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Ko Aung Kyaw and Ko Zar Ni POINTIN
Dear Ko Aung Kyaw and Ko Zar Ni,
Sorry for my late reply and for replying in a message
for both. First of all, what is the definition of blackmail Ko Aung
Kyaw? Many newspapers and many news agencies quote reliable sources
without saying their identifications. For example, when ABSDF sends out
internal information on the net, it doesn't mention the sources because
of the security reason. Everyone understand that. According to your
standard and definition, all seem like involving in blackmail. When you
say the news will not be reliable without saying the source exactly, do
you think about those factors too. I can't provide security for them
and so I can't tell their names. You will not even think to provide the
security. When ABSDF and all news groups sending out information under
that circumfrence, that doesn't mean blackmail at all. Please make sure
you know what you are saying. I feel cold in my backbone when asked to
identify the source. I am afraid of their security if I don't keep
secret. Blackmail is defined that when someone is asking a demand in
return for not disclosing information about something. I take
responsibility over what I sent. I can prove and I have sufficient
documents. However, you have the right to say that those are wrong or
right. You didn't say anything that whether those were right or wrong.
If you think you are sure those are wrong, you can post it on net and I
will prove. I am writing with my penname and so are you. Well, think
whether your accusation is meanful or not. I am just wondering that
accusing sending blackmail is a new means to stop others' opinion? Spy
and then, blackmail! You hid your position in the guise of a supporter
only and you were not sincere when you wrote the message. Why couldn't
you present ABSDF response as a representative of it?
First, I have to tell you that, I know what effects could
happen when I posted ABSDF internal informations. I will tell you my
intention under this. No reason should be an execuse to withhold
information. Moreover, I know that those will hurt our images (not
only ABSDF but also all). However, when you keep quiet, those become
parasites and will jeopardise the whole struggle. BSPP shew only good
images of it to the people and never expressed its weakness to the
people honestly. When the people learnt about those weakness, all
things were in bad shapes. We as revolutionaries, should be sincere and
open to the public. So that all can get the whole picture to examine
and to help. You have asked Radio Free Asia to stop broadcasting about
the execution too. Please stop practicising that suppresive acts as
BSPP did and SLORC does. Those are not good to copy though.
I sent out those informations with the following
intention. To compare and examine the past situation and present
situation. To make all aware that we have weakness and that we need a
change. Moreover, could you find any word that I criticize ABSDF? I
didn't criticize and I just pointed out the points and urged to mend
those. You didn't read the message well. In our struggle, you know,
I know and everyone knows that we have weakness but we never talked and
discuss about and never find out how to mend them. Never seek help from
others too. Moreover, we seem much reluctant to accept that we have
weakness. It is pretty late and we must talk and discuss about those
weakness in order to find remendies.
Look! We have weakness and we need to identify those. I
alone can't identify them and I am sure there are so many things I don't
know. To increase participation and to draw participation from all
people from Burma and all supporters, I sent those. My only intention
is want to see the proper leadership and direction. Everybody's
suggestions are needed to seek and everybody's opinion are valuable to
include in the consideration (for your leaders' consideration). After
identifying the problems, we and all come up with solutions and options
to approach the weakness. You alone, I alone and the leaders' alone
can't solve the problem since those are the problems of all. That is
what I have intended.
When pointing out some weakness, it is our task. All
people's task. Do you know what Daw Lay Aung San Suu Kyi said? "We
shouldn't blame only on BSPP for what had happened in the country
because it was part of our fault that we didn't point them out as we
needed to." When seeing a weakness, if you really love the struggle
and if you really love ABSDF, you must point out it so that it can see
its weakness and it can learn to change. As Daw Lay Aung San Suu Kyi
said, it is our task and all people's task. I won't stop it. Pointing
out and presenting my suggestion is task and you can take it if you like
and if you and ABSDF and the groups don't want those, you can just
ignore it. Accepting criticism is a practical way to see our real
image. I don't criticise yet except once to NCGUB.
This is the time to discuss about the weakness and find out
the solutions through dialogue. If people ivolve in discussion, it is
good even if it can't be creative. The more the people think and
involve, the better their brain power is and the more they become
productive. That is my will. I want to advise you that please read my
previous message throughly and interpret it. You will see, I just
suggesting and urging ABSDF.
When we live in a place where we can exercise democracy,
we should practicise democratic norms and means. I know there are so
many difficulties on the border. However, as the revolutionaries to
replace suppressive regime, no reason should be an excuse to violate the
rights and no reason should overwhelm to stop exercising of the real
democratic means. Unless we practise in our real lives, there is no
meaning in our revolution. As I told you, expression of my suggestion
is my right and you have the right to ignore. However, accusing
groundless is ridiculous and unacceptable for the democratic society.
Ko Zar Ni,
As a Burmese and as a person who still value our own
culture, I can still distinguish the gender by looking at the name. In
Burmese culture, no one I have ever seen use Mr, Ms, Mrs, Madame. I
wish living in USA didn't make you forget your own Burmese culture. I
don't mind being called Ko or U or Daw or Ma.
Importantly, does FBC list belong to you and is it
your personal list? Doesn't it accept expression of opinion on it? I
know the history. Please think the reason why it was created. If it
is your personal list and it doesn't accept expression of ideas and
opinion for the attempt to free Burma, please reply to me publically so
that everyone can know it is your personal list and it doesn't accept
expression of opinions. Don't hesitate to reply.
I know you are trying to raise awareness about Burma.
Please give the clear whole picture of the situation and it will help
all of us in practical way. When all know the whole picture, they can
come up with suggestions and practical assistance. It will not be
honest to show the portion of the picture. I know that you and Dr.
Naign Aung has close conection but that shouldn't be an issue to stop
expression and pointing out the weakness dutifully.
When saying about negative effects, it is easy way to
force someone to stop expression. What do the negative effects mean and
what can be the long term effect for withholding information? I have
to go to work and I must stop here.
The more weakness I see, the clearer I know that I need
to stay in the second country where I don't want to. The longer we need
to mend the weakness, the more we ignore the suffering of the people.
We should learn from past experiences and all should have access to
learn those weakness too.
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