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Are you a new generation of BSPP and SLORC?
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>Subject: Ko Aung Kyaw and Ko Zar Ni POINTING OUT ABOUT ABSDF AND
>Please e-mail him direct! None of this babble should be on the
>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
>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
>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
>security. When ABSDF and all news groups sending out information under
>that circumfrence, that doesn't mean blackmail at all. Please make
>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,
>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
>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
>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
>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
>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
>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
>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
>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
>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?
>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
>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
>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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