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Posts Tagged ‘Senior General Than Shwe’ (11 found)

The Handover that Wasn’t: Burma’s Military Regime Transfers Power Back to Itself

On 30 March, Senior-General Than Shwe officially dissolved the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) to make way for the new Union Government, but the formal handover of power from the SPDC to the current military-dominated government appears to […]

April 4, 2011  •  By Forum for Democracy in Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

No Real Change as Burma Swaps Military Rule For Civilian Parliament

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has warned that although Burma’s State Peace and Development Council has been officially disbanded, there is no prospect of true democratic reform for the country […]

March 31, 2011  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

23 – 29 August: The Emperor’s New Clothes?

In the latest of the recent series of resignations in the military, reports emerged on Friday that six top military officials resigned from their military posts, possibly including Senior General Than Shwe and his deputy, General Maung Aye. The reports have yet to be confirmed. However, if accurate, Than Shwe would remain the head of state until the end of the 2011 financial year, at which point he is expected to hand over power to the incoming elected government.[…]

August 30, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Emperor’s New Clothes?

In the latest of a series of resignations in the military, reports emerged on Friday that eight top military officials resigned from their military posts, possibly including Senior General Than Shwe and his deputy, General Maung Aye. The reports have yet to be confirmed. However, if accurate, Than Shwe would remain the head of state until the end of the 2011 financial year, at which point he is expected to hand over power to the incoming elected government […]

August 30, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Memorandum to the Prime Minister of India from Burmese Pro-Democracy Movement in India

Dear honorable Prime Minister,

Burmese pro-democracy movement in India is outraged by the visit of the most brutal military dictator of Burma to India. His presence would disgrace Republic of India. The world knows well that Senior General Than Shwe has killed innocent unarmed protesters including Buddhist monks. The junta also detained the Nehru Award holder Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for bogus reasons for many years.[…]

July 26, 2010  •  By Burmese pro-democracy movement in India  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

India: Press Burmese Leader on Human Rights

India should emphasize respect for human rights during the state visit by Burma’s Senior General Than Shwe, Human Rights Watch said today. Economic and security interests should not displace concerns about protecting the Burmese people’s fundamental freedoms […]

July 26, 2010  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Indian Parliamentarians Protest the Visit of Burma’ Senior General Than Shwe

Indian Parliamentarians’ Forum for Democracy in Burma (IPFDB) expresses their protest on the government’s decision to welcome the state visit of the Senior General Than Shwe of Burma at this point of time in India.

The IPFDB wrote a letter to the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh and expressed their concerns of the view that Indian government should not lend legitimacy for the military rule and its abusive human rights violations […]

July 25, 2010  •  By Indian Parliamentarians' Forum for Democracy in Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Posters pasted in Budha Gaya against Gen. Than Shwe’s India visit

Hundreds of Posters which read “HE WHO IS THE KILLER OF SONS OF BUDDHA”, “THAN SHWE GO TO HELL”, “WANTED Rs 2007” are pasted along the streets in Budha Gaya where General Than Shwe and cliques will be visiting today […]

July 24, 2010  •  By Burma Centre Delhi  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Indian Civil Society Groups Appeal to the Prime Minister of India to Pressure Burma’s General for Genuine Elections

Burma Centre Delhi (BCD) submits an open letter to Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, calling on the Government of India to pressure Burma’s military regime to hold genuinely free and fair elections. The letter is endorsed by 38 civil society organisations and 71 individuals which comprise intellectuals, prominent activists, lawyers, film makers, writers etc from India […]

July 23, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India – The State visit of Than Shwe, a shame for the world’s largest democracy

Your Excellency,

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), representing 164 organisations across the world, is deeply troubled by your government’s decision to welcome Senior General Than Shwe of Burma in a state visit to India, to take place from 25-29 July. As chairman of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), Than Shwe leads one of the most abusive dictatorships in the world […]

July 20, 2010  •  By International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤