Down with the loonies ruling Myanmar

by , under All categories, Enrique

The reaction of the military regime in Myanmar against tens of thousands of protesters in the capital Yangon shows how much blood the government has on its hands.

Already nine protesters have been killed and some 11 wounded. One of the pastimes of the regime has been beating monks, arresting over 100 and raiding monasteries.

If anyone has ever had the chance to watch Myanmar TV understands how out of touch with the world the de facto government is. On the main news program, the announcer will throw in a cooking recipe before reading the main headlines, which are nothing more than a pile of propaganda.

Here’s some more stuff they write about on their website:

BLA BLA BLA Member of Mawlamyine Township Women’s Affairs Organization Daw San San Win said Myanmar Women Affairs Federation was set up in 2003 to ward off the groundless accusations of some countries and organizations against Myanmar. ILO, some western counties, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International also accused Myanmar of forced labour and human rights violations. At the same time, some big nations are putting pressure on the government for the puppet government to come to power. They used ILO to interfere in the internal affairs of Myanmar. AND BLA BLA BLA BLA.

If there is a regime that lives in a political bubble it’s from Myanmar. I for one hope the people in that troubled nation succeed at overthrowing and putting behind bars their despots.

  1. paddy

    Burma/Myanmar – apart from the military idiots who have managed to ruin its potential.
    Didn’t it just come in time for Bush to ignore the rant of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and use that to focus on, or is Bush really concerned when he says he is about to announce new sanctions against the ruling military junta, and a visa ban on members of the government. Meanwhile religious sites are sealed off by troops in Rangoon, and internet connections to the outside world cut off, and by the way, does anybody remember Aung San Suu Kyi (National League for Democracy in Myanmar – Nobel peace prize winner – prim minister elect in 1990) under house arrest more or less since then.
    The repression goes on and we can’t be reminded enough about it. Glad you posted about this appalling situation.
    Y;-) Paddy