Reuters:Myanmar’s Suu Kyi calls for changes to constitution

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wikipedia.org:Hate speech

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hate speech is, outside the law, any communication that disparages a person or a group on the basis of some characteristic such as race, color, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, or other characteristic.

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Analysis: Myanmar shows little sign of economic miracle

By a Reuters Staff Reporter

YANGON | Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:13pm EST

(Reuters) – Business is booming at the Golden Sea employment agency in downtown Yangon, but that doesn’t mean Myanmar’s long-stagnant economy is improving. Quite the opposite.

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ဆရာၾကီး ဦးရာဇတ္ေန႔ အခမ္းအနား

World Report 2012: Burma

Burma’s human rights situation remained dire in 2011 despite some significant moves by the government which formed in late March following November 2010 elections. Freedoms of expression, association, and assembly remain severely curtailed. Although some media restrictions were relaxed, including increased access to the internet and broader scope for journalists to cover formerly prohibited subjects, official censorship constrains reporting on many important national issues. In May and October the government released an estimated 316 political prisoners in amnesties, though many more remain behind bars.

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In Democracy, Minority’s EQUAL Rights must be protected from the tyrannizing majority

SOURCE: Extracts from Majority Rule/Minority Rights: Essential Principles from Democracy web

Majority Rule

In practice, democracy is governed by its most popularly understood principle: majority rule.

Namely, the side with the most votes wins, whether it is an election, a legislative bill, a contract proposal to a union, or a shareholder motion in a corporation. The majority (or in some cases plurality) vote decides.

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Insight: Freed prisoners add momentum, risks to Myanmar reform

(Reuters) – Buddhist monk Shin Gambira endured solitary confinement, beatings and sleep deprivation in Myanmar’s prisons for his leading role in the 2007 “Saffron Revolution” — peaceful protests that were crushed by the country’s military.

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wikileaks.org:MANDALAY ACTIVISTS MANAGE TO PERSEVERE

C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 RANGOON 001186 

SIPDIS 

STATE FOR EAP/MLS 

E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/19/2015 
TAGS: PGOV PHUM PREL BM NLD
SUBJECT: MANDALAY ACTIVISTS MANAGE TO PERSEVERE 

Classified By: APAO Kim Penland for Reasons 1.4 (b,d) 

1.  (C) SUMMARY:  The Charge met in Mandalay on October 7 
with NLD senior organizer Win Mya Mya, the leadership of 
YMCA, and toured the Phaung Daw Oo Monastery high school. 
These activists report that the government has made it 
increasingly difficult to operate within Mandalay and the 
surrounding villages.  The government has also restricted NLD 
meetings, begun a covert campaign to pit Muslims against 
Buddhists within the party, and boarded up NLD signboards 
notifying the public of the location of three different 
offices.  END SUMMARY. 

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“ကိုယ့္လူမ်ိဳးကိုယ္ အထင္မေသးသင့္ဘူး ျပဳျပင္ ေျပာင္းလဲမႈေတြကို အရွိန္အဟုန္ ျမွင့္ျပီး ေဆာင္ရြက္တာကို လက္ခံႏိုင္တဲ့ လူမ်ိဳးပါ” – BURMA VJ MEDIA

“ကိုယ့္လူမ်ိဳးကိုယ္ အထင္မေသးသင့္ဘူး ျပဳျပင္ ေျပာင္းလဲမႈေတြကို အရွိန္အဟုန္ ျမွင့္ျပီး ေဆာင္ရြက္တာကို လက္ခံႏိုင္တဲ့ လူမ်ိဳးပါ” – BURMA VJ MEDIA.

“အာဏာပုိင္ေတြက အစ ဒီမုိကေရစီ စနစ္ကုိ မသြားရင္ မရေတာ့ဘူးလုိ ့သေဘာေပါက္ လာရၿပီ “ – BURMA VJ MEDIA

“အာဏာပုိင္ေတြက အစ ဒီမုိကေရစီ စနစ္ကုိ မသြားရင္ မရေတာ့ဘူးလုိ ့သေဘာေပါက္ လာရၿပီ “ – BURMA VJ MEDIA.

BBC:Burma halts construction of Thai-backed power plant

The Burmese authorities have halted the construction of a Thai-backed power station, citing concerns over pollution and the environment.

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dailymail.co.uk:Burma’s opposition icon Aung Sann Suu Kyi confirms she will run for parliament in April elections

Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has confirmed she will run for a seat in parliament, her party said today.

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Loss of Innocence by Bertil Lintner