Hopes for Suu Kyi release fade at Asean meet

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Hopes for Suu Kyi release fade at Asean meet
July 21, 2008

HOPES for the release of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi were
raised and then quickly faded at a meeting of South-east Asian ministers, as
officials said on Monday that comments indicating she could be freed within
months had been misinterpreted.

Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) foreign ministers have told
their Myanmar counterpart they were ‘deeply disappointed’ over the junta’s
recent decision to extend the opposition leader’s house arrest by another
year.

But Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo said on Sunday that the regime’s
foreign minister Nyan Win had suggested she could be freed within six months
under a technical deadline set in Myanmar law.

Asked on Monday whether Ms Aung San Suu Kyi could be released then,
Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda said: ‘That’s our hope’. But Mr
Yeo said Monday that Mr Nyan Win had been misunderstood, and that the legal
limit of the detention period would only be reached ‘six months from May
2009’ when the one-year extension expires.

Ms Aung San Suu Kyi has spent most of the past 18 years under house arrest
at her home in the country’s main city Yangon, with the most recent spell
beginning in May 2003.

Mr Trevor Wilson, a former Australian ambassador to Myanmar, said he
expected the democracy leader to be kept in detention until elections billed
for 2010.

‘I don’t think there’s any evidence that the government is ready to release
her’, he told AFP.

Mr David Mathieson, a consultant on Myanmar for US-based Human Rights Watch,
said the military regime’s claims to be abiding by national laws were
farcical.

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Answer ASEAN leaders, which of the following points you do not agree?

Answer ASEAN leaders,

which of the following points you do not agree?

 

What Western values are you afraid of ASEAN DICTATORS?

 

SPDC FM said that Daw Suu could be kept in detention because their law says the limit is six years.

Don’t forget that Myanmar SPDC law for MURDER, corruption and RAPE etc included jail and death sentences. So why the Depayin MASSACRE MASTERMIND Than Shwe was not arrested or jailed or punished to death.

 

The selective persecution is the problem. According to the ASEAN VALUES, not all the citizens are equal under the law. May be I am wrong. All the citizens are equal under the law but Military Junta and Dictators are above the law.

 

The main problem of the ASEAN is they have no respect for the Human Rights and also there is no RULE OF LAW. They all RULE BY LAW, of course with their own interpretation.

 

In conclusion there is usually NO GOOD GOVERNANCE in most of the ASEAN countries.

 

Answer ASEAN leaders, which of the following points you do not agree?

 

 

CHAPTER I. DIGNITY

Article 1 Human dignity

 

Human dignity is inviolable. It must be respected and protected.

 

Article 2 Right to life

 

1. Everyone has the right to life.

2. No one shall be condemned to the death penalty, or executed.

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Observers doubt Myanmar on ASEAN charter pledges

SINGAPORE — Military-ruled Myanmar on Monday formally ratified the ASEAN Charter but observers doubted the junta will live up to the document’s ideals on democracy and human rights.

Foreign Minister Nyan Win presented his country’s ratification during an annual meeting of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

In the charter, ASEAN members commit “to strengthen democracy, enhance good governance and the rule of law, and to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

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Few tourists visiting Myanmar (CNN VIDEO)

source:CNN

Asian Values & Western Values

Most of the western countries had progressed from the struggles to just meet their biological needs of food, shelter and security to the social progress to meet their psychological needs of social values such as Human Rights and Individual Freedoms.

“ASIAN VALUES” apologists claim that certain values and liberties must be compromised for the sake of growth and progress so that most of the citizens are housed, clothed and fed. They claimed that social and political stability for the whole country is more important than individual Human Rights and liberties.

Even US and some developed countries are in reverse gear by saying that sacrifices in certain individual freedoms must be made for the safety of the country and to fight terrorism.

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Bosnian Serb leader arrested but SPDC leaders still free

 Bosnian Serb leader arrested but SPDC leaders still free

International Herald Tribune

Bosnian Serb leader, top war crimes suspect, arrested

Published: July 22, 2008

PARIS: Bosnia’s Serb wartime president, Radovan Karadzic, one of the world’s most wanted war criminals for his part in the massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995, has been arrested, Serbian President Boris Tadic’s office said on Monday.

Serge Brammertz, the prosecutor of the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague, said in a statement late Monday that Karadzic would be transferred to The Hague, but “the date will be determined in due course.”

Karadzic’s place of arrest was not announced, but Serbian government officials said Karadzic had been arrested by the Serbian secret police at a site not far from Belgrade, Serbia’s capital, nearly 13 years after he was first indicted on war crimes.

“This is a very important day for the victims who have waited for this arrest for over a decade,” Brammertz said. “It is also an important day for international justice because it clearly demonstrates that nobody is beyond the reach of the law and that sooner or later all fugitives will be brought to justice.”

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Asean Charter would be rubbished with the Worthless Asean value system

Asean Charter would be rubbished

with the Worthless Asean value system

MUSTAFA K ANUAR’S BLOG

Malaysia’s Foreign Minister today called for the incorporation of ‘Asean value system’ in the human rights provisions in the Asean Charter. (Human=Foreigners, migrants, asylum seekers excluded? Of course Indons are accorded full HR by UR GOV.)

 

According to a Bernama report, Rais raised this point so as to ensure that the Asean Charter would not be ‘a mere importation of the universal values of human rights’.

COMMENT:The whole world except Xenophobiacs accepted the Universal values of human rights.

 

While it is understandable that we ought to evaluate carefully certain values from elsewhere, be it West or East, so that we do not copy blindly, the above exhortation is cause for concern.

 

This is because somehow this so-called ‘Asean value system’ reminds one of the controversial notion of ‘Asian values’ that was a rage in the 1990s particularly in Singapore and Malaysia when both Lee Kuan Yew and Mahathir Mohamad were prime ministers in their respective countries.

 

What ought to attract the attention of concerned Malaysians is that these ‘Asian values’ could function as a kind of a code for the justification of authoritarian rule or illiberal governance in particular countries.

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