The House on Stilts
By KYAW ZWA MOE Monday, October 24, 2011

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All political prisoners could be released in the same manner.

It takes only a few hours to drive from Rangoon to Naypyidaw, so Thein Sein’s next face-to-face meeting with Suu Kyi could occur immediately, and the discussions could continue until national reconciliation is achieved.

To make peace with the ethnic armed groups shouldn’t take months. If the government stops using these conflicts as negotiating pawns and treats all ethnic groups alike, the issues could be solved in short order.

There are many concrete reforms that could be instituted quickly and completely if the Thein Sein’s government has the political will to do so. Until this happens, Burma will remain a house on stilts.

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Ohn Wrote:
What is this thing about Aung San Suu Kyi saw Thein Sein? It was not invited, planned meeting with agenda, more like stealthy dalliance between the two with no information about what it was about.

What follows next is more clear.

Unconditional capitulation of NLD with abandonment all the principals and disgraceful collusion in diplomatic circle for the advancement of Thein Sein who is busy killing, raping and displacing more people as they were chatting and looting the rice growing land from the farmer by themselves and the cronies and now preparing for the foreigners.

This is like the "Perfect Nightmare" for Burma.

Wallace Hla Wrote:
As long as the military hierarchy initiated by Ne Win still goes on and until all other ethnic groups are recognised and accepted as equals, our country will still be on stilts, no matter what kind of image Than Shwe and Thein Sein are trying to project on the world's stage, they should bear in mind that nobody rules for eternity.

kerry Wrote:
Burma is not the inheritance and fiefdom of a handful of brutal idiots.

This truly rotten part of Burma's history must be nearly over. It is clear they have little or no - overt, covert, or any worth - human integrity.

They are still playing a game with the world. That is clear to everyone watching.

It gives them time and money, but human lives are still clearly of little worth.

One cannot help but think that once free of these human 'aliens', Burma will enjoy a VERY long time of peace!

Let's pray for short sharp change.

Garrett Wrote:
Kyaw Zwa Moe makes some excellent points here as regards what a putative President-elect should have the power to do if he is indeed in power.

Don't be fooled by the smoke & mirrors folks, look for the man behind the curtain pulling the strings. I reckon the man who pulls the strings in Burma has the initials T.S. but that Thein Sein is the puppet, not the puppeteer.

The charade staged by the faux-democratic mutation of the SPDC brings to mind the image of a studious looking individual wearing a tweed sportcoat with elbow patches & a bowtie, who is scribbling a psuedo-applied mathmatical equation across a dozen blackboards in a university lecture hall. 999 out of 1000 individuals who see the quasi-mathematical jumble of numbers & shapes will think the man must truly be a genius who is working on figuring out how to travel at the speed of light. Yet anyone who knows applied math would simply laugh at how easy it is to fool those 999 people who don't know WHAT they are looking at.

Nyi Nyi Wrote:
The sticking point is that Than Shwe is still at large and pulling the strings from behind. That makes people very cautious about whether or not to believe Thein Sein. There are only two ways to prove it which is either arrest Than Shwe and put him on trial, or introduce a wholesale reforms immediately. For the sake of the country as well as to spare the life of Than Shwe, the government should choose the latter right now without any further delay. As Buddhists Myanmar people have full of forgiveness and compassion, and they will embrace the government full-heartedly.

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