SMS Messages From Public Security Police Border Defense Unit of Tibet РWoeser (唯色)

 Mediafile 200411 10 F2004111006170100000 This short post is written by Woeser, a Tibetan author who is currently living in Beijing. From Boxun.com, translated by CDT:

These two SMS messages are almost identical, they both came from the Tibet Public Security Border Defense Unit (西藏公安边防总队), sent to all mobile phone users in Tibet through Tibet Telecom.

I have heard not only that all Tibetan mobile phone users have received this kind of SMS message, but also more than once.

When I was in Lhasa, I saw them on the cell phones of two of my friends. I copied them down here:

Message 1: “Oppose splittism, strike illegal border crossing, promote harmony, reward those who report on illegal border crossing. Reporting phone number: 0891Ôºç6989393„ÄÅ6989494„ÄÅ6989595„ÄÇPropaganda Division of Public Security Police Border Defense Unit of Tibet”

Message 2: “Oppose splittism, strike illegal border crossing, protect stability, promote harmony, reward those who report on illegal border crossing. Reporting phone number: 6598110ÔºõPropaganda Division of Lhasa Station of Public Security Police Border Defense Unit of Tibet.”

How does the Public Security Police Border Defense Unit of Tibet “strike illegal border crossing”? — like the Nangpa La incident, open fire on Tibetan refugees? Shoot Tibetans like “shooting mice, shooting rabbits and shooting dogs?”

And how does Public Security Police Border Defense Unit of Tibet “reward those who report illegal border crossing” – How much do they they get paid for reporting each person? — 50 Yuan? – 100 Yuan? – More? or Less?

May 2, 2007 7:59 PM
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