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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Seng


Don’t Forget the Gas Guzzlers!

Regarding the article, “Burma and Obama” [January 30, 2009;
URL: http://www2.irrawaddy.com/article.php?art_id=15008]:

The world (and the US) must not forget that China and India are propping up the Burmese generals with their unconsciencious business dealings with the military junta—primarily oil and natural gas imports from Burma. China and India are benefiting immensely from the very tragic political and economic situation in Burma as the suffering and lack of even a half-day's supply of electricity for the ordinary Burmese allow these two Asian superpowers (as well as Thailand) to import energy supplies from Burma, which only make the military generals more wealthy and increases the suffering of the average Burmese.

Burmese-American


‘Change’ We Can Believe In

Regarding the article, “Gambari Must be Firm this Time Around” [January 30, 2009; URL: http://www2.irrawaddy.com/article.php?art_id=15032]:

I don’t think Gambari will make a change for Burma. The public have to do something .They have to unite with each other. Then Burma will change.

Hari


Not Sorry for Kyaw Thu

Regarding the article, “Kyaw Thu’s Transfer Questions Junta’s Intentions” [February 5, 2009; URL: http://www2.irrawaddy.com/article.php?art_id=15066]:

The SPDC should find someone to take Kyaw Thu’s place, because they well need someone who has experience and knowledge. Maybe one of the ambassadors or mafia who is related to the junta. By the way, don’t feel sorry for him; they all are the same. One: go; two: come; three: wait. But they all are selfish.

shwe gyi


Imperial Chains

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]:

This is just a good essay to read in the midday heat of a sizzling summer day, somewhere in England or a country in the West. Burma is in turmoil today because Gen Aung San was killed by an imperialist lackey, of course helped by the British army holding Burma back in 1947 in the first place. Foreign-aided rebels tried to destroy the hard-won independence and take over the country, in proxy for their foreign masters, who had exploited Burma's wealth and people for more than a century before—by armed might to a point. This was when the democratically elected government of Burma led by then Prime Minister U Nu was called only the “Rangoon Government,” because the KNLA was at Kha-Wei-Gyan, only seven miles from Rangoon City Hall in 1950, to take over the country for themselves. However, the truth prevailed and Burma remained independent, until today, though under a military tyranny making a hell of a life for those suffering in the country and on the border areas. Today, the international community led by the US, EU and others, are still watching what's going on in Burma with folded arms, throwing crumbs to those suffering today, who they had helped decades ago when they were serving their purposes.

Don't make a big deal out of nothing, people! These people languishing in camps along the Burma-Thailand borders are suffering because of the policies of both old and new imperialists who care only for their own means and ends without actually giving consideration to ordinary suffering folks worldwide nowadays—not only on the Burma-Thailand border. People in Zimbabwe, Sudan, Tibet, Burma and many others are suffering because of the international community calculating for their own gain, in place of opting to do what is right and relevant today. The UN also has no credibility given the “big powers” wielding their vetoes. As long as the international community, led by the big powers, are reluctant to do something substantial about the prevailing situation at hand, then the people languishing on the Burma-Thailand border and elsewhere are in for a never-ending hell of a time, no doubt about that.

Writing stories holds no water, particularly in Burma's case. The only truth and relevant answer to Burma's problem is by dislodging military rule in Burma and that needs the international community help, to say the least.



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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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