Burma’s Ne Win’s CEC members, Journalist U Win Tin and I

Let me to continue the previous encounter with Burma‘s Ne Win’s CEC members. That was one of the five times (Dr. Rector) Than Win and I were selected as an Out Standing Model Student and we were together at Nga Pali beach camp.

General Ne Win’s Socialist Party Central Committee members were preparing for set up of the Youth wing called Lanzin Lu Nge. They were discussing, actually explaining the concepts, structure, rules and regulations and ideologies behind those things. One factor I don’t like was instead of democratically choosing the leaders, they clearly said that the leaders would be chosen from the above and appointed directly.

I was the only one who opposed that. I told them that if all the levels of leaders were appointed from above, they all would simply tried to get cables, just report the things that the leaders wish to hear, covered up the problems so that they could pretend that all were smooth and problem free. They would also able to suppress their lower ranks and there could be abuse of power, corruption and dissatisfactions amongst grass-root students and youths.

I had given them the following example, my true story.

The time was just few years after the nationalization of all the stores shops factories and business. I bought a bottle of vitamin syrup, Waterbury Compound, fro the Peoples drug store with my GP doctor’s prescription. Suddenly I suffered from stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhoea after the medication and I went and see my Dr Mazunda (he was our family doctor since we were young in Kalaw as he was working in Railways. He was an Indian national, worked few years as GP, his son was arrested for anti-Ne Win student demonstrations and he later went back to India.) checked me and the bottle. He found out that the medicine was expired and there were even black deposits at the bottom of the mixture.

I wrote a complaint letter to the editor of the only newspaper in Mandalay, Hantharwaddy. As my letter was not published up to one month later, I made a telephone call to the newspaper. All the lower ranking people refused to give explanation so at last I managed to get the Chief Editor Journalist U Win Tin. We talk on the phone. I was 6std standard student but U Win Tin had given STUPID answers only. When I asked him why his paper failed to publish my complaint he told me that there is no much space and need to write more urgent matters. When I told him the numbers of letters about pot-holes, water shortage, road lamps…he replied that my letter could be a false claim. I told him that I wrote in my letter that I have kept the receipt and bottle and if he needs I could provide evidence. At last he told me that the case is sensitive. Then I asked him whether he follow the good practice of USSR where the editors inform the relevant authorities about the sensitive issues to rectify, he angrily said no.

Anyway I thanked him for his time to answer a student.


General Ne Win’s Socialist Party Central Committee members in trouble with my discussions at the Outstanding Student Camp

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2 Responses to “Burma’s Ne Win’s CEC members, Journalist U Win Tin and I”

  1. Outstanding Student or Lu-Ye Chun လူရည္ခၽြန္ « Dr Ko Ko Gyi’s Blog Says:

    […] Please read by blog about the events in Lu-Yae Chun Campamp Burma’s Ne Win’s CEC members and I.  […]

  2. Shamelessly Undemocratic, Xenophobic, Senile and Bigot U Win Tin, NL(un)D leaders and members « Dr Ko Ko Gyi’s Blog Says:

    […] issues to rectify, he angrily said no. Anyway I thanked him for his time to answer a student. https://drkokogyi.wordpress.com/2009/03/22/burmas-ne-wins-cec-members-journalist-u-win-tin-and-i/ Share this:PrintEmailMoreFacebookTwitterDiggStumbleUponRedditLike this:LikeBe the first to like […]

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