貌强: Seek China's Support |
作者： 貌强 Maung Chan （缅甸华族）
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U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has named Burma as one of the "outposts of tyranny" which must be challenged, along with Cuba, Belarus and Zimbabwe.
Burma's economy has been shattered by U.S.-led international sanctions, she said.
Havel and Tutu’s 70-page document has confirmed that Burma is a threat to the Peace,so they call for the UN Security Council to act in Burma.
The Human Rights International and the International Labour Organisation ILO have declared that Burma military regime insists the civil war against ethnic nationalities, forces ethic villagers to displace and labour, gang-rapes the ethnic women, uses children as soldiers ……and thus producing up to a million of refugee, displaced people, the poor and the hungry communities, committing the human rights violence.
The Amnesty International has pointed out as early as 1990 that Aung San Suu Kyi was prisoner of conscience. Recently it declared that the junta had held Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest for 10 years and over 1100 political prisoners still in jail.
Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, the UN Special Agent to Burma, with his 5 years’ experiences, has different opinion. He said that we had blamed and held sanctions far enough, “but the junta does not care the people’s death or life”.
He told reporters that "megaphone diplomacy" wasn't working with the increasingly isolated regime in Myanmar, and said human rights victims, whom the West could help, are being held hostage to politics.
"I am frustrated, I am not happy with the approaches that the main countries concerned with Myanmar are having," Pinheiro said. "If this course will continue, I don't see any reason for optimism."
A veteran Burmese politician advised all opposition groups within, without Burma including the National League for Democracy (NLD), to actively seek the ‘sympathy’ of neighbouring government of China as soon as possible.
The veteran said that although Burma’s pro-democracy campaigns have gained ‘full’ supports of western countries, they still need to seek the sympathy of other powerful nations, especially that of neighbouring China. He insisted that Beijing, in particular, needs to be approached while the opposition groups are trying to urge the UN Security Council to discuss Burma’s situation. His suggestion was also supported by a diplomat based in Rangoon. The diplomat said that Beijing has not been giving full support to and lost faith in Burma’s military junta, State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) since the ouster of its pro-China Prime Minister Gen Khin Nyunt in October 2004.