Friday, September 28, 2007

Country in a SAD, SAD state....

Run by group of uncaring leaders who reward themselves handsomely while citizens find it hard to make ends meet. The most vocal dissident fighting for democracy thrown in jail. Protests are banned and police arrest protestors whose only demand is freedom. The leaders treat the wealth of the country as if they own it. The media is controlled and spews mostly propaganda. Prices of basic necessities supplied by the govt & govt controlled companies like water, electricity and transport have been increasing so fast people who live on pensions and our savings cannot afford keep up with the price increases...the old have to rummage for food on the streets. The spending on military has been expanding while little is spent on the welfare of the people. In the midst of all this, the people can see that those connected to the leader, his children and spouse live a lavish life. The leaders tried unsuccessfully to censor the internet to prevent negative views about the leadership from being spread.

Myanmar is really in a sad state. They don't have democracy, the people are powerkess against the military junta. The govt controls everything there and the recent riots occured because prices have been raised beyond what most people can afford. I read a story in the New Paper today about a women who stood in front of the barrel of a gun and shouted, "Come on, just kill me! I don't care" because she was dying of hunger. It takes a long time under authoritarian leadership for people to gather enough courage to stand up against the oppressors - the Burmese people suffered for decades before they reached this state in which they are willing to sacrifice their lives for change. I think they regret the missed opportunities for freedom in 1960s when they traded their freedom and democratic rights for so called stability and relative prosperity allowing power to be put in the hands of various juntas...I think they understand now why democracy is important but it is almost too late.

I hope the people in Myanmar stand united against the military junta and get their freedom and rights back. They need to take their country back from the bullies who have been exploiting them. They have to do it with courage, their bare hands, ...and win the freedom back for themselves and their children....

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Substitute "Myanmar" with "Singapore" and the article still have the same meaning!

Anonymous said...

no.....Mynanmar is too advanced by Singapore's current standard. Singapore will reach the state of current Myanmar a few more good years down the road after Loong Lee calls his own mugshot, and Horny Lee gets shipped into parliament.

There will then be tons of Brigadier-paper-generals in Parliament, and you have established a good old Junta in Parliament.

Corriflute said...

Why do you need those pesky opposition in the Gahmen when we already have democracy, such is a silly idea.

Such is a retarded post to draw remote similarity of Myanmar despotic junta with the least corrupt Gahmen in the whole of Asia.

Anonymous said...

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LuckySingaporean said...

anon at 8:08,
corriflute,

This post is about Burma and not Singapore. Burma was once relatively affluent, it is so sad that it has come to this. You just have to applaud the people have the courage to stand up against tyranny. Even the monks woke up from their bliss & meditative states to do something.

Anonymous said...

Corrifute: Why do you need those pesky opposition in the Gahmen when we already have democracy, such is a silly idea.

The above sentence is contradictory, a reflection of an inept and mind.

Anonymous said...

yes i'm very sure this article is about burma and not singapore

Anonymous said...

*clap* *clap*

As always, very astute, very clever.

Anonymous said...

unlike our mega rich religious institutions who own lands/ real estates, the monks have failed to understand the importance of respecting the wishes of the power that be who are responsible for law and order that brings peace( protest and riots effectively contained) and stability. if the monks will to understand why prices must eventually rise in a globalise world, they will use their scriptures to convince the people to study and work hard because if they don't( apart from weekly contribution), they have themselves to blame and not the rulers!

you see, the problem is with the monks.

they should have learnt from our "monks" and be cooperative and follow the smell of money!lol.

Anonymous said...

One of the problems in Burma is that the chief monks are corrupt. The generals feel guilty and pay the chief monks big bucks to ease their conscience and buy themselves good karma. In the end, the chief monks drive around in big cars and wear fancy clothes and keep the junior monks obedient to the regime. It is sad how money has corrupted the chief monks; they are a disgrace to Buddhism

Anonymous said...

The key of supreme resolution requires Global Imperialism.

To go global, Money must be the all consummate obsession.

When Money is properly enshrined in our hearts and minds, all poverty and injustices shall be eradicated.

Greed is the new engine of growth and therefore is good. Without greed, there is no progress. Without progress, there shall be no peace on earth and good will towards men!

Economic imperialism is the penicillin of life, love and eternal bliss to all men who will worship it!

Ommmhp.