Rapporteur on Rights and Reforms
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Rapporteur on Rights and Reforms

By THE IRRAWADDY Sunday, December 4, 2011

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The US has always strongly supported my mandate, and I am sure these new developments will bring more opportunities for the improvement of human rights in Myanmar.

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Ohn Wrote:
Unfortunately what BaGyi wrote is true. We are CURRENTLY seeing the largest number of troops in the recent times in largest area of Burma than ever with largest number of people killed and maimed with amazing speed. Yet the responsibility lie not just on the military who are well known cowards ans thugs all along, but also on the now VOCAL so-called opposition who are prepared to put up so long as they can get in the cartoon like parliament for weird reasons.

The brave and right initiation of Daw Bauk Ja is unfortunately going to be not well supported yet it a million times more important than the American visit.

For the lack of understanding of what is important and what is mirage, the killings will get worse and will be more widespread.

Ohn Wrote:
In the movie "The Leopard" by Visconti it was said " If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change." The military learned well. They simply change the colour and the tactics. And they are at the top as they always have been.

One should ask the question, who is making the rules now, who is enforcing it and who are the people affected by it. The answers to those questions have not changed for the last 20 years and still hold true.

If the public is willing to swallow the lies and deceit of the military, being busy by oneself with such details as the count of prisoners and or child soldiers is the best one could do. As there will be no real change at all.

Until the public are brave enough to see through the lies and deceit and ask for real change, it will not accidentally happen.

naing win Wrote:
It will take time to cure endemic specialy Rohingya.More than 50% parlimentry member don,t want to stablish democratic in Burma.We should struggle and workhard for democracy.

KML Wrote:
" all Burmese people owe these men and women behind bars ( political prisoners of the past and the present) for the opportunity for a meaningful democratic transition, and the prospect for a better future". We all Burmese should hang this beautiful phrase on the wall of our homes as well as on the walls of government buildings.

KML Wrote:
" I don’t see any government agency ready to start addressing the problems of discrimination, and the endemic situation of Rohingyas is a clear example." Absolutely right. Ye Myint Aung is still sitting in Geneva office.

Norman Hla Wrote:
Dear Prof Tomas OQ,
You will realize that you all(US,UN) can't do anything for those decade long human right abuse and war crime against than shwe although you have strong evidences. Instead of wasting your time and effort, try to save ethnics before too late by recognizing the ethnics' independence and autonomy. Then, UN can take action on than shwe's military thugs for foreign invasion. We, all are fed up with your lip-service or thousands of engagements with than shwe. You all now delay our democratic spirit and uprising.

BaGyi Wrote:
The Burmese rulers are too stingy to delegate even very limited authorities to the locals. We Kachin wants only to delegate reasonable administrative authorities to us, we do not even ask for the resource sharing. The atrocities in the Shan Kachin Karen areas are unspeakable and has been going on for five decades. Kachins are attacked at the scale of foreign invasion under this democratic guise Government of the War mongers. Now UNFC Army is in formation. Serious civil wars in all fronts (not yet ever experienced in the Burmese history) is imminent. If not handle wisely, millennium old civilization will be destroyed to the dust.

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