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BurmaNet News: December 5, 1996

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The BurmaNet News:  December 5, 1996
Issue # 585

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December 5, 1996

Students loaded with five TE trucks and one van drove in front of
the American Embassy on Merchant Street around 3:00am on December
3, 1996. They organised a sit-in protest until 6:00 am when some
dispersed. The rest of the demonstrators marched around the
downtown area and later they went to Shwe Dagon pagoda. About 100
students were arrested when they arrived at the Shwe Dagon pagoda
at dawn, according to our reliable source from inside Burma. They
all were taken to an unknown place and nobody has been released yet.

On the same morning, five NLD (youth wing) members from
Kyimyindaing, Sanchaung and Lanmadaw were arrested after
returning from the residence of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. They went
to her house to report on the student demonstration and they all
were arrested immediately as soon as they left the house. One was
later released, but the remaining four are being detained. They
are Ma Tin Kyi Aung, Ko Hla Tin, Ko Kyi Soe and Ko Zaw Win.

In the last two days, students demonstrators were well
disciplined and got enormous support from the local people. The
local people nearby the universities donated water, food and
other supplies to the student demonstrators while they were
holding their sit-in protest. People cheered and applauded the
students while they were marching down the streets. There was an
ideological difference between two groups of students - one group
called for non-political demands, and the other for political
change. However, both groups have decided to continue their
demonstration, calling for non-political demands as well as political change.


December 4, 1996

RANGOON- Burma's military government said it had briefly held
hundreds of students yesterday after they staged night-long
street protests in the capital Rangoon, the biggest  such
demonstrations in several years.

Witnesses earlier said up to 300 students were taken away just
before sunrise in police trucks when they refused to disperse
after a march through central Rangoon early yesterday.

They were released after their papers were checked, a spokesman
for the ruling State Law and Order Restoration
Council (Slorc) said.
"They were not detained nor did they face any charges. They were
simply held briefly to sort out whether they were real students
or infiltrators," he said.

"After paper checks, they were sent back to their school and
hostels because we want them to continue their peaceful studies,"
he told reporters after the monthly Slorc press briefing

Up to 2,000 students took to the streets on Monday to protest
against the police handling of a brawl between their colleagues
and restaurant owners on October 20.

The latest street protests, which began with a sit-in at the
Yangon (Rangoon) Institute of Technology (YIT) on Monday, were
some of the worst since the 1988 pro-democracy uprising.
Thousands were killed or imprisoned when Slorc crushed the 1988

There were no reports of violence in the latest protests.

Those held yesterday were part of a group of 400 who had gathered
near the central Shwe Dagon pagoda after marching from the YIT.

By the early hours of yesterday the  protest had moved to the
heart of the  capital. Witnesses said those detained had refused
an order to disperse when cornered by police near the pagoda.

Slorc spokesman said the genuine students had been joined by
political agitators.

"As soon as they moved out of the campus to the streets, they
were joined by political agitators," he said.

Yesterday morning, police again blocked off access to opposition
leader Aung San Suu Kyi's residence on University Avenue to
prevent her supporters from going to meet her, witnesses said.

Suu Kyi was due to hold a news conference  yesterday but with the
blockades up again, it appeared unlikely that foreign media could
get to see her, the witnesses said.

A Slorc spokesman said the removal of checkpoints, regularly
blocking access to Suu Kyi's residence just before and after
weekends, depended  on how the opposition leader would  conduct
her public meetings in future.

Slorc has insisted she hold her week- end meetings with
supporters inside her house compound. Nobel Peace Prize winner
Suu Kyi, who has in the past spoken to supporters from her 
house gates, rejected the idea. 

Agence France Presse adds: Suu Kyi and more than 20 associates
were prevented form leaving her home by security forces
yesterday, sources close to the pro-democracy activist said.

Security forces put up checkpoints early yesterday, barring
access to the section  of University Avenue where her compound is
located and turned back reporters who tried to enter for a
scheduled news conference.

Reached by telephone at Suu  Kyi's home, the sources said there
were 25 people inside the compound and all were unable to leave.

Suu Kyi was the only senior member of the National League for
Democracy (NLD) inside, the sources said.,

The sources said they could give no reason for the measures and
those inside had received no indication of when they would be
allowed to leave.


December 4, 1996 

Rangoon, : Security forces barred access to the home of 
prodemocracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday amid 
reports that 300 student demonstrators had been detained by 
the police. 
The checkpoints were thrown up shortly before 7 am, a source 
speaking from Ms Suu Kyi's home confirmed. 
Meanwhile, the Opposition All Burma Students' Democratic 
Front expressed support on Tuesday for student protesters in 
Rangoon and appealed to the international community for 
In a written statement, the ABSDF urged the ruling military 
junta in Rangoon "not to resort to violence as these 
demonstrations are just and for the genuine rights of the 
The exiled students also asked for democratic change in Burma 
and for "tripartite dialogue with democratic forces led by Ms 
Aung San Suu Kyi and ethnic nationalities as the very first step 
of solving ... critical problems." 
A junta refusal to respect democratic rights and to address 
underlying problems "will result in further demonstrations rather 
than the aim of peaceful and stable education of the students," 
the ABSDF said. (AFP)


Decmber 4, 1996
>From V. jayanth
Trouble is brewing in Yangon as the student community 
appears to be heading for a confrontation with the military  regime.
In what is described as a major demonstration of growing 
student unrest and their determination to take the State Law 
and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) head on, an estimated 
5,000 students marched through the main streets and headed for 
the city centre today.
This followed a sit-in protest by the students yesterday against 
the treatment of their colleagues by the security forces and the 
SLORC's handling of the protest.
Sources said over 300 students had been detained and the 
approach to the National League for Democracy leader, Ms. 
Aung San Suu Kyi's residence on University Avenue, was 
blocked off early in the day. They considered the demonstration 
as a significant step in the manifestation of protest and 
disaffection among various sections over the alleged oppression 
by the junta.
In October, a minor tussle ensued between three students and 
the police when the former were picked up from a canteen. 
Their friends staged a protest rally condemning the arrest and 
alleged that the three were illtreated by the police. The 
authorities described it as a 'drunken brawl' among the students 
and said they were detained to protect peace.

Myanmar watchers bereave that the unwillingness of the junta 
to open a dialogue with the pro-democracy movement is 
apparently testing the patience of the people, especially the 
youth. The recent statements of the leaders have given the 
impression that there is no way they can reach a compromise 
with Ms. Suu Kyi. They want to press ahead with the new 
constitution to provide a definite role for the armed forces in 
the administration.
"We think the atmosphere is heating up and the students are 
gradually testing the waters and their own strength before they 
can mount a more sustained campaign', academics at the 
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies say. Students and the youth 
played a major role in the political upheaval in 1988.
After attending the first informal summit of Asean leaders, the 
Myanmar delegation said in Jakarta there was no scope for 
dialogue with 'an individual' because the only platform was the 
National Convention that was drafting the constitution.
Besides maintaining ii tirade against Ms. Suu Kyi, her Western 
'allies' and the pro-democracy movement, the State media in 
Myanmar makes it a point to refer to the Nobel laureate only as 
'Mrs. Michael Aris' -- wife of a British academic. She is 
portrayed as a 'foreigner' and analysts interpret this to be part of 
a plan to disqualify her from contesting elections or holding 
political office.
In a compromise move, the Asean last week decided to take in 
Myanmar. Laos and Cambodia simultaneously, without setting a 
date. The junta described it as a positive step and vowed to 
equip the country to join Asean possibly even in 1997, when the 
regional grouping celebrates its 30th anniversary. But analysts 
thought the Asean was hedging in deference to the concerns of 
the West over the political and human rights situation in that country.
For the SLORC, joining the Asean in the present status would 
provide not only a regional identity and protection, but also a 
standing for the military rulers in the domestic and international 
arena. But the West and human rights groups would like to see 
some advances towards the restoration of democracy before it 
is absorbed into Asean. That could be the last hold that the 
democratic world would have on the military regime to see 
reason, open a dialogue and usher in democracy within a time frame.
In the evening, the sources said the march by the students had 
given a jolt to the city. But when the 300 students were released 
later in the day, some calm was restored. There were no untoward incidents
after that, though a cloud of suspense hung in the air for the whole day.

December 4, 1996

RANGOON - Burmese Foreign Minster Ohn Gyaw yesterday expressed confidence
that this country will be ready to join the Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (Asean) as a full member next year.

Ohn Gyaw told a news conference that he is confident Rangoon will make
sufficient progress between now and next July to qualify as a member.

"There are plenty of opportunities to catch up... we know there are
different levels of development. Some are technically advanced and some are
industrially advanced but whatever it is, there is determination and
conviction to contribute to the region," he said.

Burma, along with Laos and Cambodia, has observer status in the seven-member
Asean and wants to become a member by nest year. 

An announcement after a one day, informal Asean summit in Jakarta last
Saturday said that the group will admit Burma, Laos and Cambodia as full
members at the same time, but it stopped short of saying when that will take

"Definitely yes. We will be admitted simultaneously along with Laos and
Cambodia," Ohn Gyaw said.

A fresh military crackdown since May on pro-democracy supporters of the
National League for Democracy of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi had earlier
prompted Philippines and Thai leaders to express reservations about Burma's
speedy membership in the grouping.

Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong had also said that Burma, one of the
poorest countries in the world, may not be ready economically to join Asean.

But Malaysia and Indonesia said that the internal conditions in any country
seeking to become an Asean member should not be an inhibiting factor for
such membership. (TN)


December 3, 1996

     YANGON -- Indonesia is negotiating with the Myanmar government over the
prospect of buying natural gas from big offshore fields in the Bay of
Mottama in southern Myanmar, Indonesian diplomats said yesterday. The
sources said any future Indonesian purchase of natural gas from Myanmar
would come under the framework of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on
bilateral cooperation in the energy sector signed by the two countries in

     They said an Indonesian delegation arrived in Yangon recently to
negotiate with their Myanmar counterparts following a visit in mid-October
by Indonesian Oil Minister Sudjana and Mr Faisal Abda'oe, the chief of the
state oil company,

     Myanmar is currently developing its Yadana and Yetagun offshore fields.
It will pipe natural gas from the fields onshore in 1998, mostly for export to

     In another development, a prominent Japanese government MP is paving
the way for companies from Japan to invest in joint ventures here with Myanmar
government backed businesses.

     Mr Kazuo Tanikawa, an MP for Japan's ruling Liberal Democrat Party and
a former director-general of defence services, visited Yangon over the weekend
as chairman of the Japan Trans-Techno Company (JTT), which will launch a new
business association to open up investment opportunities in Myanmar on Dec 12.

     About 30 small and medium-sized Japanese companies have become members
of  the Japan-Myanmar Technology Transfer Enterprise Association, to be
operated by JTT for planning and financing technology-based enterprises
across the country.

     JTT president Etsuo Takai said the association aimed to establish a
fund of two billion yen (S$28 million) to promote ventures, and that about
25 percent of it had been gathered from member companies.

     Meanwhile, Myanmar's state-run newspapers yesterday hailed a decision
by Asean on Saturday to admit Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia as full members to
the grouping simultaneously.

     Myanmar said the decision at the Asean Informal Summit in Jakarta was a
move that would boost the solidarity of south-east Asian countries.

     "It is most heartening to learn that in the discussions, leaders of the
Asean nations had constructive and positive attitudes towards Myanmar," the
New Light of Myanmar said in an editorial. 


December 12, 1996

A Burmese drug official yesterday acknowledged that a large portion of the
world's heroin supply was produced in his country but rejected US criticism
of his government's antinarcotics efforts.

"It is an undeniable fact that Myanmar accounts for the major production of
opium in the Golden Triangle area," Col Kyaw Thein said.

But hundreds of soldiers had sacrificed their lives and thousands of kilos
of contraband had been confiscated since the junta took power in 1988, he
said at the government's monthly press conference.

Kyaw Thein is a senior intelligence official in the Defence Ministry's
Office of Strategic Studies and a member of the Central Committee for Drug
Abuse Control.

He assailed a "cheap shot" taken by US Assistant Secretary of State Robert
Gelbard, who attacked Burma's record on drug control in an article in the
Far Eastern Economic Review.
Gelbard said Burma was a minor player in the drug trade before the military
took power in 1962 but that it then began allowing ethnic militia on the
borders to produce opium unhindered in return for help in maintaining stability.

The country became the world's largest opium producer in the 1980s and,
since the ruling junta was formed in 1988, opium production in Burma has
doubled, he alleged.

Gelbard accused the junta of money laundering, citing a state press report
in August that the head of the United Wa State Army, which Gelbard described
as "East Asia's largest heroin-trafficking organisation," had just purchased
part of a Rangoon office building.

Kyaw Thein told reporters there was no money laundering in Burma
"due to our strict banking laws."

He cited the junta's cooperation with US drug and agriculture agencies in
monitoring opium yields and its accession to UN anti-drug conventions and
regional agreements signed in 1991, 1995 and again in May 1996.

The country was also forced to use its own limited resources in its fight
against drugs, while neighbouring governments received much larger amounts
of outside assistance.

Saying the allegations were obviously based on erroneous and slanted reports
prepared by "some prejudiced US officials," Kyaw Thein said Gelbard should,
instead of attacking Burma, have "dealt constructively with the serious
issue of cooperation."

Burmese Foreign Minister Ohn Gyaw yesterday expressed confidence his country
would be ready to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as a full
member next year.

Ohn Gyaw told a news conference he was confident Rangoon would make
sufficient progress between now and next July to become qualified as a member.

"There are plenty of opportunities to catch up ... we know there are
different levels of development. Some are technically advanced and some are
industrially advanced but whatever it is, there is determination and
conviction to contribute to the region," he said.

"Definitely yes. We will be admitted simultaneously along with Laos and
Cambodia," he said.


December 2, 1996
Central Committee
ABSDF (Dawn Gwin)
        The 5th of December  is the auspicious occasion of the seventy-fifth
diamond jubilee anniversary of the historic Rangoon University in Burmese
history. On the first of December, 1920, the British government enacted the
Rangoon University Act which could have prolonged the British colonization
in Burma. 

As a consequence, on 5th December of the same year, the students from the
Rangoon College launched a boycott against the Act.  Since the students
spearheaded the first University boycott against the British colony
education, beginning of the strike is originated from the students has been
become the well-known maxim in praise of the Burmese students.  

        The 1920 students strike could prompt the spirit of the
national-esteem and heighten the patriotism. It was also able to give birth
of national unity amongst the Burmese people and that unity paved the way to
the movement for the anti-colonization, national liberation and independence
of Burma.  

        The history of student activism, born together with the birth of
Rangoon University has been keeping still alive since from the colony era to
the current military dictatorship. For its fighting against the all forms of
oppression and its love for the truth and justice, the spirit of student of
Burma is still alive and active in Burmese politics until now.  

        Burma has been under the iron-rule of military dictatorship for over
three decades and the dignity of the country has been deteriorated in the
world. The character of the Burmese people has been aggravated because of
the economic calamity and the country has also become one of the Least
Development  Countries designated by the United Nations. The worst thing is
the plague educational system which is the basis of the future development
of the country, has notably been destroyed.  The education under the
military oppression merely not more than could make the Burmese youth to
work under inferiority in other exotic countries.  The only democratic
education, in place of the education for military enslavement, will be able
to create the better future and atmosphere for the student youth.  

        The students has been peacefully struggling against the suppressive
governments through- out the history of student activism in Burma. However,
after the peaceful uprising of 8888 that marked the significant chapter in
the modern students movement in Burma, Students Army was founded, as the
armed wing of the democracy movement, to range the armed struggle for the
human rights and democracy in Burma.  As the history of the Rangoon
University is also the history of the student activism, in other word, this
auspicious diamond jubilee anniversary of the Rangoon University is the
diamond jubilee anniversary of the Burmese student activism.  We, the ABSDF
hereby strongly denounces the Slorcs patronage to the celebration of this
auspicious occasion of the Rangoon University Diamond Jubilee for their
political ploy. It is an another mock political ploy by Slorc who has been
ever suppressing the student activism in cruel bloody way.  

        To build a new democratic era, the poverty and old-fashioned
systems has essentially to be exterminated. Thus, in order to overthrow
the entire military dictatorship mechanism, national unity with the
political openness is a must. We, the ABSDF would like to urge the whole
Burmese people to shoulder the inheritance of the spirit of the historic
student activism and to carry on the second struggle for the national
freedom and liberation of Burma. 


November 30, 1996 (The New Light of Myanmar) (abridged)
by Sein Lun 

Climbing Up The Pandal Pole Just To Be Visible To Traitors Within

Those elected to the presidency of the United States of America for the first
term have to form the government with their people and appoint in the White
House posts those who campaigned for their winning the election and those
who raised election campaign funds. They have to see to internal affairs as they
promised during their campaign. After that, they come out into the ring to
show off their styles of fighting the rival before the actual boxing match
as is a custom in dealing with international affairs. 

Americans are the first in everything; they have come to bully and dominate
other nations and police the world for their own benefits and security. It
is compelled to do so. The only two parties dominating America, the
Democrats and Republicans, are neocolonialists. They have come to do what
the voters wish them to towards the end of the first term and near the
election to the second term. Only then will they win ballots. They have to
put a brake on themselves in
matters open to the criticism of the opposition (or more rightly, rival)
party. They keep on interfering in other nations without losing momentum. If
necessary, they would create a war so that the people might regard them as able
persons or heroes in the election. 

Bill Clinton was elected to the second-term presidency in the 1996 election
so that he can do what he wishes to during the tenure. There is no more
third term according to their law. So he now feels free to do what he wishes
to. He need not be worried even if the people do not like is activities
during the second term. What he wishes to do means acts compelled to be
perpetrated by American presidents to bully and dominate all parts of the
world and destroy the welfare of other nations in the interests of America.
That is their inherent, historical duty. 
Clinton came out in his rare visit to South-East Asia only a few days after
his winning the second term. That was his Australia, the Philippines and
Thailand trip. Conclusion should be drawn as to what benefits accrued to
Asia from the visit of Clinton, leader of a big, powerful nation. American
President Clinton who arrived Thailand on 26 November also went to
Chulalongkon University in Bangkok and made a speech. It is learnt according
to BBC and VOA broadcasts that it is a university where Myanmar [Burma]
expatriates, insurgents, and CIA stooges often assemble and give talks and
observe the four-8s [8 August 1988 mass democracy protests] anniversary. 
He made the speech at a ceremony where Chulalongkon University conferred an
honorary doctorate in economics on him as a person capable of bringing
economic progress to America. It would be noteworthy if he, as a holder of
doctorate in economics, talked on the economy of America and that of
Thailand with wise assessment. As Myanmars [Burmese] know, America is the
country which has the largest budget deficits, the largest external trade
deficits, the greatest number of the unemployed by the crores, the greatest
of persons without houses of their own, and the greatest number of companies
which have gone bankrupt ... [ellipsis as published] would like to hear a
piece of news that there are no more unemployed persons and all those
without houses
of their own have been moved into apartments. Their newspapers still write
that America is the biggest debt- ridden country. Just let it be. I do not
want to say much about internal affairs of America. 

Clinton's Chulalongkon University speech has driven a wedge to jeopardize
solidarity, peace, and security of Asia and stability, peace, and goodwill
relations among South-East Asian countries. He talked in his speech about
[Burma] for 17 and a half lines, or in words, 109. However, BBC and VOA
exaggerated it in their broadcasts to more than seven pages. 

President Clinton lauded Thailand's fight against drug trafficking and
promised America's continued support to the cause. It is well worthy of
reciting 'well done'. It seemed that Clinton had not read writings of
international researchers that narcotics from the Golden Triangle had been
taken out through Don Muang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Clinton accused Myanmar military government of being related to narcotic
drugs trafficking and of making political coercion and he also unjustly
accused her of producing methamphetamines. At this place, it is necessary to
talk about the narcotic drugs situation in the United States. 

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) which did not desire the leadership
of the Chinese Communist Government led by Mao Zedong plotted to rear the
White Chinese at Myanmar border region and later, it would push them forth at
the Chinese national army fighting for re-liberation of the China proper; it
would ask them to fight and cause trouble as much as they could; with this
scheme, CIA had reared the White Chinese providing money, weapons, rations,
medicines, and transport vehicles. As the charges became high, CIA caused
the White Chinese to grow opium and refine opium to manufacture heroin;
those White Chinese had later become drug kingpins who could not be
controlled; the heroin thus produced then entrapped the US troops based in
Vietnam at
that time; the drug- addicted US troops in Vietnam carried to US the heroin
habit together with STDs [sexually transmitted diseases] which could not be
cured with penicillin; they left in South Vietnam over one lakh of
American-Vietnamese mix-blood fatherless children. 

Heroin which was invented as a common drug by Western countries was abused
by those people of the West and thus there were a lot of heroin and cocaine
addicts.  US Drug Enforcement Agency estimated that there were over two
lakhs of heroin addicts in the United States in 1964; the number had
increased to 315,000 in 1969 and it jumped to 560,000 in 1971 and today, it
will be in millions.

The assistant police commissioner of New York said that out of the 100
offenders of crimes, 94 were heroin addicts.  According to the US national
drug control office's documentary statement, the value of cocaine used by
Americans in 1988 totalled $22,900 million, $22,500 million in 1989, and
$17,500 million in 1990; the value of heroin abused was $15,800 million in
1988, $15,500 million in 1989, and $12,300 million in 1990; that of
marijuana was $11,100
million in 1988, $10,000 million in 1989, and $8,800 million in 1990; that
of other narcotics was $1,800 million in 1988, $1,800 million in 1989 and
$1,800 million in 1990. The data did not include those in 1991 and after. 

It was stated that American university students abused cocaine worth $650
million in 1988, $664 million in 1989, and $594 million in 1990; the value
of marijuana they used was $453 million in 1988, $451 million in 1989, and $431
million in 1990; and that of other drugs was $22 million in 1988 and $20
million each in 1989 and 1990. Cocaine is mostly produced in South America. 

During these days, the problem that occurred due to CIA's distribution of
narcotic drugs among the American blacks for raising funds for Nicaraguan
contras is still causing an uproar. The black congressmen are still making
demands to expose the case and take action.  All might have read the article
entitled "Myanmar and the opium trade" written by Michael and Gail
Billington in Executive Intelligence Review Journal published in the United
States on 25-10- 96 which was carried by the newspapers on 22, 23, and 24
November. For those who have not read it yet, please look up and read it.
The article begins describing that it has been long George Bush, former CIA
Chief, former Ambassador of US to China, former US Vice- President, and
former US President, and Lt-Col Oliver North were those who introduced crack
cocaine to America's inner cities. It is clearly described in that article
that they had invaded Panama for freer narcotic drug trafficking and easier
transport and that they are attacking Myanmar Nawata [SLORC] Government
which is really endeavouring for wiping out narcotics in the Golden Triangle
region, for they practically do not want eradication of drugs in that region.

If opium trade survived in the Golden Triangle region, there would be plenty
of drug addicts and opium eaters in Asian countries such as Myanmar, China,
Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand; if that happened, they could dominate
these countries; and with that intention, George Bush and group obstructed
the narcotic drug control work and Clinton is doing the same now. 

The entire 45 million national people of Myanmar know about the nation's
endeavours to eradicate narcotic drugs. These endeavours are also known to
the UN and true-hearted diplomats as well as to foreign journalists and DEA
who are attached to the American Embassy. Those who do not know about it
might be Clinton and the American Government only. 

Clinton without maintaining his dignity had accused Myanmar that she is
producing methamphetamine drugs. TV Myanmar had announced in English on 22
November evening that anti-drug squad members of Myanmar had seized over
four million methamphetamine tablets worth K [Kyats] 480 million in Kengtung
Township, at the border region in Eastern Shan State. This news also
appeared in all dailies issued the next morning. Earlier, methamphetamine
drugs valued at millions of kyats were been seized in Tachilek which is
divided only by a creek from the other country. Who produce these drugs that
had been smuggled into Myanmar from the other country? Please Answer it,
Clinton, as you can properly read the labels. 
In connection with this case, I would like to present the article of JFO
Mac-Alistaire which appeared on page 26 of the Time magazine issued on 7
November 1994. The story was like this: Richard Horn, an agent of DEA,
attached at the American Embassy in Yangon, wished Myanmar's anti-drug
campaign success. He wanted to help in this matter with all- out efforts.
Horn, a young man of only 23 years at that time, sincerely believed that in
doing so narcotic drugs would be eliminated and he would also be dutiful.
At that time, America, which was ignoring Myanmar's drug eradication
endeavours, had stopped providing assistance. Giving politics as a reason,
it had hindered the
State Law and Order Restoration Council's anti-drug campaign. All the
reports submitted by poor little DEA officer Horn to his superiors were
blocked by the then Charge d'Affaires ai of US Embassy in Yangon and also
the then head of CIA branch Mr Franklin P Huddle Jr. Mr P Huddle Jr also
bugged his phone. Horn thought that he was obstructing DEA's operations. DEA
officials remarked that poor little Horn never realized the true policy of
the central government of America. They called him back to America and
transferred him to Illinois. Unable to stand it, he sued Mr P Huddle Jr and
the Department of State Affairs
of US. He was just hitting a stone with his fist.  Only President Clinton
can give the answer that whether he actually has no knowledge of these
events or whether he was knowingly speaking like this without having any
consideration. He also made brazen remarks on Myanmar's internal affairs,
accusing the Government of rejecting the political changes of Myanmar and
telling the Government to
enter into dialogue with Suu Kyi and not to oppress her.

Clinton needs to understand that today's 45 million Myanmars are making
great political changes by building a peaceful, modern, and developed nation
which practises genuine democracy. We will never let Myanmar become a slave
country with democracy in name only in accord with the wishes of the West. 

Suu Kyi has already been branded as an axe-handle as she is destroying his
father's nation with the assistance of alien nations; it had been done at
the mass rallies attended by millions of people, who also see NLD jalebis
[National League for Democracy followers], numbering in hundred only, as
reserve axe-handles and handout takers.  It has been precisely stated in the
four-point People's Desire, which emerged from mass rallies in May and June,
that axe-handles would be opposed, those trying to jeopardize stability of
the State would be crushed and all internal destructive elements would be
branded as common
enemy and crushed. The four desires also say the people will oppose foreign
nations interfering in international affairs of the State and crush all
external destructive elements as the common enemy. The people have openly
said that internal destructive elements and axe-handles are Suu Kyi and her
cohorts with slavish stinks. People are singling her out by name like that
as they can no longer control their anger against Suu Kyi, as she is harming
their interests, obeying alien dictates, and has married to an alien.
Normally, Myanmars, who have purity of mind, never blame others by name. The
people generally use the terms, the West, neocolonialists, hegemonists, and
Ngapwagyi, for alien
destructive elements. 

Let me just tell Clinton that he is of his own volition standing before the
signboard "External destructive element" and "climbing up the pandal pole"
as he has insulted and slandered Myanmar, to break up tranquillity,
security, and
development of Asia and South-East Asia region and incite enmity between
Myanmar and her neighbours.