大俠行天下日記 我見我聞我思 03/02
我見 我思 我聞
Myanmar Military Force Opens Fire On Protesters
Myanmar security forces on Sunday launched their most violent and deadly crackdown against peaceful protesters. At least 18 people died and more than 30 people were injured.
According to the UN Human Rights Office, police attempted to extinguish a nationwide protest movement against a military coup in which they arrested the civil leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
A UN statement condemned the escalating violence and urged the military to immediately halt the use of force against the peaceful protesters. But military leaders ignored it.
Myanmar (also called Burma) is one of the richest countries in Asia with vast natural resources. The country produces oil, jade and rice. Most of the people in Myanmar are Buddhists. Most of the young people want to become monks when they grow up.
I spent my early young age with my family in the northern part of Burma. I still remember the nation was so poor with no running water or electricity. When General Ne Win came to power in 1960, he nationalized all the businesses under the government, making all one hundred and fifty dollar bills worthless.
It is very sad that such a beautiful country is still under a corrupt government. We all hope that Burma will come out of this conflict and become a peaceful nation.