May 18, 2008

A Filipino Fighting For The People Of Burma (Myanmar)

The August 2007 demonstrations were led by well-known dissidents, such as Min Ko Naing (with the nom de guerre Conqueror of Kings), Su Su Nway (now in hiding) and others.

The military quickly cracked down and still has not allowed the International Red Cross to visit Min Ko Naing and others who are reportedly in Insein Prison after being severely tortured.

Reports have surfaced of at least one death, of activist Win Shwe, under interrogation.

On 19 September 2007, several hundred (possibly 2000 or more) monks staged a protest march in the city of Sittwe.Larger protests in Rangoon and elsewhere ensued over the following days. Security became increasingly heavy handed, resulting in a number of deaths and injuries.

By 28 September, internet access had been cut and journalists were reputedly warned not to report on protests.Internet access was restored by at least midnight of 5 October, Burmese time.

Sources in Burm said on 6 October that the internet seems to be working from 22:00 to 05:00 local time.

October 13, 2007, the military junta of Burma made people march in a government rally, reportedly paying some participants 1000 kyat (approximately $0.80) each.

Junta officials also approached local factories and demanded they provide 50 workers each; if they didn't, they were to be fined.

7 February 2008, SPDC announced that there will be referendum for the Constitution in May 2008, and Election by 2010.

Various global corporations have been criticized for profiting from the dictatorship by financing Burma's military junta
World governments remain divided on how to deal with the military junta.

Calls for further sanctions by United Kingdom, United States, and France are opposed by neighboring countries; in particular, China has stated its belief that "sanctions or pressure will not help to solve the issue".

History Courtesy From Wikipedia

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