It’s Time "to Humanize" Myanmar’s Current Military Junta Government

By admin ~ March 24th, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

In mid-August 2007, a decision by the government to sharply raise fuel prices led to a new round of street protests. After small demonstrations by students, the situation turned more serious when large numbers of the country’s Buddhist monks, who are widely revered, joined in. To take measures against these civil uprisings, the Military Junta Government raided the monasteries, beat and arrested monks, at least killed one Japanese journalist. The military force also crushed a wave of nationwide protests with tear gas, beatings and volleys of gunfire.

The current military junta government of Myanmar came to power via coup d’?tat in 1962 and in 1974, this government violently suppressed the anti-government protests at the funeral of U Thant. In May 1990, the government held free elections for the first time in almost 30 years. The National League for Democracy (NLD), the party of Aung San Suu Kyi, won 392 out of a total 489 seats, but the election results were annulled by Senior General Than Shwe, who refused to step down.

To retain its power, the current military junta government of Myanmar shut down freedom of expression and the press, bar all pro-democracy movements, arrest any pro-democracy individual; above all totally buried civil and political rights of its citizens under the ground.

In mid-August 2007, a decision by the government to sharply raise fuel prices led to a new round of street protests. After small demonstrations by students, the situation turned more serious when large numbers of the country’s Buddhist monks, who are widely revered, joined in. To take measure against these civil uprising, the Military Junta Government raided the monasteries, beat and arrested monks, at least killed one Japanese journalist. The military force also crushed a wave of nationwide protests with tear gas, beatings and volleys of gunfire; however, the Burmese monks are never deterred with these barbarian measures and even became involved in larger numbers after monks were injured by troops during a rally on September 5.

Despite these barbarian political facts, the current junta government of Myanmar still peacefully survives. Ironically, on June 23, 1997, the Union of Myanmar was admitted as a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The world, the United Nations, the United States of American, other European powers, and especially ASEAN are surprisingly slow in taking measures against this barbarian government. Until today, I have always wondered why they allow the Burmes people suffer for too long. Why they allow the current Myanmar’s military junta government holds its illegal and illegitimate power for desirously long? It shall be time to “humanize” this government, who has extremely long deployed the law of jungle against the world’s people and against standardized human norms. Here “to humanize” means three things; whether to allow this government to hold power, as a result from free and fair election, to accept the election result of May 1990, or to face justice.
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