General Ne Win’s Agent Provocateurs before massacring at anti-Chinese Riots

In 1967, Latha Secondary School was torched by the henchmen of Ne Win’s government, where school girls were burnt alive. Similarly, Chinese shops were looted and set on fire. Public attention was successfully diverted by Ne Win from the uncontrollable inflation, scarcity of consumer items and rising prices of rice.

From the FB of Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw-Myint>>> My first feeling was a sense of déjà vu”: reading of news of the present situation brought back sad memories of the Burmese-Chinese riots in 1967, another case started by rumours of sexual assault of a Burmese teacher by Chinese students in one of the Chinese schools in Rangoon. Till the end, I could never get any confirmation of what really happened but this also resulted in mobs of indignant Burmese going around attacking Chinese people, shops and houses. As I was an intern at the time, an intern at the Children’s hospital which was immediately in front of the Chinese Embassy. I could see columns of Burmese armed with knives, spears and swords coming towards the Embassy. Freddie (Dr. Myo Nwe), Ko Ko (Dr. Aye Maung Than) and I were there stuck for five days and four nights in the hospital as it was not safe for us to go out, as well as there were only three of us when the troubles started. Later, when Freddie and I moved to the surgical ward in Rangoon General Hospital, we sadly had to look after the wounded Chinese, all victims of assault by the mobs. One patient was a young lady who had parts of her anatomy cut off (fingers, ears, nose and breasts), stabbed many times in her chest, abdomen and even her private parts and left as dead but who unfortunately survived.  We got shouted and cursed by these patients every time we came near their beds to change dressings or to give antibiotics and analgesics. We could bear these only because of their sad plight and our understanding of them being innocent victims of mob hysteria.

More sadly for us was that some very close Chinese friends, who went to school with us and some who became good friends to us in medical school, all who were more like brothers than friends, they refused to talk to those like me who were Burmese for about a few months. Again, I could understand their resentment.

I keep praying that what is happening now would not spread to the degree of unrest like in 1967 and that people would come to their senses to realise that those they were attacking and those being attacked are, not very longer ago, must be their close neighbours and friends.

From FROM WIKIPEDIA>>>In 1962, Ne Win led the Socialist coup d’état, establishing the Revolutionary Council under the Burmese Way to Socialism. In February 1963, the Enterprise Nationalization Law was passed, effectively nationalizing all major industries and prohibiting the formation of new factories. This law adversely affected many industrialists and entrepreneurs, especially those without the full citizenship.[41] The government‘s economic nationalization program further prohibited foreigners, including the non-citizen Chinese, from owning land, sending remittances, getting business licenses and practicing medicine.[42] Such policies led to the beginnings of a major exodus of Burmese Chinese to other countries—some 100,000 Chinese left Burma.[36]

Although a kabya himself, Ne Win banned Chinese-language education and created other measures to compel the Chinese to leave. Ne Win’s government stoked up racial animosity and ethnic conflicts against the Chinese, who were terrorized by Burmese citizens, the most violent riots taking place at the time of the Cultural Revolution in China in 1967.[36] All schools were nationalized, including Chinese language schools. Beginning in 1967 and continuing throughout the 1970s, anti-Chinese riots continued to flare up and many believed they were covertly supported by the government.[43] In 1967, Latha Secondary School was torched by the henchmen of Ne Win’s government, where school girls were burnt alive. Similarly, Chinese shops were looted and set on fire. Public attention was successfully diverted by Ne Win from the uncontrollable inflation, scarcity of consumer items and rising prices of rice. The 1982 Citizenship Law further restricted Burmese citizenship for Burmese Chinese (as it stratified citizenship into three categories: full, associate, and naturalized) and severely limited Burmese Chinese, especially those without full citizenship and those holding FRCs, from attending professional tertiary schools, including medical, engineering, agricultural and economics institutions.[14] During this period, the country’s failing economy and widespread discrimination accelerated an emigration of Burmese Chinese out of Burma. FROM WIKIPEDIA

ဝါးလုံးရွည္ အတီး>>>၁၉၆၇ ခုႏွစ္ ဂ်ဴလိုင္လ ၂၁ရက္ ေသာၾကာေန႕၊ သန္လ်င္ ျမိဳ႕ရွိ တရုတ္ ဗမာ အေရးအခင္းမွ ဆႏၵျပပြဲတေနရာ(ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ၾကီး ေနဝင္း သက္ေတာ္ရာေက်ာ္ ေရွပါေစတဲ့ေနာ္။)

U Aung Tin >>>တစ္ခ်ိန္က ဗုိ္လ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီးေနဝင္း သက္ေတာ္ရာေက်ာ္ရွည္ပါေစဆုိတဲ့ ပိုစတာကုိင္ဆဲြျပီး တရုပ္ျမန္မာ အေရးအခင္းကုိ ဖန္တီးခဲ့တယ္။ (ပုံကုိ ၾကည့္ပါ)။ အခုေတာ့ ရာဇဝင္ဘီး တစ္ပတ္လည္ျပီး ဦးသိန္းစိန္သက္ေတာ္ရာေက်ာ္ ရွည္ပါေစကုိင္လုိ႔ ရခုိင္အေရးအခင္းကုိ ဖန္တီးျပန္တယ္။ သံေဝဂယူတတ္သူမ်ားအတြက္ ယူစရာျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

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2 Responses to “General Ne Win’s Agent Provocateurs before massacring at anti-Chinese Riots”

  1. Loyd E Says:

    This is truly what I saw with my own eyes. I was only 6 years old.

    I would never erased that horribly sence of death Chinese bodies ,wrapped in white bed sheet. The bodies were laying on the platform.That was in front of the Ne Phyi Taw and Shae sung movie theaters. I was only 6 years old. My parents’ friend Mr. Herry Ba Thun , a Battalion Chief of the Rangoon fire department begged my parents not to go out for there were Riot and Chaotic in downtown Rangoon,

    But my Dad had to drive my Mom to Mya Sandar/Yadanar Clinic at Bo -tahtaung to give birth (my youngest brother.) We were rich Farsi. There was no need to worry about us. In downtown, I saw pool of blood and water everywhere.

    Mobs of indignant Burmese and Rioters looted the downtown Chinese stores,They beat up ,chopped up, burnt up the innocent vulnerable Chinese elders, woman and children.
    I was shook. These horrible images are still in my thought.

    Burmese General Ne Win (aka) Shu Maung was a Chinese too.
    (He was a postal Clark at Shwe Gon Dine, Bahan. My grandmother told me she used to exchange some loonies at that post office.)

    Whenever those military and political groups want to rob money, business, factory, ship, house,building , car land….etc from other different decent rich race (example…Chinese,Muslin,Persian East Indian or other ethnic race) they would create Riots and looters.

    The reason for the riot may Economy (money) or Religion..

    Now I can see the same pattern happening in Burma. Example is *Generation Burmese muslin in Burma.
    * Muslin whom generation living in Burma for more than a century and have citizenship.

    Anyway..sometimes I miss Burma.I ‘ve been living in Canada for almost 30 years now.
    Loyd .E

  2. Dr. David Law Says:

    Loyd E. , you said it SO right. Hitler was a secret Jew but he kept it hidden, and he persecuted all the Jews.
    In Burma, it is unfair and unjust that other nonBurmese ethnic nationalities are used as scapegoats. May Peace and Justice prevail one day.

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