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FutureWork and Burma.........
>From: PO2::"burmanet-l@xxxxxxxxxxx" "Conference 'reg.burma'" 5-APR-1995 11:53:03.31
>To: Recipients of burmanet-l <burmanet-l@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subj: Re: FutureWork and Burma
>From: Eng-Soon Chan <lds107@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*> >> People who do not
*> >> participate in revolution just focus on their daily lives and improvement of
*> >> their living without considering fair or unfair way of making money. Mostly
*> >> those kind of people are foreign immigrants such as Indians and Chinese.
* >You know, this is not necessarily true. My grandparents are Chinese, but
*> >my mother almost got shot saving some students' lives. My mother worked
*> >at the Thai-Burmese border with the student groups, and our family is
*> >totally devoted to Burma. I know many other "chinese immigrants"
*> >who are as devoted for the country as "Burmese", if not more.
*> Dear Pwint:
*> As I expected such point can be made in my posting, I am ready to say I
*> don't mean to single out such honorable citizens. I am trying to find the way
*> that can help Burma-born deserved citizens to get justice and fair share of
*> life in Burma. There are also some Burmese especially who are imbued and
*> satisfied with SLORC ideology say "I cannot take care of my aunt's cows, being
*> eating my own rice" as Burmese saying goes. It is very certain that we have to
*> face the problems such that there are many Chinese in Mandalay and northern
*> Burma who took the opportunity by cooperating SLORC. They have been buying
*> almost the whole part of Mandaly. They are just opportunity-takers. We have to,
*> including Burmese citizens like you, have to think that it cannot be tolerated
*> in terms of justice.
*> I think you have misinterpreted upon my lack of more clear explanation.
*> I cannot personally let Burmese(100%), who are military elites and its followers
*> getting and collecting property, have as they are just because they are Burmese
*> too. They all have to face the future policy or laws of democratic Burma. I am
*> trying to find what sort of policy, and laws can help to settle justice in
*> Burma in order to help all deserved Burmese.
*> Tun Myint
**I am new to this discussion. I am a chinese decent from Burma. I think
..the way Mr.Tun Myint describe is extremely unfair as chinese and indians
..in Burma are all opportunitist and they are earning money in unfair way.
..Also such as"100% Burmese". I think this is racist. Like my family have
..been the fourth generation in Burma and they have contributed to the
..country since their arrival. As they became
..Burmese citizens and they lived and died in Burma. Their wealth is
..Burma's wealth. I believe they should be perceived as Burmese regardless
..of ethnic origin as there are many ethnics minority in Burma. I don't
..think it is fair to decide who get more priveledge by the time of
..ancestral migration to Burma. My father and mother were all born in Burma
..and lived their lives through Burma. Burma is their country and they are
..Burmese Citizen. Their property is Burma's property. They may look
..chinese but have nothing to do with China. To deny their right is
..unjustice and narrow minded. Thanks.
First, I want to thank you for participating in this discussion.
I think you have not read my first posting. If so, you have mistakenly
intepreted the core point of the whole discussion that I have done so far. I am
not trying to find the way to deny anyone's rights in Burma. I am trying to
find the way to settle justice and fairness for any Burmese citizens who have
been fighting for it by triyng to get rid of the military dictatorship regime
and, citizens who are victims of 33 year-old army-dominated politics.
I replied to Pwint of Washington by saying even 100% Burmese who are
taking unjust benefits by cooperating SLORC or supporting SLORC's atrocities
against Burma's innocent citizens can not be allow to have those property that
they made unjustly. For instance, Slorc's top leader Gen Khin Nyunt has set
up Timber Co.Ltd with a thai women, and some other generals too. We have to
have policy or law to justify such a situation. Because they robbed those
properties from citizens of Burma. I wish that answer to the point that Pwint
of Washington made that I excluded many of deserved Burmese-Chinese who are
participating in revolution.
You accused that I am a racist. I have never said Chinese and Indians
in Burma cannot be treated as Burmese because they are not Burmese. This is a
stament that would be made by a racist. You have pointed to that direction and
I am sorry to hear that. What I discussed was that Chinese, Indians and even
100% Burmese who suck the blood of citizens of Burma for 33 years by
cooperating the Generals of Burmese Army and collecting property unjustly have
to face the law and policy of future democratic Burma.
Is that clear enough? If not,...
There are many of my friends in Burma who are both Indians and Chinese.
They are doing business such as trading,car work-shops, farming and gardenig and
they are no more different from me or you. We share with each other as friends
and care as frineds, even like brothers and sisters. One of my frined was
arrested when he got back to Burma in 89 from border with the duty. He is my
beloved friend and all of foreparents are Chinese.
After all, Burma'sdemocratic citizens will decide what they want.I wish
this clear you up what I stand for.