ENP: Zimbabwe’s Robert Than Shwe – Demigod to DESPOT

ENP: Robert Mugabe – Demigod to DESPOT

Demigod to DESPOT
With political murders and Inflation in his corrupt country at 100,000%,
Zimbabwe’s once-revered independence fighter is now feared

By Neville Stack July 01, 2008

A TRAGIC failure.

This is how Robert Mugabe’s leadership has been described by Nelson Mandela.

The world’s most reviled leader, however, rejects the indictment by one of its most revered statesmen.

So where did Mr Mugabe go wrong? After all, he was once a darling of the West.

When the young Mugabe became a prospective leader of Southern Rhodesia, the British smiled because he was a product of the British higher-education system.

But now the British have stripped Mr Mugabe of the knighthood that was conferred on him in 1994.

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Zimbabwe: Burma, Zimbabwe and How Not to Rule

Burma is in the news. Zimbabwe too is. Both are for the wrong reasons. It’s one thing mismanaged nations have in common. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) recently expressed concerns about Burma.

Millions of the nation’s people would starve if the international community doesn’t provide funds and other aids in time, the organisation said. As the delta area where much of its rice is planted will not be amenable as a result of the recent cyclone that hit the country, Burma will not be able to produce enough crops to feed itself, it added; all this concern for the country which leaders spurned international help when natural disaster struck a couple of weeks ago.

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Spain’s goal knocks out a Burmese fan!

THE excitement of the Euro 2008 final proved too much for a Myanmar national who died soon after Spain

scored the solitary goal in the match, according to Utusan Malaysia.

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Small bomb explodes near Myanmar’s main city: police

YANGON (AFP) — A small bomb exploded near local government offices outside Myanmar’s main city of Yangon early Tuesday, though no casualties were reported, police sources said.

“A small bomb went off at the office of the Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA) in Shwe Pyitha township this morning. There were no casualties,” a police official told AFP.

The USDA is a pro-junta organisation blamed by Aung San Suu Kyi’s supporters for a series of attacks, including a deadly raid on her convoy five years ago that marked the beginning of her latest period of house arrest.

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China as a safe haven for Myanmar’s Muslims

China as a safe haven for Myanmar’s Muslims

October 9, 2007 by Wang Daiyu

Islam in China

“Seek knowledge even as far as China.” – Saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

109261-burmese-muslim-girl-0.jpgAlthough this story is not strictly about Chinese Muslims but it is related to a news item which has been quite prominent in the news lately and does involve Muslims in China but not exactly Chinese Muslims. What I am referring to are people from the Rohingya ethnic group who are predominantly Muslims and have been forced to flee their homeland by the Military Junta. I saw this news item by chance and discusses the plight of Rohingyas and how many have found refuge in Southwest China. Here is an extract from the story:

“I don’t even know where my friends are buried,” Islam said, bursting into sobs. “My mistake was being educated,” said the zoologist. After five months of clandestine living he joined the exodus of hundreds of thousands fleeing the junta to neighbouring Bangladesh. “I had to leave, the military was going from home to home looking for me,” said Islam.

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SPDC Junta got ‘license to torture’

SPDC Junta got ‘license to torture’

Adapted from the Malaysiakini’s letter by Josef Roy Benedict on Jul 1, 08

On the June 26, the world celebrated the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. June 26 is the day the United Nations adopted the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.


This treaty was adopted by the United Nations in 1984 after years of campaigning by various human rights organisations and came into force in 1987. Today, over 145 states are party to this convention including countries in this region such as Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Cambodia. When a country ratifies this treaty, it makes sure that laws in the country are in conformity with the treaty.

Despite this global acceptance that torture is wrong, illegal under international law and unacceptable in all circumstances, Myanmar SPDC has refused to ratify this international treaty.

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Are refugees real enemy of Malaysia?

Are refugees real enemy of Malaysia ?

Malaysiakini letter by Irene Fernandez | Jul 1, 08

Dear Ms Irene Ferenandez and Malaysiakini editors, I had edited out the sensitive harmful (to me, as I am a coward) words and facts. Please kindly forgive me.

I refer to the Malaysiakini report .

Gov’t to launch massive ops against illegals in Sabah


Whenever there is a slow down of the economy or when the political power of the ruling government is threatened, the government becomes repressive towards the most vulnerable and voiceless group in the country.

These are the refugees and undocumented workers who are referred to as ‘illegal immigrants’.

The government of the day has also been successful in instilling a racist perspective in that immigrants are ‘a threat’ to security and are the people who are the criminals in our society. Through its control over the media, it has brought about a xenophobic situation.

The fear is that the immigrants will control both economically and politically.

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