Kachin Pastor rejected Burma Army’s offer

The Kachin Post / September 1, 2019

The Chairman of Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson refused to accept Burma Army’s offer to apology the military institution in order to drop the recent legal complaint against him.

“I do not want to trade off the truth for my own individual escape,” said Rev. Samson in his personal Facebook page. Samson was filed a complaint by Lt. Col. Than Htike from Burma Army’s Northern Command and summoned to appear Myitkyina Township Court on September 9, regarding his remarks made during the Oval Office meeting with U.S President Donald Trump last month.

Yesterday, five civilians including four-months old baby were reportedly killed and three others were injured by Burma Army’s artillery shell in Kutkhai Township of Northern Shan State, over a thousand kilometres Northeast of former capital Yangon. All of the victims were members of KBC’s local Mawhate-Khanan Baptist Church.

Kachin Baptist Convention gave condolence to the victim’s families, denouncing inhumane act of killing the innocent civilians and intend to work with international communities to bring war criminals to International Criminal Court.

Rev. Samson also salutes to all who had been murdered, raped and tortured wrongfully by Burma Army’s over sixty years of bloody oppression against ethnic minorities. “The blood of the victims of injustice acts are crying and speaking,” he said.