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ဆိုင္ကလုန္းမုန္တိုင္းဒဏ္ ျပန္လည္ထူေထာင္ေရးမွာ စစ္အစိုးရက အဓမၼလုပ္အားခိုင္းေစလာႏိုင္ ဟု အိုင္အယ္လ္အို သတိေပးေနၿပီ

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ဆိုင္ကလုန္းမုန္တိုင္းဒဏ္ ျပန္လည္ထူေထာင္ေရးမွာ စစ္အစိုးရက အဓမၼလုပ္အားခိုင္းေစလာႏိုင္ ဟု အိုင္အယ္လ္အို သတိေပးေနၿပီ

ဒီႏွစ္ ေမလက တိုက္ခတ္ခဲ့တဲ့ ဆိုင္ကလုန္းမုန္တိုင္းအၿပီး ပ်က္စီးသြားတာေတြကို လက္ရွိ ျမန္မာစစ္ အစိုးရက ျပန္လည္တည္ေဆာက္ဖို႔အတြက္ ကေလးသူငယ္ေတြကိုေတာင္ ခ်န္မထားပဲ အရင္ထက္ ပိုၿပီး အဓမၼ လုပ္အားခိုင္းေစတာေတြ ရွိလာႏိုင္တယ္လို႔ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ အလုပ္သမားသမဂၢ (အိုင္အယ္လ္အို ILO ) က ၃ဝ-၅-၂ဝဝ၈ ေန႔မွာ သတိေပးလိုက္ပါတယ္။

ျမန္မာစစ္အစိုးရက လမ္းပန္းအဆက္အသြယ္ေတြ တည္ေဆာက္ေရးမွာ ေက်းရြာသားေတြကို အဓမၼ လုပ္အားခိုင္းေစတာေတြ၊ စစ္တပ္အတြက္ ေပၚတာဆြဲတာေတြကို အေတာ္မ်ားမ်ား လုပ္ေဆာင္ေနခဲ့ပါတယ္။ ဒီကိစၥအေပၚမွာ အိုင္အယ္လ္အိုနဲ႔ စစ္အစိုးရတို႔ ျပင္းျပင္းထန္ထန္ သေဘာထားကြဲလြဲေနခဲ့ၾကတာ ဆယ္ႏွစ္ေက်ာ္ ရွိေနပါၿပီ။

ေမလ ရက္ေန႔က ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံမွာ တိုက္ခတ္သြားတဲ့ ဆိုင္ကလုန္းမုန္တိုင္းေၾကာင့္ လူအေသအေပ်ာက္ ၁၃၄ဝဝဝ ရွိခဲ့ၿပီး အဲဒီေနာက္ပိုင္း ႏိုင္ငံတကာအကူအညီေတြ ေပးလာတာကို စစ္အစိုးရက ခြင့္ျပဳဖို႔ တုန္႔ဆိုင္းေနခဲ့ပါတယ္။ ဒီအတြက္ အေနာက္အုပ္စု ဒီမိုကေရစီႏိုင္ငံေတြက စစ္အစိုးရကို ျပင္းျပင္းထန္ထန္ ေဝဖန္ေနခဲ့ပါတယ္။ လွ်ဳိ႔ဝွက္လွတဲ့ စစ္အစိုးရဟာ အရြယ္မေရာက္ေသးတဲ့ ကေလးသူငယ ေတြကို စစ္တပ္ထဲ အဓမၼဆြဲသြင္းၿပီး စစ္မႈထမ္းေဆာင္ခိုင္းေနတာကိုလည္း အိုင္အယ္လ္အိုက စိုးရိမ္မကင္း ရွိေနပါတယ္။

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံမွာ မုန္တိုင္းဒဏ္ေၾကာင့္ အပ်က္အစီး အဆံုးအရွံဳး ႀကီးမားသြာတာကို အစိုးရအာဏာပိုင္ေတြေရာ၊ ျပည္သူေတြကပါ ျပန္လည္ထူေထာင္ရာမွာ အဓမၼလုပ္အားခိုင္းေစမႈေတြ၊ အရြယ္မေရာက္ေသးတဲ့ ကေလးေတြကို အလုပ္လုပ္ခိုင္းတဲ့ ကိစၥေတြ လူကုန္ကူးတဲ့ကိစၥေတြနဲ႔ ေျပာင္းေရႊ႕အလုပ္သမား ကိစၥေတြ တိုးပြားလာဖို႔ ရွိေနတာကို ကုလသမဂၢလက္ေအာက္ခံ အဖြဲ႔အစည္းေတြနဲ႔ ကယ္ဆယ္ေရး ဝန္ထမ္းေတြက သိေနရမွာ ျဖစ္တယ္လို႔ အိုင္အယ္လ္အိုက ေျပာဆိုလိုက္ပါတယ္။

ျပန္လည္တည္ေဆာက္ေရး လုပ္ငန္းေတြမွာ ဘယ္လိုပံုစံမ်ဳိးနဲ႔မဆို အဓမၼ ခိုင္းေစတာေတြ ရွိႏိုင္ေစဖို႔ အိုင္အယ္လ္အိုက ေသခ်ာေပါက္လုပ္ေဆာင္မွာ ျဖစ္တယ္လို႔ ျမန္မာအာဏာပိုင္ေတြအေနနဲ႔ ပူးတြဲလုပ္ေဆာင္ေနတဲ့ အိုင္အယ္လ္အိုက ၃ဝ ၂ဝဝ၈ ေန႔စြဲနဲ႔ အစီရင္ခံစာ ထုတ္ျပန္ထားပါတယ္။

ရန္ကုန္မွရွိတဲ့ အိုင္အယ္လ္အို ဆက္သြယ္ေရးတာဝန္ခံျဖစ္တဲ့ စတိ ဗ္ မာရွဲလ္က လာမယ့္ ဇြန္( ၁၃ ) ရက္ထိ က်င္းပမယ့္ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ ႏွစ္စဥ္ အလုပ္သမားကြန္ဖရင့္အတြက္ ဒီအစီရင္ခံစာကို တင္သြင္းတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ အဲဒီကြန္ဖရင့္မွာ အိုင္အယ္လ္အို အဖြဲ႔ဝင္ ( ၁၈၂ ) ႏိုင္ငံပါဝင္တဲ့ ေကာ္မတီတရပ္ဟာ အေရးပါလွပါတယ္။ ေကာ္မတီဝင္ေတြက ၃၁ ၂ဝဝ၈ ေန႔မွာ ျမန္မာ့အေရးကို ေဆြးေႏြးၾကမွာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

လူေနမႈအဖြဲ႔အစည္းေတြကို ကူညီတာဟာ အေရးပါတယ္လို႔ အိုင္အယ္လ္အိုက သေဘာထားပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမယ့္ အဲဒီလို ကူညီႏိုင္ဖို႔ တည္ေဆာက္ေရး လုပ္ငန္းေတြလုပ္တဲ့အခါမွာ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ စံထားခ်က္ အတိုင္းသာ ျဖစ္ရပါမယ္ လို႔ စတိဗ္ မာရွဲလ္က ရိုက္တာသတင္းဌာနကို ေျပာျပပါတယ္။

အခုခ်ိန္ထိမွာေတာ့ ေလမုန္တိုင္းေဘးဒုကၡနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္ၿပီး အဓမၼလုပ္အားခိုင္းေစတာေတြအေပၚ အတည္ျပဳႏိုင္တဲ့ တိုင္တန္းထားတာေတြမရွိေသးပါဘူး။ ဒါေပမယ့္ ဒါမ်ဳိးေတြ ျဖစ္မေနပါဘူးလို႔ က်ေနာ္တို႔ မေျပာရေသးပါဘူး လို႔လည္း သူက ဆက္ေျပာပါတယ္။

အဓမၼလုပ္အားခိုင္းေစတာကို ဖ်က္သိမ္းဖို႔ ၂ဝဝဝ ုႏွစ္ေအာက္တိုဘာလမွာ ျမန္မာစစ္အစိုးရက တရားဝင္ အမိန္႔ထုတ္ျပန္ထားခဲ့ပါတယ္။ အိုင္အယ္လ္အိုရဲ႕ သေဘာတူညီခ်က္ ကြန္ဗင္းရွင္းကို ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံက အတည္ျပဳ လက္မွတ္ေရးထိုးထားတာျဖစ္လို႔ အဓမၼလုပ္အားခိုင္းေစတာကို တားျမစရတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ အဲဒီေနာက္ ( ) ႏွစ္ အၾကာမွာ ဂ်ီနီဗာ အေျခစိုက္ အိုင္အယ္လ္အိုဟာ အဓမၼ လုပ္အားခိုင္းေစတာေတြ ပေပ်ာက္သြားေအာင္ ကူညီဖို႔ ရန္ကုန္မွာ ရံုးခြဲတခု ဖြင့္လွစ္ခြင့္ ရခဲ့ပါတယ္။

ဒါေပမယ့္ ႏိုင့္ထက္စီးနင္း ခိုင္းေစမႈေတြရွိေနေသးလို႔ အဲဒါေတြကို အိုင္အယ္လ္အိုက ရွ ာေဖြ ေဖာ္ထုတ္ရာမွာ မႏွစ္ကဆိုရင္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံထဲမွာ အဓမၼ လုပ္အားေပးခဲ့ရသူေတြဟာ အိုင္အယ္လ္အိုကို မတိုင္တမ္းဖို႔ ၿခိမ္းေျခာက္ အၾကပ္ကိုင္ခံရတာေတြ၊ ဖမ္းဆီးထိန္းသိမ္းခံရတာေတြရွိေနတဲ့အေၾကာင္းကို အစီရင္ခံစာမွာ ထည့္သြင္း ေဖာ္ျပထားပါတယ္။ ဒီလိုမ်ဳိး ၿခိမ္းေျခာက္အၾကပ္ကိုင္ခံရတာ၊ ဖမ္းဆီးတာေတြ ရွိေနလို႔လည္း အဓမၼ လုပ္အားေပးခဲ့ရသူေတြဟာ ေရွ႕ဆက္လုပ္ေဆာင္သင့္တာကို မလုပ္ႏိုင္ပဲ ျဖစ္ေနခဲ့ရပါတယ္။ အမွန္တကယ္ရွိရမယ့္ စာရင္းအတိအက်ကိုလည္း မရႏိုင္ခဲ့ပါဘူး။

အဓမၼလုပ္အားခိုင္းေစမႈရွိရင္ တရားဝင္တိုင္တန္းႏိုင္တယ္လို႔ ၂ဝဝရ ခုႏွစ္ ေဖေဖာ္ဝါရီလမွာ လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ သတ္မွတ္ထားတာရွိၿပီး၊ အဓမၼ လုပ္အားေပးခိုင္းတာ ခံရေၾကာင္း ( ၈၉ ) ႀကိမ္ တိုင္တန္းခဲ့တာကိုလည္း အစီရင္ခံစာမွာ ေရးသားထားပါတယ္။

အဓမၼ လုပ္အားေပးခံရတာကို မတိုင္ တမ္း ဖို႔ ၿခိမ္းေျခာက္ အၾကပ္ကိုင္ခံရတာ၊ ဖမ္းဆီးတာေတြရွိေနလို႔ လြတ္လြတ္လပ္လပ္ တရားဝင္ မတိုင္တန္းႏိုင္ေတာ့ပဲ အမ်ားႀကီး ကန္႔သတ္လိုက္သလို ျဖစ္ခဲ့ရပါတယ္။ ဒါေၾကာင့္ (၈၉) ႀကိမ္ တိုင္တန္းထားတယ္ဆိုေပမယ့္ အမွန္တကယ္ရွိေနတဲ့ စာရင္းလို႔ မသတ္မွတ္ႏိုင္ပါဘူး။

မႏွစ္က ေမေဒးေန႔မွာ အလုပ္သမားအခြင့္အေရးအေၾကာင္း ေဆြးေႏြးတင္ျပပြဲ လုပ္ဖို႔စည္းရံုးရာမွာ ပါဝင္ ကူညီတယ္ ဆိုၿပီး အလုပ္သမားလူငယ္ ( ) ေယာက္ကို စစ္အစိုးရ အာဏာပိုင္ေတြက ေထာင္ဒဏ္ အႏွစ္ ( ၂ဝ ) ကေန ( ၂၈ ) ႏွစ္ထိ ျပစ္ဒဏ္ခတ္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။ သူတို႔ဟာ အခုခ်ိန္ထိ ေထာင္ထဲမွာပဲ ရွိေနေသးတယ္လို႔ အိုင္အယ္လ္အို အစီရင္ခံစာမွာ ေဖာ္ျပထားပါတယ္။

မူရင္းေဆာင္းပါး – Myanmar may use forced labor in cyclone recovery: ILO

Fri May 30, 2008 12:09pm EDT

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsMaps/idUSL3057668120080530

မူရင္း ေဆာင္းပါးရွင္ – Stephanie Nebehay ( တည္းျဖတ္သူ – Laura MacInnis ႏွင့္ Mary Gabriel )

ျမန္မာဘာသာျပန္ – လြင္ေအာင္စိုး (၃၁ ေမလ ၂ဝဝ၈ ခုႏွစ္)

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 31, 2008 at 1:49 pm

Myanmar warned against premature resettlement

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People displaced by Cyclone Nargis line up by their tents for United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at a refugee camp in Kyondah village, Myanmar May 22, 2008. (Stan Honda/Pool/Reuters)

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YANGON, Myanmar – A U.N. official on Saturday warned against prematurely resettling parts of Myanmar destroyed by a cyclone and human rights groups lashed out at the country’s military leaders for evicting storm refugees from relief camps.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of displaced people also have been expelled from schools, monasteries and public buildings, Human Rights Watch said in a release Saturday. In the nation’s biggest city, Yangon, there were eyewitness reports of one such eviction from a Christian church.

Another group, Refugees International, said authorities appeared to be trying to get villagers back to their land to begin tending their fields and reviving agriculture.

“While agriculture recovery is indeed vital, forcing people home without aid makes it harder for aid agencies to reach them with assistance,” it said.

Anupama Rao Singh, regional director of the United Nations Children’s Fund who visited the affected area recently warned Saturday against premature resettlement, even if it’s voluntary. She did not confirm that evictions had taken place.

“Premature resettlements to the villages, even if it’s voluntary, will cause serious risks to the refugees,” she said.

“Many of the villages remain inundated with water, making it difficult to rebuild. There is also a real risk that once they are resettled, they will be invisible to aid workers. Without support and continued service to those affected, there is a risk of a second wave of disease and devastation,” she added.

An estimated 2.4 million people remain homeless and hungry from this month’s cyclone, which left at least 134,000 people dead or missing.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates added his voice Saturday to critics of the junta‘s handling of the humanitarian crisis, saying obstruction of international efforts to help cyclone victims cost “tens of thousands of lives.”

Gates, speaking in Singapore, said the U.S. has not had problems helping other countries in natural disasters while still respecting their sovereignty.

With Myanmar, he said, “the situation has been very different — at a cost of tens of thousands of lives. Many other countries besides the United States also have felt hindered in their efforts.”

He said that the U.S. will continue to try to get aid in. U.S. ships off the coast of Myanmar are poised to leave because they have been blocked from delivering assistance to the ravaged country.

Shortly after the cyclone struck, the U.S., France and Britain sent warships loaded with relief supplies, but the Myanmar regime has refused to let them land, apparently fearing a foreign invasion.

“We have reached out, frankly, to Myanmar multiple times during this crisis in very direct ways,” Gates said. “It’s not been us that have been deaf and dumb in response to the pleas of the international community, but the government of Myanmar. We have reached out, they have kept their hands in their pockets.”

Eight camps set up for homeless survivors in the Irrawaddy River delta town of Bogalay were “totally empty” as authorities continued to move people out of them, said Teh Tai Ring of UNICEF.

After his statement was reported, UNICEF issued a statement saying the remarks referred to “unconfirmed reports by relief workers on the relocation of displaced people affected by” the May 2-3 storm.

Separately, at a church in Yangon, more than 400 cyclone victims from a delta township, Labutta, were evicted Friday following orders from authorities a day earlier.

“It was a scene of sadness, despair and pain,” said a church official at the Yangon Karen Baptist Home Missions in Yangon, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of official reprisal.

All the refuge seekers except some pregnant women, two young children and those with severe illnesses left the church in eleven trucks Friday morning.

The authorities told church workers that the victims would first be taken to a government camp in Myaung Mya — a mostly undamaged town in the Irrawaddy delta — but it was not immediately clear when they would be resettled in their villages.

The government’s reasons for allegedly moving people out of camps and shelters have not been publicly clarified, but it earlier declared that the “relief” phase of the rescue effort over and said it was time for “reconstruction.”

Foreign aid experts disagree, arguing that many people still need of emergency assistance of food, shelter or medical care.

“Our teams are still encountering people who have not seen any aid workers and still have not received any assistance. Some of the villages that are only accessible by foot are particularly vulnerable,” said the aid group Doctors Without Borders.

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