၈၈ မ်ိဳးဆက္ ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ားအဖြဲ႕မွ ေက်ာင္းသားေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားျဖစ္ေသာ ကိုမင္းကိုႏုိင္၊
ကိုေဌးၾကြယ္၊ ကိုၿပံဳးခ်ိဳႏွင့္ အဖြဲ႕၀င္အခ်ိဳ႕မွာ စက္တင္ဘာ ၁၆ ရက္တြင္ ဖားကန္႔ၿမိဳ႕သို႔ သြားေရာက္၍
ထိုေဒသတြင္းျဖစ္ပြားေနေသာ တုိက္ပြဲမ်ားေၾကာင့္ စစ္ေျပးဒုကၡသည္မ်ား ရင္ဆုိင္ေနရေသာ
လူေနမႈဘ၀အေျခအေနမ်ားကို သြားေရာက္ေလ့လာကာ၊ သြားေရာက္အားေပးမည္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း
၈၈ မ်ိဳးဆက္ ေက်ာင္းသားေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားမွာ ဖားကန္႔ေဒသတြင္ ႏွစ္ရက္ေနထုိင္မည္ျဖစ္ၿပီး
စက္တင္ဘာ ၁၈ တြင္ မိုးေကာင္းၿမိဳ႕သို႔ ဆက္လက္သြားမည္ျဖစ္ၿပီး စက္တင္ဘာ ၁၉ ရက္တြင္မွ
ရန္ကုန္သို႔ ျပန္လာမည္ျဖစ္သည္။ တိုက္ပြဲမ်ားျဖစ္ပြားေနေသာ ဖားကန္႔ေဒသသို႔ သြားေရာက္ရန္
၈၈ မ်ိဳးဆက္ေက်ာင္းသားေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားက ယခင္ကတည္းက စီစဥ္ခဲ့ၿပီး ယခုမွ သြားေရာက္
မည္ျဖစ္ကာ ထိုသို႔ သြားေရာက္ရန္ သက္ဆုိင္ရာ လံုၿခံဳေရးအဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားထံသို႔လည္း
ယခုအခါ ၄င္းတို႔မွာ ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္ ျမစ္ႀကီးနားၿမိဳ႕တြင္
က်င္းပေနေသာ ျမစ္ဆံုစီမံကိန္း ရပ္ဆုိင္းျခင္း တစ္ႏွစ္ျပည့္ အထိမ္းအမွတ္ သဘာ၀ပတ္၀န္း
က်င္ဆိုင္ရာ ေဟာေျပာပြဲ (တရား၀င္အသံုးႏႈန္း- သဘာ၀ပတ္၀န္းက်င္ ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးဆိုင္ရာ
အသိပညာေပး ေဟာေျပာပြဲႀကီး) သို႔ တက္ေရာက္လ်က္ရွိသည္။
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By Aye Aye Win on September 15, 2012 | AP News
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A prominent Myanmar activist said Saturday that he was canceling an upcoming trip to the United States to receive a democracy award, to show solidarity with more than a dozen fellow activists whose applications for passports have apparently been denied.
Min Ko Naing was to be recognized by the National Endowment for Democracy as one of five Myanmar activists who have made significant contributions to the democracy movement in the former military-ruled country.
The ceremony is taking place Thursday in Washington, with a keynote speech to be given by Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s most famous democracy crusader. The opposition leader leaves Sunday for her first U.S. trip since she was put under house arrest in 1990.
Min Ko Naing was a key leader of pro-democracy protests in 1988 and 2007. He spent most of the past 20 years as a political prisoner in solitary confinement until his release in January. Other activists endured similar sentences for participating in the protests, which were outlawed along with all dissent by the former military junta.
Ahead of his trip to Washington, authorities granted passports to Min Ko Naing and a handful of other prominent activists, including Ko Ko Gyi, also a high-profile leader of the 1988 student-led democracy rallies.
But nearly two dozen other pro-democracy activists have been left in limbo, some of whom applied for passports up to six months ago and were told upon inquiring at the Home Ministry to come back in a year, Ko Ko Gyi told The Associated Press.
Passports in Myanmar are generally issued within three weeks.
“I really value the award given by the National Endowment for Democracy, but I have decided not to travel to Washington to accept it,” Min Ko Naing told the AP.
“On principle, I will not travel alone when my colleagues are denied their citizens’ rights,” he said. “We should be treated as equals and be given passports together.”
Over the last year, President Thein Sein’s government has spearheaded unprecedented change in Myanmar, relaxing decades of harsh rule and allowing freedoms previously unheard of in the Southeast Asian nation. But major challenges remain. Rights groups say that human rights abuses continue, that rule of law is weak and that corruption remains strong.
Among the four others being recognized for the 2012 Democracy Award are Hkun Htun Oo, the leader of an ethnic Shan political party who was jailed for many years, and film actor-director turned activist Kyaw Thu, who leads a social organization called the Free Funeral Service Society.
Also being honored are Cynthia Maung, an ethnic Karen doctor who provides medical care on the Thai side of the border for more than 50,000 people from Myanmar every year, and Aung Din, a leader of the 1988 student movement and former political prisoner who is now director of the Washington-based U.S. Campaign for Burma.