Malaysiakini letter by Derek Law | Jul 28, 08

Imagine if David Miliband, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in the United Kingdom said that recent immigrants, especially from South-Asia to the UK, who were given citizenship should be thankful to the government and should not demand for equal rights such as equal access to education and religious rights which are granted to the Anglo-Saxon community.  


Imagine the outcry of these newly-inducted citizens of the UK and also of the international community.

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Presenting a car for the beloved HRH Sr Gen Than Shwe

 Presenting a car for the beloved HRH Sr Gen Than Shwe

Or Than Shwe could use these donkeys

Disclaimer: Please don’t use both of them. They may out-smart you!

Kerry Pushes Rice to Consider Burmese Junta’s Actions as “Crimes Against Humanity”


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. John Kerry today sent a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to express his grave concerns over the Burmese military junta’s restricting foreign aid to millions devastated by the recent cyclone, and to ask whether the junta’s actions may constitute “crimes against humanity” under international law. Kerry has requested a legal opinion from the State Department.

“The junta’s refusal to accept foreign aid has inflicted extraordinary pain and suffering on the Burmese people,” said Sen. Kerry. “The systematic restrictions on international support have denied lifesaving disaster assistance to over a million people. Our State Department should be considering every possible tool to create leverage to force the junta to allow humanitarian aid to reach the people. That includes investigating whether the junta’s actions constitute a crime against humanity under international law.”

The text of the letter is as follows:
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