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NLD Statements (English) 1999

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Title: NLD Statement 182/99
Date of publication: 31 December 1999
Description/subject: "U Aung Myint Thein, parliamentarian elect of Constituency 2 Natmauk township, Magwe division, has been incarcerated at the 88th Light Infantry Division based at Magwe from 13 July 98..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 180/99
Date of publication: 29 December 1999
Description/subject: "Political prisoners U Tin Aye Kyu and U Tin Myint in the Mandalay Jail have not been released despite having served the full term. Their prison term was extended on the orders of the Minister for Home Affiars under "Section 10 (a) of the Law to protect the state from disturbing elements" which was handed to them at the departure point in the jail..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 179/99
Date of publication: 28 December 1999
Description/subject: "On the pretext that Red Cross training would be given, the township authorities have taken at least 2 or 3 adolescent boys from every village in Sin-baung-wei township, Magwe Division from the 1st of November 1999 and sent them to military camps for training. The cost for such training ( Kyats 20,000 to Kyats 30,000 per 100 boys) has to be born by the villagers. We have heard that Pay-le village has paid over Kyats 30,000 and Kan-chaung village over Kyats 25,000. Explanation given is that it costs Kyats 6000 per month per person for food and uniforms..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 177/99
Date of publication: 23 December 1999
Description/subject: "The Myanma-Asia Company with the cooperation of the military and the regional authorities have started a cooking sugar-cane plantation in the village tracts of Wa-sone and Kan-gyi-gone village groups in Hte-Kan-Taik region, Prome township, Pegu Division. 2. Lands that cannot be cultivated and lands that have been cultivated are ruthlessly cut down and cleared, then ploughed with machines leaving no grazing ground for the cattle. This has left the villagers with no land for cultivation and the lands where they had grown some crops were forcefully cleared and ploughed. Survival has become extremely difficult. Even animals are starving. A very pathetic state of affairs..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 178/99
Date of publication: 23 December 1999
Description/subject: "...The military dictators using any pretext disqualified some political parties despite the fact that they were legally registered and dissolved them after the elections..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (40K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 176/99
Date of publication: 21 December 1999
Description/subject: "For the purchase and for obtaining the entire paddy crop in the De-pai-yin township, the Secretary of the SPDC (Shwebo district, Sagaing Division) issued oral instructions for the closure of all rice mills operating in the region on 14 November 1999. Our information is that all the mills even those operating in the small villages had to close down immediately...The cultivators and farmers are suffering so much because of the use of force by the dishonest authorities. We request that the matter be inquired into and the suffering of the farmers be alleviated. We seriously denounce these illegal and unjust activities."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 175/99
Date of publication: 17 December 1999
Description/subject: "We have received news relating to the cancellation of arrangements for a wedding reception of the son of a certain Sergeant stationed at Rangoon Division, Dala Township Police Force and the daughter of an NLD member..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (26K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 173/99
Date of publication: 15 December 1999
Description/subject: "" Subject - In the matter of the appeal from the wife of U Thi Ha (a) U Tint Swe, a prisoner in the Myaungmya jail. 1. Ma Aye Aye Myint, wife of U Thi Ha (a) U Tint Swe forwarded her letter of appeal sent to the Minister for Home Affairs with the request that we take up the matter. 2. U Thi Ha (a) U Tint Swe who was sentenced by the relevant court has had to suffer a term of 10 years imprisonment (1.11.89 to 31 10.99). He was denied the period of remission that all prisoners are entitled to..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 170/99
Date of publication: 02 December 1999
Description/subject: Statement...on the 79th anniversary of National Day December 2, 1999..[contrast between the lofty ideals and aspirations of the national spirit and the actual situation in Burma]... "...* Universities that have been closed without any time limits should be re-opened and unions be allowed to function where student issues can be settled amicably through consultation. * Facilitate the obtaining of democracy and human rights. * Shift from counterfeit to and an era of genuine education to produce knowledgeable scholars. * Strive for a new educational system that will emulate the 1920 student boycott leaders who, filled with genuine nationalism, persevered, persisted and pressed on till they succeeded For this purpose and at this time that is so close to the year 2000, we emphatically urge all. including members of the Tatmadaw (army), all citizens and peoples of all the nationalities regardless of class or status, young and old, and all students to join hands with us to achieve honourable outcomes for our motherland..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (49K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 169/99
Date of publication: 29 November 1999
Description/subject: "The SPDC has required householders in every village to participate in the project for industrialization of agricultural lands in the Indawgyi region, Mohnyin township of the Kachin State. Every citizen including those in public service is forced to give their labour. 2. In addition to the residents of 20 villages situated on the eastern and western banks of Indawgyi, elephants, buffaloes, and cows are used to clear the vegetation. In the process, two elephants and 14 cows and buffaloes have died through injury. Claims for compensation of the losses have been made but though the authorities agreed to place the matter at the State level, nothing has resulted to date..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (27K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 168/99
Date of publication: 26 November 1999
Description/subject: "We have received information that in the months of July and August of 1999, a total of 77 cows had to be supplied to the army by 36 village tracts in Man-aung township of Arakan State (72 cows at 2 per village tract and 5 cows by the wards in the town) at the price of 20,000 kyats per cow though the real value was 50,000 kyats. Our information is that the village authorities misappropriated the money for themselves and the owners received nothing. The residents were most disgruntled and though reports were made in the matter to the respective departments, nothing has been done..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (29K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 96/99
Date of publication: 15 July 1999
Description/subject: "Residents of the villages of Gwe-gon, Tha-byei-kan, Taung-byone, Kangyi, Zegan, Ye-ga-moe, Pyu-gan, Hta-nhaung-gaing, Moe-hnan-choun, Phaung-galay, Auk-taw, Tha-man, Kyauntaing, Htan-pauk-kone, Sin-tai, Koo-do-seik, Gaung-kwae, Lin-ban, Thu-nge-daw and other neighboring villages are forced to dig for rocks from wherever and each household is required to supply rock piles measuring 10'x10' and 1' high. These rocks have then to be broken into pieces measuring 6 x 3 inches. This is for the construction of a 20-mile road connecting Ta-da-u and Myo-tha. Work commenced in June of this year..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 95/99
Date of publication: 13 July 1999
Description/subject: "Our information is that the authorities are demanding forced labour from the villages for the construction of the weir in the vicinity of the road that circles Myo-thit quarters, in the industrial zone of Mounywa township, Sagaing division..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 94/99
Date of publication: 13 July 1999
Description/subject: "Maung Myint Soe, son of U Hla Nyein, of Mjei-ne: village, Mounywa township, Sagaing division went missing after he attended the mystically powerful Than-bou-de Pagoda festival in Mounywa District on 13 November 1998. It was only on the 1 April 1999, from a letter written five months earlier that his relatives and friends came to know that he was undergoing military training at Gjubyu, Division Training Center 1. 2. When Maung Myint Soe's elder brother who is a Buddhist monk (Ashin Kat-ku-tha-re-ya) followed up, he was directed to Indaing (No.3 Armoured Battalion) where he found his younger brother undergoing further training. 3. Our information is that Maung Myint Soe did not join the army of his own volition. It was at daggers point that he was abducted by four soldiers in uniform on his return from the festival at about 1:00 a.m. Only the next day he was aware of having arrived at Mandalay. Those responsible for the abduction were Corporal Tint Naing and his group from No 10 Tank Battalion at A-ya-daw..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 93/99
Date of publication: 12 July 1999
Description/subject: "1. Kyats 2000/- per household was demanded from all the villages in the district allegedly as labour costs for the road construction on the embankment connecting the villages of Kin and Pu-kun in Da-nu-byu township, Irrawaddy division. Our information is that the first payment was in October/November..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 92/99
Date of publication: 08 July 1999
Description/subject: ""Subject - Inhuman atrocities perpetrated by Military Intelligence 1. At 1500 hours, 23 September 1998, some personnel from the Military Intelligence were in the illegal process of forcefully capturing Maung Pyi Soun Kyaw, NLD Youth Wing member near the Mingala bazaar in Mingala-taung-nyunt township , Rangoon Division. 2. The residents around the area were disgusted with what was happening so they came out with sticks and beat up the hunters. 3. The Military Intelligence failed in their investigations to find the culprits because it was the result of mob frenzy. 4. An NLD member was arrested on suspicion and was given the most brutal and inhuman treatment. 5. This was how he was dealt with:-..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 91/99
Date of publication: 06 July 1999
Description/subject: "In 1998, forced labour of villagers was used for the reclamation of virgin and vacant lands in Indaw district, Sagaing division for relief and comfort of the civil service members. Again, this year (1999) for the second time forced labour is being required of the same villagers for the same cause..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (34K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 89/99
Date of publication: 05 July 1999
Description/subject: "Information to hand is that villagers in Kyi-bin-su and its vicinity (Moulmeingyun township, Ayeyawaddy division) are being recruited for forced labour. The Infantry Division (534) has stipulated that one person per household be assigned for labour and in cases where labour cannot be given, Kyats 6000/- to 7000/- per village tract be collected for the alleged task of cultivation of paddy. The area for such cultivation is over 100 acres of muddy swamps where buffaloes and cows graze. The forced labour is actually for the building of an embankment (5' high and 20' wide). In spots where manual labour is not possible the people are forced to pay for the cost of mechanical devices..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (36K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 88/99
Date of publication: 02 July 1999
Description/subject: "Villagers living in Ze-gyo have been evicted because the Mandalay Division, Ta-da-oo township international airport road (temporary) cuts through their village. Not only is forced labour required of the villagers in that township but they have had to dig up the soil in their compounds..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 87/99
Date of publication: 01 July 1999
Description/subject: "" Subject - The wrongful and illegal imprisonment of NLD Hluttaw representatives, NLD organizing committee members and ordinary members. 1. Since September 1998 to date, a great number of NLD Parliament representatives, organising committee members and ordinary members have been illegally and wrongfully arrested, held in custody and imprisoned by the authorities who assumed power since 1988. It is now over ten months and there is no existing law that empowers such illegal incarceration..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 86/99
Date of publication: 01 July 1999
Description/subject: "We have heard that papers indicating resignations of 221 NLD members from South Okkalapa were submitted on 28 May 1999 at a function held in Thiriyadana Hall at the Number 1 (Basic education) High School....APPENDIX: The list of names of persons who conspired in the exercise..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (50K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 85/99
Date of publication: 30 June 1999
Description/subject: "Our information is that forced labour is demanded from villagers living in the vicinity where the North-West military command (Na-Ma-Kha) has initiated a project for reclamation of 2000 acres of vacant and virgin lands. The area being reclaimed is in Sagaing Division, Yin-ma-bin township, south of the Mahu ridge near Alaungdaw Ka'thapa and is known as "Too-thone-sint camp". One Captain Aye Lwin (Light Infantry Battalion No: 16) is in charge and operates from a base near Ka-myu and Paung-wa..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 83/99
Date of publication: 30 June 1999
Description/subject: "1. Maung Kyi Khine (aged 25 years), son of U Paw Khine, resident of Myoma quarters in De-pai-yin town, Sagaing division was arrested by Police sergent Tha Doon and some constables at 6:30 a.m. on 23 May 1999 on the charge of swearing at his aunt Daw Khe. Though U Thaung Tin, a person in authority of the quarters, who accompanied the police, offered to take responsibility for the man because of his good character, Maung Kyi Khine was taken a way to the police station and was told that he could not be released till 4:00 p.m. 2. The same day at about 10:00 a.m. the family took food for Maung Kyi Khine at the police station but was forbidden contact. At about 6:00 p.m. the family was informed by a friend who had connections with the police that Maung Kyi Khine had committed suicide by hanging himself in the lock up. The family had received no intimation from the police up to that time..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 82/99
Date of publication: 25 June 1999
Description/subject: "Seventy six peasants had signed a written complaint which they lodged at the State Peace and Development Council against Sagaing Division, Sagaing township, Chaung-pauk village tract, Godown village chairman U Kyi Htay and others for illegal confiscation of their lands through falsification and misrepresentation. 2 Information received is that U Kyi Htay and others in authority falsely acquired 106.35 acres, (Chaung-pauk-kwin 766) alleging that a state owned factory was to be built on the site. The truth is that the acquisition was for the construction of the A-nu-ze-wa factory owned by a private company. However, to this date, no factory has materialised. 3. These lands are exempt from acquisition by government under Section 6 of the Law relating to the Acquisition of Agricultural Land because none of the owner's fields exceeded fifty acres. Therefore the acquisition is illegal..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (41K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 80/99
Date of publication: 22 June 1999
Description/subject: "1. On the site where the road from Meiktila leads to Kyaukpadaung is a billboard with the words -"Mandalay Division, Meiktila Township, Thaphanchaung-Yeway Development Road ( 31 miles 1 furlong and 18 feet wide). Kyats sixty two lakhs (6.2 million) of cost donated by Brigadier General Kyi Win, Director of Armour and Artillery Corps, and 71st Armour Battalion No: 1,4,5 and 8. Constructed by warrant officers, sergeants, corporals, soldiers and civilians. " 2. According to the information that has come to us the true story is that commencing from the month of September 1996 residents from about one hundred villagers that lie to the east and west of the said road were forced to dig up rocks and stones from wherever they could be found and convey them to the road construction site. No military personnel participated, no implements were supplied, and no payment was made. The villagers laboured like animals with their own hands, their own crowbars, and their own knives..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 78/99
Date of publication: 16 June 1999
Description/subject: "It must be admitted that the visit of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) representatives to Burma is better than no visit at all.To assess the outcome of such a visit it will be necessary to know all the facts from beginning to end...Our information is that prior to the visit of these representatives, the Insein prison was transformed to appear like a most desirable town for living in. But political prisoners especially students and democracy activists had been regularly transferred to jails in other townships..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (41K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 74/99
Date of publication: 10 June 1999
Description/subject: "...Information has been received about the forced labour in Irrawaddy Division in townships of Bo-ga-lay, Nga-thaing-chaung, and Mou-la-myaing-gyun..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (42K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 73/99
Date of publication: 08 June 1999
Description/subject: "..." Subject - Alleged suicide of NLD member U Hla Khin in Insein jail. 1. It was only by reading an announcement in the newspaper that the League came to know about the suicide and death on 31st May, 1999 at 03:30 hours of member U Hla Khin. He had been arrested and imprisoned in Insein jail under 1975 Law to protect the disruption of the state by harmful persons. The fact that he was a member of the NLD was mentioned in the newspaper..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 71/99
Date of publication: 07 June 1999
Description/subject: "Information received is that the project for the cultivation of long fiber cotton was made compulsory for wheat growing cultivators of Myaung, Sagaing Division by the authorities who claimed that they were acting under instructions of the area military commander. 2. Since 1997, this substitution of cotton on wheat growing soil was commenced to earn dollars which was the expectation of the area commander. When the farmers and those with expertise explained that the soil and climate was not suitable for cotton growing, the response was "If you do not obey orders the land will be confiscated..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (36K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 70/99
Date of publication: 03 June 1999
Description/subject: "Information received is that the military have illegally given orders to villagers from Pan-khoo, Mu-le and Hair-tha in Sagaing Division, Pin-le-bu township to chop down bamboo trees. Those who could not do the job themselves had to provide substitute labourers or purchase and deliver the bamboo at the military depot in Wuntho. Private motor vehicles commandeered by the military without payment were used to transport the bamboo which was then sold outside..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 69/99
Date of publication: 02 June 1999
Description/subject: "Information has been received about the forced labour demanded by the Township PDC for the excavation of a silted up dry creek (one and a half miles in length) in Pegu Division, Pegu District which runs through Moutala village and connects with Thanatpin creek at Kyone-jou..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (36K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 65/99
Date of publication: 11 May 1999
Description/subject: "Information received is that every individual of every household in Bogalay township, is required to give forced labour for the construction of a road linking Paechaung and Kadone Ka-ne villages in Bogalay township, Irrawaddy Division..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 64/99
Date of publication: 07 May 1999
Description/subject: "It has been reported to us that in Sagaing Division, Wuntho township, because of the practice of forced labour and illegal demands for money the people are overburdened and are deeply distressed..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 55/99
Date of publication: 07 April 1999
Description/subject: "On 19 March 1999, Daw Than Than Htay, a member of the National League for Democracy was admitted to the Thingangyun Sanpya(Model) Hospital for emergency surgery because of ruptured appendix. On the evening of the 23 March 1999 at about 17:00 hours, an individual said to be Deputy Police Superintendent Thoung Naing, and one constable went to the hospital and accompanied by the doctor on duty for admission entered Daw Than Than Htay's room where doctors and nurses were present. He questioned the doctor in attendance about Daw Than Than Htay's address -- whether 18, South Dagon shown on the patient's medical record was correct or whether her place of residence was in Magwe Division.The doctor politely replied that because of the patient's critical ruptured appendix, an emergency operation had to be performed and it was against the ethics of the medical profession to discuss the private affairs of patients such as their names and addresses...."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 50/99
Date of publication: 27 March 1999
Description/subject: "On the 27th March 1999, fifty four years will have passed since the Armed Forces and the Burmese people shed their blood and resisted the armed forces of a foreign country and their fascist policies....We reproduce some of the utterances of General Aung San, father of the Armed Forces. stipulating the qualities and responsibilities that members of the armed forces should observe..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (46K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 53/99
Date of publication: 25 March 1999
Description/subject: "1. Living conditions for political prisoners in Thayet prison in Magwe Division are outrageous. 2. Information given to us is that the total number of political prisoners is 74 and even though the term of imprisonment is over for some, they have not been released because Military Intelligence Unit 11 has not given its consent to their release. 3. Three persons are placed in each of the cells measuring 12' x 8' where they sleep, eat , and defecate. These conditions are most inhuman and a danger to health of the prisoners which has resulted in sickness and death for some..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 52/99
Date of publication: 25 March 1999
Description/subject: "1. On 24 March 1999, headed by certain members of the local Peace and Development Council, teachers (male and female) in the Bahan township, went from house to house in the wards and asked for their household lists....Under the circumstances it must be presumed that the purpose of this exercise is to facilitate their evil and deceitful preparations to denounce the NLD People's Parliament representatives whom these simple and innocent hard working people had elected of their own free will..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 49/99
Date of publication: 17 March 1999
Description/subject: "Our information is that on the sixteenth and seventeenth of February 1999, at Tar-gwa, Htan –thone-bin village tracts of Myan-aung township, Irrawaddy Division, the Towsnship SPDC headed by one U Myo Set (Secretary) summoned all the farmers who failed to supply the required amount of paddy, threatened and ordered them to supply 14 baskets per acre even though the prescribed amount was 12 baskets..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 48/99
Date of publication: 17 March 1999
Description/subject: "Our information is that on the twentieth and twenty-first of February 1999, Insein township, Rangoon Division Union Solidrity and Development Association (USDA) organising committee leader U Soe Moe, Phauk-kan ward USDA Secretary U Tin Aye, and organising leader U San Ngwe went round with a list of over twenty persons (residents of Phauk-kan ward, Aung-zay-ya , Aung Thukha , Maga and Thida Roads) and forced those individuals to sign their resignations from the NLD. 2. Not being members of the NLD those individuals declined to sign the statements..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 46/99
Date of publication: 16 March 1999
Description/subject: "...We have information that Township SPDC Chairman and Secretaries give a format to the Village SPDC chairmen regarding the quantity of paddy, beans and pulses, and chillies that have to be supplied by the different villages which has to be fulfilled willy nilly. 3. Though the cost of a bag of fertiliser issued by the relevant authorities is two thousand kyats, the cultivators are made to pay an additional two hundred kyats for the District SPDC plus the additional sum of two kyats for one gallon of diesel . Overall, the power wielding authorities make more than 60 millions kyats on three and a half lakhs of fertiliser bags and 720,000 kyats on three lakhs , sixty thousand gallons of diesel...."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 45/99
Date of publication: 16 March 1999
Description/subject: "(Addendum to Statement 122 (12/98) dated 14 December 1998) 1. Not only are the people being forced to supply "voluntary labour" in transforming virgin land to agricultural land in Ra-za-gjou, Chin-su and Hanthawaddy in Sagaing Division, Kalaymyo Township and for construction of a railway crossing road in Yaymyinni-Pakhokku, but through force and coercion by the authorities the residents in Kalaymyo township are being divested of agricultural land inherited from their forefathers who were the first to clear and cultivate these lands...."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (45K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 42/99
Date of publication: 09 March 1999
Description/subject: " Subject- Forced labour and demands for money in Baw-lae-kyun village tract, Htantabin township. 1. Our information is that since 1990, in the twenty six village tract (Kyun-ngu to Hlei-hseik in Htantabin township) every household was required to dig ten pits and orders issued by the military to villagers in the vicinity for cutting grass, reconstruction of embankments had to be obeyed..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (29K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 41/99
Date of publication: 09 March 1999
Description/subject: "...permission is sought to hold a public meeting where the Htantabin township, Rangoon Division, National League for Democracy can meet the people of Rangoon Division just as the National Unity Party were granted. permission."..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 39/99
Date of publication: 05 March 1999
Description/subject: " Subject- Illegal demands of money by soldiers in villages resulting in the death of one soldier..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf 937K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 38/99
Date of publication: 05 March 1999
Description/subject: " Subject- Illegal action by the authorities against a member of NLD organising committee and the unlawful harassment and obstructing to prevent the family from earning an income...."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (36K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement. 37/99
Date of publication: 05 March 1999
Description/subject: " Subject- Condemnation of injustices and illegalitites 1. Pegu Division, Prome township National League for Democracy organising committee members (eight including women) and Shwedaung township chairman were arrested on 30 May, 1998 for holding the monthly meeting,. Now, (nine months later) they have sentenced to 5 years imprisonment each..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (25K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement; 36/99
Date of publication: 05 March 1999
Description/subject: "" Subject- Protest against the acquisition of land by force:- 1. The authorities have plans to acquire by force approximately 6300 acres of land in the villages of Pay-gyi, Kha-ohn-bar, Nge-pyaw-taing, Phoke-kone, Htauk-sha-ain in Kant-ba-lu township, Sagaing Division supposedly for the construction of the Mandalay-Myitkyina highway. The villagers concerned are deeply disturbed and have objected by letters and posters...."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 32/99
Date of publication: 24 February 1999
Description/subject: "The circumstances relating to the acquisition of agricultural land from farmers of Ward 27, New Dagon town (north), and the result of their representation to the authorities because of failure to be suitably compensated as promised is set down here to keep the public informed...."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (41K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 31/99
Date of publication: 23 February 1999
Description/subject: "For the embankment of Kayan creek situated below the villages of A-ley-ywa and Pa-gan-taung in Kayan and Thanlyin townships, respectively every household in the village tracts of (1) Ta-man-gyi, (2) Kyone-two, (3) Yo-gyi, (4) Ma-gyi-gan, (5) Pein-kan, (6) Hla-be-lu, (7) A-ley-ywa, (8) Aye-ywa, (9) Swe-ka-taw was forced to dig one and a half pits (total 6,000 approximately) between the 10th and 15th December, 1998. In default, payment to the authorities of between Kyats seven hundred and fifty to one thousand five hundred had to be made. We have heard that this demand continues despite the completion of the project..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (41K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 29/99
Date of publication: 18 February 1999
Description/subject: "1. In Sagaing Division, De-pae-yin Township, the authorities had made written contracts for advance purchase of paddy at the rate of Kyats three hundred and fifty per basket. It was specifically stated that such purchase will be conditional to a successful harvest. 2. Unpredictable weather condition this year has caused a shortfall and in some cases no planting at all. The farmers were forced to give up all their crops including seed paddy for the next season and are in great trouble. Those who could not plant anything were not exempted and were forced to contribute Kyats seventy per acre (two hundred acres together), to entertain the purchasing party. These farmers are suffering enormous mental hardship. 3. NLD members in De-pae-yin Township are being forced to resign their membership from the party. Should they refuse they have been threatened with their children's removal from schools..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (34K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 28/99
Date of publication: 18 February 1999
Description/subject: "We have received information about the authorities compelling the villagers of Myaung Township in Sagaing Division to supply labour (forced labour) and of the imposition made by allotments. 2. Since August 1998 to date, the authorities have required forced labour of one person per household for a canal construction project (without payment and setting aside his own work). The villages from which this conscription is made are..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 26/99
Date of publication: 17 February 1999
Description/subject: "1. Daw Kyu Kyu San, Secretary (temporary) of Organising Committee of NLD, Sanchaung township, Rangoon Division, and a member of the Women Support Group of the Divisional NLD of the Rangoon Division was forcefully arrested and led away on 12 February 1999 at 22:00 hours by the MI and members of the ward Administration (totaling about 30). No reason was shown and her illegal arrest and show of force against a women is not warranted. 2. Daw Kyu Kyu San's husband was illegally arrested and has been incarcerated for a long period of time till the date. 3. As no cause was shown or information given it must be presumed that this is an illegal arrest. We urge that she be immediately set free."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (45K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 25/99
Date of publication: 17 February 1999
Description/subject: "1. Members of the NLD were summoned in writing by the Military Intelligence through the several Ward Chairmen of Mindon Township in Magwe Division to attend without fail at their office on the 29th, 30th, and 31st January. Those members who were away cutting bamboo or for the purpose of purchasing cows all had to be informed and brought in. 2. They were told by the MI that before long the NLD would be declared an illegal organisation and all members would be arrested and proceeded against. They were given three days notice. Some who were overtaken by fear were threatened and forced to sign prepared letters of resignation. Bullying tactics were used against those who didn't sign and forced to work on projects designated by them (MI). Also, they confiscated whatever they wanted for their own use...."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 24/99
Date of publication: 16 February 1999
Description/subject: "From 1 January 1999, villagers living in the area between Pa-kko-ku Township and Myit-chay Township in Magwe Division have been ordered to clear all their crops (without compensation) and give voluntary labour in digging canals for the implementation of a new project..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 23/99
Date of publication: 15 February 1999
Description/subject: "1. Information received is that the very poor residents of Kyisu western ward which surrounds Ywa-thar-gyi, North New Dagon township and South New Dagon township, Rangoon Division were invited to attend a meeting held on 29th January 1999 by the group headed by U Thein Tun, Chairman of the administration unit in North New Dagon. 2. The explanation given was that as they were trespassers they would have to vacate the land and return to where they came from..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 22/99
Date of publication: 15 February 1999
Description/subject: "...4. These rostered people are made to collect firewood and carry water for the soldiers in the day without rest periods and if they happen to doze off while on sentry duty at night they are beaten and maltreated. In the month of January 1998, one U Aye Kyine who was on sentry duty at this place died as a result of being crushed under a branch from the old tree in this place. The army took no responsibility. 5. Consequently, the villagers became afraid to perform sentry duties and were then exempted on payment of Kyats two hundred per person. 6. This provided a good opportunity for army unit stationed in this area to claim Kyats three thousand two hundred daily (16 persons x 200 = 3200) from the rostered individuals..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 20/99
Date of publication: 10 February 1999
Description/subject: "1. Immunisation against polio is being carried out in the whole country and the vaccine for this has been supplied free of charge by the World Health Organisation. 2. We have been informed that in December 1998 and January 1999, at the medical centres in Kyaukpadaung Township, Mandalay Division the parents were charged a fee of Kyats 10/- per child at the medical centres where the vaccine was being administered orally. 3. Therefore the very poor parents could not have their children protected against this disease because of their inability to meet the demand . Our information is that the authorities in the villages are forcing payment...."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 21/99
Date of publication: 09 February 1999
Description/subject: "The petition dated 5 February 1999 addressed to the Chairman of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Order by the Chairman of the National League for Democracy is published for information...The reason for this petition relates to Kyakan Abbot, Chairman of the Taungtha township Sangha Nayaka Order who on 30 December 1998 at 1600 hours summoned U Than Myint, Chairman of the NLD Township Organising Committee through a personnel of the Immigration department. I have been informed that on his arrival at the monastery, the Abbot instructed U Than Myint to resign from his position as chairman and to dissolve the township NLD and that if he did not comply he would face grave consequences. This is not appropriate because it amounts to interference through religious measures in political issues...."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 19/99
Date of publication: 01 February 1999
Description/subject: "1. The Military Intelligence (MI) has been illegally, without cause or justification, arresting and incarcerating NLD Hluttaw representatives and NLD members in the States, Divisions, Townships, Wards and Villages. Some have been arrested since July and others since September 1998. 2. Arrest and incarceration of persons who have committed no offence whatsoever without legal authority reflects a state of lawlessness in the country...."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 18/99
Date of publication: 01 February 1999
Description/subject: "We have been informed by those whose concern is that the news published on the 22 January 1999 by the authorities making out that the NLD Orgnising Committee in Gwa township, Arakan State had been dissolved on the 19 November 1998 is false. Neither individually nor collectively did any NLD member express the desire to quit nor was any meeting held to get a consensus..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (36K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 17/99
Date of publication: 29 January 1999
Description/subject: "This relates to a petition dated 15 January 1999 written by a farmer on behalf of the cultivators in some of the village tracts situated in Sagaing Township, Sagaing Division. It was addressed to the Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council under the heading "Corruption of Divisional and subordinate authorities causes hardships and tragic circumstances."..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (43K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 16/99
Date of publication: 29 January 1999
Description/subject: "The unlawful measures being taken against U Than Tun, a member of the central executive Committee of the National League for Democracy, a legally registered and legally constituted organisation are herewith published..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (46K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 15/99
Date of publication: 26 January 1999
Description/subject: "In Mindon township of Magwe Division, (since 1996), though the digging of irrigation canals was done by contract, because of shortage of funds, the people of the area were forced to dig 200-500 pits per village at the rate of Kyats 70 per pit. Not having the expertise themselves, they had to hire others at the rate of Kyats 200. We have received this information..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 14/99
Date of publication: 26 January 1999
Description/subject: "Contents of letter dated 25 January 1999 from the Chairman of the National League for Democracy to the Chairman of the Peace and Development Council on the subject of "Purchase of paddy in Paungde, Pegu Division" is published for all to know..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 13/99
Date of publication: 22 January 1999
Description/subject: "(Note: To be read as a contunuation of Statement 8 (1/99) dated 12 January 1999.) 1. Though the Magwe Division, Yenangyaung township Multiparty Elections Commission was daily demanding that the NLD organising committee produce (within 6 days) the daily list of persons visiting the office, office documents, files and account books, the committee repeatedly refused as instructed by head office. 2. Consequently, (on 11 January 1999), Military Intelligence Service Corporal Thein Hteik and his companion forced U Tint Lwin (executive member of the NlD township organising committee) to accompany them at 1700 hours (not office hours) and compelled him to open the office building door. Then when they demanded that he open the tin trunk in which official papers were kept U Tunt Lwin explained that he did not have the key with him. When Corporal Thein Hteik threatened to break the lock U Tint Lwin returned home. 3. The corporal went to a neighbouring house and fetched a crow bar, hammer, and chisel; then broke the lock, removed all the papers and locked the box with a new lock which he had brought with him. Nothing is known of what papers or articles were taken or left behind..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (34K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 12/99
Date of publication: 22 January 1999
Description/subject: "Contents of letter dated 20 January 1999 from the Chairman of the National League for Democracy to the chairman of the Peace and Development Council relating to incidents of illegal incarceration, and persecution of NLD members in the Mandalay Division are made public for all to know..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (41K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 11/99
Date of publication: 19 January 1999
Description/subject: "...The responsibility of elected representatives to the Hluttaw (Parliament) is to assemble together and deliberate on state matters for the welfare of the country but this Hluttaw did not materialise so these representatives endeavoured to convene a Pyuthu Hluttaw (People's parliament) as was their bounden duty. The only response by the "holders of power", (the Military Intelligence units) was to illegally and unjustly seize and incarcerate all NLD parliamentarians-elect, and organising committee members of the NLD starting from the Central Committee right down to the level of the wards and villages, and ordinary members. 3. Instead of admitting their illegal and unjustifiable actions, these "holders of power" are falsely, shamelessly and deliberately claiming and broadcasting that discussions are being held with these persons (whom they have incarcerated). "Discussion" is a word with a good connotation suggesting future benefit. Nothing of the sort is happening. 4. The following questions and answers bear witness to the fact that no such "discussions" have taken place. Referring to the interrogation as discussions is a falsehood..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (47K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 9/99
Date of publication: 13 January 1999
Description/subject: "...1. We are in receipt of a report from our Organising Committee of Chaung-Oo township, Sagaing Division that the news of resignations on the 27 November 1998, published by the authorities in the papers the following day (28 November ) is FALSE..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 8/99
Date of publication: 12 January 1999
Description/subject: "For everyone's information, the directions given by the National League for Democracy to the organising committees in the towns of Yenangyaung and Chauk regarding the "unlawful entry and harassment at the offices of the party by members of the township election commission " is herewith published..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (36K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 7/99
Date of publication: 12 January 1999
Description/subject: "Contents of petition dated 7 January 1999 from the Chairman of the NLD to the Chairman Sayadaw (Abbot) of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Order are distributed for public information. (Start) " Reverend Benefactors and Sayadaw, I respectfully place the following facts before you on behalf of the National League for Democracy and the Central Executive Committee. Our reason for making this petition is because of information we have received about two Buddhist sanghas in the town of Yesagyo, Magwe Division who are collaborating with the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) in their political activities..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (36K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 6/99
Date of publication: 11 January 1999
Description/subject: "Contents of letter dated 6 January 1999 from the Chairman of the NLD to the Chairman of the SPDC on the subject " Living conditions of NLD members in the prisons near the town of Kalay" are distributed for public information..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 5/99
Date of publication: 11 January 1999
Description/subject: "Contents of the letter dated 5 January 1999 from the Chairman of the National League for Democracy to the Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council under the heading " Illegal and oppressive measures taken by township authorities against the NLD and the people " are reproduced below for all to know:-..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (40K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 4/99
Date of publication: 06 January 1999
Description/subject: "...Adopting a process in conformity with law, the NLD announced its intention to assemble the People's Parliament. The immediate reaction by the Military Intelligence authorities was illegal arrests and imprisonment of not only the elected members of parliament but also NLD organising committee members at all levels (State, Division, Township, Ward, Village), ordinary members, and members of working groups formed by the central executive committee. 3. Furthermore, members of parliament have been forced to resign their positions as elected representatives and from the party; others have been forced to resign from their positions and from the party by threats, intimidation and illegal forceful pressure from members of the military intelligence units for which there is not one iota of legal justification..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (36K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement 3/99
Date of publication: 05 January 1999
Description/subject: "Note- Addendum to Statement 98(11/98) 1. Maung Moe Myint was one of those who was recruited to supply forced labour for the transformation of virgin soil for agricultural purposes which is situated on the other bank of Annya-su village (Rangoon Division, Htantabin township, Katoot village-tract). 2. On the 29 October 1998 while working the project, he was bitten by a poisonous snake and sent to the General Hospital in Rangoon (Japanese Hospital). The authorities resented the fact that we had publicised this matter and spitefully discharged him from the hospital on 11 December 1998 before he had fully recovered..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (35K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009


Title: NLD Statement, 2/99
Date of publication: 05 January 1999
Description/subject: "The contents of petition dated 30 December 1998 addressed to the Chairman Sayadaw of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Order from the Chairman of the National League for Democracy is disclosed for all to understand: (Start) " Reverend Sayadaw, I respectfully place these facts before you on behalf of the National League for Democracy and the Central Executive Committee. The authorities in Magwe Division, Sinbaungwae township are applying all kinds of illegal measures to oppress and coerce members of the National League for Democracy which is a political party. In addition, in order to obtain the resignation of the members of the NLD, they are threatening and intimidating family members who have nothing to do with the NLD. An unsavoury factor in what is really a political issue is the behaviour of Sayadaw Ahshin Damapiya, Chairman of the Sinbaungwae Township Sangha Nayaka Order, residing at Kyaukmaw monastery who has been working in co-operation with the military intelligence and repeatedly pressuring the NLD members in the township, wards, villages and village tracts as follows:-..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (38K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009