Xenophobia, selfishness and political showmanship prohibit the permanent residents from enjoying the fuel rebates

TQ Dr., for your kindness and consideration for us in writing this letter. But Xenophobia, selfishness and political showmanship of leaders here prohibit the permanent residents from enjoying the fuel rebates.

Nowadays racist politicians are so bankrupted of ideas as they could not show off any more to their races as the defender and champion of their race, by attacking other Malaysians after the wind of change that blew during the GE 2008.

So they all need to hit the foreigners, including the PR holders to showoff their own races as patriotic heroes. This is going on sadly on the both sides of the political divide. Both the Government and opposition leaders are shamelessly keep on hitting the soft spot to gain political mileage.

Please read this kind gentle Dr’s letter_

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Than Shwe’s Grandson in Drug Scandal

By Wai Moe                                                                                      Monday,June 23,2008

Nay Shwe Thway Aung, until now the favorite grandson of Burmese head of state Snr-Gen Than Shwe, is reportedly at the center of a drug scandal in Rangoon.A source close to the military elite told The Irrawaddy on Monday that two men close to Than Shwe’s grandson were arrested by police on suspicion of procuring ecstasy pills for him. 

“I heard the family found some ecstasy pills on Nay Shwe Thway Aung last month,” the source said. “Then Aung Zaw Ye Myint [the son of Lt-Gen Ye Myint, a high-ranking general] and Maung Waik [a well-known business crony] were arrested in connection with the drugs.”   While rumors of the scandal began circulating the former capital, there were no birthday celebrations for Than Shwe’s grandson on May 22, the day he turned 17.
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Reshuffle Could Signal Changes at the Top

By Minn Lwin                                                                     Monday,23 June,2008

Burma’s ruling State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) has reshuffled its military commanders following the replacement of the country’s navy chief and two ministers last week.Details of the latest reshuffle have yet to emerge, although it is reported to have been planned as long ago as March. Observers believe many senior officers have been allowed to retire.

According to exile dissidents and military observers who have close connection with Burma’s armed forces, four Bureau of Special Operations (BSO) heads were allowed to retire. Burma currently has six BSO headquarters headed by senior ranking military officers and members of the SPDC. 

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Battered Burma’s Food problems just beginning

Two months after cyclone Nargis struck, the people of Burma are waking up to another shock: the destruction of their food supply may bring terrible long-term repercussions.

For centuries the Irrawaddy Delta has served as Burma’s rice bowl, producing more than half its rice crop. But earlier this month, the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation said 1.3-million hectares of paddy, or 60 per cent of rice farms, in the delta had been damaged by Nargis.

 

Global aid agencies worry about food shortages this year – the storm came at the start of the planting season – and the disruption carries a serious negative impact. While it killed more than 100,000 people, the storm also swept away huge stocks of grain, seeds, livestock and damaged irrigation systems. Nargis caused rice fields to be inundated with salt water as well.

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Suu Kyi’s Birthday Celebrated on Capitol Hill

By LALIT K JHA / WASHINGTON

Thousands of miles from her home on Rangoon’s Inya Lake, some influential supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi gathered in Washington to celebrate her 63rd birthday on Capitol Hill.
 
Speakers at a special ceremony held by the US Congress described Suu Kyi as a symbol of freedom the world over and said that she was not alone in her fight to bring democracy to Burma. Millions of people are with her, they said, urging the people of Burma not to lose hope and to continue their struggle.
 
Speakers at this special event, which was attended by invited guests, hoped that Suu Kyi would celebrate her next birthday as the rightful leader of Burma¬a position which has been denied her by the ruling junta since 1990, when her party won a landslide victory in the country’s last general elections. The event was organized by the Burma Fund, the US Campaign for Burma and the US Congressional Human Rights Caucus.

Soldiers told the time is right to topple junta

June 21, 2008 03:54am

BURMA is awash with rumours of a national uprising on August 8.

The day represents 8808 and is a significant number in a country driven by numerology and astrology. Flyers being distributed inside Burma appeal to the foot soldiers of the military junta to turn on their overseers. The date is strategic because the Olympic Games opens in Beijing on that day. This links with efforts by American activists to make the Olympics a focal point of protests against oppression in Burma.

The US Campaign For Burma wants to rally one million citizens around the world to boycott television broadcasts of the Olympics unless China ends its support for Burma’s military regime. The 8808 appeal is a powerful message for dispossessed and poorly paid Burmese soldiers working in hostile environments.

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