International Campaign for Freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma


Friday, August 8, 2014

BurmaCampaign Digest, Vol 75, Issue 2

Send BurmaCampaign mailing list submissions to
burmacampaign@lists.burmacampaign.org.uk

To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
http://lists.burmacampaign.org.uk/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/burmacampaign

or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
burmacampaign-request@lists.burmacampaign.org.uk

You can reach the person managing the list at
burmacampaign-owner@lists.burmacampaign.org.uk

When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
than "Re: Contents of BurmaCampaign digest..."


Today's Topics:

1. Why is the Burmese government so angry with Burma Campaign
UK? (Anna Roberts)


----------------------------------------------------------------------

Message: 1
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 05:01:10 -0500
From: Anna Roberts <anna.roberts@burmacampaign.org.uk>
To: "burmacampaign@lists.burmacampaign.org.uk"
<burmacampaign@lists.burmacampaign.org.uk>
Subject: [BurmaCampaign] Why is the Burmese government so angry with
Burma Campaign UK?
Message-ID: <D00A5E75.3538F%anna.roberts@burmacampaign.org.uk>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252"

[cid:72C8BBE5-681A-423E-BCBE-1C8A3C066151]
Dear friend



Today is the 26th anniversary of the massacre of thousands of people, many of them students, who had been protesting for democracy in Burma.



On 8th August 1988, soldiers opened fire on the protestors, and in the following weeks at least three thousand people are thought to have been killed. There has never been a full investigation into the massacre.



On Monday we asked you to email President Thein Sein, calling on him to publish his full army record, and asking what role he played in crushing the uprising in 1988.



The Burmese government is obviously very upset by the campaign as they have responded by attacking Burma Campaign UK for asking these questions.



In an interview with the Democratic Voice of Burma, Burma?s Information Minister Ye Htut said, ?Based on BCUK deliberately spreading this kind of information and claiming it comes from WikiLeaks, you can pretty much judge the level of their dignity and integrity.?



Ye Htut dismissed our request for information by saying Thein Sein was in Kale, not Rangoon in 1988. However, this misses the point. The crackdown took place all over Burma. The question remains as to what role Thein Sein played at this time.



If there is nothing to hide, why won?t they publish his military record?



President Thein Sein has always denied that the Burmese Army has committed any human rights violations. They don't want to release military records of the President and ministers because they have been involved in human rights abuses which violate international law. Justice and accountability are their greatest fears - that is why they are so angry that people are asking these questions.



If you haven?t already taken the action, please send an email now.<http://burmacampaign.org.uk/take-action/tell-thein-sein-to-reveal-his-role-in-1988-massacre/>



Thank you.

Anna

Burma Campaign UK


--
Was this email forwarded to you by a friend? If you are not already a member of the Burma Campaign UK e-mail network, and would like to receive these updates directly, you can subscribe by sending a blank e-mail to: burmacampaign-subscribe@lists.burmacampaign.org.uk<applewebdata://06C73993-78BB-4F55-A8A1-57D7E28EB4F0/burmacampaign-subscribe@lists.burmacampaign.org.uk>

To unsubscribe from this email list, send a blank email to:burmacampaign-unsubscribe@lists.burmacampaign.org.uk<applewebdata://06C73993-78BB-4F55-A8A1-57D7E28EB4F0/burmacampaign-unsubscribe@lists.burmacampaign.org.uk>
You will receive an email to confirm that you want to be removed from this mailing list, simply reply to the message or visit the web link in the email.

--
Support our work<http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/donate>: Donate to Burma Campaign UK and make a difference today. Supporting the Burma Campaign UK is one of the most effective ways of supporting the struggle to free Burma.
Donate now.<http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/donate>

Burma Campaign UK
Registered Company No. 3804730
Registered office address
28 Charles Square
London N1 6HT

[cid:14375F33-7030-481A-8E92-0C1D4A2BF52A]
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.burmacampaign.org.uk/cgi-bin/mailman/private/burmacampaign/attachments/20140808/da720c8c/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: logo-thumbnail.png
Type: image/png
Size: 13382 bytes
Desc: logo-thumbnail.png
URL: <http://lists.burmacampaign.org.uk/cgi-bin/mailman/private/burmacampaign/attachments/20140808/da720c8c/attachment.png>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: 85E8731B-5F85-499E-884E-03791A9F3B56.png
Type: image/png
Size: 13382 bytes
Desc: 85E8731B-5F85-499E-884E-03791A9F3B56.png
URL: <http://lists.burmacampaign.org.uk/cgi-bin/mailman/private/burmacampaign/attachments/20140808/da720c8c/attachment-0001.png>

------------------------------

_______________________________________________
BurmaCampaign mailing list
Info and options: http://lists.burmacampaign.org.uk/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/burmacampaign
To unsubscribe, email burmacampaign-unsubscribe@lists.burmacampaign.org.uk


End of BurmaCampaign Digest, Vol 75, Issue 2
********************************************

No comments:

As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi proclaimed,

As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi proclaimed,
"Justice is a dream. But it is a dream we are determined to realize."