All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Burmese)

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 9:

Those who have the kindness of benefit for others

For the sake of living beings, do not relax their powers.

Though these holy beings bear a heavy burden,

They never put it down and dwell in discouragement.

*the Great Chariot Sutra*

Burma is known as a golden land made of several ranges (or ‘Yoma’ in Burmese) where thousands of tribal memories, wisdoms, religions, cultures and beauties of plants and animals dwell. The rivers, all of them are indeed important to the people and other existences, snake through these beautiful mountainous regions and flow from the north to the south where Indian Ocean is. The peoples, Burma has 103 ethnics, all of them used to be really generous and all they knew was to give.

Since the modern day’s dictators have systematically destroyed, now the golden land is famous for its narcotic trades, refugees, migrant workers and various atrocities and sufferings.

One day, we’ll be free again and the land will be again famous for its beauty.

Tragedy of an Arakanese Boy in Thailand

Narinjara News
Dhaka, 29 February 2008



A nine-year-old Arakanese boy was killed in Thailand on Wednesday when he was caught in gunfire between Thai police and a trafficker's car on a highway between Phuket and Hayai in southern Thailand, according to an Arakanese migrant.

Maung Oo Min Soe from Apauk Wa Village in Kyauktaw Township in Arakan State was traveling in the trafficker's car with his mother as they were on their way to join his father in Malaysia when the shooting occurred.

As the car they were traveling in approached Hayai town, a Thai police team attempted to intercept it to investigate, but the trafficking agent did not stop and evaded the police.

The Thai police team subsequently fired several bullets at the car in an effort stop it, but the trafficker continued driving away from the scene.

One of the bullets fired by police hit Maung Oo Min Soe in the stomach and he died shortly thereafter.

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Maung Oo Min Soe was also a primary school student ...

His mother Daw Apru also received a minor injury to her arm during the shooting.

"Daw Apru also received a minor gunshot injury, ...


My comment: During former Prime Minister Mr. Thaksin, about 3000 people died in the fight against the drug traffickers. Certainly there must be innocent victims like Maung Oo Soe Min. As that policy is now practiced again by the Thai authorities, there will be certainly more tragedies to come. Likely, there will be more innocent victims than the traffickers as there was no trafficker died in this story. I don’t believe the police shooting like this is innocent.
I'm not blaming anybody but the policy should be reviewed and adjust to be just to innocent people.

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