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Originally posted by uberarcanist
I hope India and Malaysia are careful that they do not excessively intervene in Burma's affairs. Don't get me wrong, the current government is totally corrupt and a major overhaul is badly needed, but the last thing the Burmese people need is for the revolution to be commandeered by foreigners who care more about their own interests than they care about the Burmese people.
Tens of thousands of monks and civilians in Burma's main city Rangoon have defied military warnings and staged new anti-government protests.
Some chanted "we want dialogue", others simply shouted "democracy, democracy".
Earlier lorries with loudspeakers warned residents that the protests could be "dispersed by military force".
After the march finished, eyewitnesses told two news agencies they had seen several military trucks moving on Rangoon's streets.
Originally posted by Wirral Bagpuss
once democracy is brought to Burma they can sort about Muguabe as well. It is time for these evil regimes to go and go NOW
Viva the Burma Monks !! Will light a candle for them this weekend in Church. i suggest everyone do the same!
"I think our concern is they will make the mistake of thinking
this is some sort of foreign inspired plot which is exactly what the official
media has been pretending it is.
"I mean it is not, it reflects deep, deep misery amongst the
population of their economic hardship and it reflects deep, deep frustration
at the absence of political progress.
"We have had a political process that's been going on now for
several years and has delivered nothing in terms of political