Month: May 2010

A Political Prisoner Passed Away in Myingyan Prison – AAPP-Burma released its information

A Political Prisoner Passed Away in Myingyan Prison – AAPP-Burma released its information

19 May 2010

The statetment says as follows: –

                We, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), have learnt that Ko Kyaw Soe passed away in Myingyan Prison on the morning of 19 May 2010, at age 39. He is the 144th political prisoner to die in prison, in Burma. AAPP expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Kyaw Soe (aka) Kyaw Kyaw Soe (aka) Jeffery.

                Ko Kyaw Soe, a member of the Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network, known as HRDP, was arrested at his residence, No. 264, Shu Mhyaw Khin Street, Thittaw Ward, Taunggyi, on 17 September 2007 and taken to Insein Prison. He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on 11 November 2008 under 3 charges: Article 17 (1) of the Unlawful Association Act, Article 13 (1) of the Immigration Act and Article 505 (B) of the Penal Code. He was transferred to Myingyan prison on 21 November 2008. He was tortured during interrogation, and was reportedly beaten, burnt with cigarettes and electrocuted.

Maung Swan Yi – Enforcing the Law

Enforcing the Law

Maung Swan Yi

May 5th, 2010


In Burmese, I heard frequently of the phrase “Enforcing the Law”. Still for so many years, the Burmese generals are ruling the country lawlessly and breaking the law. And such lawless persons say such phrase.

While they are saying “Disciplined Democracy”, the Burmese generals with their age beyond retirement, are still ruling the country without any disciplines. Even though, there’s no one above the law except the generals so that they can sit there forever without interference.

Today is 5th of May 2010. On today’s New York Times newspaper, the headlines says the suspect who tried to time-bomb the Central Square on 1st of May was arrested on 4th of May. And the detailed are reported with 4 pages inside.