Aung San Suu Kyi is the elected leader of Burma and a pro-democracy activist, but the military junta there has kept her under house arrest for ten out of the last 17 years.
The junta moved the capital, renamed the country Myanmar, and is steadily buying arms from China. They are a repressive regime with an insurrection on their hands, they are massing troops at the borders of Thailand, and they continue to build “Nationalities Youth Resource Development Degree Colleges” which could be re-education camps for the youths in rebel regions.
In the UN the US will shortly introduce a resolution to urge the junta to change it’s repressive policies, frowned on by most countries in the world. Please write your congressman and urge support for that initiative.
There is more on Aung San at Wiki, and Here, but I warn you it’s not a happy tale. You can also easily see what type of government has the people of Burma in thrall by visiting their official newspaper, “New Light of Myanmar“.
Here’s just one quote, read between the chilling lines:
“Seeking its self-interest, NLD walked out of National Convention, committed destructive acts that harm interests of the State and the people in league with some foreign countries, underground and aboveground elements…”
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Thank you for your post Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma need Freedom. I found it through Toasted Bread and re-posted it on my weblog. The United Nations has been negligent for so long in the plight of Aung San Suu Kyi. I can only hope that the world community will join together in demanding her release.
Again, thank you for bring her plight back to the forefront.
Thanks for the cross-link. China has me worried a bit, with us in the war on terror they seem to be getting more militant, but through proxies like the government of Burma, and Hugo Chavez, both who have received huge shipments of arms from China recently.
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