CBF-SEA BA Link 2008 No. 15

CBF-SEA BA Link 2008 No. 15


My dear Friends in the Word,


Here are some updates from our friend:


June 4, CC-Camp – over a thousand people rescued.  One day, authorities came to call people to go to their camp.  Nobody wanted to go.  After some threats…70 elderly offered to go and after that nobody knows where they are.  From other CC-camps, people were forced to go back to their villages. They were put on two boats – overloaded and capsized, most if not all were drowned to death.  Some trucks delivering aids … were stopped, drivers’ license confiscated, drivers were kept for hours and released later with the goods.


Priests in Pathein diocese planned to keep the people in their camps and men could go back to their villages to prepare the field for planting and gradually, they could go back to their villages when housing and water system will be installed.  However, this plan have been aborted, people were asked to return to their villages.  Priests have to have plan “B” by building temporary housing for the people, hopefully some NGO’s can organize centers to support the basic needs of the people like the other villages with Centers where people can get their food supply.

A famous outspoken local actor who had been in prison several times for speaking the truth could be arrested soon for releasing photos to BBC from here.


We accompany our brothers and sisters on the Way of the Cross… May we and our children see better times. Lord, have mercy.


In the Lord,

yours Sr. Emma Gunanto, osu