Burma extends Suu Kyi detention

(c) BBC

Burmese pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi had her house arrest extended for another 12 months, sources within the country's military government say.

Officials visited her home for a short time to read out a notice informing her of the decision, reports say.

The decision was widely expected following a similar 12 month order issued last November.

The BBC's Kylie Morris in Bangkok says that neither the isolation policies of the US and Britain nor the attitude of engagement by neighbouring south east Asian nations appear to be having much effect in spurring the military government on to real political reform.
I'm normally an optimistic sort, but I can't see that this exceptional woman will ever reap the reward for all that she's had to suffer. Courage in the face of adversity is an understatement.
Burma's military is that involved in stripping and raping the country that it has no way out. A totally corrupt system kept in power by the spinless Members of South East nations who profit from the illegal state.
I take a drink with the editor of the Irrawadei Magazine, he has been banned from Burma for more years then he can remember.


Book Reviewer

next time you're in Bangkok, steer clear of Patpong Road for a change and bimble along to the Press Club for a swift half with a Swede called Bertil Lintner - bet he'll give you some perspective on the neighbours 8)

Burma won't change till the Generals are run out of town.....and no sanctions regime is ever going to make that happen.


Similar threads

New Posts

Latest Threads