Wednesday, February 13

Local residents in Rangoon [now known as Yangon], Burma’s former capital, say security has apparently tightened. They report seeing members of Swan Arr Shin, a junta-backed civil organization, patrolling the city.

Soldiers, police and Swan Arr Shin members can be seen conducting security checks on vehicles entering Rangoon, according to local residents.

“We don’t know why, but the authorities have been checking licenses and recording the number plates of vehicles as they enter Rangoon. And in the city about three truckloads of soldiers, with red ribbons around their necks, are on patrol,” a local resident of Kyuaktad Township told Mizzima.

“And in Ahlone and Kyimyindine Townships authorities have taken young people and made them put on Swan Arr Shin uniforms and patrol the city at night. The kids are excited as they are given uniforms and taken in vehicles to go on patrol,” he added.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do this massive campaign in US, Canada and Europe. Try all possible ways to remove Burmese high ranking military officers' family members who stay in US, Canada and Europe. They become the citizens of US, Canada and Europe. We need to collect those lists and give to US Homeland Security in US. Explain US Homeland security that those people should not be the citizens of the US, Canada and EU. We should do some demonstration. They (their fathers) killed innocent people of Burma directly and indirectly. They stay in the richest countries and try to support the dictatorship system of Burma. They collect the information of foreign organization. They do money-laundry. They find the sources—mainly weapon industry—for Burma military junta. So, all people who want to save innocent people of Burma should detect those sources and send to US Homeland Security to remove their citizenship of US and to go back Burma. They try to get some Americans to help and support Burma killers. Read the following news: Newsweek reported at the weekend that the DCI Group, a lobbying firm, represented Burma until last year. Mr Goodyear, its chief executive, "was paid $348,000 in 2002 to represent Burma's military junta, which had been strongly condemned by the State Department for its human-rights record and remains in power today," the magazine said.