Most szorfozes kozben jutottam burmai kenyszermunkarol
informaciohoz. (Washington Post illetve AP hirugynokseg:)
Exiles Say Burma Uses Forced Labor
Monday, October 20, 1997; 6:05 p.m. EDT
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) --Burma's military government is using
forced labor to build tourist facilities at a national park, a student
group in exile said Monday.
Burma's government, meanwhile, accused U.S. diplomats of interfering in
the country's internal affairs and warned it may consider downgrading
diplomatic ties to the United States and other Western nations, Burma's
state-run press reported.
A villager who escaped from Burma said he was among 150 villagers
rounded up each week by the Burmese military to work without food or pay
at a marine national park on Lampi Island, off Burma's southern coast.
About 400 Burmese prisoners also are used as forced labor in the project,
the villager told the All Burma Students Democratic Front in Thailand.
A 1996 report by the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon estimated that forced labor
accounts for about 3 percent of Burma's gross domestic product.
Burma's military government admits it uses forced labor to build
infrastructure, but says its citizens are happy to contribute, in keeping
with Burmese traditions.
The marine park is one of two environmental projects the Burmese
government is developing in the Mergui Archipelago, a chain of about 800
islands in the Andaman Sea. The other is the Myinmolekat Nature Reserve.
The student group estimated that 80,000 villagers on the islands have been
forcibly relocated to make way for the parks. There are reports that
villagers who protested were killed.
The student group also said soldiers killed 40 villagers and arrested 200
on Lampi Island at the beginning of this year.
Until the past two years, Burma's southern peninsula and islands were out
of the military's reach and mostly controlled by ethnic groups. But the
army launched several offensives in the past two years to gain control.
Ez csak alatamasztja az allaspontomat. Burmaban kenyszermunkat hasznalnak
turista letesitmenyek epitesere, muemlekek rendbehozatalara.
Az en informacioim Mandalayrol szoltak, s legalabb 2 evesek.
Ezek alig egy hetesek.
Mivel nem kapok semmi viszhangot, ezennel befejezem a burmai utazas
elleni agitaciot. Jarjon el mindenki a lelkiismerete szerint.