Events of the Week
23 August 2009
Therefore we really do not need to worry about the lifting of the sanctions, it willcome sooner or later.
The pro-democracy forces
Some pro-democracy forces are urging the US government to link the normalisationof US- Myanmar relationship with their demands such as the release of politicalprisoners and “Dialogue” with the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.What the pro-democracy forces need to pay attention is when we ask “help” fromthe western powers, “help” never come alone, but with the attached strings.The pro-democracy forces should not forget the following recent historic events:1.
What happened to Suharto who became President of Indonesia with thesupport of the US and lost power in 1998 following the Asian financialcrisis when his once supporter, the US switched it’s support to MegawatiSukarnoputri2.
What happened to Saddam Hussein of Iraq once named “Guy of the US”when he had disobeyed the orders of the US3.
What happened to Benazir Bhutto when she returned to Pakistan after thenegotiation with president Musharraf mediated by the USThere will be the Elections in 2010, the best solution for all pro-democracy forces iscontest the Elections and let the people of Myanmar decide who to lead the country.Myanmar does not need western powers’s intervention to resolve it’s internalproblems. Demanding outside help or trying to negotiate is simply trying to delaythe Political stability process.
Rumours about the 88 Generation group
23 August 2009
Some rumours are circulating that the government is talking to the members of the88 Generation group. Whether or not it is true we do not know. Let’s assume that itis true, what kind of talk or discussion we do not know either.However, if they can get “General Amnesty” and if they decide to form a Politicalparty within the laws, it would be good for the country. They had experienced the8888, and they have now their experience in Myanmar politics.The last time when they were free, we could not separate them with NLD and theexiles. We did not learn about their own political identity, because they supportedwhatever NLD had said and whatever the Exiles had said.They have experienced long years in prisons, political activities, difficulities, thenature of Myanmar politics and matured politically hopefully. After all they all arebetween 45-50, it is a good age with various experiences accumulated to prospecttheir own political career.