Comedian Zarganar and Buddhist monk Ashin Gambira were sentenced to 45 and 12 years under MILITO-CRAZY laws

 Comedian Zarganar (Dentist) and Buddhist monk Ashin Gambira were sentenced to 45 and 12 years each

under MILITO-CRAZY laws

Myanmar court sentences monk and comedian AP

 

Courts in military-ruled Myanmar handed long prison sentences Friday to a prominent Buddhist monk and a popular comedian who are active in the country’s pro-democracy movement.

In an intensive crackdown on activists, at least 100 people have received prison sentences of two to 65 years in the past two weeks. Many of them were held for more than a year before being tried.

Comedian and activist Maung Thura — who is better known by his stage name, Zarganar — was sentenced to 45 years imprisonment for violations of the Electronics Act, which regulates all forms of electronic communication.

The wave of harsh sentences has been condemned worldwide by Western governments and human rights organizations, who charge that it makes a mockery of the ruling junta’s professed plan to restore ‘democracy’ (Which should be rightly called MILITO-CRAZY) with a 2010 election.

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Michael Jackson converts to Islam

  Michael Jackson 

converts to Islam

Michael Jackson has become a Muslim

Michael Jackson has become a Muslim

LONDON, Nov 21 — Michael Jackson has become a Muslim — and changed his name to Mikaeel. The skint superstar, 50, donned Islamic garb to pledge allegiance to the Quran in a ceremony at a pal’s mansion in Los Angeles.

Jacko sat on the floor wearing a tiny hat after an imam was summoned to officiate — days before the singer is due to appear at London’s High Court where he is being sued by an Arab sheikh.

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The trial continues…. here, but the truth would be out on the judgement day in-front of Allah/God

The trial continues…. here,

but the truth would be definitely out

on the judgement day in-front of Allah/God

Migrant workers support group Tenaganita’s Irene Fernandez was charged in 1996 under the Printing Presses and Publications Act (1984) for allegedly publishing false news in a memorandum to the federal government, “Abuse, Torture and Dehumanised Conditions of Migrant Workers in Detention Centres”.  

Seven years later in Oct 2003, Irene was found guilty and sentenced to 12-months imprisonment. She was allowed bail pending appeal. 

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The secularists’ crusade

The secularists’ crusade

Global media secularists are alarmed at the rise of religio-political movements and the increasing incidence of religious agitation and violence – while absolving themselves of any responsibility.

foreign media montage 171203They see the religious and their religious-driven confrontations missing the ‘globalisation boat’ – and with it development, education, technology and healthcare left to the more secular and privileged classes.

To the secularist religious confrontations – may it be Bulgaria’s Christian extremists, Indonesia’s Muslim Bali Bombers or India’s Bajrang Dal Hindu militants from the Bharatiya Janata Party – are indicative of the ‘primitive’ tendencies of their movements.

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Estonia Condemns Punishment of Democracy Supporters in Myanmar

The Estonian Foreign Ministry united with the European Union’s standpoint that condemns the decision of Myanmar’s (Burma’s) military regime to sentence more than 30 supporters of democracy to 2 to 65 years of jail time.

“Estonia is calling on Myanmar’s military regime to begin an involved and constructive dialogue with the democratic opposition and minority representatives,” said Foreign Minister Urmas Paet. “The only crime of those individuals sentenced was internationally recognised peaceful self-expression in support of democratic reforms and a better Myanmar,” Paet emphasised, acknowledging that under the current conditions the elections scheduled for 2010 cannot be legitimate.

Referring to the UN Security Council’s October appeal and the EU foreign ministers’ council’s November conclusions, Estonia is encouraging Myanmar’s military regime to unconditionally free Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and all of the more than 2000 political prisoners, including those sentenced during the past few days.

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source:Estonia Ministy of Foreign Affiars