Anti-Chinese Riots in 1967 created by Myanmar Military Government of General Ne Win ၁၉၆၇ ခုႏွစ္ ရန္ကုန္ျမိဳ႕ရွိ တရုတ္ ဗမာ အေရးအခင္း ကာလ ျမင္ကြင္း

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Picture source:အတီး – ဝါးလုံးရွည္
၁၉၆၇ ခုႏွစ္ ရန္ကုန္ျမိဳ႕ရွိ တရုတ္ ဗမာ အေရးအခင္း ကာလ ျမင္ကြင္း

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Source of pic Ko Myo Thaik>>၁၉၆၇ ခုႏွစ္ တရုပ္-ဗမာ အေရးအခင္းက ဆူးေလလမ္း ႏွင့္ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ေအာင္ဆန္းလမ္းေထာင့္ ျပည္သူ႕မုန္႕တိုက္ အေရွ႕ (ယခု ထရိတ္ဒါး ဟိုတယ္ေနရာ) တြင္ ကားတစီးကို မီးရိႈ႕ေနပုံCR2

 

၁၉၆၇ ခုႏွစ္ တရုပ္-ဗမာ အေရးအခင္းအတြင္း တရုပ္သံရုံးအေရွ႕၌ ဆႏၵျပပြဲလုပ္ေနစဥ္က ျပည္လမ္းမေပၚမွာ ဆႏၵျပေနသူတဦး

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.[37] 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.[44] 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. Read all in Wikipedia @ Chinese people in Burma

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. READ MORE @ A TIME TO PAUSE AND THINK by Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw-Myint

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