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Posts Tagged ‘Op-ed’ (6 found)

Myanmar’s prison of an election will also be ASEAN’s

By U Win Tin

In Myanmar’s last elections, twenty years ago today, the people of Myanmar voted for a democratic change by overwhelmingly electing the National League for Democracy (NLD). However, the people’s desire was never honored […]

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

Stateless and starving in Bangladesh

By Richard Sollom
Global Post

The Rohingya are a poor minority stuck between two countries that won’t help them. Who will come to their aid?

Government officials in Bangladesh are preventing charities from delivering food to tens of thousands of starving Burmese refugees living in its southeastern corner, across the river from Burma (*Myanmar). […]

April 8, 2010  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma needs a general election, not an election of Generals

The message could not have been clearer. On Armed Forces day, as soldiers marched through Naypyidaw, Burma’s Senior General Than Shwe set out his vision for “disciplined democracy”. A moment that could have been cause for celebration is instead a cause for concern and regret […]

March 29, 2010  •  By UK Minister of State  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

A Burma Plan for Mr. Obama

By Aung Din
Wall Street Journal

The news from Burma, my home country, seems to only go from bad to worse. Last week, Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was denied yet another appeal and will remain under house arrest. Last month, Burmese-American human-rights activist Kyaw Zaw Lwin, also known as Nyi Nyi Aung, was sentenced to three years in prison on trumped up fraud and forgery charges. […]

March 3, 2010  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

An American in Burma’s Gulag

Nyi Nyi Aung has been sentenced to three years hard labor for political crimes.

By Wa Wa Kyaw
Wall Street Journal

On Feb. 10, a court inside Burma’s notorious Insein Prison sentenced my fiance, Nyi Nyi Aung, to three years hard labor in prison to punish him for his democracy advocacy. […]

February 22, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

World must not be misled by Burma’s sham elections

By Naw Zipporah Sein and Khu Oo Reh
The Nation

THIS WEEK in 1947, our ethnic leaders signed the historic Panglong Agreement, which envisioned a free Burma in which our people could live together in peace. Within a year, Burma gained its independence from the British. Yet, half a century later, Burma is still not free. […]

February 13, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤