21 October, 2007

Today's Hot News - Burma demands Suu Kyi repent

“ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ရဲ႔အေလွ်ာ႔ေပးလိုက္ေလွ်ာမူကို ဗမာျပည္ကေတာင္းဆိုေနၿပီဟုစစ္အစိုးရသတင္းစာအယ္ဒီတာ့အာေဘာ္မွာေရးသား”

Bkk post: Sunday, 21 Oct 2007

စစ္အစိုးရအေပၚမွာ အေရးယူ ဒဏ္ခတ္ပိတ္ဆို႔ မူေတြ မ်ားျပားလာ ၿပီးတဲ့ေနာက္ တနဂၤေႏြေန႔မွာ ဗမာစစ္အစိုးရ သတင္းစာကေန ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ကို ေနာက္ေျပာင္သလို ႏွိမ့္ခ်သလိုနဲ႔ “အန္တီစု” ဟုေခၚဆိုလုိက္ၿပီး ေတြ႔ဆံုေဆြးေႏြး မူေတြေပၚေပါက္ မလာခင္ လိုက္ေလ်ာမူေတြ လုပ္ဖို႔ ေတာင္းဆို လိုက္ပါတယ္။ တနဂၤေႏြေန႔က ျမန္မာ့အလင္းမွာ ေဖာ္ျပခဲ့တဲ့ ေပးစာမွာ ေပးဆပ္မူေတြ စြန္႔လႊတ္ လို္က္ေလွ်ာ မူေတြ မရွိပဲနဲ႔ ေတြ႔ဆံု ေဆြးေႏြးေရး ေပၚေပါက္လာမွာ မဟုတ္ဘူးလို႔ ဆိုပါတယ္။ အဲဒီေပးစာကို တျခားျမန္မာမီ ဒီယာေတြမွာလည္း ထပ္မံေဖာ္ျပ ခဲ့ပါ တယ္။

ကေလာင္နာမည္ ခ်မ္းျမေအး အမည္နဲ႔ စာမ်က္ႏွာ ႏွစ္မ်က္ႏွာရွိတဲ့ အယ္ဒီတာ့ အာေဘာ္မွာ “အန္တီစု တစ္စံု တစ္ခုကို ရဖို႔အတြက္ တစ္စံုတစ္ခုကို စြန္႔လႊတ္လိုက္ လိုက္ေလွ်ာ ရမယ္ဆိုတဲ့ သေဘာ သဘာ၀ကို သင့္အေနနဲ႔ သိသင့္ပါတယ္”….

ေအာက္တြင္ အျပည့္အစံု ဆက္လက္ဖတ္ရူ ႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Burma demands Suu Kyi repent

Bkk post: Sunday, 21 Oct 2007

Rangoon - In the wake of increased sanctions against the regime, Burma's state-run media on Sunday belittled detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as "Auntie Suu" and demanded she make concessions before political dialogue can occur.

"No dialogue can achieve success without sacrifices and concessions," said an open letter that appeared in The New Light of Myanmar Sunday and was repeated in other state-run media.

"Auntie Suu, you should understand the nature of giving up something for achieving another that is 10 times more valuable and beneficial," said the two-page editorial, signed by Chan Mya Aye, which was believed to be a pen name.

The open criticism of Suu Kyi, the 1991 Nobel peace laureate who has been under house arrest for the past four years, followed announcements by the US and European Union last week that they will step up sanctions against the ruling junta, specifically targeting its senior generals.

Burma has been in the international spotlight again since last month's crackdown on peaceful monk-led demonstrations in Rangoon that left at least 10 dead, according to government figures.

Independent observers believe the death toll was closer to 200, and noted that thousands of dissidents who participated in the protests were arrested and continue to languish and die in Burma's notorious prison system.

The crackdown sparked international outrage toward the regime but has also highlighted the lack of diplomatic options left to the world community to solve Burma's political dilemma.

The country has been under a military dictatorship since 1962, and has continued to be ruled by generals for the past 17 years despite a 1990 general election that should have brought Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) to power.

In the wake of last month's upheaval, the United Nations dispatched special envoy Ibrahim Gambari to Burma to broker a political dialogue between the junta and Suu Kyi.

State Peace and Development Council head Senior General Than Shwe told Gambari he was willing to meet Suu Kyi on the condition that she drop her support of western sanctions against Burma and her "confrontation" tactics.

The NLD has rejected the preconditions. Its strongest card against the junta, which holds all the guns, is the West's ongoing economic sanctions on the regime, some analysts note.

Burma watchers have said the junta's game plan is to use Suu Kyi to persuade the West to drop its sanctions, and then to drag out political reforms until they have a steadier flow of income from natural gas sales.

"It is human nature that everyone wants the upper hand," noted The New Light of Myanmar editorial in its letter to "Auntie Suu." (dpa)

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