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Another birthday, another empty chair for Suu Kyi

The Free Burma Campaign South Africa (FBCSA) is using Suu Kyi’s 65th birthday this weekend to launch a postcard campaign, calling on the SA government to reject the forthcoming elections in Burma, and appealing to them to join Australia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the UK in demanding that the military government be taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Dr Thein Win, FBCSA chairperson, urged those “who have empathy with the people of Burma” to participate in the campaign, titled “Yes to real elections! No to military selections!” and to send postcards to the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation in Pretoria. “South Africa has a moral responsibility to support the people of Burma,” Thein Win told M&G. “We request the SA government to denounce the 2010 election and to support the 1990 election result,” he added […]

June 19, 2010  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Detained Democracy Leader Honored Globally for 65th Birthday

Activists and supporters spoke at the Bangkok press club Thursday calling for Aung San Suu Kyi’s release and for the government to agree to a dialogue with her and opposition groups.

Canada’s Ambassador to Thailand, Ron Hoffman, says Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the few foreigners granted honorary Canadian citizenship for her work towards democracy in Burma.

“Today we reaffirm our commitment to carry this collective struggle forward. The government of Canada will do its part to ensure that Canadian actions match our words,” Hoffman said […]

June 18, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Honouring Suu Kyi to condemn military election in Burma

The Burmese communities living in different parts of the world have started coordinated demonstrations against the military controlled election in their country. After observing the Global Day of Action on May 27 in different parts of the world, the exile Burmese activists are celebrating the birthday of pro-democracy icon, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi spreading the message that the great lady continues to be a symbol of freedom and democracy for people in Burma […]

June 16, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese protest country’s military despots

About 35 Burmese activists gathered downtown Monday to protest Myanmar’s military regime and demand the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.[…]

June 1, 2010  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Aquino urged to lead ASEAN push for Burma’s democracy

Filipino activists called on presumptive president-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to take the cudgels for Burmese democratization among leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in keeping with the legacy of his mother. […]

May 30, 2010  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Lawmakers Urged to Boycott Results Of Upcoming Polls in Junta-Led Burma

Burmese pro-democracy activists have called on Indonesian human rights organizations and the House of Representatives to denounce this year’s elections in the military-run state […]

May 30, 2010  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Campaigners Demand Leadership from ASEAN

Asia Calling met with Khin Ohmar, the Coordinator of the Burma Partnership and began by asking her just what ASEAN can do to promote free and fair elections in Burma […]

May 29, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

AIPMC Serukan Boikot Pemilu Myanmar

Kaukus Myan­mar DPR RI menyerukan semua pihak untuk memboikot dan tidak mengakui hasil pemilu Myanmar. Seruan ini tercantum dalam pernyataan sikap yang dikeluarkan ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) Jakarta Chapter, yang diterima SH, Kamis […]

May 29, 2010  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ekonomi Negeri Burma Amburadul

Khin Ohmar, Kordinator Burma Partnership, mengungkapkan, situasi sosial ekonomi Burma telah jatuh secara drastis dibawah kendali rezim militer. Ia melihat, pelaksanaan Pemihihan Umum yang akan digelar tahun ini bukanlah jalan keluar terbaik […]

May 28, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Migrant workers vote in ‘People’s Ballot’ campaign

Burmese migrant workers in Mae Sot, Thailand voted in the “People’s Ballot” campaign today, which pitted Aung San Suu Kyi against Senior General Than Shwe, part of a worldwide tribute to the National League for Democracy’s landslide victory in national polls in 1990.[…]

May 27, 2010  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤