Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Aung San Suu Kyi: "Burma needs Freedom”

Aung San Suu Kyi.jpg

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.

At the United Nations, the United States is planning to introduce a resolution urging the Myanmar junta to change it’s repressive policies. Noblesse Oblige »

Note from Bos'un: This article was cross-posted from Toasted Bread. Toasted Bread hails from Spain and is a great site to visit. It has compassion.

Related posts: Burma’s Pro-democracy leader meets UN official.

Interesting that they are buying weapons from China.

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