Monday, May 12, 2008

အေမရိကန္ေရတပ္ စစ္သေဘၤာ (၃) စီး ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံသြားၿပီ

NEJ/ ၁၂ ေမ ၂၀၀၈
ျမန္မာစစ္အစိုးရက ခြင့္ျပဳလွ်င္ မုန္တုိင္းဒုကၡသည္မ်ားအတြက္ အသင့္ကူညီႏုိင္ရန္ အေမရိကန္ ေရတပ္ စစ္သေဘၤာ (၃) စီး ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံသို႔ ထြက္ခြာသြားၿပီ ျဖစ္သည္။
အေမရိကန္ စစ္သေဘၤာ (၃) စီးသည္ ယခုအခါ ဘဂၤလားပင္လယ္ေအာ္တြင္ ေရာက္ရွိေနေၾကာင္း အေမရိကန္ ေရတပ္ ဒု- ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီး Doug Crowder က ေျပာသည္။ အေမရိကန္ တပ္မ (၇) ေရတပ္မွ ကုန္းေရ ႏွစ္မ်ိဳးလုံးသုံးႏုိင္သည့္ စစ္သေဘၤာ (၃) စီး ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံသို႔ ဦးတည္ ထြက္ခြာ သြားေၾကာင္း အေမရိကန္ ေရတပ္ ဒု- ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီး Doug Crowder က အင္ဒိုနီးရွားႏုိင္ငံ ဂ်ကာတာၿမိဳ႕ရွိ သတင္းေထာက္မ်ားကို ယခုကဲ့သို႔ တနလၤာေန႔တြင္ ေျပာျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။
အကူအညီပစၥည္းမ်ား ပထမဆုံးအႀကိမ္ တင္ေဆာင္လာသည့္ အေမရိကန္ C-130 စစ္ေလယာဥ္ တစီး တနလၤာေန႔တြင္ ရန္ကုန္ေရာက္ၿပီး မၾကာခင္ အေမရိကန္ေရတပ္ စစ္သေဘၤာ(၃) စီး ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံသို႔ ထြက္ခြာသြားျခင္း ျဖစ္သည္။ ျမန္မာစစ္အစိုးရဘက္က အဆုိပါ အေမရိကန္ေရတပ္ စစ္သေဘၤာ (၃) စီးကုိ ျမန္မာေရပုိင္နက္သို႔ ၀င္ခြင့္ေပး မေပးဆုိသည္ကုိမူ ရွင္းရွင္းလင္းလင္း မသိရေသးေပ။

Myanmar's monks are back on front lines, this time to help cyclone victims

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
May 12, 2008 03:22
KYI BUI KHAW, Myanmar - The saffron-robed monks who spearheaded a bloody uprising last fall against Myanmar's military rulers are back on the front lines, this time providing food, shelter and spiritual solace to cyclone victims.The military regime has moved to curb the Buddhist clerics' efforts, even as it fails to deliver adequate aid itself. Authorities have given some monasteries deadlines to clear out refugees, many of whom have no homes to return to, monks and survivors say.

"There is no aid. We haven't seen anyone from the government," said U Pinyatale, the 45-year-old abbot of the Kyi Bui Kha monastery sharing almost depleted rice stocks and precious rainwater with some 100 homeless villagers huddled within its battered compound.

Similar scenes are being repeated in other areas of the Irrawaddy delta and Yangon, the country's largest city, where monasteries became safe havens after cyclone Nargis struck May 3 - and the regime did little.

"In the past I used to give donations to the monks. But now it's the other way around. It's the monks helping us," said Aung Khaw, a 38-year-old construction worker who took his wife and young daughter to a monastery in the Yangon suburb of Hlaingtharyar after the roof of his flimsy house was blown away and its bamboo walls collapsed.

One of the monastery's senior monks said he tried to argue with military officials who ordered the more than 100 refugees to leave.

"I don't know where they will go. But that was the order," he said, asking for anonymity for fear of reprisals.

The government has not announced such an order, which appeared to be applied selectively. Other monasteries in Yangon have been told to clear out cyclone victims in coming days, the monk said, but in the delta, refugees were being allowed to remain or told they could come to monasteries for supplies but not shelter.

"They don't want too many people gathering in small towns," said Hla Khay, a delta boat operator. The regime "is concerned about security. With lots of frustrated people together, there may be another uprising."

Larger monasteries were being closely watched by troops and plainclothes security men - "invisible spies" as one monk called them.

Such diversion of manpower at a time when some 1.5 million people are at risk from disease and starvation reflects the regime's fear of a replay of last September, when monks led pro-democracy demonstrations that were brutally suppressed.

Monks were shot, beaten and imprisoned, igniting anger among ordinary citizens in this devoutly Buddhist country. An unknown number remain behind bars, and others have yet to return to their monasteries after fleeing for fear of arrest.

"I think after the September protests, the government is afraid that if people live with the monks in the monasteries, the monks might persuade them to participate in demonstrations again," said a dentist in Yangon, who also asked that his name not be used for fear of reprisals.

Newspapers have been ordered not to publish stories about monks aiding the people, and at least one monastery and one nunnery in Yangon were prohibited from accepting any supplies from relief organizations.

"The government is very controlling," said U Pinyatale, the abbot at the Kyi Bui Kha monastery. "Those who want to give directly to the victims get into trouble. They have to give to the government or do it secretly. (The military) follows international aid trucks everywhere. They don't want others to take credit."

It appears unlikely that foreign aid organizations seeking to enter Myanmar will be allowed to use monks as conduits for relief supplies as many had hoped.

"One of the best networks already in place in the country are the monks," said Gary Walker of PLAN, a British-based international children's group, speaking from Bangkok. "So we'll be exploring ways in which we can see whether the monks can start distributing supplies throughout the country."

At the Kyi Bui Kha monastery, located on the banks of the Pyapon River deep in the delta, U Pinyatale glanced anxiously at the remaining 10 bags of rice.

"At most, we have enough for the week. We will have to find a way to get more food," he said as monks and villagers worked together to try to dry the sodden rice, even as rain clouds gathered above the largely roofless monastery.

In Yangon, monks have been able to go out on their traditional morning rounds to accept food donations from the faithful and then share these with refugees at their monasteries. But in devastated areas of the delta that is not an option.

About 90 of the 120 houses in Kyi Bui Kha have been destroyed. Gaps in the monastery's storm-riddled wooden walls revealed a 360-degree view of ravaged rice fields.

U Pinyatale said the sanctuary's two dozen monks and nuns were also trying to offer spiritual comfort to the traumatized villagers.

"We pray with them. We pray for the dead to go to the peaceful land of the dead and for the living to rebuild their lives," he said.

"When the cyclone came, all of us hid in the rice warehouse. I saw one person holding tightly onto a tree but he did not make it," the abbot added. "After the storm, there were dead bodies floating everywhere. Some people get nightmares. Some hear voices at night that their dead children are calling for help. Some haven't spoken since."

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U.N. Leader Bluntly Tells Myanmar to Hurry on Aid


Sgt. Andres Alcaraz/U.S. Marine Corps, via European Pressphoto Agency
Members of the Burmese military unloaded supplies from a U.S. Air Force C-130 military cargo aircraft at the Yangon airport.
UNITED NATIONS — As the authorities in Myanmar raised the cyclone death toll to nearly 32,000 and admitted one American military aircraft with the first delivery of large-scale aid, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon pressed the junta to let international assistance and aid workers into the country without hindrance and expressed “deep concern and immense frustration” with what he called “the unacceptably slow response to this grave humanitarian crisis.”
In unusually blunt language for a United Nations leader, he said, “This is not about politics, it is about saving people’s lives. There is absolutely no more time to lose.”

The sharp comments from Mr. Ban came on a day when the authorities in Myanmar allowed a United States military aircraft to land with relief supplies Monday, crossing a barrier that has prevented the delivery of large-scale aid to more than a million victims of the May 3 cyclone, even as state television has put the death toll at 31,938 with 29,770 people missing.

But the United Nations raised its estimate Monday to between 62,000 and 100,000 dead.

Mr. Ban said that he had been trying for four days without success to reach the country’s senior general, Than Swe, and had sent a second letter to him Monday alerting him to the United Nations’ efforts to provide help and its need for “greater access and freedom of movement.”

He said too that the countries of the region have “a special responsibility and a special role in securing the full cooperation of Myanmar’s government.”

John Holmes, the undersecretary general in charge of emergency said that while there had been “slight progress” in granting visas to relief workers, only 34 of more than 100 applications had been approved.

United Nations officials said that the distribution of most deliveries of international relief supplies were still being blocked to the most badly affected parts of the country. They say help is reaching fewer than one-third of those in need.

A group of high-level officials greeted the unarmed C-130 transport plane carrying in the first American aid, in an extraordinary scene of cooperation between two nations whose only relations in recent years have been acrimonious.

The director of the United States office of foreign disaster assistance, Ky Luu, said that the United States would rely on aid groups to track the aid, but that there was “massive concern” about whether it would be diverted from those in need, The Associated Press reported.

Still, in a sign of the significance of the American aid delivery, the aircraft also carried Adm. Timothy J. Keating, the commander of the United States military in the Pacific.

In a telephone interview, Admiral Keating said that it had been years, if not decades, since an American military officer of his rank had visited Myanmar.

He said the United States had about a dozen medium- and heavy-lift military helicopters on standby in Thailand, ready to assist. In addition, he said a three-ship naval task force with another dozen transport helicopters was 24 hours away, and ready to help relief efforts.

“We told them we could come in during the day and leave at night, that they could put Burmese officials on our planes and ships, and that we would provide our own fuel,” Admiral Keating said. “We told them we wouldn’t stay a day longer than they wanted.”

Meanwhile, reports out of the Irrawaddy Delta, the worst-hit area, continued to signal a growing and gruesome catastrophe, according to Western diplomats in Yangon.

People whose homes, farms and food stocks were destroyed have been making their way to more than half a dozen refugee camps north of the delta, although these were more like gathering places rather than organized camps, with food, water, shelter and medical assistance.

“It’s grim, and getting grimmer,” said one Western diplomat in Yangon. “The vast majority of people out there haven’t been reached. It’s a challenge to get stuff there anyway. Now it’s a double challenge.”

Another worry is the start of the rainy season, which usually begins in mid-May. Rice stocks need to dry, and new rice needs to be planted. Aid workers said there was one possible upside to more rain: people without fresh water might be able to collect rainwater for drinking.
A government spokesman said that the United States delivery of mosquito nets, blankets and water on Monday would be ferried by Myanmar military helicopters to the worst-hit areas. Two more shipments were scheduled to land Tuesday.By their stubbornness in refusing to allow the rapid distribution of relief supplies, the generals who rule Myanmar are turning the cyclone that struck more than a week ago from a devastating natural disaster into a man-made disaster of huge proportions.

As the disaster grows and pressure from the outside world intensifies, the junta faces a dilemma.

If it opens its doors to large numbers of foreigners, it may never be able to seal the country again against the outside influences and interference it dreads.

By keeping foreign assistance out, though, the generals must be ready to accept the deaths of hundreds of thousands more people, according to foreign relief officials. At the moment, this is the choice it appears to be making. But even if there are divisions within the leadership over policy, most analysts say the junta is likely to maintain its grip.

“I don’t think anything is going to happen,” said Terrence Lee, an expert on regional militaries from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University. “They have too much invested in the regime to have any ideas of jumping ship.” It is a truism that any change must come from within the power structure.

“I believe the junta is really walking on thin ice and has been since the attacks on the monks last September,” said Josef Silverstein, an expert on Myanmar at Rutgers University, referring to a violent crackdown on peaceful pro-democracy demonstrations.

But, he said, “the mechanism for change will be from within the junta itself. I don’t see how any civilian group or individual can influence the outcome given the extent of power and control the junta has.”

The change could range from a coup at the top that might bring little change in policy, to a liberal opening that could even involve cooperation with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the pro-democracy leader who has spent 12 of the past 18 years under house arrest.

In any case, the military would remain in charge.

The military pervades almost all the workings of government and business and even Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi has said that the military would have to be involved in any future power structure.

The four pillars of the military’s world view, said Mr. Lee, are nationalism, paranoia, self-reliance and ethnocentrism. All of these seem to be in play now.

The cyclone challenges the image the junta projects — and its self-perception — as an all-powerful protector of its people and their defender against a foreign presence. When relief shipments have arrived, the junta has in many cases insisted on distributing it, and newspapers carry photographs and reports of military officers handing out foreign aid.

The Burmese expatriate grapevine is filled with reports that the junta is divided, that younger or more liberal officers have had enough and that change will finally come.

There is no real evidence for this.

One exile found meaning in a recent photograph on the front page of the government mouthpiece, The New Light of Myanmar, which showed four top generals facing the camera.

“Than Shwe and Maung Aye were smiling,” this hopeful analyst said, referring to the two top generals in the junta. “But the other two generals were not.”

Aung Naing Oo, a Burmese political analyst and refugee who is based in Thailand, reads a pattern of indecisiveness and possible internal conflict into an initial confusion over whether to allow the American relief flight.

On Thursday, the United States Embassy in Bangkok was ready to announce an agreement, only to find that Myanmar seemed to have changed its mind.

Then on the following day, permission for the flight was given.

But for now, such differences have appeared to be only ripples on the surface. The solidity of the 400,000-strong military, known as the Tatmadaw, runs deep.

The military cements the loyalty of its officers with a combination of privileges and harsh punishment, as well as isolation from any understanding of the outside world. Officers live in a cocooned, privileged world where they can send their children to special schools and take part in the corruption that amounts to a major sector of the economy.

Without a military connection, it is difficult to rise in life. Myanmar is not just a military-run state; it is a military state.

Apart from a purge in 2004, there have never been serious rifts in the military, experts say. Even if there are divisions of opinion or revulsion over policy, they say, the structure is likely to remain intact.

Ban said he had tried repeatedly, and unsuccessfully, to telephone top military leader, General Than Swe

New York (dpa) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that Burma's "unacceptably slow response" to international relief aid has resulted in less than one-third of victims of Cyclone Nargis receiving assistance from the outside. UN officials said the military regime has shown some cooperation 11 days after Nargis hit the country's low-lying southern delta, killing more than 31,000 people, with 34,460 people still missing, according to government figures. But they said the cooperation has been far from adequate.
"I want to register my deep concern - and immense frustration - at the unacceptably slow response to this grave humanitarian crisis," Ban said.

Ban said he had tried repeatedly, and unsuccessfully, to telephone top military leader, General Than Swe, since last week. Instead Ban has had to send two letters, the second one on Monday, through diplomatic channels.

John Holmes, the chief coordinator for the UN's emergency humanitarian office, said there had been no official contact between New York and the top military government leaders since Nargis struck May 3. Holmes said most contact had been made by UN relief workers on the ground with local officials in Burma.

Ban issued an appeal to the military regime "to put its people's lives first. It must do all that it can to prevent the disaster from becoming even more serious."

The 270,000 people in Burma who have so far received aid, out of an estimated more than 1 million cyclone survivors, have received "only the most rudimentary assistance."

The international community has been unable to organise large- scale logistical support, which ordinarily would go to any country hit by natural disasters.

May 13, 2008

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ဆႏၵခံယူပြဲမွ ေတြ႔ရွိရခ်က္မ်ား

ဆႏၵခံယူပြဲမွ ေတြ႔ရွိရခ်က္မ်ား

ႏိုင္ငံအ၀ွမ္း ယေန႔ ျပဳလုပ္ေသာ အေျခခံဥပေဒမူၾကမ္း ဆႏၵခံယူပြဲတြင္ ေအာက္ပါ အခ်က္အလက္မ်ား ျဖစ္ပြားသည္ကို မဇၩိမက ေလ့လာ ေတြ႔ရွိရသည္။

(၁) မဲေပးသူမ်ားကို ေထာက္ခံမဲေပးရန္ အတင္းအဓမၼ ဖိအားေပးျခင္း၊
(၂) မိသားစု၀င္ အားလံုးကိုယ္စား တဦးတည္းက မဲေပးႏိုင္ျခင္း၊ (အမ်ားကုိယ္စား တေယာက္တည္းက မဲေပးသည့္ စနစ္မ်ဳိးသည္ ဘယ္သည့္ေနရာတြင္မွ် မရွိပါ၊)
(၃) ရဲႏွင့္ လံုၿခံဳေရးမ်ားသည္ မဲပံုး အနီးအနားတြင္ ရပ္ေစာင့္ေနျခင္း၊
(၄) မဲရုံတြင္း၌ လွ်ဳိ႔၀ွက္ မဲေပးစနစ္ ျဖစ္ျခင္း၊
(၅) ႏိုင္ငံျခားသားမ်ားနွင့္ ေဒသခံ သတင္းေထာက္မ်ားကို မဲရံုအနီးတြင္ မေတြ႔ရျခင္း၊
(၆) မဲေပးသူမ်ားသည္ မူၾကမ္းပါ အခ်က္မ်ားကို မသိရွိဘဲ မဲေပးေနရျခင္း၊
(၇) ၾကိဳတင္ဆႏၵမဲမ်ားကို္ ေမလ ၁၀ ရက္ မတုိင္ခင္ ရက္မ်ားအတြင္းက ရယူထားျခင္း၊
(၈) ေဒသခံမ်ားသည္ မဲရံုသို႔ မဲေပးရန္ ေရာက္လာခ်ိန္တြင္ သူတို႔၏ အမည္စာရင္းသည္ ၾကိဳတင္မဲေပးသူမ်ား စာရင္းတြင္ ပါ၀င္ၿပီး ျဖစ္ေေနသည္ကို သိရွိရျခင္း၊
(၉) လံုျခဳံေရးမ်ားႏွင့္ မဲရံု အရာရွိမ်ားသည္ ေထာက္ခံမဲ ေပးရန္သာ တုိက္တြန္းျခင္း၊
(၁၀) တပ္မေတာ္သားမ်ားႏွင့္ မိသားစု၀င္မ်ားကို ေထာက္ခံမဲ ေပးရန္ တုိက္တြန္းထားျခင္း။
(၁၁) မဲေရတြက္ခ်ိန္တြင္ မဲေပးသူမ်ားကို မဲရံုမ်ားမွ ႏွင္ထုတ္ၿပီး အစိုးရ ေထာက္ခံသူမ်ားသာ မဲေရတြက္ၾကျခင္း။

cyclone Aid hijacked by general's name in Burma

By BangkokPost.com, Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa
Privy Councillor Surayud Chulanont is to fly to Burma on Sunday, the ninth day of the cyclone disaster, to try to convince the Burmese dictatorship that the world wants to help devastated people. On Saturday, the junta reached a new level of cynicism, pasting huge labels on aid packages from Thailand to claim the help was from the top generals, rather than the Thai people.
The regime plastered names of the top generals on the aid boxes, as part of the propaganda and intimidation campaign it is running to back its referendum seeking to perpetuate the 46-year military control of the country.


The Associated Press reported that state-run television inside Burma continuously ran images of elaborate cemonies where top generals - including the junta leader, Senior Gen Than Shwe - handed out boxes of Thai aid disguised so as to appear it came from the junta, to survivors of the tragedy.


One box seen in the videos bore the name of Lt Gen Myint Swe, a rising star in the government hierarchy, in bold letters, overshadowing a smaller label which barely could be read:: "Aid from the Kingdom of Thailand."


"We have already seen regional commanders putting their names on the side of aid shipments from Asia, saying this was a gift from them and then distributing it in their region," said Mark Farmaner, director of Burma Campaign UK, which campaigns for human rights and democracy in the country.


Gen Surayud, a former prime minister, is to fly to Naypyidaw, the Burmese "jungle capital," to do the unthinkable - convince the Burmese generals to allow the world to help the victims of a killer cyclon.


As an illustration, Gen Surayud will present aid packages provided by the King. On Saturday, His Majesty instructed the Raja Prachanukroh Foundation to send 2,000 bags of utensils and bedding.


The 10 tonnes of subsistence aid was to be flown to Rangoon on Sunday on a Royal Thai Air Force C-130 cargo plane, said foundation officials.


While aid agencies hashed out terms with the Burmese military regime, the country's rulers pushed through a "sham" referendum intended to cement their political power.


Marcus Prior, a spokesman for the WFP in Bangkok, said: "Given the humanitarian crisis, we felt the need to continue the supplies." The agency was allowed another three air shipments of supplies to Rangoon, scheduled to arrive Saturday and Sunday.


The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said its first trucks had also arrived in Burma carrying 20 tons of emergency aid - enough to provide shelter for up to 10,000 people.


"This convoy marks a positive step in an aid effort so far marked by challenges and constraints," said Raymond Hall, UNHCR's Representative in Thailand. "We hope it opens up a possible corridor to allow more international aid to reach the cyclone victims."


While aid agencies hashed out terms with the military regime by which the emergency supplies may be released, Burmese rulers pushed through a "sham" referendum Saturday intended to cement their political power.


Meanwhile the military's referendum went ahead despite international appeals to postpone the vote in the wake of Cyclone Nargis that could have killed up to 100,000 people.


Although the junta postponed the vote to May 24 in 47 of the districts worst-hit, including much of the former capital Rangoon, it rejected international appeals for a general delay.


The referendum process, held under the strict control of the military masters, has been call a "sham" by human rights activists and western democracies for being neither free nor fair.


The country's 400,000-strong military was been given the double task of monitoring the referendum and taking the lead in the distribution of emergency aid.


Over the past week, state-controlled newspapers and TV have highlighted pictures of military men passing out emergency supplies to the people affected by the cyclone, including, oddly, some shots showing officers handing out VCD and DVD players to the needy.


The publicity stunt clashes with the reality. Recipients of government handouts have complained of the small quantities and poor quality.


But in Burma's media-controlled environment most people are unaware of the international furore over the junta's delaying tactics in granting visas to disaster relief experts from the UN and other aid organizations.


These have warned that diphtheria, cholera and malaria could spread in an epidemic of "apocalyptic proportions" if medical, food, water and other types of aid are not allowed in, along with trained personnel to administer the support.


In its latest announcements, the government has confirmed 23,335 deaths and some 37,019 missing. UN officials on Friday estimated the death toll will climb to 63,000 to 100,000 based on reports from 18 aid organizations working in 55 devastated townships.


While aid is trickling in to the Irrawaddy, many people have apparently survived on Buddhist charity this week.


In Labutta, for instance, the population has doubled as refugees seek shelter and food in the relatively large city.


"There is now some aid coming in but many people are relying on the charity of the Burmese families who are residents in Labutta," said Heinke Veit, a director for the European Commission Humanitarian aid Office (ECHO).


Veit and sources at UNICEF denied reports that cases of cholera had already been detected in the delta area.


"The chief of health operations for UNICEF in Rangoon said there is no evidence of cholera or typhoid yet, although it is a concern," said Shantha Bloemen, a spokesperson for UNICEF in Bangkok.


The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) in Geneva said humanitarian aid had reached around 220,000 people, despite logistical difficulties.


France is to make its own aid action for the victims of cyclone Nargis, sending the warship Mistral loading with 1,500 tonnes of goods, it was reported Saturday.


"We have decided to act without waiting any further," French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner was quoted by the French daily Le Figaro.


The aid is to be directly distributed to the effected..., either by the ship's crew or by French aid organizations," Kouchner said, adding that "delivering aid directly to (the military) junta doesn't come into the question."


A move by Indonesia to block a resolution in the United Nations' Security Council over the crisis was "unbelievable and unacceptable," Sunai Phasuk, a representative of rights group Human Rights Watch, said Saturday.


Indonesia has no excuse for its cynical tactics because it received massive lifesaving international help after the tsunami disaster in December 2004, said the New York-based agency's international representative.


၀န္ၾကီးခ်ဴပ္၏အားေပးစကားမ်ား(Nargis cyclone)

ထမင္းစားဖိ႕ုပန္းကန္လိုတယ္....ေရေသာက္ဖို႕ခြက္လိုတယ္..ဒါေတြကိုနဳိင္ငံေတာ္ကစီစဥ္ေပးမယ္.....
ဒါ၀န္ၾကီးခ်ဴပ္...၀န္ၾကီးခ်ဴပ္...နိဳင္ငံေတာ္၀န္ၾကီးခ်ဴပ္....မွတ္ထား...
ေသေန႕ေစ့လို႕ေသရတာ(၀န္ၾကီးခ်ဴပ္၏အားေပးစကား)......လူတသိန္းလံုးေသေန႔ေစ့ရသလားဗ်ာ..
ရြာမွာဘယ္ေလာက္က်န္လဲ...၁၅၀ ပါ....ေအး..........ကံေကာင္းလို႕က်န္တယ္လို႕မွတ္..
(၀န္ၾကီးခ်ဴပ္၏အားေပးစကား)
အဖြဲ႕ဖြဲ႕ထားအိမ္သာက်င္းတူးရမယ္..ၾကားလား...(ျပန္ကံဆိုးသြားသည္)

ရန္ကုန္တိုင္း လိႈင္သာယာၿမိဳ႕နယ္အတြင္းရွိ ေလေဘးဒဏ္ခံရသည့္ ေနအိမ္မ်ား အခ်ိန္မီ ျပန္ မေဆာက္လုပ္ႏိုင္မီ မိုးရြာေနသျဖင့္ ေလေဘးဒုကၡသည္မ်ား ေနစရာမရွိဘဲ ဒုကၡေရာက္ေနရ သည္ဟု ေဒသခံမ်ားက ေျပာသည္။လိႈင္သာယာ (၁၈) ရပ္ကြက္တြင္ ေနထိုင္သူတဦးက “က်ေနာ္တို႔ လိႈင္သာယာၿမိဳ႕နယ္ တၿမိဳ႕နယ္ လံုးမွာ အိမ္ေျခေပါင္း (၁) ေသာင္းနီးပါးေလာက္ ၿပိဳလဲက်သြားတယ္။ ၿပိဳလဲက်သြားတဲ့ ေနရာ ေတြမွာ လူေတြ ဒုကၡေတြ အႀကီးအက်ယ္ ျဖစ္ေနတယ္။ ညကဆို ဒီမွာ မိုးရြာတယ္၊ မိုးရြာေတာ့ ျပန္မေဆာက္ႏိုင္တဲ့ အိမ္ေတြကလူေတြ တာေပၚမွာ အိပ္ေနတာ မိုးရြာေတာ့ ေစ်းဆိုင္ခန္းေလး ေတြထဲ ၀င္ပုန္းၿပီးေနရေတာ့ အရမ္းဒုကၡ ေရာက္တယ္” ဟု ေျပာသည္။

လိႈင္သာယာၿမိဳ႕နယ္အတြင္း ေလေဘးဒုကၡဒဏ္ ဆိုးဆိုး၀ါး၀ါးခံေနရသည့္ ေနရာမ်ားမွာ ရပ္ကြက္ အမွတ္ (၁၈၊ ၁၉၊ ၂၀) ေရႊလင္ပန္းရပ္ကြက္ႏွင့္ မၾကာေသးခင္က မီးေဘးသင့္ခဲ့သည့္ ေရဥကၠံရပ္ ကြက္တုိ႔ျဖစ္ၿပီး ရပ္ကြက္ေနလူထုမွာ အစားအစာ အခက္အခဲႏွင့္ ရင္ဆိုင္ေနရသည္ဟုလည္း သိရသည္။

လိႈင္သာယာ ေရဥကၠံ အလုပ္သမားရပ္ကြက္တြင္ ေနထိုင္သူတဦးက “လုပ္ငန္းေတြ ရပ္ဆိုင္းေန တယ္။ စားေသာက္ကုန္ေစ်းေတြ ျမင့္လာတယ္၊ ၀င္ေငြမရွိေတာ့ လာေပးတဲ့လူ ေမွ်ာ္ေနရတယ္။ ဆန္ျပဳတ္တိုက္တယ္ဆို ဆန္ျပဳတ္တုိက္တာကို သြားေသာက္ရတယ္။ ထမင္းေႂကြးရင္ သြားစားရ တယ္။ အဲလိုမ်ဳိး ျဖစ္ေနတယ္။ ႏိုင္ငံတကာအကူညီေတြ လူထုဆီကို လံုး၀ေရာက္မလာဘူး” ဟု ေျပာသည္။

(၁၈) ရပ္ကြက္ေန ျပည္သူလူထု သံုးဆြဲရန္ ခ်ေပးထားသည့္ ဒီဇယ္ဆီေပပါ (၃) ေပပါကို ရယက ဥကၠ႒က က်ပ္ေငြ (၃) သိန္းခြဲျဖင့္ ေရာင္းစားပစ္လိုက္ေၾကာင္း၊ ၿမိဳ႕နယ္ေအးခ်မ္းသာယာေရးႏွင့္ ဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳးေရးေကာင္စီက သြတ္ ေလွ်ာက္လႊာတေစာင္လွ်င္ က်ပ္ေငြ (၅၀၀) ျဖင့္ ေလွ်ာက္လႊာမ်ား တင္ခိုင္းေသာ္လည္း သြတ္ခ်ေပးျခင္း မရွိေသးေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။

ေလေဘးဒုကၡသည္မ်ားအတြက္ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ အကူအညီမ်ား ေပးပို႔ေနသည္ဟု ၾကားသိရေသာ္ လည္း လံုး၀ျမင္ေတြ႕ရျခင္း မရွိေသးေၾကာင္း၊ လတ္တေလာ ဆန္တျပည္၊ ဆီ (၂) က်ပ္ခြဲသားႏွင့္ ဖေယာင္းတုိင္ (၁) တိုင္သာ အကူအညီ ရရွိေၾကာင္း လိႈင္သာယာ (၈) ရပ္ကြက္တြင္ ေနထိုင္သူ တဦးက ေျပာသည္။

၎က “၀န္ႀကီးခ်ဳပ္သိန္းစိန္ လာသြားတယ္။ သူလာေတာ့ စြမ္းအားရွင္နဲ႔ ႀကံ႕ဖြံ႕ေတြက ကယ္ဆယ္ ေရး တဲေတြဆိုၿပီး အလံုး (၄၀) ေလာက္ထိုးခ်လိုက္တယ္။ ဆန္အိတ္ ေလးငါးအိတ္ ပံုထားလိုက္ တယ္။ သိန္းစိန္လည္း ျပန္သြားေရာ အကုန္လံုး ျဖဳတ္ယူသြားေရာ။ ႏိုင္ငံတကာအကူအညီေတြ လံုး၀မေရာက္ဘူး။ ေစတနာရွင္ေတြ လာလႉတာေတာင္မွ မေန႔ကဆို ႐ုပ္ရွင္မင္းသား မင္းသမီး
ေတြ လာလႉၾကတယ္ဗ်။ ဒီမွာ ႀကံ့ဖြ႔ံေတြ၊ ရယကေတြက သူတုိ႔ကို ေပးရမယ္ဆိုလို႔ အကုန္လံုး ျပန္ယူသြားလို႔ လူထုမွာ ဘာမွမရဘူး” ဟု ေျပာသည္။

ျမန္မာစစ္အစိုးရကမူ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ အကူအညီမ်ား ရန္ကုန္ေလဆိပ္သို႔ ေရာက္ရွိလာပံုႏွင့္ စစ္သား မ်ားက လက္ခံ သယ္ယူေနပံုတို႔ကို ျမန္မာ႐ုပ္ျမင္သံၾကားမွ အဆက္မျပတ္ ထုတ္လႊင့္ျပသလ်က္ ရွိသည္။ ။