Former Political Prisoner Considers Return to Political Scene.
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Former Political Prisoner Considers Return to Political Scene.

By Azan
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

“Prison is not a problem for me because I have already sacrificed my life for the NMSP (New Mon State Party),” said Nai Chem Gakao, a prominent Mon political prisoner who was released on April 30 after receiving amnesty from Burma’s President Thein Sein.

Three Former Political Prisoner Nai YeKha, Ashin Zaw Latt, Nai Chem Gakao(Photo by အဇၨမန္ Facebook)

Nai Chem Gakao was a colonel in the Mon National Liberation Army (MNLA), the armed wing of the NMSP who was sentenced to life after being charged by the Burmese regime for plotting to detonate bombs in July of 2003, in Rangoon.

He said that he no health problems due to prison conditions, and that he remained strong because he had a firm belief in the cause of the Mon people and that it was worth going to prison for.

About 600 Mon people including Mon Buddhist monks joined a ceremony to welcome back Nai Chem Gakao and another prominent Mon political prisoner, Nai Yekha in Moulmein, the capital of Mon State.

The participants chanted ‘may you have peace’ and also donated money, and clothes to the two returned men at the ceremony, which was held at Mon Assembly Hall in Moulmein.

“I considered going home directly when I got out of prison. But, when I found out that many Mon had come to welcome me at the ceremony I felt the need to keep working for our people.” he said. He did not mention, however, which political party he will join.

The NMSP asked the Burmese government to release the two members of the party following the beginning of peace talks with the government earlier this year. The party signed a ceasefire agreement with the Burmese government on February 25.

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COMMENTS :Great warriors! I salute you all for your sacrifice and determination. You have written a history which will speak for itself. Nothing much need to be said, the love, respect and admiration will keep coming from Mon people. That's the reflection of the good deed that you did for them.


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