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Burma's Betrayal

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23 Dec 2010 16:46 AEST

Perry walsh

From: Perth Australia

Pontinficating towards Burma no matter the efficacy and good will is undermined by our own failure of democracy

Yes, the fight continues. I am not sure democracy with the recent crack down on wikiipedia leaks has been promoted as an exemplar in the West. It is quite scary to realise that the United States and Britain are unashamedly calculated in their bid to silence those who oppose them, to the point of having Julian Assange extradited from Sweden to the U.S. to face trial for espionage among any other trumped up charges. M'm how different is the U.S. Britain and Australia to Burma - covert oppression

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11 Nov 2010 10:31 AEST

Topolcats

From: Near you

Not so Sham after all?

IInitial vote tallies Monday suggested the pro-democracy National Democratic Force (NDF), a breakaway from the main opposition National League for Democracy headed by Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, could win up to 18 of the 37 contested seats for the lower house in Rangoon, the former capital. The election was for 1,159 seats in three houses of parliament: upper, lower and the regions/states chamber. As of midday Monday, the NDF had won three seats in the upper house, eight in the lower house and four in the regions/states chamber in Yangon, according to an official tally. //DPA

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10 Nov 2010 10:54 AEST

Reece

From: QLD

Burma's future

I'm a year 11 student who is currently doing an assignment on this issue for modern history and therefore I've researched the 1988 non violent protests and the 2007 non violent protests as well as the upcoming election and it really makes me wonder if there will vere be change for Burma's future because there is not alot of evidence that I have found that points to possible change in the near future.

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08 Nov 2010 19:17 AEST

Lindsay

From: Darwin

iNSIGHTFUL

Another insightful and well researched piece by Evan Williams who knows the Burma story better than any other foreign correspondent. Congratulations. Lindsay, Darwin

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07 Nov 2010 19:42 AEST

Kerry

From: MacMasters Beach NSW

Free Burma, no excuses

Well done Dateline! There are no excuses for such blatant widespread human rights abuses and surreal tinpot generals terrorizing a nation so brutally in 2010. This is not 1945. Anything else but freedom is the world's shame. And shame on ALL those miserable companies, banks, governments and people who have dealt with murderers, for profit. It's time for the farce to end. Enough is enough!

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07 Nov 2010 19:41 AEST

Leo Sigh

From: Thailand

Sanctions don'twork

Sanctions have never worked. In Burma, Cuba or N. Korea, or any other place the west has tried. Sanctions only hurt the people not the government. The more tourists go to Burma, the better. The more people that see what the government is doing, the less they can hide it. And the more people go and the more international influence there is, the stronger the people become, the more they fight and the less chance this corrupt military junta has of surviving. Amnesty Int'l is wrong here.

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07 Nov 2010 19:41 AEST

Topolcats

From: Near you

Elections Results November 7 /2010

We know the election results, the Generals party's + former socialists will win!. It is the beginning of Change which is why the Gov privatized all hotels inter alia and sold them off before the elections. Why? Well because in the past like many A/Country's, an envelope culture exists, instead of one person getting an envelope today,many people may make decisions after the elections/Panels approved?. Actually no one knows how Gov will work after Nov/7? This is Progress & shows Change!

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05 Nov 2010 14:51 AEST

lily aung kyu

From: sydney

myanmar - proper Burmese name for the country

please do your fact finding about the situation in Myanmar - comparing it to Zimbawe - how dare you...suggesting an invasion..... the Karen rebels in the early days of the war wanted independence - as they were Baptist Christians and did not want anything to do with the Burmese Army - shooting innocent people - YES dear journalists - hard to believe - blowing up trains - my father was taken as a political prisoner & his friend shot dead - get the history right - go back in time -

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