တုိင္းရင္းသားအသံ တရားမွ်တမွဳအတြက္တုိက္ပြဲဝင္အသံမ်ား

တုိင္းရင္းသားအသံ
မုန္တုိင္းကိစၥနဲ.စပ္လ်ဥ္း၍ ခုိးဝွက္ထားေသာ အလွဴေငြမ်ားျပန္ေပးပါ

ျမန္မာျပည္၏ေငြလဲလွယ္ႏွဳန္းစနစ္ဆုိးေၾကာင့္ မုန္တုိင္းဒုကၡသည္မ်ားအတြက္ လွဴထားေသာ အလွဴေငြမ်ား ၂၅ ရာခုိင္းႏွဳန္းေပ်ာက္ဆုံးေနသည့္သတင္းကုိ ကုလက ဝန္ခံေျပာဆုိျပီးေနာက္ ယင္ေပ်ာက္ဆုံးသြားေသာအလွဴေငြမ်ားကုိ ျပန္ေပးပါရန္ ေမာင္သန္းေရႊဆီအေၾကြးေတာင္းဖုိ.အလွဴရွင္ႏုိင္ငံအမ်ားစုမွ ဥပေဒျပဳသူမ်ားက ျပင္ဆင္ေနၾကေၾကာင္းသိရွိရပါသည္၊ အလွဴေငြမ်ား FEC နဲ.ဘယ္ေလာက္ လဲလွယ္ထားသလဲ၊ ဘယ္ေလာက္ဆုံးရွံးသြားသလဲဆုိသည့္ေမးစရာေမးခြန္းမ်ားသည္ ကုလ၏ေငြေရးေၾကးေရးစနစ္ကုိ ကုိင္တြယ္လုပ္ေဆာင္ေနေသာ United Nations Development Program လုိ.ေခၚတဲ့ ကုလဖြြံ.ျဖဳိးေရးစီမံကိန္ အား ကုလရုံအေျခစုိက္ Inner City Press ကေမးျပန္ေတာ့လဲ ဘာမွအေျဖမေပးႏုိင္ဘဲျဖစ္ေနတယ္၊

ကုလ၏လူသားခ်င္းေထာက္ပံ့ေရးဆုိင္ရာေပါင္းစပ္ေဆာင္ရြက္ေရးရုံ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarians Affairs ( OCHA) ကလဲ အခ်က္အလက္ေတြဘာမွမေပးႏုိင္ေသးပါ၊ သုိ.ေသာ္၊ OCHA ၏ေျပာေရးဆုိခြင့္ရွိသူ က Inner city press ကုိ ေခၚေတြ.ျပီး အလွဴေငြအနည္းငယ္ေပ်ာက္ဆုံးသည့္အေၾကာင္းကုိ John Holmes ကဝန္ခံေျပာဆုိျပီး အမ်ားၾကီးဆုံးရွံးသြားတာမဟုတ္သည့္အေၾကာင္းကုိ ရွင္းျပသည္၊ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံဆုိင္ရာလူသားခ်င္းေထာက္ပံ့ေရးဆုိင္ရာေပါင္းစပ္ေဆာင္ရြက္သူ Dan Baker ကလဲ အရင္တုန္ကေပ်ာက္ဆုံးမွဳမရွိဘူးလုိ. ေျပာခဲ့ျပီး အခုက်မွ ေပ်ာက္ဆံုးတစ္ခ်ဳိ.ရွိတယ္လုိ.ေျပာျပန္သည္၊ ဒါေပမဲ့၊ အေရအတြက္မသိေသာေထာက္ပံ့ေရးပစၥည္းတစ္ခ်ဳိ.ဟာ ျမန္မာျပည္မွာ ဝယ္ခဲ့တာမဟုတ္ဘူးလုိ. ေျပာေနေပမဲ့ အေရအတြက္ဘယ္ေလာက္လဲဆုိတာမေျပာပါဘူး၊

လြန္ခဲ့ေသာ ေသာၾကာေန.တုန္းက နယူေယာက္ရွိကုလရုံခ်ဳပ္မွာ ရွင္းလင္းပြဲျပဳလုပ္ေနတုန္ ကုလအတြင္းေရးမွဴးခ်ဳပ္ဘန္ကီမြန္း၏ေျပာေရးဆုိခြင့္ရွိသူ Michele Montas ကုိကုလအေနနဲ. FEC ႏွင့္ဘယ္ေလာက္လဲလွယ္ခဲ့သလဲ၊ဘယ္ေလာက္ဆုံးရွံးခဲ့သလဲနဲ.ပတ္သက္၍ Inner City Press က ဒုတိယအၾကီမ္အျဖစ္တုိက္ရုိက္ေမးျမန္ခဲ့ပါသည္၊ မစ္ Michele Montas ကလဲ ဂ်ဴလုိင္လ ၂၈ ရက္ေန.အထိေစာင့္ပါ ဟု OCHA ရုံအရာရွိ John Holmes ကုိရည္ညြန္းလုိက္ျပန္သည္၊

အလွဴေငြအတြက္ ေဒၚလာသန္ေပါင္း ၂၀၀၊ျပီးေတာ့ သန္းေပါင္း ၃၀၀၊ အဲဒီလုိ OCHA ရုံအေနနဲ. လုိက္ေတာင္းေနတာနဲ.ပတ္သက္၍ Inner City Press က လြန္ခဲ့ေသာႏွစ္ပတ္ေလာက္ကတည္ ေမးျမန္စုံစမ္းခဲ့ပါသည္၊ဒါေပမဲ့၊ ရွင္းရွင္းလင္းလင္ ဂဏန္းအတိအက်ကုိ အခုအခ်ိန္အထိမရရွိေသးပါ၊ဒီကိစၥလဲဘဲ၊ အလွဴရွင္မ်ားႏွင့္ အိမ္နီးခ်င္းႏုိင္ငံမ်ားမွ ဥပေဒျပဳသူမ်ား ေစာဒကတက္ေမးျမန္စရာရွိသည္၊

နာဂစ္မုန္တုိင္းကာလမတုိင္ခင္ကလဲ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံရွိ ကုလ သမဂၢဆုိင္ရာ ရုံဌာနအမ်ားစုက ေဒၚလာႏွင့္ အက္ဖ္အီစီ ေငြလဲလွယ္ႏွဳန္းေၾကာင့္ ၁၅ ရာခုိင္းႏွဳန္းေလာက္ဆုံးရွံးခံေနျပီသာျဖစ္ပါသည္၊ ဒါေပမဲ့။ သတင္းကေတာ့၊ Inner City Press ဆီေရာက္လာျပီး အေသးစားေငြေၾကးစီမံကိန္း လုိ.ေခၚသည့္ ကုလသမဂၢဖြံ.ျဖဳိးေရးစီမံကိန္း၏ လုပ္ေဆာင္ခ်က္ဟာ အနိမ့္ဆုံးေငြလဲလွယ္ႏွဳန္းကုိ လက္ခံထားသျဖင့္ ယင္ကိစၥနဲ.ပတ္သက္၍ ယူအန္ဒီပီအေနနဲ. တုံ.ျပန္ခ်က္ေပးဖုိ.ျငင္းခဲ့သည္၊ ယူအန္ဒီပီက ျမန္မာစစ္အစုိးရကုိ ေဒၚလာေတြေပးျပီး ျပည္တြင္းသုံးက်ပ္ေငြကုိအနိမ့္ဆုံးလဲလွယ္ႏွဳန္းျဖင့္ရယူပါသည္၊ယူအန္ဒီပီအေနနဲ.ေဒၚလာႏွင့္အက္ဖ္အီစီဘယ္ေလာက္လဲလွယ္ခဲ့တာ၊ ဘာေစ်းႏွဳန္းနဲ.လဲခဲ့တာေတြကုိအခုအခ်ိန္အထိဘာမွထုတ္ျပန္တာမရွိေသးပါ၊

ယင္ကိစၥနဲ.ပတ္သက္၍ ယူအန္ဒီပီ စီမံခန္.ခြဲမွဳတာဝန္ခံ Kemal Davis ကုိ Inner City Press က ေမးလုိက္သည္၊ သူက၊ လမ္အၾကားမွာေမးတဲ့ေမးခြန္းကုိ က်ေနာ္ မေျဖဘူးလုိ. ျပန္ေျပာသည္၊သူကေႏြရာသီအကုန္မွာ သတင္းစာရွင္းလင္းပြဲလုပ္ေပးေကာင္းလုပ္ေပးႏုိင္မည္ လုိ. ထင္ပါရဲ.၊ အမ်ားစုက အရမ္းေနာက္က်တယ္လုိ. သတ္မွတ္တယ္သတဲ့။

ဆီေလ်ာ္ေအာင္ မင္းကန္စီ ကဘာသာျပန္ထားသည္။

As UN Admits 25% Loss in Myanmar, Demand for Return of Cash Grows, No UNDP Answers

Byline: Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press at the UN: News Analysis

UNITED NATIONS, July 25 — As news of the currency exchange losses the UN accepted in Myanmar belatedly spreads, legislators in many donor countries which responded to the UN’s appeals for Cyclone Nargis humanitarian assistance are preparing a demand that the “stolen” aid money be returned by the Than Shwe government. Meanwhile, the UN cannot or will not provide basis information about how much of the donated money it exchanged into devalued Foreign Exchange Certificates. Two weeks ago, Inner City Press requested this figure from the UN Development Program, which handles UN system finances, but beyond an admission that UNDP buys FECs through the Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank, no dollar figure has provided.

Nor has the UN Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Assistance provided any figures. Rather, OCHA’s acting spokesperson called Inner City Press to insist that OCHA’s John Holmes admitted a loss, but not an “extraordinary” loss, as DPA reported in a story noting Inner City Press’ work for the last month on the issue. Inner City Press at OCHA’s request dropped “extraordinary” from the quote, despite not receiving any proof. The UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar Dan Baker, who previously on camera told Inner City Press that there are few to no losses, now admits there are some — but claims that some unquantified percentage of material is bought outside of Myanmar. Where are the numbers?


UNDP’s Kemal Dervis, at left, with WFP Sheeran Shiner, lost money not shown

At Friday’s noon briefing at the UN in New York, Inner City Press asked Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson Michele Montas for the second straight day for numbers of how much the UN converted into FECs, and how much was lost. Video here. Ms. Montas again deferred until a July 28 appearance by OCHA’s John Holmes. Since OCHA asked for $200 million and then $300 million for Myanmar, and has been asked about this issue by Inner City Press for more than two weeks, not having basic numbers now is inexplicable. Expect this, too, to be raised by legislators from donor and neighboring countries.

Even before Cyclone Nargis, much of the UN system in Myanmar was accepting a 15% loss in converting dollars to FECs. But word has reached Inner City Press, and UNDP has as noted refused to respond, that UNDP in its so-called micro-finance program accepted an even worse exchange rate. Back on June 26, Inner City Press reported that the UN through UNDP “paid dollars to Myanmar’s government, and got local currency back at an artificially low official exchange rate.” UNDP has still not provide information about how much money it converted through FECs, and at what rate. On July 25, Inner City Press put the question directly to UNDP Administrator Kemal Dervis, who responded that “I don’t answer questions in the hallway” and that he might hold a press conference at the end of summer. Far too late, most would think. Watch this site. And this —

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