TODAY -

E-Pao! Top Stories:: The third anniversary of Depayin Massacre Day:

The third anniversary of Depayin Massacre Day:
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi still under house arrest
By: Thangjalun *



Today marks the third anniversary of the Depayin massacre, Burma's bloodiest incident since the 1988 popular uprising. On May 30, 2003 hundreds of members and supporters of the (NLD) [1] led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi were attacked by a government-backed mob at Kyi-Ywa, Depayin Township. The government claimed only 4 people were killed and blamed NLD for the conflict. In fact a n estimated 70 people were killed and 200 injured. Aung San Suu Kyi barely survived but was taken into custody on the very night. To date, there has been no official investigation and no charges have been leveled at those responsible. The US embassy in Rangoon after on-site investigation described it was premeditated attack.

It is widely believed that the regime's (USDA) [2], under the guidance of the then Secretary 1 Lt-Gen Soe Win, orchestrated the attack. Now that Soe Win becomes the Prime Minister. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and U Tin Oo [3] are still under house arrest since then. We, pro-democracy Burmese groups in India remember Depayin massacre and pay homage to all slaughtered.

Her last confinement order, issued in November 2005, was to expire on 16th anniversary of the Election Day on 27th May. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan appealed to Senior Gen. Than Shwe "to do the right thing" and free Suu Kyi to "allow the government and the people, not only to build the nation together, but to focus on the essential issue of economic and social development." Recent diplomatic moves had raised hopes she might be released. However flouting world opinion and a direct appeal from the head of the United Nations, SPDC [4] extended the house arrest of Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

In response to that NLD issued a statement characterizing the junta's action as unlawful. Noting that she is being held under an anti-subversion law, it said: "Since there is no proof of security threat, the extension of her detention is not in accordance with national law and the extension will not benefit the national reconciliation process." It shows there is no rule of law in Burma. NLD vowed to take legal action to fight her detention - a day after the junta ordered the extension of her house arrest in defiance international pressure. We entirely support NLD's legal fight.

Just before that SPDC has made a series of irrational and absurd actions against NLD, ethnic Karen people [5] inside and main political organizations in exile [6]. The responsible international community criticized the military regime for this extension of Daw Suu's house arrest. [7] Regrettably Burma's big neighbors keep silent on all such blatant undertakings of SPDC. The people of Burma become to realize that the neighbors are real friends of the dictator and lost hope for outside support. The trend indicates democratic Burma will go beyond the geographical actuality and do business with friends in need.

Senior leaders a re worried about the fate of the country and terrified of another crackdown. Meanwhile, tuberculosis, malaria and AIDS have reached their highest levels ever. The education system is a shambles. Inflation is rampant. On May 27, 2006 around 400 (NLD) youth members marched in an orderly way from the NLD head office towards Daw Suu's house. But members of security police, fire brigade and (USDA) blocked the roads and barred them from reaching her home. The army is facing crisis of runaways and recruitment as well as absence without leave. There are explicit calls for civil disobedience and non-cooperation. Increasing number of Burmese people are interested in the planned protest to be staged by former rector Dr. Salai Tun Than in Rangoon on the birthday of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on 19th June.

On this anniversary of Depayin massacre, we denounce SPDC and our demands are:

SPDC:

* To release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners without delay,
* To free Khun Htun Oo and Shan leaders immediately, and
* To stop warfare against ethnic nationalities ahead of tripartite dialogue.

United Nations:

* To bring Burma case to the UN Security Council and take effective actions, [8]

Neighboring countries:

* To turn around Burma policy and
* To fully support the action by the UN Security Council.

The people of Burma:

* To exercise the power of the people and
* To do all concerted and disciplined measures without violating the just laws.

30th May 2006, New Delhi
Peaceful Protest by Burmese pro-democracy groups organized by SYCB [9]
Contact: 989-162-6823; 989-927-8511


Pointers:

[1] NLD = National League for Democracy
[2] USDA = Union Solidarity and Development Association
[3] U Tin Oo is the Vice Chairman of NLD
[4] SPDC = State Peace and Development Council, the military regime of Burma/Myanmar
[5] The offensive by the junta has uprooted more than 11,000 members of the Karan ethnic minority.
[6] 9 April: Terrorist groups such as NCUB (National Council of the Union of Burma), NCGUB (National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma), KNU (Karen National Union), FTUB (Free Trade Unions of Burma), All Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF), National League for Democracy/Liberated Areas (NLD /LA), NDD, Democratic Party for a New Society (DPNS), SSA-S (Shan State Army- South), VBSW (Vigorous Burmese Student Warriors), etc.

[7] Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs: "Japan deems it regrettable that the Government of Myanmar [Burma] has not yet lifted the detention under house arrest of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi." The European Union: "The EU urges the Burmese government to fully restore her freedom and civil liberties." US State Department's spokesman: "The United States condemns the extension of Aung San Suu Kyi's detention, yet another sign of the regime's intransigence and brutal repression." Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs: "Singapore is disappointed by the extension of Aung San Suu Kyi's detention. We reiterate ASEAN's position that Aung San Suu Kyi should be released as soon as possible." Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar : "I am very surprised. I was hoping ... that they would not extend the house arrest. We are disappointed." Thai Foreign Minister Kantathi Suphamongkhon: "We would like to see Myanmar back in the realm of the international community, so progress in national reconciliation is something of importance. So I'm disappointed." Minister of the Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Cyril Svoboda: The Minister of Foreign Affairs requests the authorities of Myanmar/Burma to immediately release from the house arrest the leader of the NLD and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent, without trial and without any charges, 10 out of 16 last years in detention.

[8] The United Nations can still play a role. A useful precedent is the case of Cambodia in 1997. When President Hun Sen overthrew Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the Credentials Committee of the UN simply deferred a decision on who spoke for Cambodia. The Cambodian chair at the General Assembly sat empty for a year. Such a move would be embarrassing for the country that proudly gave the UN its third secretary general, U Thant. But the misery of the Burmese people is more than an embarrassment: It is a disgrace. Ludu Sein Win, a journalist and writer who lives in Yangon. International Herald Tribune, May 23, 2006


* Thangjalun supplied this news information
The news provider can be reached at thangjalun@gmail.com
This news article was webcasted on 31st May 2006

* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • Konung Kang Chingba #1 : Gallery
  • Dont waste searching for word/phrases
  • Hill People & Merger of Manipur
  • Manipur State Constitution Act 1947 #5
  • U-Mangra for biofuel for economic devpt
  • Painting competition on environment
  • Condemn Moreh terror attack
  • Climbing Shirui Hills, Ukhrul #3 : Gallery
  • Ichangthoubi, Thotmungchan :: eMing
  • Kang Chingba - Rath Yatra : Book
  • Why the impasse at Manipur University
  • Condolence Message for Tamenglong
  • Maharaj parleys Bizando
  • Opt for fruit/vegetable beauty product
  • DG Assam Rifles meets Governor
  • Recreation - a Serious Business
  • Tuilha Kolt waterfall @Kpi #1 : Gallery
  • Eyek Tamba :: Learn Manipuri script
  • Lamjing Meira Ningsing Numit #2 : Gallery
  • Who Created the Border Pillar Conflict ?
  • EEVFAM amidst Numbness and Noise
  • Special Olympics Unified Cup 2018
  • Path for youth's bright future
  • Addressing core issues
  • Students Vs Centre's man : MU
  • Thangjam Manorama Anniversary: Gallery
  • A reflection on POCSO Act, 2012
  • Naga Peace Process :: News Timeline
  • Fear :: Poem
  • War veterans laboured to clean compound
  • Free Career Counselling Program
  • NEFIS writes to University bodies
  • Sit-in-Protest Against House Search
  • 50th World Population Day celebrated
  • Something worrying
  • Congress : 2 days session too short
  • Jadugi Chei :: Funga Wari
  • Tribal protest for MU normalcy : Gallery
  • Framework Agreement: What is it ?
  • Some cairns from the way: Artist's retake #2
  • Cry of a Dying River # 36 :: Poem
  • Overview on Manipur University imbroglio
  • Tribal Students memo to HRD on MU
  • India-Vietnam Film Show 2018 at Delhi
  • Why the CM is helpless ?
  • No end in sight to MU crisis
  • Indo-Myanmar Pillar 81 @Kwatha #1: Gallery
  • Global Bamboo Congress @Beijing : Gallery
  • Manipur State Constitution Act 1947 #4
  • Kamesh Salam : Speaker at BARC, Beijing
  • Career in Cooperatives
  • Nagaland CM's speech at NEC
  • NPF Rejoinder to JD (U) of July 9
  • The Killing Fields - 2013-18 : News Timeline
  • Unfair Game
  • Expecting documentary proof from villagers
  • Lamjing Meira Ningsing Numit #1 : Gallery
  • Woken Youth Clubs in season of World Cup
  • Converting tourism potential into reality
  • Let me live in your heart :: Poem
  • D-Jent.... Djentleman... Anyone ?
  • Socialism or destruction of humanity ?
  • Inner Line Permit (ILP) Demand :: Timeline
  • Demand action against KSO activists
  • 3 Manipur girls in BCCI U-19 squad
  • Rights meet on bill outcome
  • Naga integration will be democratic..
  • Ichangi Laidhi #3 :: eRang
  • Modernizing Manipur University Library
  • In the grip of nothingness :: Poem
  • Password protection - I
  • Congenital Heart Defect operated
  • Hill area bandh relaxed temporarily
  • State & central govt must stop conflict
  • Cohesion is sports
  • Explain 'devious purpose'
  • Willong Khullen, Maram #2 : Gallery
  • Manipur merger agreement 1947
  • Wari Jalsa at New Delhi
  • Congress grass menace in North-East
  • M A Thomas National Human Rights Award
  • What does worry do to us ?
  • Is Manipur a part of India ?
  • Rumours of child lifters : Dangerous
  • List of MLA (Jan 2018) #3 : Gallery
  • Forest Rights Act 2006 -context of Manipur
  • Supreme Court Hearing on EEVFAM case
  • Cry of a Dying River - 35 :: Poem
  • Terirama Th. met South Korea's first lady
  • Securing security cameras: invisible eye
  • Rejoinder to Nagaland CM's statement
  • Meitei Mayek - are the scales tipped now
  • Patronising non-locals : Nail the insiders
  • UNC oppose indefinite Manipur bandh
  • Tribal University @ Senapati : Gallery
  • Rally to remove MU VC #2 : Gallery
  • Some cairns from the way: Artist's retake #1
  • Manipur State Constitution Act 1947 #3
  • UN experts on 'fake encounter' killings
  • Nagaland CM Rio statement on July 4
  • Condemns inhuman eviction by Govt
  • Trainees Certificate of RPL at Kamrup
  • Minor reunited with mother after 26 days
  • Non-Operative Closure of "hole in the heart"
  • We are for the people, for the society
  • Over 30 days : Centre sleeps, MU 'burns'
  • Thokchom Brindashabi Devi :: Profile
  • Kshetri-bengoon Eviction Protest : Gallery
  • Successive pay commissions: It's impact
  • Research Support @ R-Square Design
  • leingakki thouwong - state terrorism
  • Rebuttal: Interview of Ranju Singh
  • Different forces pulling Manipur : Lim
  • Pakhangba Cheng Hongba #3 : Gallery
  • Some ideas for prevention of flood
  • Satisfaction :: Poem
  • Supreme Court hearing on EEVFAM - 2 July
  • Dark lips .. causes and care
  • Training on Handloom Weaver at Hojai
  • CME on 'Congenital Heart Diseases'
  • Nagaland CM should make his stand clear
  • 2019 LS polls : BJP on the offensive
  • Great June Uprising @Kekrupat #4 : Gallery
  • Naga American conference in California
  • Life of an army officer's daughter
  • The Winter Blues :: Poem
  • 16th Mega Miss North East
  • NDPP on Naga integration
  • Allegations against VC holds no ground
  • Rally to remove MU VC #1 : Gallery
  • July Calendar for Year 2018 :: Tools
  • A Washed-Out Summer Vacation in MU
  • Manipur State Constitution Act 1947 #2
  • My short interaction with Penna Donna
  • 9th Men Mega Mister North East
  • Memo submitted to Kiren Rijiju
  • India- no interest to protect its boundary
  • Idea of who is a citizen of the land
  • Poumai Purul Hiimai Paoki #3 : Gallery
  • Dr Thingnam Kishan Memorial : Gallery
  • Black sheep in movement for ILPS #3
  • Our Common Crisis: What are We to Do #2
  • Jackichand Singh signs for FC Goa
  • No co-operation to MU VC
  • Nagaland CM contradicting himself : NPF
  • Career Guidance Workshop at Ukhrul
  • The tales of a forgotten University
  • Pulling at idea of Manipur : Lim, ATC
  • Climbing Shirui Hills, Ukhrul #2 : Gallery
  • Moirangthem Arup: 90 Km Marathon, Africa
  • Pitfalls on land acquisition for Mapithel Dam
  • Chinese dominance in 21st century
  • Caring for the elderly
  • IIT-G's Technothlon prelims at UAE
  • Mass Rally from Manipur University
  • Nagaland CM releases book by teenager
  • Why trying to dictate media time & again
  • MU, border pillar, Citizenship Bill
  • Oinam Dilip's Painting Exhibition
  • Intl Day Against Drug Abuse : Gallery
  • The Manipur Merger Agreement 1949
  • A road to Mandalay
  • Keeping up: medical diagnostics tech
  • The mother of all preventive strategies
  • Relief camps for Flood affected families
  • The dark side of Indian democracy
  • From three time CM to Oppn leader
  • Khumang Pokpa Haraoba #1 : Gallery
  • Enduring Theatre of Guerrilla War
  • Intl Day in Support of Victims of Torture
  • Impact of trade & floods on economy
  • Imparting training as profession #2
  • Najmaji's flood fixing formula
  • History of Yoga
  • Intl Day against Drug Abuse
  • Politicising MU issue: by whom ?
  • Effective ban on plastics needed
  • Thaunaphaba Marup :: Funga Wari
  • Naga Nationalism & Naga Integration
  • Manipur State Constitution Act 1947 #1
  • If I were :: Poem
  • Is football an anathema to the Indians ?
  • Miss, Mister North East contestants
  • MU Imbroglio: Power games now
  • MU crisis : Centre must act fast
  • Great June Uprising @Kekrupat #3 : Gallery
  • Lamka's Dark Light House
  • Our Common Crisis: What are We to Do #1
  • Cry of a Dying River -34 : Poem
  • Textile industry in Manipur
  • Blood Donation Camp at New Delhi
  • Rahmani Program of Excellence
  • Mova Cave, Hungpung, Ukhrul #1 : Gallery
  • Expanding Economy Beckons :: Speech
  • Before trains arrive, must read
  • Impact of the Shirui Lily festival
  • Securing Wi-Fi: Negating doorstep threat
  • Blood donation drive in North East
  • Expecting changes in dealing SoO
  • Scourge of drug trafficking
  • Tribal Cultural Festival #2 : Gallery
  • Letter to JS-MHRD from MUTA
  • JS-MHRD did not meet with MUTA
  • Great June Uprising @Kekrupat #2 : Gallery
  • Yoga Day: Celebrating Your Health
  • Chak-hao - black gold of Manipur
  • In response to the culture of shaming
  • 3rd Documentor Imphal
  • General Thangal Eco Park : Gallery
  • Deadline of 5 days time set : MU crisis
  • Garlic Festival @Ukhrul #4 :: Gallery
  • Flood in Imphal [14 June] #3 : Gallery
  • Dzuko valley #4 :: 360 Panorama View
  • Phumdigi Tantha : Dance Drama : Gallery
  • Manglandasu Nang - OST :: e-pao Radio
  • Laitonjam Rajnikanta : Profile
  • Amuktang-Ga Haikho #1 : eRang
  • Kang Tournament @ Yaiskul : Gallery
  • HSLC 208 Exam Toppers : Gallery
  • HSLC 2018 :: Toppers Listing
  • HSLC 2018 :: Check Result
  • HSLC :: Statistical/Subject Topper
  • HSLC 2018 :: External
  • Aerial view from Chingmeirong : Gallery
  • Front Page Photo 2018 #2: Gallery
  • Class XII Exam Toppers : Gallery
  • Temples of Manipur : Gallery
  • Recipients of Akademi Awards for 2014
  • Old Manipuri Movie #1 :: eRang Classic
  • SPONSORED ADS