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26th September 2012
In response to your recent public comments in the United States regarding the conflict and human rights violations in Kachin State, Kachin communities world-wide would like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit internally displaced people (IDP) forced to live in makeshift camps in Mai Ja Yang, Kachin State. 

The government of Burma, which you are now an elected member of, broke the 17 year-long ceasefire in June 2011 to annex Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) controlled areas. From this time, the Burmese army has not only launched full-scale war against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) but also committed genocide and other heinous human rights violations deliberately attacking innocent civilians. The direct military actions by the Burmese army in a clear violation of Geneva Conventions have resulted in the forced displacement of 100,000 Kachin civilians to date.

Human rights abuses committed by the Burmese army against our people include rape and gang-rape against women and even children, the elderly and disabled; killing many victims of sexual violence; arbitrary executions; torture; mutilations; beatings; forced labour; mortar bombing and burning of villages; looting of villages and other thefts; and use of child soldiers many of which constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. Given the climate of violence, fear and suffering our people are enduring everyday, it is disheartening not to hear you speaking out against injustice for those who have been forcibly silent, instead you declared you have a soft spot for Tatmadaw that your father founded, the very institution that is responsible for such miseries. 

As you and your fellow parliamentary members are well aware, the government of Burma is not providing emergency relief and is refusing to allow the free delivery of humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of internally displaced people in direct and open violation of international law. In your position as Chair of the Lower House of Parliament’s Rule of Law Committee you have the power to initiate and the responsibility to minimize the immense suffering of Kachin IDPs that includes women and young children who are suffering from malnutrition and other illnesses without sufficient medical or education facilities.

We Kachin had looked to you to speak out about the abuses being committed against our people at least based on humanitarian grounds as you were once silenced by the same regime and were eventually triumphant by unwavering voices of freedom. If you were to speak out, the international community would listen, all the people of Burma regardless of ethnicity or religion will stand up for the wholesale principles of democracy and human rights. As a renowned champion for human rights, by not condemning the abuses in Kachin State you are not only condoning the state-sanctioned violence, but you exemplified to the masses in the country that the notion of conditional human rights is tolerated. 

We are concerned by your comments at the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom, June 2012, when you stated that there was a need to establish the facts of the root cause of the Kachin conflict. Further, in your meeting with the Burmese Community in the USA on 22nd September, you stated: “Basically, what is it that I have to strongly condemn? If it is a human rights violation as well as any acts of breaching the rule of law then I will strongly condemn.” You are yet to take a stance on the human rights abuses taking place in Kachin State, your statement, combined with the comments you made at the LSE gives the impression to the people of Burma and international community that you do not believe human rights abuses are taking place.

Many international human rights organisations including Human Rights Watch, and international media including the BBC have reported and verified that heinous abuses are committed against the Kachin population by the Burmese army. In March 2012 the United Nations Special Rapporteur stated he had reports of: 

“…attacks against civilian populations, extrajudicial killings, internal displacement, the use of human shields and forced labour, and the confiscation and destruction of property. He has also received reports of gang rapes by army soldiers, although the numbers provided by different sources vary. In the report of the Secretary-General on conflict-related sexual violence, it was noted that as many as 32 women and girls throughout Kachin State were allegedly raped by the military between June and August 2011.”

Given the seriousness of the situation outlined above we invite you to visit Mai Ja Yang, where the majority of the IDPs are taking refuge and protection by the KIO. You will be able to hear directly from the victims about the human rights abuses that have been committed against them. You will see for yourself the suffering caused by the Burmese government’s refusal to allow humanitarian aid into these areas. As you often refer to your father General Aung San in your political speeches, we do hope that you uphold his promise for the Union of Burma where all ethnic people including Burman will be equal. As an elected MP and daughter of General Aung San, talk of “unity” while staying silent on the suffering of the ethnic masses will only polarize the country further. 

All of those who believe in the cause of human rights and democracy in our country must work together. We must all make efforts to restore trust, and therefore in the spirit of Panglong we extend this invitation to you. You are now able to travel all over the world and speak openly to large audiences. We request that you also travel to Mai Ja Yang in Kachin State, and witness first-hand what is taking place in Kachin State to advocate for the ordinary citizens who are suffering at the hands of their own government. We have trust in you that you will recognize the urgency and importance of this request and not refuse the invitation. 

The undersigned Kachin organizations

1.    All Kachin Students and Youth Union (AKSYU)
2.    Kachin Canadian Association
3.    Kachin Women's Association Thailand (KWAT)
4.    Kachin National Organization (KNO)
5.    Kachin Association of Australia (KAA)
6.    Kachin Centre-Thailand
7.    Kachin Refugee Committee- Malaysia (KRC)
8.    Kachin National Organization (KNO-Japan)
9.    Kachin National Organization (KNO-Denmark)
10. Kachin Christian Fellowship (KCF-Denmark)
11. Kachin National Organization (KNO-USA)
12. Kachin National Organization (KNO-United Kingdom)
13. Kachin National Organization (KNO-India)
14. Kachin National Organization (KNO-Malaysia)
15. Kachin National Organization (KNO-Australia)
16. Kachin Community in United Kingdom
17. Kachin Community in Sweden (KCS)
18. Kachin Community in Netherlands (KCNL)
19. Kachin Association Norway  
20. Kachin Alliance (USA)
21. Pan Kachin Development Society (PKDS)
22. Queensland Kachin Community
23. Singapore Kachin Community 

For more information, please contact:
·         Gumsan (USA), 001 ( )443 415 8683
·         Dr. Nawmai Maran (USA), 001 ( ) 402 990 2553
·         Naw San (Thailand), +66 (0) 848119594
·         Moon Nay Li (Thailand), +66 (0) 856251912
·         Hkahpa Tu Sadan (UK), Mobile: +44 (0) 7538 258961


shaman said...

Well ,we didn't learned lesson from the passed ,Kachin still looking for awngsan what is going on ,awngsan was dead long time a go.If Kachin politician still looking for awngsan get 6pl hammer and hit on your head then you will know . Enamay is enamy .

sayanyein said...

Dear Daw Aung San Su Kyi,
You are champion of democracy & human rights.
Too much collaboration with these ruthless regime might tarnish your lovely image.
You will be responsible for atrocities committed
by Burmese military.

ဲဲJatawng Naw said...

Wow.. KNO and All Exile Kachin communities!I am too tired to hear your words with full of hope and the positive responses will come from that Demon woman ASSK, who even killed tenths of thousands of burmese youngsters form 88 to 2012 by mouth watering political stories telling.
There is only One God and we, Kachins must trust in this everlasting almighty God. Whatever human doing is destroying of God images and liberty. Let's pray in God !And let's fight for our Liberty and freedom.

Anonymous said...

ASSK is equal to Than Shwe!!!!
Nothing good will ever come out of it, Period!!!!

Anonymous said...

There is only one God and we,Kachins must trust in the everlasting almighty God.Whatever human doing is destroying of God's images and liberty. Let's trust and pray in God!And let's fight for our liberty and freedom.That's true and we have to believe and hope that the power of prayer can change the world.And faithfully believe that God change people and things.

Anonymous said...

The Force is the Law !

Dai Gwi gaw masha ga n'chye na shi na re law . Gwi hpe gaw n'ra jaw yang jaw shing n'rai adup dat u !

Anhte na lam gaw, Anhte sha gawde la ra ai...shi gaw n'chye na lu ra re ai.

Anonymous said...

ASSK may be thinking too much to speak out for Kachin civilian. If you have good intention for Kachin people I think it is not early to speak out on Kachin Civil war issue as it was over one year already. Or you will sitting and keep silent to see all Kachin people are dying. May God bless you aunty.

Anonymous said...

Aung San Su Kyi hpe mung Karai Kasang jai lang ah sung jashawn la na re kam ai.

Anonymous said...

Mung masa shawa num tai mat sai, dai hkang kaw hpe hkum myit shalawm mu law. Wunpawng sha ni a shawng lam gaw Madu Karai wa hte anhte a myit hkrum lam hta sha rai nga ai.

Anonymous said...

Please be patient a little bit more, sons. Soon, yes very soon, her true self image will be revealed. International communities will then realize what we ethnic nationalities have often said that at last Burman always becomes Burman. Its good for us that our hope in Aung San Su Kyi is becoming smaller and smaller day by day. It will be better that we have no more hope at she but in our "self" alone. She will not fight for us. We fight, we win. That's all. This is how we makes our dream alive.

Anonymous said...

အန္တီစုေရ.. ဒီတခါေတာ့ ျပည္သူေတြဒီမိုကေရစီ အက်ိဳး ခံစားေရး အတြက္နဲ့ ျပည္ေထာင္စု တန္းတူ ညီမွ်ေရး အတြက္ အေကာင္းဆံုး ႀကိုးစားၿပီး လက္ေတြ ့လုပ္ေဆာင္ ေပးခဲ့ပါအုံး.. အန္တီ အတြက္ ေနာက္တခါ ဆိုတာ မရွိႏုိင္ေတာ့ပါဘူး ေလ.. အခ်ိန္ မလြန္ခင္ေလး ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ ႀကီး နဲ ့သမိုင္းေပးခဲ့ တဲ့ လုပ္စရာေတြ ျမန္ျမန္ေလးေဆာင္ရြက္ေပး ခဲ့ပါေနာ္ ... ... လူလိမ္ လူညာ မ်က္ႏွာေျပာင္ တိုက္ၿပီး ႏိုင္ငံတကာ သူေတာင္းစား ႀကီး ဦးသိန္းစိန္.. ေရွ ့တမ်ိဳးေျပာ ၿပီး ေနာက္ ဘက္တမ်ိဳးလုပ္ တဲ့ ေကာက္က်စ္တဲ့ သိန္းစိန္.. အခြံ သာလဲၿပီး အတြင္းစိတ္ လုံး၀ မျပင္ႏိုင္တဲ့ ေခြးၿမီွး ေကာက္ က်ည္ေတာက္စြပ္ သိန္းစိန္ .. အေရွ ့ ေတာင္ အာရွ အစည္းေ၀း မွာ ေကအိုင္ေအ နဲ ့ ကခ်င္ေတြ ကို ၃ရက္နဲ ့ အျပတ္ တိုက္မယ္ေျပာ ခဲ့တဲ့ စစ္ ဘီလူး သိန္းစိန္.. အခုလက္ရွိ ၁၄လ တိုင္တိုင္ ရွက္ရမ္း၇မ္းကာ အင္အား အလုံးအရင္းျဖင့္ အေသခံ ထိုးစစ္ဆင္ေန ဆင္ေန ဆဲပါ.. ျပည္ေထာင္စုႏိုင္ငံ ေတာ္ အလံကို ဖ်က္ဆီး ၿပီး၊ ဗမာ ႏဳိင္ငံ လုပ္ေန တဲ့ ဘုရင္ရူး ၊ အာဏာရူး သိန္းစိန္နဲ ့ အေပါင္းပါေတြ ကိုဆန္ ့က်င္ၾက.. ဗမာလူမ်ိဳး ႀကီး စိုးေရး ႏွင့္ တိုင္းရင္းသားေတြကို ႏွိပ္ ကြပ္ေရး ၀ါ ဒ ကို ဆန္ ့က်င္ၾက စို ့..

Anonymous said...

Kawa mung masu dai hku sha kasha mung masu na sha re.
Tsun ai gaw grai kaja ai rai tim hpa n.galaw lu shyi ai.Dai gaw masu ai lam sha re.
Ta tut galaw dan ai hpe sha mai kam ai.
Dai myen mung n.jet ai num a n.tsa hpa myit mada lam n.mai tawn ai.
Masu gaw grai byin ai mung kan ting hkan hpyi sha hkawm taw sai. yawng gaw shan hte myen ni na matu sha re.

Anonymous said...

No body is to blame for the issue in kachin state, except those assholes who always want to get all the resources from our land. ASSK is doing her job well, she is also a human being which means she's afraid of things like everybody. You can not expect any good things that will happen to you. What you gotta do is believe in one powerful God and fight for what you want. Just blaming somebody is not a good way to get a better solution. It depends on how we want our kachin state to be. You are wasting time when you are thinking about somebody else, Have you ever felt any body was gossiping so much about you and you did not feel anything at all. That's the way it is, nothing affects to the person you are talking about. I am not saying that this person is good or that person is bad, I am saying that we should not breath with somebody's nose. We should stand on our feet and fight for it. As People say" no pain,no gain". Now we have had enough pain to gain miraculous things. Victory is coming toward us, My fellow kachin people.

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