Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 02:02 DST, 1 April 2013 SAGAING, Myanmar – More than 2,000 people were displaced in Northern Myanmar, according to human rights groups, for the construction of India’s Tamanthi Dam. The Tamanthi Dam is financed by India’s National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) and local human rights groups are saying that […]
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“Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.” ~ Thomas Merton
29 June 2011 – Aung San Suu Kyi is about to go on tour an she has been warned by the Burmese (Myanmar) government to censor her anti-government stance when delivering her upcoming addresses. Suu Kyi had been placed under house arrest by the repressive military regime for almost 14 out of the past 20 years until her release late last year.
As of 45 minutes ago it was reported that the military leader Than Shwe has signed the release of Aung San Suu Kyi who received the paperwork earlier today. Her release came on the heels of Myanmar’s 7 November 2010, its first election in twenty years. Even with this demonstration of Myanmar’s desire to move closer to Democracy the elections have been marred by charges of fraud.
The newly elected government has been condemn by the international community. Even President Barak Obama has stated the elections were “neither free nor fair.” Upon Suu Kyi’s release she is expected to participate in the investigations of allegations of fraud in the polls and other irregularities.