Burma Hits Back at US Criticism of Kachin Conflict

Jan 28, 2013 Full story: The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

KIA soldier hides in the trenches at Hkaya Bum outpost on Jan. 20, where rebels endured a heavy assault in spite of the government's ceasefire announcement a day before.

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Crown Council

London, UK

#1 Jan 28, 2013
Constitutional Head His Royal Highness Crown Prince Shwebomin of Burma and members of the Crown council of Myanmar Kingdom would advise as follows:

1. Burmese/Myanmar Government's robust rebuttal isworthy of praise by the people of Burma/Myanmar Kingdom.
2. In dealing with the Kachin-Myanmar rebels, it must always be remembered that they are Burmese/Myanmars and no action must be taken in hatred but only out of necessity.
3. In victory the government must show utmost sorrow for the necessity of action - of quelling rebellion- and magnanimity;the defeated soldiers must be treated like blood brothers, who had gone on a wrong path; there must be no repraisal; if anything, there must be rehibilation.
4. As regards the name of the land, it is correct to call it Burma, as it is derived from Brahma or Brahmah, the original name of the Kingdom founded by a prince of the Buddha line from Kaplivastu ,3000 years ago, at Tagaung/Tagoung. Strictly, speaking Myanmar is an adjective. If Myanmar is to be used, it should be Myanmarland.
5. The issue of the name is immaterial; what is material is what the government is achieving for the people of Burma: peace, prosperity, justice, freedom, equal opportunities of individuals, regardless of tribal variations - not excuse for separatism - and human right.
6. The Council commends the government for the achievements so far but it is advised that it is only the beginning of a long journey.

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