No Myanmar Independence Day Supplement in Top Bangladesh Newspapers
Dhaka, 05th Jan 02: The 54th anniversary of Independence Day of
Myanmar was hosted by Myanmar
Ambassador U Ohn Thwin at a
reception held at his residence yesterday.
Ministers, politicians, diplomats, journalists, academics, and high civil and
military officials attended the reception.
But no special supplement celebrating the occasion on the
Myanmar Independence Day in major Bangladesh newspapers were seen as in previous years. Every year
it was common to publish the addresses of the Myanmarese
SPDC junta leaders Than Shwe and Foreign Minister, and about the development
and the state of open market economy of the country in
the newspaper supplements. This year the absence of such media coverage
has surprised much of the newspaper readers in Bangladesh.
According to reports received from the border of
though the occasion was celebrated across the western state as per order of the
most of the Arakanese people living there think that they were cheated when
independence to Burma
was declared on this day in 1948. All the Myanmar
regimes since independence have been busy working for the development of Burma
proper and not the areas of the indigenous peoples of Burma.
Now people in Rakhine State cannot enjoy the civil
liberties and freedom of expression, they have fallen far behind the
development race all across the country, for which they think 'the independence
of Myanmar' is a fake independence whose fruit is enjoyed by the Myanmar junta
and its minions only and not for the people in general. #