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Some responses to the stupid SPDC excuses_

Some responses to the stupid SPDC excuses_

Japanese newsman to blame for his own death: Myanmar paper

Category: General

Posted by: Raja Petra

MYANMAR’S state-controlled media said yesterday that the Japanese journalist killed during a crackdown on recent protests was to blame for his own death because he put himself in harm’s way.  . . .

Comments

budakindia wrote:

sounds like a standard . . . .response to me! Hmmmm are we becoming like the junta or is it the other way around? Hmmm! No matter who he is, he should be treated the same..as a human being not some animals that can be shot down in the streets. That goes the same for the  . . .  government too with their draconian laws like ISA, OSA, emergency ordinance! And please don’t scare us with the 1969 story anymore. We are not kids you know! Even a year one will laugh at you!

15/10 11:17:18

Fist of Asia wrote:

sounds like what the  . . . government would say if the same shit happened here..oh yeah!!!!!
altantuya case.. judge says to the mongolian woman who brought up the fact that their entry records were deleted, “Why are you complaining? You still managed to go home right?”

15/10 11:56:56

Kaboda wrote:

I agree the response is so stupid it could compare with something that came out of our government’s mouth.

15/10 13:43:21

wiltda13 wrote:

yea yeah. blame the dead. the dead cannot speak to defend himself. Let the ghost of him and thousand killed recently coming back and haunts the junta for their sin against the states and the citizens.

15/10 20:44:30

LegallyBotak wrote:

Please note:

“Ambassadors from most of the foreign embassies were among about 1,000 people who attended the funeral.” (Note. Of ex PM, butcher of Depayin)

What a bunch of hypocrites. I rest my case.

16/10 00:35:16

whodhellknew wrote:

Of course, he wouldn’t have been in harm’s way if the Burmese military did not unleash harm upon an unarmed group of people voicing out their opinions about a government that’s supposed to have their welfare in mind.

cheers

16/10 07:01:33

Silent India must speak out against Myanmar

Silent India must speak out against Myanmar

 

Mira Kamdar, Project Syndicate/Asia Society

THE world has been horrified by graphic images of the crackdown by Myanmar’s military junta. But the bullets and clubs unleashed on Buddhist monks have worked. The monks have retreated, and an eerie normalcy has returned to Yangon, the country’s principal city and former capital.

That crackdown continues under cover of darkness. When the sun sets in the country, fear rises. Everyone listens half awake for the dreaded knock on the door.

Any night, the military’s agents can come for you, take you away, and make sure you are never heard from again.

In recent nights, the junta’s henchmen have burst into monasteries, lined up sleepy monks, and smashed their shaved heads against the walls, spattering them with blood.

Scores of others, perhaps hundreds, have been carted off for interrogation, torture or execution. The night-time assault on a United Nations employee and her family made international news, but hundreds of less well-connected Myanmar have been similarly abused.

For 45 years, the country’s people have been subjected to the junta’s reign of terror.

My father was born in Rangoon long before the 1962 coup that brought the current regime to power. Afterwards, many of my relatives, prosperous Indian merchants who had been settled in Myanmar for generations, abandoned homes and businesses to save their skins as chaos enveloped the city, later renamed Yangon.

A relative who lives in Bangkok, but who returned part-time to Yangon in response to overtures from the country’s cash-starved rulers, recalled those days: “We lived through hell. We never knew when we woke up each morning what would happen.

“People were being denounced left and right. They could just come and take you away and take everything away from you.”

Those who couldn’t leave the country, or didn’t want to, have lived with this fear ever since. . . . .

India, which “normalised” bilateral relations a few years ago, is reluctant to alienate Myanmar’s military, with which it has worked closely to counter rebels in India’s northeast who had been using the common border to tactical advantage. To this end, India has provided aid, including tanks and training, to the country’s military.

But the main reason for India’s good relations with Myanmar’s ruling thugs is the country’s vast and still largely unexploited energy reserves, which India desperately needs to fuel its economic boom.

India has invested US$150 million (RM500 million) in a gas exploration deal off the Arakan coast of Myanmar, and India’s state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp and Gas Authority of India Ltd have taken a 30 per cent stake in two offshore gas fields in direct competition with PetroChina, which has also been given a stake.

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