(Narinjara News, 14 October 2014)
Burmese nationals based in USA, who oppose Thailand government’s intention to prosecute two Arakanese nationals in the murder case of two British citizens there, have decided to demonstrate in front of Thai Consulate General’s office in New York on October 17 next. The demonstrators are also expected to raise voices for punishing the real culprits behind the murder.
Ko Khaing Ba Khine, an organizer of the programme, informed that they would assemble there by 2 pm demanding justice to the accused Burmese youths from Arakan, who were working in Thailand.
Mentionable is that Arakanese youths namely Maung Zaw Lin and Maung Win Zaw Tun live in Koh Tao island of Thailand and they are facing the charges of robbery, rape and murder of two Britons. Thailand’s national police chief, General Somyot Poompanmoung informed the media about the incident identifying the victims as Hannah Witheridge (23 years old) and David Miller (25) from Britain.
But the agitators argue that the accused Arakanese youths have been made scapegoats in the case and they are not the real culprits. So they are trying to pursue with the Thai government in Bangkok for reviewing the case.
“We want the truth to prevail. We are determined to bring the matter to Thai government’s notice for appropriate actions,” asserted Ko Khaing Ba Khine.
He also added that the address of Thai Consulate General’s office in New York is 351 East 52nd St NY 10022 and any body who wants to join in the demonstration may contact Khaing Ba Khine (3474881100), Ko Tint Wai (3477852060), Ko Han Htun (7169309891) and Ko Zaw Zaw Htun (6462033338).