It Is a Habit of Evil Government of Burma.
Ethnic Nationalities Voice of Burma
The tradition of bomb explosion in Burma happened not only in Karen new year festival alone, it is also went off at other ethnic nationalities festivals such as, Mon national day, Shan New Year, Kachin Manau festival and so on.
သည္၊တုိင္း၇င္းသားတုိ.၏ပြဲေတာ္မွာဗုံတုိ.မုိင္းတုိေပါက္ကြဲတာဟာဗမာစစ္အစုိးရအဆက္ဆက္၏က်င့္သုံးလာခဲ့တဲ့ဗ်ဴဟာတစ္ရပ္ လုိ.ေျပာရင္မမွားႏုိင္ပါဘူး၊အေၾကာင္းကေတာ့ တုိင္းရင္းသားျပည္သူလူထုအေနနဲ.၎တုိ.၏ပြဲေတာ္ဆင္ႏႊဲက်င္းပတဲ့ေနရာမွာ ေၾကာက္ရြံ.ထိတ္လန္.ျပီးလူမစည္းကားေအာင္၊ပြဲေတာ္ပ်က္ပ်ားေအာင္ႏွင့္ေနာင္ႏွစ္မ်ားက်င္းပတဲ့အခါလက္တြန္.ဆုတ္ေအာင္ တုိ.ျဖစ္ပါသည္၊
Bomb exploded on the Mon National Day
A bomb exploded behind the stage where the Mon National Day celebration in Three Pagodas Pass was being held on the Thai-Burma border.
A resident attending the celebrations said two people were injured and sent to hospital. But the injuries were not serious. One was hurt on the waist and the other on the neck.
The NMSP detained a man who witnessed the explosion. The explosion occurred in a shop called ‘Swe –Ar’. The bomb was quite powerful, but no one knows what kind of bomb it was. Investigations will begin tomorrow.
The NMSP was trying to restart performances by Mon artistes at night when this report was being filed. But the performers also ran away from the celebration venue. It will be difficult to get them to come back.
Residents felt the culprits only wanted to disrupt the celebrations.
The officer said there has been no explosion like this before. This is the first time there has been a blast in Three Pagodas Pass during celebrations.
He added that “It is very sad for the Mon people and Mon National Day that the explosion disrupted peaceful celebrations”.
“Bomb blast at Mon National Day celebration venue”, IMNA , February 2, 2007