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40 Tamils shot in skirmish (r)
- Subject: 40 Tamils shot in skirmish (r)
- From: brelief@xxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 19:55:00
Please limit postings to news relevant to Burmese democracy issues and send
articles bundled together rather than one by one.
At 08:49 AM 7/10/97, you wrote:
>From: "Nyein Chan" <nyeinchan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>South China Morning Post (July 10th)
>Thursday July 10 1997
>40 Tamils shot in skirmish
>Troops shot dead at least 40 Tamil guerillas in a confrontation during a
>continuing military advance to open a road in the north, the Defence
>Ministry said yesterday. The Tigers meanwhile killed a senior
>intelligence officer in the northern town of Vavuniya.
>Red Cross officials in the town said Tigers handed over the body of a
>North Korean seaman killed during the hijacking of a merchant vessel.
>They said his 37 fellow crewmen would be released soon.
>"THERE WILL BE NO REAL DEMOCRACY IF WE CAN'T GURANTEE THE RIGHTS OF THE
>MINORITY ETHNIC PEOPLE. ONLY UNDERSTANDING THEIR SUFFERING AND HELPING
>THEM TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHTS WILL ASSIST PREVENTING FROM THE
>DISINTEGRATION AND THE SESESSION." "WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THEIR
>STRENGTH, WE CAN'T TOPPLE THE SLORC AND BURMA WILL NEVER BE IN PEACE."
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