Posts Tagged ‘Aung San Suu Kyi’

US Diplomats Meet Burmese Leaders

November 5, 2009

 

Two senior US envoys have held separate talks with Burmese Prime Minister Thein Sein and detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (C) looks on following a meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell (L) at a hotel in Yangon on November 4. The most senior US official to visit Myanmar for a decade and a half held talks with Aung San Suu Kyi after the ruling junta allowed the detained Nobel laureate to make a rare public appearance.

 

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Aung San Suu Kyi: A life in pictures

November 4, 2009

There is an excellent photo slide show at this site.

Aung San Suu KyiFor the Burmese people, Aung San Suu Kyi represents their best and perhaps sole hope that one day there will be an end to the country’s military repression.

64 for Aung San Suu Kyi

May 27, 2009

What is 64 for Suu?

A site where you can leave a message of support for Burma’s imprisoned democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. We want to gather thousand’s of messages by her 64th Birthday, June 19th 2009. Click Here to leave a message at 64 for Aung San Suu Kyi.

Obama calls for Suu Kyi release

May 27, 2009

Page last updated at 23:00 GMT, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 00:00 UK
US President Barack Obama has called for the “immediate and unconditional” release of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

In a written statement, Mr Obama said he strongly condemned Ms Suu Kyi’s house arrest, which has lasted for most of the last 19 years.

Burmese Bloggers Beware

May 26, 2009

This comes as a warning to all Burmese bloggers, both in country and out, it would seem that the junta is checking out blogs especially now with the current on-going sham trial of Aung San Suu Kyi.

I say this because it has come to my attention that I have had ” Visitors ” to my blog that I suspect are from the junta. We all know that they control and censor all internet access.  Recently I found an IP that originated from Myanmar on my counter and checked it out. Here is some of the information:

Rangoon, Yangon landed on
Domain Name (Unknown)
Operating System Microsoft WinNT
Browser Firefox
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.0.7) Gecko/2009021910 Firefox/3.0.7
IP Address 203.81.166.# (Bagan Cybertech Teleport, Internet Service Provide)
ISP Bagan Cybertech Teleport, Internet Service Provide
Javascript disabled

So far there have been repeated visits from this IP and since the junta is the one in control of the internet I can only assume it is they who are ” Visiting” my blog. I would strongly suggest that all Burmese bloggers, both in country and out use extreme caution and you might want to install Feedjit on your home page as it instantly gives you a visual of what IP is connecting to your site. You can go here and get the free version: http://feedjit.com/join/

Please pass this information on to others!!!

The world should protest the injustice to Aung San Suu Kyi

May 26, 2009

The world should protest the injustice to Aung San Suu Kyi.
Everybody the world over knows this trial is nothing more than a sham and an excuse to keep Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest or worse especially so close to their election. Maybe we should examine why the junta is so afraid of Aung San Suu Kyi. Click here Why is Burma’s junta afraid of Suu Kyi?

Aung San Suu Kyi denies charges

Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has told a court she did not break the terms of her house arrest when a US man visited her lakeside home.
Profile of Aung San Suu Kyi

What is to Become of Aung San Suu Kyi?

May 22, 2009

WASHINGTON — Members of the UN Security Council have informally begun discussions on the possibility of issuing a statement on the current situation in Burma, especially the ongoing trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, following an initiative by the United States, France and Britain.
Have informally, on the possibility of issuing a statement, brother can they be more decisive!!! As if that isn’t enough how about this:

However, because of resistance by China and Russia—two veto-wielding members—the 15-member UN body is not expected to be able to make much headway.

So then I ask myself what good are they?
They will probably spend months if not years trying to come up with something to say that will be of no effect on the Myanmar government and in the meanwhile they will be spending thousands of taxpayer dollars in the process. In the meanwhile Aung San Suu Kyi languishes in the Insein Prison, in poor health.

Come on People!! We all know that the UN is about as effective as a virgin female cop trying to make an arrest in the middle of a Hells Angels gang in the Mojave Desert!!! Here take a look at their track record Here.
There was one comment in The Irrawady that was certainly a lot more pro-active and to the point and puts the issue where it belongs, in the hands of the People! Here is an excerpt of that comment:
Moe Aung Wrote: 21/05/2009
The lesson staring in our face is without a doubt self-reliance. You can talk until you go blue in the face, issue statements and ritual condemnations until the cows come home. That’s exactly what the NLD’s been doing all these years, going round and round in circles.

A common program for effective mass action and preparedness for another crackdown, seizing the initiative and organization to counter, must have top priority—building up people power cells, bases and networks, communications and logistics, plans for withdrawal and regrouping, medical stations, safe houses, material resources including rations, fuel, medical supplies and even arms caches, above all political work on the army personnel to secure a fighting chance.

Maybe the time has come to disband the prehistoric UN and come up with an organization more in tune with the modern times that can’t be influenced by foreign merchants or government pockets.

In the mean time, What is to Become of Aung San Suu Kyi?

Reporters ‘can cover Burma trial’

May 20, 2009

Officials in Burma have unexpectedly announced that a group of journalists will be able to cover the trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Diplomats will also be allowed to observe the trial, in what a BBC correspondent says is a rare concession to world opinion.

May 16, 2009

(CNN) — Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will stand trial Monday for an incident in which an American allegedly swam across a lake and stayed for two days in her closely guarded residence, where she is under house arrest.

John William Yettaw

One has to ask the obvious question regarding John William Yettaw and that is what in the world was he doing there? This is not the first time he has been in Myanmar and he must have known the consequences of his actions if he were caught, not only to him but to Aung San Suu Kyi. Now The 53-year-old Yettaw faces charges in Myanmar, as well as angering those who had never heard of him before and those close to him. All that he has managed to do is play into the hands of the junta who must be thrilled at this irresponsible action by none other than an American. What was this man thinking he could accomplish? Is he truly a pro Burmese activist or is he working for the Myanmar junta? One has to wonder. From the various reports Aung San Suu Kyi is currently in a frail condition and was put on an intravenous drip last week for dehydration and low blood pressure, and if the Myanmar junta decided to send her to prison it could very well amount to a death sentence. Opposition activists denounced her trial, set to begin on Monday, as a ploy by the country’s junta to keep Suu Kyi, 63, sidelined ahead of elections in 2010. All of this comes just two weeks before her latest six-year detention was due to expire on May 27, 2009. One has to truly ask what was Yettaw’s motives for pulling such a stunt? At 53 he is not exactly some spring chicken to go off swimming reportedly two miles across a lake. One might also ask how is it that he was permitted to enter Myanmar if he had already been known to be an activist and had apparently visited the country in 2008? Would not the junta had prevented his entry into the country? There are dozens of questions surrounding this misadventure which beg to be answered.

For more information :

U.S. Campaign for Burma.org

Save Burma WordPress.com

Suu Kyi to face charges

May 14, 2009

I see the raving Myanmar bureaucrats have nothing better to do than to drag the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi out of her home and arrest her on some trumped up charges and take her before their kangaroo court. This clearly demonstrates how much that idiotic government fears Aung San Suu Kyi. The woman is 63 years old and has been under house arrest for 13 of the last 19 years under a xenophobic, corrupt, dictatorial government. Here is today’s link:

Suu Kyi to face charges, supporters say
05/13/09 09:44 PM, EDT
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is to be taken to a prison courtroom in Myanmar Thursday, after an American was arrested for allegedly sneaking into the home where she is under house arrest, a spokesman for her political party said.