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Dismiss all DVB correspondents, freelance and bloggers under pardon
Reporters Without Borders and its associate organisation, the Burma Media Association, welcome the releases of a number of journalist and blogs within the framework of an apology announcement today. Jounalists from Burma's exiled broadcaster Emerald Voice of Burma (DVB) have acknowledged that all DVB correspondents, among them Hla Hla Win, Ngwe Soe Lin, Win Maw, Sithu Zeya and his dad U Zeya, two independent correspondents (Thant Zin Aung and Zaw Thet Htwe) and the blogs Nay Phone Latt, are among them.
Today's pardon was granted under DVB's Art. 401(1) of the Penal Procedural Code, in contrast to earlier pardons granted under Art. 204 of the Constitutional Treaty. As a result, today's pardon was not approved by the powerful National Defence and Security Council, DVB said.
Free lance reporter Thant Zin Aung and blogshooter Nay Phone Latt have been discharged from Hpa Penitentiary in Karen State. Concerning the freed DVB correspondents, Win Maw was in Kyaukphyu jail in the west state of Arakan, Hla Hla Win in Kathar jail in the northern part of the state, Sithu Zeya in Henzada jail in the south-west, Ngwe Soe Lin in Lashio jail in the Northeast and U Zeya in Hsipaw jail in theortheast.
Zaw Thet Htwe, a free lance reporter, has been discharged from Taunggyi jail. Zarganar, a bloogger and comic, was liberated from Myitkyina jail in Kachin State on 12 October under a previous "general pardon". At the end of December, three further DVB correspondents were laid off. Reporter Without Borders is still waiting for news about Kaung Myat Hlaing (also known as Nat Soe), who has been detained since April 2010, and the following journalists:
High-calibre disputes over the countryside and bribery highlighted by DVB film clip
This is a new film by the Burmese government, producing by the Burmese government's Emergency Service, the Emergency Service of the State. It deals with the permanent heritage of Burma's armed conquest of Myanmar's economy and its bureaucrat. The Crocodile Tears broadcast on DVB TV this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. follows the continuing conflict between two well-connected businessmen over a property in Yangon.
The DVB correspondents examine the allegations of both sides and follow a thread of non-transparent deals that imply bribery in the eyes of town, county and region officers, leaving the public more question than answer. "Burma is not getting as much FDI as it is hoping on this landmass.
In order to develop the sector, there should be no problem who will own the land," said U Khin Maung Win, CEO of DVB's investigation group. The Crocodile Tears is following a special controversy that begins with U Khin Shwe, proprietor of Zaygabar - a building firm, building a 45-acre property 534B in the community of Mingalardon, Yangon, and planning it for expansion.
Htwe Sein, a Mogok stone gogul, claimed to own the property, but after her request for a stone plant was rejected by the Ministry of Construction in September 2010, the property was given to Zaygabar instead. In 2014, the conflict intensified when Daw Sein Htwe asked the regional government of Yangon for permission to plant an Orchard in the countryside.
Their request, backed by county and county officers, contains documentation showing that Daw Sein Htwe bought the property from 9 peasants in 2006, a notable date since the country was confiscated by the army in 1990. Following the case in the Amyotha Hluttaw's, a subsequent inquiry into the controversy by the anti-corruption commission finds that Daw Sein Htwe's request for landward submission has bypassed the necessary licensing processes at both the community and community layers on the way to divisional licensing.
Former head of the Lordship' s office, U Myint Thein, said the anti-corruption commission's inquiry revealed that county and municipal agents falsified the records of the sessions in which it was agreed that Daw Sein Htwe's country should be used. Of the more than 40 civil servants examined as a consequence of the conflict, the European Union advised that nine civil servants should be prosecuted, but the inquiry never went beyond the downship and only two were ever punished.
However, U Myint Thein says that these officers acted under local authority pressures. This case was taken over by the Yangon local authorities when she took up her duties in April 2016. Ever since, the federal administration has been granted another 5,000 cases of property. With the 534B property valued at an approximate $200 million in today's markets, the continuing battle between the two high-profile businessmen makes it probably the most interesting case of all and one that is likely to make a comeback.
"This is because there needs to be more information about disputes over land," said Ma Yamin Oo, the movie's producer. "This is a question of country that we cannot accuse the present administration of because it was done before it had authority," says U Khin Maung Win.