Weapon Mass Destruction (WMD) Projects of Burmese Military Regime
((I received additional information from www.photayokeking.org Burmese Website)
I would like to inform you about weapon mass destruction (WMD) projects of Burmese military regime. After Senior General Than Shwe took power in April 1992, he proposed three strategies to the Burmese military: to increase military strength, to modernize their military, and to own nuclear weapons. General Than Shwe has updated the defense industries to modernize military since 1992. He plans to be a powerful military in the South East Asia. Before 1992, there were only six defense industries in Burma. Now there are twenty defense industries. General Than Shwe assigned Lt: General Tin Aye for Chief of Defense Industries. Tin Aye is a Chief of Myanmar Economic holding (military owned company) and former personal security officer for General Than Shwe. According to Than Shwe ‘s plan, they need to create air to surface missiles, surface to surface missiles(short range and long range), air to air missiles, motors, artillery, guns, ammunition and nuclear weapons from defense industries in Burma.
No (1) Defense Industry, Mayangon Township, Yangon Division (near Inya lake hotel)
There are over (600) military employees in No (1) Defense Industry and they assemble the small guns MA-1, MA-2, MA-3, MA-4 (MA=Myanmar Army).
No (2) Defense Industry, Malon Village, Upper Min Hla Township, Magwe Division
There are over (900) military employees and many weapons testing fields. It was built by Singapore experts from Singapore Government Technology Company. Especially, they are testing weapons come from Singapore. Burmese army bought many weapons from Singapore. And then, they produce 105 MM Artilleries, 120MM, 81MM, 60MM Motors and MA-5 Machine Guns by Singapore technology.
No (3) Defense Industry, Sinte Village, Pantaung Township, Bago Division
There are over (900) military employees and their responsibilities are to manufacture for ammunitions. They produce 40,000 shells monthly for 105 mm artillery gun, 120 mm, 81 mm and 60 mm motors.
No (4) Defense Industry, Kabaraye Street, Mayangon Township, Yangon Division
There are over (400) military employees and their responsibilities are to fix all machines from defense industries, to buy spare parts from abroad and to communicate with foreign companies.
No (5) Defense Industry, Kamyaing Village, Pantaung Township, Bago Division
There are over (700) military employees and their responsibilities are to produce two kinds of explosive materials TNT plates.
No (6) Defense Industry, Nyaungchaytauk Village, Pantaung Township, Bago Division
There are over (900) military employees and their responsibilities are to produce bullets shells and copper plates for small arms. It was built by Chinese experts from Chinese Government Technology Company.
No (7) Defense Industry, Kyawswar Village, Pyay Township, Bago Division
There are over (400) military employees and their responsibilities are to produce verities of mines and to produce and fix the armored vehicles.
No (8) Defense Industry, near Sinpaungware city, Sinpaungware Township, Magwe Division
There are over (300) military employees and their responsibilities are to produce spare parts for Tanks.
No (9) Defense Industry, Kyaukphu village, Pantaung Township, Bago Division
There are over (600) military employees and their responsibilities are to produce bullets for MA-1, 2,3,4,5 (MA= Myanmar Army) series machine guns.
No (10) Defense Industry, Konegyi village, Upper Min Hla Township, Magwe Division
There are over (600) military employees and their responsibilities are to produce surface to surface long range missiles, surface to air missiles and air to air missiles. They have already built and finished the missile factory, since 2003-2004. They hired North Korea and Russia experts to make the missiles. They bought any kinds of parts for missile from South Korea, China and Russia.
No (11) Defense Industry, Orange Garden village, Teikgyi Township, Bago Division
There are over (1000) military employees and their responsibilities are to produce small arms. They built the factory with Daewoo Company from South Korea in 1993. The factory has produced the small arms completely since 1995/1996. It is the main small arms factory for the Burmese army. The factory supports many small arms to Defense ministry and Home ministry of Burmese regime.
No (12) Defense Industry, near Sakhangyi village, Thayet Township, Magwe Division
There are over (400) military employees and their responsibilities are to produce shells of 105mm artillery , 120mm,81mm, 60mm motors. They used two foreign companies for producing the shells by modernizes technology. Daewoo Company from South Korea makes the body of the shells and a company from Czech republic makes the inside of the shells. Czech’s company left the factory from Burma after Czech becomes a NATO’s member.
No (13) Defense Industry, Letpan village, Sinpaungware Township, Magwe Division
There are over (400) military employees and their responsibilities are to produce mines for water and parts of heavy arms.
No (14) Defense Industry, Ngape village, Saytoketaya Township, Magwe Division
There are over (400) military employees and they have a plan to produce small arms ammunitions. They are waiting the budget for producing the small arms ammunitions.
No (15) Defense Industry, Myothit village, Taungtwingyi Township, Magwe Division
They have already decided to build this factory. It will start soon by 400 military employees.
No (16) Defense Industry, Nyaungchaytauk Village, Pantaung Township, Bago Division (near No (6) Defense Industry)
There are over (700) military employees and their responsibilities are to produce explosive TNT. It is producing a lot of TNT now.
No (17) Defense Industry, Shwepantaw village, Aunglan Township, Magwe Division
They have only a plan to build there.
No (18) Defense Industry
They are still looking for place to build the factory.
No (19) Defense Industry
They are still looking for place to build the factory.
No (20) Defense Industry, Saytoketaya Township, Magwe Division
There are over (400) officers and other ranks and they intend to produce nuclear weapons in this factory. They sent hundreds military engineer officers from Defense Services Technology Academy in Maymyo, Burma to Russia for this factory.
General Than Shwe is keenly interested in plan to produce any types of missiles, after taking the state power of Burma in 1992. He ordered the Military Strategic Team to make a project for manufacturing missiles and rockets in early 1993.Later, they (military strategic team) offered North Korea, South Korea, China and Russia companies to build the missile factory. They urgently tried to buy and fix factory equipments. They used compartment systems to produce missiles and rockets in their project. North Korea experts are the most valuable source for making missiles. Usually, they buy the equipments and materials from Russia, China and South Korea. They have already produced the missiles and rockets from the factory since 2003-2004. They bought missiles and rockets by cash from North Korea and Russia. There have already distributed many missiles and rockets at Burma military bases.
They got in touch with the North Korea experts secretly before 2007. They used the Burmese company “Soe Min Htike” for making contact with North Korea. Soe Min Htike Company was responsible to send North Korea experts to Burma, to buy equipments and materials for factory, to pay the bill for anything. Burmese government receives billions of dollars from gas. Most of the money is deposited to foreign secret banks accounts. General Than Shwe is the only one authority figure who can withdraw the money from foreign secret banks accounts. His assistant, Lt General Tin Aye is the only one signing person on check. Lt: General Tin Aye controls all top secret financial information of Burmese Military Regime, behalf of General Than Shwe.
They sent 5000 military officers to Russia for studying nuclear, missiles, computer, and information technology. They are working to own nuclear weapons and missiles at Saytoketaya Township, Pwint Phyu Township, and Nat Mauk Township from Magwe Division and Maymyo (Pyin Oo Lwin) Township from Mandalay Division. If they own the weapon of mass destruction (WMD), General Than Shwe will threaten Thailand first because of his hatred towards the king of the Thailand. General Than Shwe also used to often say at the Defense Headquarters that Burma does not need to be afraid of the United States and military alliance Thailand, if only she has the nuclear capability like North Korea, in point of fact, could afford to care less of America. The senior military officers took his words as policy guidance. However, the international countries ought not to possess Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) in the Burmese military regime. I predict that the United States' new policy on Burma will be effective to the supreme General Than Shwe. General Than Shwe is also aware of the fact that the US is better than China for our country Burma.
Therefore I believe the new US policy on Burma can persuade Than Shwe to release national leader Daw Aung Sun Su Kyi and political prisoners, to discuss with all Burmese opposition parties, ethnics and Burmese military regime and to stop military relation with North Korea. I hope that Burma can become a developed democratic state when all the freedoms of speech, the press, religion and expression flower in accordance with the law. It is vital for National League for Democracy and Ethnic Political parties, Ethnic Insurgent groups that have reached peace agreement with the regime, individuals and groups working for national good and the ruling military enter to discuss and find a solution. . Furthermore, Burmese new democratic government will give up possessing nuclear weapons and WMD. She may spend billions dollars of money from national income to peace and develop for the people of Burma instead of Defense Industries.
“God bless our country, Burma.”
Aung Lynn Htut