Wed 29 Jun 2005
Filed under: Inside Burma,News
June 28: Residents of Htan Manaing Village, Kawmoo Township, Rangoon Division are having serious cocerns for their local heroine Su Su Nway who successfully sued her local authorities for forced labour practices. The village authorities took revenge on Su Su Nway by counter-accusing her of threatening and swearing at them and taking her to the court in Kawmoo, according to the villagers. The court will decide on 30 June, whether Su Su Nway should be charged and tried.
Kawmoo Township local authority chairman was said to have provided lawyer fees to the village authority chairman Tin Aye so that he could sue her. Moreover, former Kawmoo Township judge Mya Mya was replaced “in emergency” with the notorious Htay Htay Win from nearby Henzada who rejected all the cases against the authorities on forced labour issues. She also turned the villagers who sued the authorities into defendants and sent them to prison.