Opposition groups deny accusations by the junta of
involvement in the
Ethnic insurgent groups and
exiled opposition groups strongly denied any role in Saturday’s bomb blast in
In a junta radio announcement
the junta blamed four groups for the bomb blast, accusing of them of wanting to
KNU, KNPP, SSA (South) and NCGUB are the organizations that are being accused of involvement in the bomb blasts.
Khun Okka, Secretary General of
the Nation Democratic Front, a coalition of ethnic insurgent groups, said in a
VOA Burmese Program there is a strong chance that these bomb blasts are acts of
the junta. “The junta wants to continue its control over the state power
by claiming that
Secretary of Karenni National
Progressive Party (KNPP), Raymond Htoo, said that there was no basis for
accusing the KNPP of any involvement in these bomb blasts. “The KNPP is not in
a position to get to
Secretary of Karen National Union (KNU), Phado Mansha, said in a RFA interview that they are very sad that the SPDC has accused the KNU of involvement in this violent incident. “This incident has nothing to do with the KNU. This accusation is just a meaningless act of the SPDC”.
Nan Khae Saing, a spokesperson from the SSA (South) responded to the accusation of her organization’s involvement by saying that they are engaged with the junta in heavy fighting at the border areas and are not in a position to have anything to do with this incident at the capital. “This incident is internal fighting between factions in the junta”.
On Sunday morning Dr. Sein Win, the Prime Minister of Burmese opposition group the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, said to RFA Burmese program, “This is not the first time NCGUB has been accused of such violent incidents. These three blasts seemed to be very well organized acts. Such a series of well-organized acts could only be the result of a disgruntled faction among themselves”. #
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