Although I had some topics I felt I should write, I was so sick for four days. First of all, on Feb 14, Phado Mahn Sha, secretary-general of the Karen National Union, was assassinated by two men. He died instantly. It was a great loss for KNU, for Karen people and thus for Burma. As for me, I knew him only through radio interviews and learnt he was a good leader of Karen ethnic people. It was really sad news for all democracy activists. How much blood should we have to lose more for freedom?