A Test Case for Preventive Diplomacy (The Burmese Scene)

The “Hush Hush Talks” between the Junta and the pro democracy movement led by the Burmese Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been going on at a snail pace for more than a year and the UN special Envoy Razali Ismail will soon be on his 7th trip but so far nothing has been achieved. Likewise the International Labour Organization, the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights on Burma, the European Union’s Troika mission and several government missions have come and gone with no definite milestone to report. Now it has dawned on the international community that Burmese Junta is very reluctant on dialogue lest their hold on the power may be threatened and exposed their gregarious human rights violations.
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The need of Tripartite Dialogue

An overall goal of the pro democracy forces and that of the ethnic nationalities both inside and outside the country (Burma) is for the establishment of a democratic government in the Union of Burma. All the democratic forces regardless of our differences in ethnic nationality, have a common enemy, that is the ruling military Junta. To topple this dictatorial regime is a pre requisite. However, uprooting those racist military cliques from power is just only the first step of our struggle and not an end in itself especially for the ethnic Non-Burman nationalities.
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Constitutional Crisis in Burma

(Toward the Political Dialogue on Constitutional Issues in Burma) Salai Ngun Cung Lian[1]Chinland Guardian Prelude:Political crisis, ethnic conflict, civil war, and all other problems facing by the people of Burma for over five decades is a byproduct of conflict of interests over constitutional principles between Burman and non-Burman nationals.[2] The Burman ethnic
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In Condemnation Of The Military Coup In Burma On This 41st Years Of Military Coup Since 1962

(Perspective ) Under the pretext of saving the Union from disintegration, Burman chauvinist ex-dictator U Ne Win on 2nd March 1962 took state’s power in a bloodless military coup after sweeping a way the civilian government in the Union of Burma. From today 2nd march, 2003 it has been an already 41st year since Burma was forced into a complete control of Military regime.
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