မုန္တုိင္းဒုကၡသည္မ်ားအတြက္ မြန္လူထုေတြ လွဴထားေသာ ေငြမ်ားကုိ အာဏာပုိင္မ်ား ခုိးယူျပီး စာရင္းေဖ်ာက္
(ကာအုိဝါအုိ သတင္းဌာန မွကုိးကားထားပါသည္။)
ဒါေပမဲ့၊ လြန္ခဲ့ေသာ ႏွစ္ရက္ေလာက္က ျမန္မာ.ရုပ္ျမင္သံၾကားမွ စာရင္းေၾကညာထုတ္လႊင့္သြားသည့္အခါ ေခ်ာင္းဆုံမွအလွဴေငြမ်ား (၈၀၀၀၀၀) ရွစ္သိန္းေလာက္ကုိသာ ေၾကညာသြားပါသည္။ ျမိဳ.နယ္အာဏာပုိင္ေတြထံ ေပးအပ္ထားေသာ အလွဴေငြမ်ား နဲ. ရုပ္ျမင္သံၾကားမွာ ေၾကညာသြားတဲ့အလွဴေငြမ်ား၏ စာရင္း ကြာဟခ်က္ ရွစ္ဆေလာက္နီပါး ျဖစ္ေနသည့္အေပၚ မြန္လူထုေတြ လုံးဝေဒါသထြက္ေနၾကပါသည္။
ထုိ.ကဲ့သုိ. အလွဴေငြမ်ားကုိေမာ္လျမိဳင္ ျမိဴ.နယ္၊ ေရျမိဴ.နယ္ေတြမွာလည္းေကာက္ခုိင္းေနျပီး ေကာက္ခံတဲ့သူ၏ ျဖတ္ပုိင္းတစ္စုံတစ္ရာလည္း ေပးသြားတာမရွိဘူးလုိ. မြန္လူထုေတြေျပာေနၾကေၾကာင္း သိရွိရပါသည္။
The amount of money donated to aid survivors of Cyclone Nargis has been grossly understated in the local media by Burma’s military rulers. With the Junta’s claims around eight-times less than actual amounts collected in villages, the statements have angered head villagers and according to local sources the township authorities are being blamed for the ‘misunderstanding’ between the military authorities and the donors.
State-run television station MRTV broadcast the Junta’s statements over the last two days, claiming that donations from Chaung Zon Township amounted to only 800,000 Kyat. A head villager, also a member of the group organised to donate money in the wake of Nargis denied the Junta’s claims. “We collected at least 100,000 Kyat from each village in this region (Chaung Zon) and sent an amount of over 4,500,000 Kyat to township authorities. The amount broadcast on MRTV is very different from the amount we delivered, so it is likely now to provoke a quarrel between headmen and the villagers who donated.”
Township authorities from Chaung Zon, Mon state ordered over 45 villages to collect at least 100,000 each in post-Nargis ‘donations’, with a deadline of June 6th.
The head villager also commented that the donated money seemed to have disappeared when placed in the hands of township or state authorities, and as such he had no response when angry villagers approached him. They had carried out their duties as requested, yet something went wrong along the way.
Authorities in Mon state ordered local authorities to collect money in every village, in amounts of at least 50,000 Kyat or 100,000 Kyat in Chaung Zon and Moulmein townships. Authorities also forced donations from villagers in Ye town, Mon state, according to the residents. “We had to pay 1000 Kyat per house in the Aung Thukha block. They didn’t give us any receipt or acknowledgement for our donations,” a resident from Ye town told Kaowao.