In Memorial Of Salai Tin Maung Oo
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