Friday, June 26, 2015

Burmese military rejects Aung San Suu Kyi

The Guardian (AP in Burma, June 25, 2015); Pfc. Sandoval, Wisdom Quarterly
The Lady, Aung San Suu Kyi, is the daughter of the "Father of the Country" (Aung San). She is still trying to save the state -- Burma renamed Myanmar by the military junta -- from the generals that rule behind the scenes (Wei Deng Wei on the way/flickr).
Arguably the most Buddhist country in the world, with a population that is more than 90% Theravada Buddhist, remains under totalitarian rule (literally Orwellian as this is where George Orwell lived) of the military junta but now with a smiley face facade, like Huxley's Brave New World (Mucki Nowak/flickr).

Burma rejects proposal to let Aung San Suu Kyi seek presidency
Democratically-elected/totalitarian imprisoned Aung San Suu Kyi, Nat'l Leage for Democracy.
"Mother Aung San Suu Kyi, be happy" (AP)
Parliament votes against proposed changes to constitution that [currently] bans Nobel Peace Prize Laureate from seeking top office.
Burma’s parliament has voted against proposed constitutional amendments, ensuring that the military’s veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president in an election this year.
The Dalai Lama holds poster.
The legislature ended a three-day debate on Thursday on proposed changes to the 2008 constitution.
The constitution bars the Nobel peace prize winner from seeking the presidency and gives the military an effective veto over constitutional amendments. Changes to both those clauses were rejected on Thursday.

General Than Shwe hides in Naypyidaw
Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) is expected to make large gains against the ruling Union Solidarity and Development party in the polls
The NLD swept the last free general election in 1990 but the then-ruling military junta ignored the results and kept her under house arrest for years. More
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Aung San Suu Kyi out of prison and off house arrest, working in the Parliament but prevented from ascending to the presidency where she might agitate for real change (AFP).
(US Campaign for Burma) Ellen Page takes a stand in defense of Buddhist Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NDL) is expected to make gains against the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party in the polls (U Aung/Xinhua Press/Corbis/AP in Burma).

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