Friday, 25 April 2014

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 By Dr. Shwe Lu Maung, Ph.D. (alias) Shahnawaz Khan
 
1.    I remain firm in support of the Rohingya rights.  I am grateful to the Rohingyas for the sacrifice of their ancestors in restoring the throne of Rakkhapura in 1430, and further advancing it to height of the Arakan Empire to have a lasting image in the world history.
Read more: Expression of Gratitude to the Rohingya or Rakkhapurean Muslims
  Benedict Rogers
 
Burma is ruled by one of the world’s most brutal military regimes, guilty of every possible human rights violation. Known as the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) and led by Senior General Than Shwe, Burma’s junta is not only brutal, but illegitimate. Elections held in 1990 were overwhelmingly won by the National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. The NLD won 82 per cent of the parliamentary seats – yet the regime rejected the results, imprisoned the victors and intensified its grip on power. Most of those elected in 1990 are either in prison or exile, and Aung San Suu Kyi remains under house arrest.
Read more: Burma’s Crimes Against Humanity – A Test Case for the ‘Responsibility to Protect’

May Oo

The Burmese government has recently announced a number of political changes that have caught the attention of the international community. It has announced that a new constitution will soon be completed in time for a nation-wide referendum in May. More dramatically, the government has announced that “it is now time to change from military rule to a people's democracy. There will be a multi-party general election in 2010 under the new constitution."

Read more: Change in Burma?