SWAN alleges that the young victim was sexually assaulted by Maung Hla Sein, also known as Kin Min Jee, age 24, the manager of the Xin Hua Company and later physically assaulted by his father-in-law U Kyan Yee Kane, the owner of the Xin Hua Company.
“Nobody has stood on the side of the young woman who has been violated, including the government. That’s why I want the new government to know this. I want to warn them that allowing foreign businessmen to manipulate Burma’s judiciary is an infringement of the country’s sovereignty,” she said.
Report: UN downplays Kokang refugee crisis
- Who are being cheated from the promises of Panglong Agreement (1947) that the then newly setup political entity, called Union of Burma, was to be a genuine federal form of government with equality, rights of self-determination and Democracy?
- Who is bullying who and who is intruding and occupying whose homeland militarily?
- What sort of compromise would Suu Kyi and NLD would suggest to the ethnic nationalities, who were being robbed and cheated, in order to right the wrong?
- Finally, should the oppressed, militarized ethnic nationalities be satisfied with token compromises of giving back their stolen birthrights sovereignty, bit by bit, in a piecemeal manner and still have to entertain the military's heavy-handedness and occupation of their homelands?
A series of dams slated to be built in northern Shan State on the Namtu (Myitnge or Dokhtawaddy) River have been the subject of strong opposition from environmentalists and activists. Of the four new dams, three are set to be built in areas that are located in conflicted zones in northern Shan State.
|The Namtu River (courtesy SHRF)|
The Burma Army has dispatched reinforcements to the Loi Say-Loi Leng area in northern Shan State’s Tangyan Township, where a Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) base is located, according to an SSPP/SSA information officer.
He said that over ten vehicles from the Burma Army were heading towards Tangyan on 24 April. Last week, the Burma Army’s North Eastern Command ordered the SSPP/SSA to withdraw from the Loi Say-Loi Leng ridge in Tangyan Township by 22 April. This ridge is located to the west of the Salween River near territory controlled by the United Wa State Army (UWSA).
Nehginpao Kipgen, PhD
Executive Director, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS)
Jindal School of International Affairs
O.P. Jindal Global University
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