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"We , Myanmar people ... all are al
- Subject: "We , Myanmar people ... all are al
- From: brelief@xxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 03:15:00
Posted by Thida Linn <thida4thiri@xxxxxxxxx> to soc.culture.burma
xenox and sons wrote:
ken and visakha,
Myanmar is our country residing about 50 Millions people very unitedly
since before World War II to get Independence from colonialism and
Japanese Fascists. The history of Myanmar is still young to forget the
colonialism of Britain and Fascism of Japan. Nowadays the colonialism
approach in the world is changing like overwhelming one nation by
economy, underminding the one nation's International Affairs with the
headlines of critics over the present Government. Those old same more
versions of approaches are outdated in Myanmar. We have much more
experiences than Japanese People under the Fascist Japan before World
War II. We, the people of Myanmar had much more experiences than
Japanese people under the colonial yoke of Britain. Ken and visakha, do
you think the people in Myanmar can only learn from you , what you said,
what you mastered. You are very stupid enough if you under-estimated
the people in Myanmar. We , Myanmar people know the history, know the
enemies and we all are always ready to crush the external and internal
enemies who will abuse our rights of independence under the slavery ,
undermind disintegration of our union, destroying the economic life of
Myanmar is a country of free religion and most people paid attention to
their religion with good moral, purity, sincerity, love and patience.
But the people in Myanmar are not wrapping their hands , stand aside
when we have to fight our National Enemies.
You all in Burma relief center including Ken and visakha, the virtue
of our 50 millions people in Myanmar is our cause, our economy life is
our cause, our political situation is only our internal affairs, not
your cause! Not your cause! Not your cause!
Do you have any reason to give pressure to the Companies invested in
Myanmar ratherthan bluffing about Su Kyi and hand full of people exile
in Japan and in USA were expressing their nonsense accusations while
they are trying for the Stay Permit in Japan and grants from Japanese
Government, from NGO in Japan: also while they are trying for the Green
Card and regugee status in United States with fabricated stories in the
jungle , Thai-Myanmar borders and grants from US Government and NGO in
USA. I don't want to mention the details to be slandered saying about
others by names or by events. Most of the people in exile enjoying the
benefits just only saying a word "our cause" and taking a picture of
each and every single people participating in a demonstration to send
out the photo to the Refugee International, other NGOs saying he or she
is actively participating in the "freedom of burma" just putting up
requests to US and Japan Ngos and Government. What a shame ! Firstly
freedom of him or herself !
We people of Myanmar believe only the Myanmar people can safeguard our
Country from neo-colonialism, influence of Super-powers, not by you
people in Japan Burma relief center, not by the exile Myanmars in
Japan, not by exile Myanmars in USA, not by exile Myanmars in Canada,
UK, Australia and whereever.
If you know the strength of exiles who darely fight for the cause of
Myanmar people in the past, at present and in the future! Please paste
the numbers in the net for information or fabrication whatever.
I strongly believe ken and visakha or Japanese people in Burma relief
center have no experience under the colonialist or under the fascists.
But we, people in Myanmar have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No one can reverse the history. The people in Myanmar hate the British
Colonialists and Japanese Fascists. All the people in Myanmar are not as
the same blood of Su Kyi, marrying the British , once the British
Colonialist undermind to assassinate her father Aung San. And all the
people in Myanmar are not as the same blood as "SEIN KYI " one name in
the song during Fascist Japanese rule in Myanmar, SEIN KYI cunningly
married the JAPAN MASTER and she got only PREGNANT when Japanese Master
went back to TOKYO.
We have experiences! We all know our history!
Ken and Visakha Kawasaki wrote:
> Burmese Relief Center?Japan
> 266-27 Ozuku-cho, Kashihara-shi, Nara-ken 634, Japan
> Tel: (0744) 22-8236 ? Fax: (0744) 24-6254
> PRESS RELEASE May 2, 1998
> WORLDWIDE FAST FOR FREE BURMA BEGINS MAY 3rd
> Japan Activists to Target Nippon Oil, JEXIM as Part of Action Protesting
> Oil Industry Support for Burmese Military Dictatorship
> Los Angeles - Democracy activists in 25 cities across the United States
> and four countries around the world will begin a three-day fast on Sunday,
> May 3, to protest investment in Burma by the Atlantic Richfield Company
> (ARCO), which provides crucial financial backing to the country's military
> In addition to joining the ARCO action, fasters in Japan will target Nippon
> Oil and the Export-Import Bank of Japan in response to the oil company
> April 28 announcement that it had received a loan from JEXIM to finance an
> offshore gas project in Burma. Activists contend that the loan, estimated
> at $61 million, will help prolong the Burmese military regime reign of
> terror by providing it with badly needed hard currency. The regime spends
> approximately half of the national budget on the armed forces, whose only
> enemies are the Burmese civilian and ethnic minority populations.
> The fast is the latest public protest against ARCO's investment in Burma,
> and will center around a May 4 demonstration at the site of ARCO's annual
> shareholder meeting in Los Angeles. Legendary Jazz Saxophonist Wayne
> Shorter, who won a Grammy earlier this year for his composition "Aung San
> Suu Kyi" has lent his support to the international ARCO Out of Burma - 3
> Day Fast and will attend Monday's Demonstration in Los Angeles to the ARCO
> Shareholder Meeting.
> "Hundreds of people will be joining the fast and the demonstration in the
> States," said Ken Kawasaki, one of the fasters from Burmese Relief Center--
> Japan, a Nara-based NGO. "By taking part, we here in Japan are showing our
> solidarity and we're also extending the campaign to the Japanese government
> and to Nippon Oil. Our message is very simple: stop supporting this
> murderous regime."
> "Burma's democratically elected leadership has repeatedly called on
> corporations like ARCO to withdraw from Burma immediately," said Khin Maung
> Shwe, a Burmese exile living in Los Angeles, who will join the fast. "By
> continuing to invest in Burma, ARCO is only helping to prop up a brutal
> army junta which is terrorizing my country."
> ARCO is today under increasing pressure to end its investment in Burma.
> The oil giant has been the target of dozens of demonstrations at its Los
> Angeles corporate headquarters as well as at ARCO gas stations. In
> addition, ARCO employees have filed a shareholder resolution which asks
> that the company investigate the connection between ARCO's investment and
> money laundering from the drug trade.
> Burma is also the world's single largest heroin producer. In 1996, over
> 60% of all heroin seized on the streets of U.S. cities originated in Burma.
> The US State Department annual narcotics report issued in March charges
> that at minimum Burma's generals have done little to stop the drug trade,
> and other analysts believe they profit enormously from the trade.
> The United Nations and Amnesty International issued separate reports in
> mid-April detailing an appalling array of continuing human rights abuses,
> including massacres, torture and rape by Burma's military junta. Some of
> the worst atrocities have been committed in connection with oil exploration
> ARCO is currently lobbying heavily against a proposed Free Burma ordinance
> with the Los Angeles City Council. The proposed law, modeled after the
> City's anti-apartheid law passed in the 1980's would limit city contracts
> for business partners of the Burmese military junta. 18 US Cities and the
> State of Massachusetts already have passed such laws. At a recent Los
> Angeles City Council committee hearing on the issue, George Ross, Manager
> of Corporate External Affairs for ARCO attempted to defend his company's
> investment in Burma by arguing that, "You can only find oil and gas where
> it is. Unfortunately, a lot of the times these are countries with rotten
> regimes that are politically repressive, that are undesirable, but oil is
> where it is. You have to figure out a way to do business with these people
> and hope that they change."
> Aside from heroin, Burma's oil and gas reserves provide one of the largest
> sources of foreign investment, helping the junta to maintain power. ARCO
> has given the junta at least $11 million dollars, $6 million of which was
> in the form of a no-questions-asked "contract bonus." ARCO's contract with
> SLORC includes a "gag rule" barring the company from even meeting with
> democracy leaders.
> The Free Burma Coalition, a network of 100 college and high school campus
> groups and 40 independent organizations from 15 countries including the
> Burmese Relief Center?Japan, is organizing a boycott of ARCO, demanding
> that the company withdraw all investment from Burma. Linked to the FBC by
> the Internet, activists in Japan expect increased international scrutiny
> and criticism of Japanese support for the junta.
> For further information, please contact Burmese Relief Center?Japan, Ken
> Kawasaki, Director.
> - - - - - - - - -
> Dear Mr. __________
> I am writing to inform you I will be fasting from May 3 to May 5 to protest
> Nippon Oil's offshore gas project in Burma, which supports that country's
> brutal military regime. My action is part of a worldwide fast protesting a
> similar investment by the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). The
> democratically elected leadership of Burma has repeatedly called on
> corporations like ARCO and Nippon Oil to withdraw from Burma, yet until now
> you have chosen to defy the will of the vast majority of Burma's citizens.
> By continuing to invest in Burma, Nippon Oil is only helping to prop up a
> military regime that terrorizes its own people, especially those living in
> the path of the oil pipeline. Please, use your power to help the people of
> Burma instead of hurting them as you do now.
> Our recipients:
> Mr. Hidejiro Ohsawa
> Nippon Oil
> 1-3-12, Nishi-Shinbashi
> Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003
> Tel: (03) 3502-1135
> Fax: (03) 3502-9352
> Mr. Hiroshi Yasuda
> Export-Import Bank of Japan
> 1-4-1 Otemachi
> Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004
> Tel: (03) 3287-9101
> Fax: (03) 3287-9539