Burmese junta deports Korean journalist

Zarni   
Monday, 23 June 2008 20:21

Bangkok – A Korean journalist was deported from Burma by the ruling military junta on Sunday for visiting the office of opposition political party – the National League for Democracy.

Ms. Lee Yu Kyong, a freelance journalist from Korea, was expelled to Thailand after police searched for her at a guest house on Sunday morning for visiting the NLD office.

 She was staying in Okinawa Guest Hose in 32nd Street in Kyauktadar Township in downtown Rangoon from since June 16.

 “At about 7 am [Sunday], five guys from [police] Special Branch arrived. They asked me, ‘where I was on the 18th and 19th’,” said Lee.

“[They] said you came here on a tourist visa. So it’s illegal. And you shouldn’t have gone there with a tourist visa,” Lee quoted the Burmese officers as saying.

She insisted on meeting officers in the Korean embassy but the police officers said, “No, you just have to leave this country,” and an officer arranged the air-ticket for her in the Thai Airways that left Burma at 10 am on Sunday.

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Myanmar’s new capital: Out of sight

Last update: June 23, 2008

Myanmar’s secretive and xenophobic generals spent billions of dollars building a new capital in a remote region. A visitor who traveled to the city found it organized like the Yellow Pages: one street for hotels, another for restaurants

The bamboo forests and sugar cane fields that once covered these gently sloping hills have been replaced by hulking government buildings, roads so long and straight they resemble runways and a vast construction site marked by a sign: “Parliament zone. Do not enter.”

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SPDC Senior General Mugabe and Zimbabwe President Robert Than Shwe

SPDC Senior General Mugabe and

Zimbabwe President Robert Than Shwe

 

Sorry, sorry, forgive me dear readers. I mixed up those incarnated-

devil twin bastard dictator-brothers.

 

By Juan Mercado
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 14:21:00 06/10/2008
Are Burma and Zimbabwe “Bonnie and Clyde” gangsters embarrassing no end the 193 plus countries who make up today’s international community?

A freckled Bonnie Parket and thick-mopped Clyde Barrow went on a crime spree in 1932. Both were cut down two years later. Their story anchored the “Bonnie and Clyde” movie.

Today, Burma’s Gen Than Shwe, in Asia, and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, in Africa, are twins in felony. Their abuse of starving fellow citizens-and human beings-skirts genocide, as controversy on food aid shows.

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“I want peace. I don’t want any trouble.”

Daw Suu Quoted here_

written by Rashid, June 23, 2008 | 19:05:56
I got this quote from SAPP’s blog (http://www.sapphq.blogspot.com) and I think the Chinese and the 0ld people need to see how apt it is.

“Courage. Courage comes. Courage comes from cultivating. Courage comes from cultivating the habit. Courage comes from cultivating the habit of refusing. Courage comes from cultivating the habit of refusing to let fear dictate one’s actions.”

Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Above was quoted in the following posting at Malaysia Today

Posted by labisman Monday, 23 June 2008

“I want peace. I don’t want any trouble.”

That’s the reaction from most of the older people starting from age 50 and above (Not all, but most). Don’t get me wrong. I do not have any discrimination against older people but I am very frustrated with the attitude of most of them.
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