Sunday, November 27, 2005

Burmese Days

As expected, Burma has extended the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi for another twelve months.

Gotta love those Burmese eh? First they lock up one of the most influencial democrats/peace workers of the last couple of decades, then they let her go, then they arrest her again, then they don't, and so on and so on. Confusing eh?
Recently, they decided to completely move their capital from Rangoon to Pyinmana - best guesses as to why include being scared of being invaded from the sea by the USA and/or as a complete whim based on advice from fortune tellers. Not exactly the most rational government in all the world now are they?

Anyway, back to the main point - popular leader of the opposition locked up for fifteen years for democratically winning an election. Detained by a completely corrupt military junta happy to abuse their power and their citizens to stay where they are. Now that's something nice to think about on a Sunday morning as you take for granted your coffee, toast and newspapers of free expression.

(Sorry, not particularly blog related, but for once a celebration of all things free and British, however corroded they may sometimes seem.)

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