Former Chin Political Prisoner Named among Hero Award Recipients
27 May 2012: Anthony Kap Khan Khual, who was released in January this year after spending four of his eight-year sentence in Burma, is among five recipients elected for the ‘Unknown Hero Award’.
The former Chin political prisoner, together with other four, will be presented the award on 19 June 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi’s 67th birthday, in recognition of their commitment and selfless sacrifices for the peoples of Burma, according to DVB.
Kap Khan Khual, youth leader of the Zomi National Congress (ZNC) and nephew of Pu Chin Sian Thang, is expected to receive the ‘Unknown Hero Award’ in a ceremony to be held at the headquarters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Rangoon.
The five heroes elected by the Award’s committee of Japan-based Burmese exiles will be awarded a medal and a monetary reward of 10 lakhs in Burmese currency.
When asked about his plans just after his release from Pathein Prison, Anthony told Chinland Guardian that he would continue his work as much as he could for the sake of his people and his country.
Arrested during the September 2007 uprising and convicted under the Electronic Act, Kap Khan Khual was freed during the presidential pardon in January 2012 while serving his imprisonment in Burma.
Reporting by Thawng Zel Thang