The New Is Starting To Look Like The Old

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The New Is Starting To Look Like The Old

Post by Saiua » Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:08 pm

In the November 2015 election, Burma’s long-standing opposition, the National League for Democracy (NLD), swept into office, promising change and new freedoms for the masses after a half-century of military rule. That the party is led by Aung San Suu Kyi, a widely revered Nobel Prize winner and long-time dissident, only added to expectations of dramatic change.

So far, though, things don’t appear to be turning out that way. Upon taking power, the NLD promptly proposed legislation that would reinstall some of the junta’s draconian restrictions on peaceful protest. And while many political prisoners have been released, the new government continues to pursue charges against some of the country’s most dedicated activists — such as Harn Win Aung, who has led resistance to a notorious copper mine built on land grabbed from displaced farmers. The NLD even censored a film at a human rights festival for portraying the military in a critical light.

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Re: The New Is Starting To Look Like The Old

Post by Nyinway » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:30 am

Burma needs to do 2 vital things to really change and that is
1) Eliminate Military involvement in politics and go back to their barracks like soldiers suppose to do.
2) Buddhism must be back stage and all faiths must have equal rights. Eliminate Buddhist Monks Organization and let Christians n Buddhists stay same level. Buddhist monks must be restricted to religion only just like the military.
IF these 2 elements of Burma is control and concealed then Burma will start to prosper in a decent manner. As long as these 2 elements are involved and interfere in politics Burma will lagged behind other nations.
By the way Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is NOT my hero anyway.

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