Letters to the Editor — November, 2010
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Letters to the Editor — November, 2010


By THE IRRAWADDY Thursday, November 18, 2010


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This is true and undeniable and everyone in Burma knows it.

George Than Setkyar Heine


Under China’s Protection

Regarding the cartoon, “You Can Talk Till You Drop ...” [February 6, 2009;
URL: http://www2.irrawaddy.com/article.php?art_id=15070]:

The West and the UN can't leverage anything as long as the regional power China is protecting the junta.

RC


Daily Rations

Regarding the article, “Surviving on a Little Hope and 4 US Cents a Day” [February 6, 2009; URL: http://www2.irrawaddy.com/article.php?art_id=15076]:

It's still not much to live on per day, but 12 baht is closer to 30 US cents, not 4 cents. When my wife was growing up in northern Thailand, a Thai person could live on 12 baht per day for food, as she did regularly. I surely feel for these people. Even the poorest people in America don't have to suffer these kinds of conditions.

Eric


Dream on!

Regarding the article, “Beware of the Burmese Dream!” [January 29, 2009;
URL: http://www2.irrawaddy.com/article.php?art_id=15026]:

I am Burmese-American and this is the best Obama joke I have read so far. It seems as if one is dreaming of becoming Than Shwe, without knowing who he really is.

rabin bharadwaja


Mahatir the Magnificent

Regarding the article, “Malaysian Muslims to Boycott Coca-Cola” [January 7, 2009; URL: http://www2.irrawaddy.com/article.php?art_id=14883]:

I wish Dr Mahatir could go around all the Muslim counties and wake the people up and make their leaders take similar action. We need more leaders like him, Tayyip Ardogan and Ahmedinejad.

Rabia Hyat Khan


United in Our Dream

Regarding the article, “The Battle of Insein Never Really Ended” [February 9, 2009; URL: http://www2.irrawaddy.com/article.php?art_id=15080]:

Very nice story. It makes me recall memories. Many soldiers from different regions (including non-Burmese) helped the govt protect Rangoon. What did they get? Finally they were systematically destroyed by the govt. How stupid. Now they all know how the junta is (before and now), and why the Karen are fighting for justice and freedom. During that time, there were a lot of educated Karen people. They knew what would happen. But, until now we can’t get unity among the Karen, opposition groups and the other different races. It will still be too far from our dreams. However, one day, if we are united, our dream will come true, surely.

kanyaw


Battle of Insein Revisited

Regarding the article, “The Battle of Insein Never Really Ended” [February 9, 2009; URL: http://www2.irrawaddy.com/article.php?art_id=15080]:

When Insein was occupied by the KNDO, they were confronted by: (1) hastily trained students from Myoma High School, the University of Rangoon, Faculty of Medicine; (2) Communist and PVO troops; (3) Burmese navy, Burmese Air Force with Oxford Trainers and fire extinguisher bombs. The Chin troops commanded by Brig Blake arrived a few days later and started the offensive against the KNDO. The Burmese Navy also shelled Insein from the Hlaing River. When the Burma Rifles arrived, the offensive was well on its way.

Pe Than Maung


The Irrawaddy’s Burman Bias

Regarding the article, “The Battle of Insein Never Really Ended” [February 9, 2009; URL: http://www2.irrawaddy.com/article.php?art_id=15080]:

The Irrawaddy—both in printed and electronic magazines—has been considered one of the best of the Burmese publications, both by the people of Burma and the international community. But reading the above article we have some reservations, not only for its journalistic ethics but also of the magazine’s mission.



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Ba Thann Win Wrote:
26/11/2010
Punished for a Visit

The primary reason for evicting the AIDS patients is that because it stinks. It was primarily labeled as SLORC Disease by the people because there was not a single AIDS patient during the Burmese Way to Socialism days not to mention before the coup in 1962. When the Junta opened up the country AIDS was the first person to come and stay. Perhaps they are conscious that it is the Junta’s disease.

Kanbawza Win

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