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Burma, China, Mongolia, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand October 26, 2007

Posted by Philip Ryan in News.

Danny Fisher has a good round-up of the sad / hopeful goings-on in Burma. And Tricycle’s own Jeff Wilson gives us a statement on Burma from the Buddhist Churches of America.

U.N. Envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari says the talks between opposition leader Aung Sann Suu Kyi and the Rangoon regime make him hopeful, but “much more is needed” to bring about real results. And meanwhile Burmese government forces are back out on the street in force and surrounding “holy sites” in order to forestall more action by Burma’s monks. China’s response to the historic meeting between the opposition and junta was to take a wait and see, or stall and do nothing approach. India agrees:

India has also made clear it is not prepared to act. “We have shared our views and we have commonality of the approach, and let the process which began in Myanmar for the political reforms and national reconciliation, let it be taken to its logical conclusion,” the Indian Foreign Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, said yesterday.

Gotcha!: Chevron’s role in Burma is coming under Congressional scrutiny. And a Free Burma rally to mark the one-month anniversary of the military crackdown is happening outside the State Department in D.C. at 1 PM today, according to By My Hand and Heart Alone.

Konchog of Dreaming of Danzan Ravjaa tells us a little bit about the bloke his blog is named after, and asks for our support in sending a group of Mongolian nuns to India.

Sri Lanka’s government has shut down a Colombo radio station that it says spread panic with false news of a rebel attack. Can they shut down Fox News in New York while they’re at it? Sri Lanka’s press freedom is in steep decline.

Booming Thailand, home of the mighty baht, signs up to get more electricity from (Communist) Laos, as opposed to troublesome Burma. The U.S. and the West, lest we forget, get just about everything from (Communist) China.

– Philip Ryan, Web Editor



1. Valdes-Munoz - October 26, 2007

Malaysia- Is it a good destination to learn English?
A fellow press friend of mine yesterday asked me which country, Malaysia or Singapore, is good destination to learn English. I advised her to study in Singapore, where I studied English too five years ago, a safe country that has strict rule of law. Malaysia is a country where an innocent Mongolian woman was shot to death and exploded into pieces by military-use C4 explosive fastened to her body. I will say this sentence to everybody asked me about Malaysia. This will be recalled for the people of Mongolia every time we think of Malaysia.

Malaysia is no longer a destination for Mongolians either to study or travel. I heard a number of Mongolians going Malaysia to study has been decreased a lot since last year when our beloved mother of two was killed in a jungle outside KL.

I have been to Malaysia actually, when I was studying in Singapore. I remember that when I was under passport control at the Singapore-Malaysia border, a Malay passport controller smiled at me and told me “Bat Khaan! Genghis Khan!”. He said something to his fellow customs officers in Malaysian and told me “Welcome to Malaysia!”. My first impression on the country of Malaysia had this wonderful start. I felt like I was the first Mongolian coming to Malaysia. We will not hear this nice welcoming from a passport controller of Russia now, a country what we believed as “brother in steel friendship” for over 70 years in the past under Soviet ally.

At that time, how can we know that a Mongolian woman will be killed in this country brutally and her entrance record will be deleted from immigration database. Personally, I think these people, Baginda and his family, including the two police officers and Najib Tun Razak in who gave the order, are the most disgusting people on the globe as same as those terrorists who killed thousands of people on September 11, 2001 by using civilian airplane as missiles.

Who authorizes those people to use airplane as missiles? Who authorizes those people to use military explosives to kill an innocent woman?
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.” –Edmund Burke-

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