In Me­mo­rial Of Salai Tin Maung Oo

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A group of Myan­mar eth­nic peo­ple based in South Korea; our or­ga­ni­za­tion’s name is called “All Eth­nic Democ­racy and Hu­man Rights Net­work”. To­day we are protest­ing our demo­cratic and eth­nic­civil rights in front of Myan­mar em­bassy, in me­mo­rial of our leader - Chin stu­dent hero ‘Salai Tin Maung Oo’ who was de­lib­er­ately killed by Myan­mar mil­i­tary junta due to his democ­racy and free­dom move­ment. This is the me­mo­rial of 38th an­niver­sary of Salai Tin Maung Oo as­sas­si­na­tion, by the Myan­mar’s mil­i­tary junta on June 24, 1976. We “All Eth­nic Democ­racy and Hu­man Rights Net­work” are strongly con­demned the Myan­mar mil­i­tary gov­ern­ment’s ac­tion for that.

Sim­i­larly the mil­i­tary regime mas­sa­cred stu­dent ac­tivists on July 7, 1962 and or­dered the de­struc­tion of the Stu­dent Union Build­ing. Af­ter­ward this there was a na­tion­wide mass up­ris­ing in 08/08/ 1988 where the gov­ern­ment re­sponded bru­tally by fir­ing into the crowd – lead­ing to about 3,000 deaths, and there was the De­payin mas­sacre in May 2003, when the mil­i­tary al­leged killed hun­dreds of peo­ple. Also there was the peo­ple’s rev­o­lu­tion in Septem­ber 2007 when the mil­i­tary killed and hun­dreds of peo­ple dis­ap­peared again.

Re­cently, mil­i­tary troops es­ca­lated war against the eth­nic Kachins. And there have been reli­gious clashes in Arakan state, cen­tral Myan­mar and in other sev­eral places as a con­se­quence of mil­i­tary rule for the last sev­eral decades. Un­der this cir­cum­stance the eth­nic states have no chance of ad­min­is­ter­ing their own re­gions prop­erly. As con­se­quence of this, there are on­go­ing reli­gious and eth­nic clashes. There­fore we de­mand a new Myan­mar quasi-mil­i­tary gov­ern­ment: (1) Ad­mit and apol­ogy for killing Salai Tin Maung Oo. (2) Im­me­di­ately cease its hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions and reli­gious re­pres­sion. (3) Change to a gen­uine democ­racy sys­tem and pro­vide free­dom from po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic sup­pres­sion.

We asked the South Korea gov­ern­ment and In­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to sup­port the course of our democ­racy move­ment and ef­fort to cre­ate a gen­uine demo­cratic sys­tem in Myan­mar. Also we asked them to sup­port and help-out the eth­nic vic­tims in in­side the coun­try and asy­lum seek­ers around the world.

Myan­mar peo­ple an­nual protest in-front of

Myan­mar Em­bassy in Seoul on June

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