Friday, 18 January 2008

Soldier, Soldier, Could You Please Help Me, I Have Just Been Hit By Your Truck ?

18 January 2008
Original Source : Nicknayman Blog

The second of a convoy of three army trucks, full of soldiers, hit a middle age woman near Daw Yin Wine Nursery School, Eight Mile, Rangoon. While the leading truck just drove on, the other two came to a halt in the middle of the road. None of the soldiers came out to even look at the middle-aged lady victim, much less to provide her with any aid. The driver of the second truck, who actually hit the lady, carried her to the roadside to lay her on the pavement. A Mazda 4-wheel drive(usually military vehicles) arrived about half an hour later but took no action. The injured lady's situation is not known at the time of writing.

(Burma has the second largest standing army in Asia with over 400,000 men under arms. The military consumes more than half the nation's budget and its leaders control every aspect of Burma's government. The Burmese junta are almost unique in spending the nations resources to arm 'brave' soldiers who spend their lives intimidating, abusing, violating or even killing their own people).

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