Dec 4, 2011

Change coming?

Is change actually coming to Burma?
Only time will tell as the regime has a checkered past when it comes to "caring"...
What is the actuall motivation for these recent grants of freedom?
Only time will tell and hopefully it tells us something good and permanent.

May 14, 2008

regine change

It has become obvious, and should be obvious to all who have the slightest knowledge, after the most recent tragedy to hit Burma, that the current regine must be overthrown... by the people, by China or the UN or the world... the regine's lack of concern for their citizens and the actions take on behalf of the "leadership" after the recent Cyclone.... well, I don't need to go into details as you know the rest...


Feb 20, 2008

Barring Suu from elections

The Burma Junta has decided to ban Aung San Suu from the upcoming elections in 2010. No surprise there! This time, in the junta’s newly drawn up guidelines for a new charter to run the country, they have added language explicitly aimed at prohibiting Suu from running in the 2010 fixed elections. The language in the guidelines barres Suu from any National Offices because she was married to a foreigner. Suu’s late husband was British and she enjoyed the privileges associated with being married to a foreign national...before she was arrested in the 90’s, of course. Obviously, the junta considers this a major no-no!

Furthermore, the Association of SE Asian Nations has stated that it cannot (translated: will not!) do anything to stop the junta.

Feb 17, 2008

Still the same

The junta is still at it. Recently they assasinated an opposition leader (not Suu Kyi). Now, they are also monitoring and harrassing blogs that are exposing their ways of intimidation and suppression of the Burma people.

Nov 13, 2007

UNenvoy visits prison

U.N. human rights envoy who returned to Myanmar after a four-year ban Monday visited a notorious prison for political prisoners as he began an investigation into how many people were killed or detained in a crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.

Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, the U.N.'s independent rights investigator for Myanmar, has said he is determined to gain access to the prisons and other sites to assess allegations of abuse by the ruling military junta.

Nov 7, 2007

Stall tactics

Apparently Burma's junta leadership has decided to stall and frustrate efforts by UN Ibrahim Gambari to negotiate peace. They are now calling their diplomats to the capital to meet with the UN envoy. Since the diplomats have no actual power, this is just another stall tactic by the ruling military.
The diplomats were asked to meet on Wednesday with envoy Ibrahim Gambari in Naypyitaw, where he has been holding talks with Cabinet ministers but has yet to meet with the junta's leader, Senior Gen. Than Shwe.


Nov 5, 2007

UN envoy in Burma

UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrived in Burma yesterday for a second round of crisis talks with the country's rulers as the junta defended its move to expel a top UN diplomat.

Mr Gambari met a senior junta official in the isolated capital, Naypyidaw, and was expected to meet detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and members of her National League for Democracy party during his six-day trip.