေနတဆင့္ ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့တဲ့ အဓိကရုဏ္းဟာ ဒီကေန႔မွာ တျခားရပ္ကြက္ေတြ ပါကူးစက္ၿပီး မီးရိႈ႕ဖ်က္ဆီးတာေတြ ဆက္လက္ ျဖစ္ေနတယ္ လို႔ ေဒသခံေတြ က ေျပာပါတယ္။

မေန႔ညက အမွတ္ (၈) ရပ္ကြက္မွာ စတင္ခဲ့တဲ့ ဒီျပႆနာဟာ ဒီကေန႔မွာ အမွတ္ (၂) ရပ္ကြက္နဲ႔ အမွတ္ (၇) ရပ္ကြက္ေတြကုိပါ ကူးစက္ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့တယ္လို႔ မ်က္ျမင္ေတြက ေျပာပါတယ္။ အမွတ္ (၈) ရပ္ကြက္မွာေတာ့ မီးေလာင္တာေတြ ဒီေန႔ပိုဆိုးလာတယ္လို႔ လားရိွဳးၿမိဳ႕ခံတစ္ဦးျဖစ္သူ ဦးခြန္ဆိုင္းက RFA ကို ေျပာပါတယ္။

"ဒီမနက္ ၁၁ ေလာက္ကေန ျပန္စလာတယ္ခင္ဗ်၊ ရန္ကင္းလမ္းကေန စလာတယ္၊ အဲဒီနားမွာ မြတ္စလင္တစ္ေယာက္က ဗမာအိမ္တစ္ခုကို မီးသြားရိႈ႕လိုက္တယ္၊ အဲဒီကေန ျပန္ၿပီးေတာ့မွစလာတယ္၊ စိတၱသုခေက်ာင္းက ဘုန္းႀကီးေတြေရာ အကုန္လံုးပဲ အဲမွာျပန္စုမိသြားၿပီးေတာ့မွ အခုလဲဒီမွာ က်ေနာ့္ေဘးနားကဟာေတြဆို တုတ္ေတြ၊ ဓားေတြနဲ႔ ေပါက္ဆိန္ေတြဘာေတြနဲ႔ ေဘးနားကေန အကုန္လံုး ျဖတ္သြားေနတယ္၊ ဒီေန႔ပိုဆိုးလာတဲ့ သေဘာရွိတယ္၊ တစ္ၿမိဳ႕လံုးမွာ ေန႔လယ္ေရာ လည့္ပတ္ၿပီးေတာ့ျဖစ္ေနတယ္ေပါ့ဗ်ာ၊ အခုဆိုရင္ တစ္မနက္ကေန အခုအခ်ိန္ထိလည္း ဆိုင္ကယ္ေတြနဲ႔ အဲလိုတုတ္ေတြ၊ ဓားေတြကိုင္ၿပီး ရပ္ကြက္ထဲမွာလွည့္ပတ္ၿပီးေတာ့မွ တစ္မ်ဳိးမ်ဳိးရွာေနတဲ့ပံုစံမ်ဳိးေပါ့၊ ဟိုတစ္ေနရာမွာ မီးေလာင္လိုက္ ဒီေနရာမွာေလာင္လိုက္ ပံုစံမ်ဳိးျဖစ္ေနတယ္ခင္ဗ်၊ ပိုေတာင္ေလာင္လာၿပီေျပာတယ္၊ ရပ္ကြက္ (၇) အမ်ားႀကီးေလာင္လာတယ္ေျပာတယ္"

လားရိႈးအမွတ္ (၈) ရပ္ကြက္ အားကစားကြင္းအနီးမွာရိွတဲ့ ဆိုင္ကယ္ပစၥည္း အေဟာင္းဆိုင္၊ အမွတ္ (၇) ရပ္ကြက္ လန္ဒန္ကုန္းနားက ေနအိမ္ (၃) လံုး၊ ရန္ကင္းလမ္းက အိမ္ ၂ လံုး မီးရိႈ႕ဖ်က္ဆီးခံရတယ္လို႔သိရပါတယ္။

အာဏာပိုင္ေတြဖက္က ၿမိဳ႕တြင္းမွာ ျဖစ္ပြားေနတဲ့ အဓိကရုဏ္းထိန္းခ်ဳပ္ေနတဲ့ အေျခအေနေတြနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္လုိ႔ လားရိွဳးၿမိဳ႕အမွတ္ (၁) ရဲစခန္းက RFA ကို အခုလုိ ေျပာပါတယ္။

"အခုဘာမွေတာ့ ထူးထူးျခားျခားမရွိပါဘူး၊ ၿငိမ္ေနပါတယ္၊ ေနာက္ေတာ့မသိဘူး၊ လံုၿခံဳေရးအင္အားကေတာ့ အတိအက်ကတာ့ က်ေနာ္လည္းမေျပာတတ္ဘူး၊ သူတို႔ထုတ္ထားတာ ကား ၄၊ ၅ စီး ပတ္ေနတာပဲ"

ၿမိဳ႕ရဲ႕လမ္းမေတြေပၚမွာလည္း လူတခ်ိဳ႕ဟာ တုတ္၊ ဓါးစတဲ့လက္နက္ေတြ ကိုင္ေဆာင္ၿပီး သြားလာေနၾကတယ္လို႔ တျခားၿမိဳ႕ခံတစ္ဦးက သူျမင္တာကိုေျပာပါတယ္။ လားရိွဳးၿမိဳ႕မွာ မေန႔ညက အေရးေပၚ ညမထြက္ရအမိန္႔ ပုဒ္မ (၁၄၄) ထုတ္ျပန္ခဲ့ၿပီး စစ္တပ္နဲ႔ ရဲတပ္ဖြဲ႔ဝင္ေတြက လံုၿခံဳေရးေဆာင္ရြက္ေနတယ္လို႔ သိရပါတယ္။

RFA Burmese
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အစာငတ္ခံ ဆႏၵျပသူ အလုပ္သမားႏွစ္ဦး ေဆးရံုတင္ရ

ရန္ကုန္တုိင္း လႈိင္သာယာ ေငြပင္လယ္စက္မႈဇုန္ စံေကာင္း ပီနံအိတ္စက္ရံုမွာ အခုလ ၂၇ ရက္ေန႔ ညက စတင္အစာငတ္ခံဆႏၵျပေနၾကတဲ့ စက္ရံုအလုပ္သမား ၁၆ ဦးထဲက အမ်ိဳးသမီးႏွစ္ဦး ဒီကေန႔ မူးလဲသြားတဲ့အတြက္ လႈိင္သာယာေဆးရံုမွာ ကုသမႈခံယူခဲ့ရတယ္လို႔ သိရပါတယ္။

ရက္သတၱႏွစ္ပတ္ေက်ာ္ၾကာလာတဲ့အထိ အလုပ္သမားေတြရဲ႕ ေတာင္းဆိုခ်က္ကို အလုပ္ရွင္ဘက္က မလို္က္ေလ်ာေသးတဲ့အတြက္ လုပ္သားတစ္ေထာင္ေက်ာ္ေလာက္ လုပ္ငန္းခြင္မ၀င္ၾကပဲ ဆႏၵျပေနၾကၿပီး လုပ္သား ၁၆ ေယာက္ အစာငတ္ခံဆႏၵျပေနရာမွာ အလုပ္သမႏွစ္ဦး အခုလုိ မူးလဲသြားၾကတာလို႔ ဆႏၵျပလုပ္သားတစ္ဦးျဖစ္တဲ့ ကိုေအာင္ကိုဦးက RFA ကိုေျပာပါတယ္။

"သူတို႔က မလိုက္ေလ်ာႏိုင္ဘူးဆိုတာ ေငြေရးေၾကးေရးတို႔ ခုနက က်ေနာ္တို႔ေတာင္းဆိုတဲ့ အလုပ္သမားတစ္ေယာက္ကို ဝန္ခံကတိထိုးရင္ပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္၊ သမဂၢနဲ႔ ပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္ဖို႔ က်ေနာ္တို႔ဘက္က ေတာင္းဆိုတာကို သူတို႔ဘက္က မလိုက္ေလ်ာႏို္င္ဘူး ေျပာလိုက္တယ္ခင္ဗ်၊ သူတို႔ဘက္က အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးပိုင္းကို ဝင္မစြတ္နဲ႔ဆိုၿပီးေတာ့ အဲဒီအခ်က္ကိုသူတို႔ဘက္က လက္မခံဘူးလို႔ေျပာပါတယ္"

အလုပ္သမား၀န္ႀကီးဌာန အလုပ္သမား၊ အလုပ္ရံုနဲ႔ အလုပ္သမားဥပေဒ စစ္ေဆးေရးဌာန ညႊန္ၾကားေရးမွဴးခ်ဳပ္ ဦး၀င္းရွိန္ကေတာ့ ဆႏၵျပၾကတဲ့သူေတြအေနနဲ႔ အလုပ္ရွင္အေပၚ ေတာင္းဆိုပိုင္ခြင့္ရွိတယ္ဆိုေပမယ့္ ဥပေဒအတိုင္းလုပ္ၾကဖုိ႔ မေန႔ကျပဳလုပ္တဲ့ လႈိင္သာယာစက္မႈဇုန္ အစည္းအေ၀းပြဲမွာ သတင္းေထာက္ေတြကုိ ေျပာၾကားခဲ့ပါတယ္။

အဲဒီစက္ရံုအလုပ္သမားေတြအေနနဲ႔ ေတာင္းဆိုခ်က္ေတြမရမခ်င္း အလုပ္မဆင္းၾကပဲ ဆက္လက္ ဆႏၵျပေတာင္းဆိုသြားၾကမယ္လို႔ ေျပာပါတယ္။

RFA Burmese
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သံုးခြၿမိဳ႕နယ္တြင္လူသတ္မႈျဖစ္ပြါး

၂၈.၅.၂၀၁၃ ရက္ေန႕ ၁၇၀၀ အခ်ိန္ သုံုးခြၿမိဳ႕နယ္၊ သာသာၿမိဳင္ေက်းရြာေန ကိုသန္႕ဇင္၀င္း၏ ေနအိမ္ ေျမာက္ဘက္ ေပ ၁၀၀ ခန္႕အကြာ၊ ေပ ၁၀၀ ပတ္လည္ခန္႕ရွိ ေရကန္အတြင္းမွ လက္ႏွင့္ ေျခေထာက္တို႕အား ေနာက္ျပန္ႀကိဳး တုတ္လ်က္ အ၀တ္မပါ အမ်ိဳးသား အေလာင္းတစ္ေလာင္း ေတြ႕ရွိေၾကာင္း သတင္းရရိွပါသည္။

အဆုိပါ သတင္းအရ သံုးခြၿမိဳ႕နယ္၊ ေညာင္လန္းကုန္း ရဲကင္းမွ ရဲတပ္ဖြဲ႕၀င္မ်ားမွ သက္ေသမ်ား ႏွင့္အတူ ၂၁၀၀ အခ်ိန္တြင္ အေလာင္းအား ဆယ္ယူ စစ္ေဆးရာ ေသဆံုးသူမွာ ၂၆.၅.၂၀၁၃ ရက္ေန႕ ၁၀၃၀ အခ်ိန္ခန္႕ကေပ်ာက္ဆံုးေနခဲ့ေသာ ကိုသန္႕ဇင္၀င္းႏွင့္အတူေန ဖခင္ ဦးလွတင္၊ ၅၀ႏွစ္၊(ဘ)ဦး၀င္း ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သိရွိရ ပါသည္။

လည္ပင္းတြင္ညိဳမဲ ဒဏ္ရာေတြ႕ ရွိရသျဖင့္ ကိုသန္႕ဇင္၀င္းမွ အေရးယူေပးရန္ တုိင္တန္းခဲ့ရာ သံုးခြၿမိဳ႕မရဲစခန္းမွ အမႈဖြင့္၍ တရားခံ ဖမ္းဆီး ရမိေရးအတြက္ တိုင္း၊ ခ႐ိုင္အဖြဲ႕မ်ားနွင့္ ပူးေပါင္းစံုစမ္းေဆာင္ရြက္လ်က္ ရွိေၾကာင္း ရန္ကုန္တုိင္း ေဒသၾကီး ရဲတပ္ဖဲြ ့မွ သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ထားပါသည္။

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Thai raid on fishing operation frees dozens of enslaved migrants

A migrant worker from Burma gets off a fishing boat at a seafood market in the town of Mahachai near Bangkok. (Reuters)
By NANG MYA NADI / DVB

Thai authorities rescued more than 50 migrant workers, including eight Burmese nationals, who had been trafficked and were forced to work as slave labourers on fishing boats in Chonburi on Wednesday.

Officials from the Royal Thai Police’s Anti-Human Trafficking Division along with local officials and the Royal Thai Navy rescued the 58 migrants, a majority of whom were Cambodian nationals.

The migrants had been working on four fishing boats at Samaesan fishing village in Sattahip town, according to Labour Rights Promotion Network’s director Sompong Srakaew.

The rescue mission was carried out after a Burmese migrant working on one of the boats contacted the NGO.

“The [Burmese migrant] phoned us and reported the situation a few months ago and since then, we have made about three attempts to approach the boats – it finally was successful,” said Sompong Srakaew.

“They were sold to the fishing boats by their ‘job broker’ and forced to repay the money [paid to the trafficker] with their labour – they were not allowed to leave the boats.”

He said the victims were being kept at the Protection and Occupational Development Centre in Pathum Thani province and are not allowed to see visitors as authorities proceed with the investigation.

The Thai police’s Department of Special Investigation is holding the three ship captains who oversaw operations on the suspect vessels in custody.

Following the rapid expansion of Thailand’s economy in the 1990s and 2000s, the Kingdom has been forced to rely largely on foreign migrants to fill manual labour positions in the country’s construction, agriculture and fishing sectors.

Impoverished migrants arriving near Thailand’s bustling coastal hubs are particularly vulnerable to falling victim to schemes were human traffickers pose as job recruiters and end up selling individuals to boat captains.

According to an investigation published on Global Post last year, labourers from Cambodia and Burma in Thailand’s commercial fishing hub at Samut Sakhon are “sold” for an estimated US$ 600 to fishing boats.

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Burma fails on natural resource governance: report


Pipeline leaving Maday Island, en route to China. (Photo provided by Shwe Gas Movement)
By HANNA HINDSTROM

Burma has the worst record on natural resource governance in the entire world, according to a new international study, which activists on Thursday described as a “warning” to global investors eyeing oil and gas deals in the former military dictatorship.

The resource-rich Southeast Asian country failed on every criterion listed in the Revenue Watch Institute’s (RWI’s) 2013 resource governance index, scraping together a measly score of four out of 100. It ranked last out of the 58 countries studied, behind Turkmenistan, Libya and Qatar.

According to the report, Burma “performed extremely poorly” across all indicators, citing a prolific lack of transparency and accountability for the extractive industries, including weak legal and regulatory mechanisms.

“It is widely assumed that corruption is rampant in the sector and that much of the country’s resource revenues are diverted to the foreign bank accounts of a few government officials,” warned the report, adding that Burma’s extractives sector accounts for nearly 40 percent of its export earnings.

“The index demonstrates that Myanmar [Burma] still has a long way to go when it comes to responsible natural resource development and indicates to investors that they should tread with great care,” Paul Donowitz, Campaign Director at EarthRights International, told reporters in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on Thursday.

Burma is rich in gems, industrial minerals, oil, and offshore natural gas reserves estimated at 10 trillion cubic feet, which the Ministry of Energy recently acknowledged to have earned them $19 billion in foreign exchange reserves between 2006 and 2013. But activists warn that this income has not entered the national budget and Burma stands a significant risk of falling prey to the so-called “resource-curse”.

“These revenues have not been fully accounted for by the government and they have yet to benefit the people of Burma,” said Donowitz, insisting that the money needs to be urgently reinvested into the country’s lagging health and education systems.

The Burmese government recently opened 30 offshore oil and gas blocks for bidding, which analysts say is likely to attract significant interest from western investors, as the country continues to emerge from five decades of military rule.

But most of the country’s natural resources are found in its volatile ethnic minority regions, including Shan and Kachin states, where violence continues to flare near areas slated for large-scale development projects.

The Shwe Gas pipeline, which will connect western Burma’s Arakan state with China’s Yunnan province, has drawn notable ire from local activists, who say it has caused wide-scale environmental destruction, land confiscations, and human rights abuses across ethnic minority territories, while bringing slight economic benefits to the people.

Donowitz insisted that increased militarisation in these territories is “at least partly motivated by natural resource development projects” and warned investors against fuelling further conflict in Burma’s volatile border regions.

“There are neither structures in place to manage funds transparently nor political reforms to ensure regional benefits and controls for the resource producing states,” added Wong Aung from the Shwe Gas Movement. “The sale of natural resources before comprehensive political agreements is threatening to derail fragile peace negotiations.”

Although the Burmese government has expressed an interest in joining the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) – a multi-stakeholder framework for disclosing payments and revenues around natural resource extraction – activists are worried that the government is using it as a cynical ploy to boost international investment, while persistently ignoring abuses.

“We have some deep concerns that the government is rushing far too quickly to try to become a candidate country before the institutional capacity is in place and there is any real civil society participation,” said Donowitz.

Wong Aung also highlighted the military’s legal right to access unlimited funds from state coffers without parliamentary consent through the controversial Special Funds Law, which was passed just before reformist President Thein Sein took office in March 2011.

Thein Sein has been widely lauded for introducing democratic reforms in Burma and inking peace-deals with ten out of 11 major ethnic armed groups, prompting western countries, including EU members and the US, to drop most economic sanctions against the former pariah state.

But economic analysts have called on international extractive companies to exercise “additional due diligence” before entering business deals in Burma.

“Investors will need to recognise that if they wish to be able to claim that transparent practices are being followed, they are going to have to model this behaviour and help the learning and reform process,” a Rangoon-based analyst told DVB.

- Hanna Hindstrom peer-reviewed the Revenue Watch Institute’s 2013 Resource Governance Index for Burma.

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Cyclonic storm Mahasen claims four lives in Bangladesh

Mahasen\'s current velocity was lowered to 25 kilometre per hour as against the initial wind speed of up to 90 kilometre per hour.
Press Trust of India | Posted on May 16, 2013

Dhaka: At least four people were killed on Thursday as cyclonic storm 'Mahasen' battered Bangladesh's southwestern coastlines, forcing authorities to evacuate over one million people from low-lying areas. The cyclone lashed the southern Patuakhali coast with wind speed up to 90 kilometres per hour and now proceeded towards northeastern coastlines.

"The cyclone has now touched the land, gradually losing its strength ... it is heading towards Bandarban (hill district) partly ravaging the Noakhali and Chittagong coasts," meteorology department's deputy director Shamsuddin Ahmed told reporters.

The heavy rainfall largely weakened the Mahasen and it was likely to take a natural death once it reached Bandarban hill day after its emergence in the sea, he said, adding that the Storm caused less damage than had been feared as it passed over Bangladesh, sparing Myanmar almost entirely.

Its current velocity was lowered to 25 kilometre per hour as against the initial wind speed of up to 90 kilometre per hour. Unconfirmed reports claimed six people were killed, but officials said they gathered reports of four deaths in Barguna, Bhola and Patuakhali districts as the Mahasen first struck the southwestern coastline.

The deaths were caused by drowning or the victims were hit by falling trees. At least 18 deaths were reported in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka, but officials had prepared for a far greater storm as the United Nations had warned that 8.2 million people could face life-threatening conditions.

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Cyclonic storm 'Mahasen' hits Bangladesh coastlines

  It said the storm was centered at 9 A.M. about 270 kms southwest of Chittagong Port, 225 kms southwest of Cox's Bazar Port and 210 kms south of Mongla port. |AP
By Anisur Rahman | PTI - DHAKA 

The cyclonic storm 'Mahasen' today hit Bangladesh's southern Patuakhali coast with wind speed upto 90 kilometers per hour, killing one person, officials said.

"The cyclonic storm 'Mahasen' started crossing the coast near Patuakhali (Khapupara). The coast grazing cyclone is likely to move northeasterly direction further and may cross Chittagong-Cox's Bazar coast by noon of May 16," the latest bulletin from Bangladesh Meteorological Department said.

It said the storm was centered at 9 A.M. about 270 kms southwest of Chittagong Port, 225 kms southwest of Cox's Bazar Port and 210 kms south of Mongla port.

The storm might widen in impact and hit Chittagong-Cox's Bazar coast with speeds up to 100 kilometers per hour. Meanwhile, reports said one person was killed as inflated waters coupled with gusts started ravaging parts of Patuakhali alongside the other areas adjacent to the Bay of Bengal in the region. More than 100 huts have collapsed in Patuakhali amidst a power blackout in the area.

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated to safety as the cyclone approached Bangladesh coastlines with Met Office Director Shah Alam saying "We earlier said the Mahasen could hit the coastline in the morning, but now we expect it to arrive by the midday as its speed has been slowed down".

The evacuation campaign was launched last night as the met office issued Danger Signal No 7 in a scale of 10 for northeastern coastlines, while authorities said armed forces were kept ready with troops, ships and helicopters to launch rescue operations when the cyclonic storm hit the coast.

But reports and residents said gusty winds accompanied by thunder showers signaled the advancement of the cyclonic storm in coastlines stretching from south-eastern Teknaf to southwestern Khepupara.

Witnesses said rain soaked people, who earlier preferredto stay at home until the last minute, were taking refuges in cyclone shelters, as the sea turned very rough.

The storm with an estimated central pressure of 990 hpa inflated waters in the confluences.

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Mass evacuation as cyclone hits Bangladesh

Hundreds of thousands head for safe areas in Bangladesh and Myanmar as Cyclone Mahasen starts crossing low-lying coast.


Hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh have been evacuated, as Cyclone Mahasen approached one of the poorest countries in Asia with winds of around 100km per hour.

Similar measures have been taken in Myanmar however, some displaced people in Rakhine state have ignored calls for them to evacuate camps.

The UN said that more than 4.1 million people could be at risk from the cyclone, which started crossing Bangladesh's low-lying coast on Thursday.

Mahasen first hit Khepupara on on the southern coast and has started bearing down on the ports of Chittagong and Cox's Bazar.

Witnesses told the Reuters news agency that low-lying coastal areas were covered in waist-deep water,

Bangladesh evacuated more than 700,000 people living in the low-lying areas to thousands of cyclone shelters on Wednesday, while Myanmar announced plans to relocate about 166,000 people on its northwest coast.

The port in the Bangladeshi city of Chittagong and the airport in Cox's Bazar were closed on Wednesday as the storm was likely to intensify and bring a storm surge of up to 2.1 metres, authorities said.

Our special correspondent, whom we are not naming because of reporting restrictions, said torrential rain and flooding was reported in Chittagong according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

The correspondent said the government was alerting its citizens via community radio and text messages and had set up roughly 3,000 shelters.

The country is maintaining its storm warning to seven, on a scale with a maximum of 10.

On Tuesday, the storm killed at least seven people and displaced thousands in Sri Lanka as it tracked across the Bay of Bengal towards Bangladesh.

However, in Myanmar's state of Rakhine, many Muslim Rohingya made homeless by communal bloodshed last year said they were too scared to move, reflecting their deep mistrust of the authorities and of local Buddhists

"We could die here, we have no place to go," said Yu Sut Taw, a Muslim man living in a camp on the outskirts of the state capital Sittwe, one of several in Rakhine which is home to a total of about 140,000 displaced persons.

Cyclone downgraded

AFP reporters who visited two camps on Wednesday saw few signs that a mass evacuation had begun.

Buddhist-Muslim clashes in the region last year left about 200 people dead and whole neighbourhoods burned to the ground.

The danger faced by those trying to flee was underlined on Monday when 58 Rohingya were left missing after their boat capsized as they tried to escape by sea to higher ground along the coast.

About 30 million of Bangladesh's 153 million people live along the coast.

Mohammed Kamruzzaman, a government magistrate in charge of a Rohingya camp in the Bangladeshi town of Cox's Bazaar, said they used loudspeakers to warn people of the impending danger.

"We've also stockpiled dry food, kept medical teams and ambulances on standby and shifted the sick and pregnant women from the camps to hospitals," he said.

In Chittagong's export processing zone, all factories had been ordered closed as the cyclone approaches, Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reported.

Operations at the local airports in Chittagong and Cox's Bazar were suspended.

Local officials said 113 medical teams had been mobilised to deal with the impact of the cyclone and leave had been cancelled for all government employees.

Experts said Bangladesh was better prepared to handle cyclones than authorities across the border in Rakhine, where tens of thousands of Rohingya made homeless by communal unrest last year languished in flood-prone camps.

Source: Al Jazeera and agencies

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Cyclone Mahasen Batters Bangladesh; 1 Million Flee

By FARID HOSSAIN Associated Press
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh May 16, 2013 (AP)

Cyclone Mahasen struck the southern coast of Bangladesh on Thursday, lashing remote fishing villages with heavy rain and fierce winds that flattened mud and straw huts and forced the evacuation of more than 1 million people.

The main section of the storm reached land Thursday and immediately began weakening, according to Mohammad Shah Alam, director of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department. However, its forward movement was also slowing, meaning that towns in its path would have to weather the storm for longer, he said.

Even before the brunt of the storm hit, at least 18 deaths related to Mahasen were reported in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

The storm could bring life-threatening conditions to about 8.2 million people in Bangladesh, Myanmar and northeast India, according to the U.N.'s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Danger was particularly high for tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya people living in plastic-roofed tents and huts made of reeds in dozens of refugee camps along Myanmar's western coast.

Driven from their homes by violence, members of the Muslim minority group refused to follow evacuation orders. Many distrust officials in the majority-Buddhist country, where Rohingya have faced decades of discrimination.

U.N. officials, hoping they would inspire greater trust, fanned out across the area to encourage people to leave.
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Early Thursday, the cyclone battered the southern Bangladesh fishing village of Khepurpara along the Bay of Bengal with 100 kph (62 mph) winds and was heading east toward the city of Chittagong and the seafront resort town of Cox's Bazar. River ferries and boat service were suspended, and scores of factories near the choppy Bay of Bengal were closed. The military said it was keeping 22 navy ships and 19 Air Force helicopters at the ready.

Tens of thousands of people fled their shanty homes along the coast and packed into cyclone shelters, schools, government office buildings and some of the 300 hotels in Cox's Bazar to wait out the storm. Some brought their livestock, which took shelter outside.

"We have seen such a disaster before," said Mohammad Abu Taleb, who shut down his convenience shop in the city of 200,000. "It's better to stay home. I'm not taking any chance."

A 1991 cyclone that slammed into Bangladesh from the Bay of Bengal killed an estimated 139,000 people and left millions homeless. In 2008, Myanmar's southern delta was devastated Cyclone Nargis, which swept away entire farming villages and killed more than 130,000 people.

Both those cyclones were much more powerful than Cyclone Mahasen, which is rated Category 1 — the weakest level. It hit land with maximum wind speeds of about 100 kph (62 mph) and quickly weakened to 90 kph (56 mph), said Alam, of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

Heavy rain and storm surge could prove deadlier than the wind. Bangladesh's meteorological office said the cyclone was moving so slowly it may take a whole day for it to pass the Bangladesh coast.

In Cox's Bazar, local government administrator Ruhul Amin turned his own three-story office building into a shelter for about 400 people as intermittent rains and gusty winds hit.

Huddling with the crowd, evacuee Mohammad Tayebullah said, "Each time there is a cyclone warning we come to the town for shelter. This has become part of our life."

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Cyclone Mahasen strikes southern Bangladesh

Thousands have moved to shelters in Bangladesh but in Burma, authorities have encountered a deep reluctance to move among Rohingya refugees
Cyclone Mahasen has begun crossing Bangladesh's southern coast, as people packed into evacuation shelters.

The storm hit Patuakhali district on Thursday with winds of up to 100km/h (60mph), and was heading for the ports of Chittagong and Cox's Bazar.

At least two people have been killed, Bangladeshi officials say.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate low-lying areas in Bangladesh and Burma, and take shelter in cyclone centres.

However, some displaced people in Burma have resisted calls for them to evacuate camps in Rakhine state.

The United Nations has warned that 8.2m people could be at risk from Mahasen in Bangladesh, Burma and north-east India.
Centres crowded

The Bangladeshi authorities have raised the danger level to seven out of 10 for low-lying areas around Chittagong and Cox's Bazar.

The cyclone covered more than 175km in nine hours before hitting Bangladesh, the country's Meteorological Department said.

However, the service's deputy director, Shamsuddun Ahmed, told AFP news agency the cyclone was not expected to cause serious damage as it was "not severe".

The cyclone "did not gain strength in the last part of its journey as it hit the coast", he said.

In Bangladesh, there have been reports of waist-deep water submerging low-lying areas and houses being damaged. Dozens of huts collapsed when the cyclone struck Patuakhali district, eye witnesses told local media.

There are also fears of a storm sea surge.

All schools, colleges and some hotels have been declared cyclone shelters, the BBC's Mir Sabbir reports from Dhaka. These centres are crowded and people are still rushing in, our correspondent adds.

Airports in Cox's Bazar and Chittagong have been shut until the danger subsides.

Authorities warned that heavy rainfall could cause landslides in the hilly regions around Chittagong.

In Burma, meanwhile, tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in camps in low-lying areas of Rakhine state are feared to be at risk.

They were displaced by ethnic violence last year and many are reluctant to move from the camps.

Hla Maung said he lost his mother and two young daughters during the clashes between Muslims and Buddhists.

"I lost everything. I don't want to go anywhere. I'll stay here. If I die, I want to die here," he said.

Rakhine state said it had moved some 36,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) from camps, Kirsten Mildren, from the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha), told the BBC.

But she said the evacuation was "not moving as fast as we'd like - it's certainly a race against time. We're finding it very difficult to convince [people] to move to higher ground or safer buildings".

Burmese planning minister Tin Naing Thein said that in all more than 166,000 people had been relocated, but there was little evidence of a mass evacuation in reports from the affected area.

Correspondents say the Burmese evacuations are seen as a test of the government's resolve to assist the Rohingya, amid allegations that state forces stood by or even participated in last year's anti-Muslim violence.

On Tuesday, President Thein Sein was quoted as urging officials to "carry out relief work on humanitarian grounds for all, regardless of race and religion", at a meeting to co-ordinate relief efforts for Cyclone Mahasen.

Cyclone Mahasen has already taken a toll. Though the storm did not make landfall in Sri Lanka, the associated heavy rain caused floods and mudslides which killed at least seven people, according to the country's Disaster Management Centre.

At least 50 Rohingya Muslims drowned on Tuesday when boats evacuating them from the path of the cyclone capsized off western Burma.

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Obama to meet leader of Burma (Myanmar)

Burmese President Thein Sein (right) meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Yangon last year.
The White House announced today that President Obama will meet Monday with a foreign leader from a country with two names: Myanmar and Burma.

The headline of a White House statement said Obama will speak with President Thein Sein of Myanmar -- the preferred name of Thein Sein's authoritarian government -- though U.S. policy refers to the country by its older name, Burma.

The statement itself did note cite either national name, noting only that Obama and Thein Sein met in November in the country's capital, Rangoon.

"The United States has continued to advocate for continued progress on reform by President Thein Sein's government, in close cooperation with Aung San Suu Kyi, civil society leaders, and the international community," said the White House statement.

It added: "The President looks forward to discussing with President Thein Sein the many remaining challenges to efforts to develop democracy, address communal and ethnic tensions, and bring economic opportunity to the people of his country, and to exploring how the United States can help."

Caitlin Hayden, spokeswoman for the National Security Council, said that "the United States government over time has begun limited use of the name 'Myanmar' as a diplomatic courtesy" to a nation that is seeking better global relations.

In a statement, Hayden said:

"Burma has undertaken a number of positive reforms, including releasing over 850 political prisoners; easing media restriction; permitting freedom of speech, assembly, and movement.

"We have responded by expanding our engagement with the government, easing a number of sanctions, and as a courtesy in appropriate setting, more frequently using the name 'Myanmar.'

"While we are not changing our policy to officially adopt 'Myanmar,' we believe that showing respect for a government that is pursuing an ambitious reform a government that is pursuing an ambitious reform agenda is an important signal of support for its efforts and our desire to help the transformation succeed.

"Our policy remains that Burma is the name of the country."

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More Than 1000 Rice Bag Factory Workers Protest for 5 Days in Yangon

More Than 1000 Rice Bag Factory Workers Protest for 5 Days in Yangon. by Kamayut MediaTv
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White House To Host Myanmar President In Historic Visit

Burmese President Thein Sein (right) meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Yangon last year.
By RFE/RL

May 15, 2013

The White House has confirmed it will host Burma's president next week in the first such visit by a head of state from the Southeast Asian state in nearly 50 years.

The White House said President Thein Sein’s May 20 visit "underscores President Barack Obama’s commitment to supporting and assisting those governments that make the important decision to embrace reform."

Discussions are expected on democratic and economic development and ethnic tensions in Burma, (also known as Myanmar).

Washington has pushed for change in the country after five decades of repressive military rule that ended with Sein's election in 2011.

It has gradually lifted sanctions against Burma as the country freed political prisoners and changed laws to open the political field for Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy movement.

With reporting by AP

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Officials reach out to refugees following fighting in Shan state

Shan State Army-South soldiers march during the 65th anniversary of Shan State National Day at the army's Loi Taileng headquarters along the Burmese-Thai border on 7 February 2012. (Reuters)
By NANG MYA NADI

State officials and political parties in northern Shan state are trying to convince residents to return to their villages after thousands of locals fled from their homes after fighting erupted between the Shan State Army-South (SSA-S) and the military earlier this month.

Last week, approximately 2,000 locals from 19 villages fled as hundreds of Burmese soldiers launched an assault on a SSA-S position near the Sino-Burmese border. Many of the villagers reportedly crossed the border into China.

The attack follows an assault on another SSA-S base on 5 May in northern Shan state when the outpost was razed by the military.

Shan Nationalities Democratic Party’s Sai Kyaw Ohn said local authorities had taken field trips to the area and were attempting to convince the villagers from Namhkam and Tanyang townships to return home after they fled to escape violence.

The MP said that officials were also compiling a list of property that was damaged during the fighting between the SSA-S and the Tatmadaw earlier in the month.

“[Officials] are telling villagers not to be afraid to return home and that they are compiling a list of destroyed to property to provide them with compensation and they will also provide food and medical assistance,” said Sai Kyaw Ohn.

While about 40 people have reportedly returned home in Namhkam’s Nawngmata and Nawnghkam villages, residents remain wary of the government soldiers stationed near their villages.

According to a report in the Shan Herald Agency for News published on Tuesday, SSA-S representatives have asked Chinese officials to provide refugees with temporary shelter after the villagers fled across the border.

As officials attempt to rebuild trust with locals in the restive area, the government accused the rebel group in the state press of shooting civilians at an oil and gas block earlier in the week.

In a brief published in Wednesday’s English edition of The New Light of Myanmar, the government mouthpiece blamed Shan rebels for orchestrating an assault at an oil and gas block in Naungmata Village in Nankham Township that left two dead and three injured, including two police officers.

The victims were identified as U Min Din, 38, and U Sai Zar Aung, 32.

“The assailants are from RCSS/SSA,” stated the report.

The SSA-S dismissed the report as “groundless” and said officials were undermining the group’s fragile ceasefire with Naypyidaw.

“The government, while looking to bring about eternal peace, should not use its state-run media to discredit ethnic armed groups like this as it may lead to further difficulties with building mutual-trust,” said SSA-S spokesperson Sai Hseng Murng.

“The attack [in Namhkam] has no connection with us whatsoever.”

The accusations come as relations between the ceasefire group and government have dramatically declined in recent weeks as ongoing fighting continues to erupt between rebel forces and the military.

The SSA-S says it’s in the process of reaching out to the government’s chief peace negotiator Aung Min but has yet to hear of any developments.

“We have sent two officials – Colonel Sai La and Lieutenant-colonel Sai Ngan – to meet with [minister] Aung Min at the Peace Centre [in Rangoon],” said Sai Hseng Murng.  “For now, I don’t know whether the meeting has actually happened yet or not. They left for [Rangoon] a couple of days ago.”

While the government has signed an official ceasefire with the SSA-S, the agreement has failed to reign in the Tatmadaw and stop the military from attacking groups who have inked similar deals in the restive state.

Credit & Copy From; http://www.dvb.no/news/officials-reach-out-to-refugees-following-fighting-in-shan-state/28231
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