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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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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