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Burma Uprising - is there anything we can do to help.

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After 40 years of repression the people of Burma are rising up against the military junta that runs the country.
11 years ago, November 24th 2007 No: 21 Msg: #23047  
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Thanks for your concern on us and we really appreciate it .
Do not forget about "Bosina" . After USSR, millions of people was killed by conflict. So, only time will prove that who is wrong and who is right. My concern is do not over react it. That is my opinion that we go slow.
I'm not very good in English and I don't know how to explain it but Burmese are very easy to over react or over do it. From the moment they can be very good and at the same time they can be very bad easily.
Most of our people still need to know how democracy and how to behave in democracy society. I'm not look down on my own people , but it is true. At the same time I would like to mention that I love Myanmar , I am proud to be Myanmar and that's the reason that I have mention my name as "mgzaymin" and never take the English name. I'm definitely do not want to tell bad about my own people but it is reality.
I was a sailor in foreign country and sailed around world for more than 10 years and also worked in Singapore for more than 4 years before I came back to Myanmar and work. So, I know about "how much difference with world and our country in freedom, standard of human rights ,living standard" . For peaceful transform Government alone can not change the society and everyone need to change. So need time and educate our people by engaging and not boycotting.
If you ask every one in Myanmar , every one will say, including me , they want to change . The want to see JUNTA go. But where is the replacement for effective, experience politicians ??? Daw Aung Sun Su Kyi alone can not control the country.


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11 years ago, November 27th 2007 No: 22 Msg: #23198  
I think I know what u mean about Myanmar people not fully understanding democracy. I could say the same about the people in the country I am from(Ireland). We are certainly not the driving force of the EU. We are more the followers. It is a pity because there are some qualities in Irish society which could have a balancing effect on some other countries in the EU.

I think Daw Aung Sun Su Kyi is exactly the type of leader who can move Myanmar successfully to democracy. I think her political philosophies are admirable and she is so well respected by many Western democratic governments and has the support and approval of the UN. It is a pity that Bush cant be replaced with her. 😉 A good democracy would have members from the various ethnic groups representing them politically and the government would take all their needs into account. This should reduce the need for friction in society.

Mell
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11 years ago, November 27th 2007 No: 23 Msg: #23212  
Arrh, I'm too useless to help a bit!
I could only shout this quote for people in Burma.

"Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people." Oscar Wilde
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10 years ago, January 30th 2009 No: 24 Msg: #61746  
Im keeping my fingers crossed that Mynmar will follow eastern europe and people power will push out the vicious millitary and having a democratic state😊 Reply to this

10 years ago, January 30th 2009 No: 25 Msg: #61749  
What kind of people power do you think will make the difference Mickey? Reply to this

10 years ago, February 4th 2009 No: 26 Msg: #62215  
Well need to unite and force the government ut, the are few in Mynmar who speak out,but i thing alot of people are too scared to support those who do speak out Reply to this

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