The Khu family had arrived a day earlier trekking for a month from their village.I find it strange that the US, the UN and the world takes the global fight on terror so seriously but they do nothing to prevent the terrorist Burmese government and military from killing, raping and torturing its people. The ASEAN countries are also turning a blind eye towards the atrocities of their neighbour. Countries like Singapore do nothing but continue to invest heavily in Burma through joint ventures with the military regime. How many more people in Burma have to suffer and die before the world acts? Here's my message to the UN. Wanna fight terror? Let's do it in Burma before it is too late.
The father, Sawmaw, said Burmese government troops had burned every house and killed some of his neighbours.
The family then fled with a bag of rice and a blanket. Thirteen-year-old Sayploe helped carry his younger brothers.
Another man, Sawwysher, told me Burmese soldiers had ordered his village to watch them torture a suspected rebel.
They tied him to a tree and beat him to death.
In the past few months, government troops have launched a major new offensive.
That has triggered an exodus of civilians, perhaps as many as 15,000, who are either hiding in the jungle or heading for the border with Thailand.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
The military junta that operates Burma is terrorizing thousands of families living in the eastern part of the country with cruel and barbaric acts. From BBC:
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