VOA:Rethinking Relations With Burma

President Barack Obama has held out his hand to world leaders seeking engagement, rather than confrontation to solve international disputes. This entails a review of the  way the United States deals with specific countries, and such an effort is now under way regarding the government of Burma.

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Obama can learn from Bush on Burma

As President Barack Obama dismantles the legacy of the Bush administration, there is one area in which he should actually emulate and build on his predecessor’s record: Burma.

Whatever else one thinks of George Bush, few could deny the contribution he, and particularly his wife Laura, made to raising the profile of the suffering in Burma. In 2005, he spent almost an hour in the Oval Office with a young Shan woman activist from Burma, Charm Tong, and heard about the military regime’s use of rape as a weapon of war. In 2006, a day after former Czech President Vaclav Havel and former Archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu published a report calling for Burma to be placed on the UN security council agenda, the US declared its support for the initiative.

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Video of the President-Elect Barack Obama in Chicago

Video of the President-Elect Barack Obama in Chicago

OBAMA CAPTURES THE PRESIDENCY // Sen. Barack Obama acknowledges supporters along with wife Michelle & daughters Malia & Sasha in Grant Park, Chicago (© Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

‘This is your victory,’ says Obama

‘This is your victory,’ says Obama

 

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) — Sen. Barack Obama spoke at a rally in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, after winning the race for the White House Tuesday night. The following is an exact transcript of his speech.

Barack Obama speaks at a rally in Chicago, Illinois, after winning the presidency Tuesday night. 

Barack Obama speaks at a rally in Chicago, Illinois, after winning the presidency Tuesday night.

Obama:

Hello, Chicago.

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

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‘Change has come to America but we will need to wait generations for a change in Burma’

‘Change has come to America

but we will need to wait generations

for a change in Burma’

 ‘Change has come to America’. These were the words uttered by Barack Obama as he addressed the United States for the first time as the president-elect.

 

“Restoration of full democracy cannot happen overnight; it will take generations,” Tomás Ojea Quintana, the United Nations’ Human Rights Envoy for Burma said, adding that it was insufficient for the United Nations to simply issue resolutions on the situation in the Southeast Asian country, instead insisting that resources must also be made available so that the goals of resolutions may be met. 

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CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT OBAMA

CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT OBAMA

Dear Mr President,

                       As a duly elected President of the United States of America, you are 101% sure to be inaugurated as the 44th US president on Jan 20, 2009. Contrary to your condition, our BURMA’S Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was elected as a winner in the election in 1990 but she is still under house arrest for nearly two decades.

Please kindly help her release by declaring the SPDC Generals as Human Rights criminals and push for the International arrest warrant.

Please read my following article, which could be used as a rough guide-line for the appropriate action to be  taken for the prosecute the Myanmar generals.

Thanking Your Honour

Yours Humbly

 

Dr San Oo Aung

Democrat candidate Barack Obama has been elected as the United States first black president following his historic win over his Republican rival John McCain.

american presidential election barack obama versus john mccainThe 47-year-old father of two, who will be inaugurated as the 44th US president on Jan 20, 2009,

Ban Ki-moon, Al Capone, Yamashita and Than Shwe

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