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Why is Aung San Suu Kyi being ignored?


Tess

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madura

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Good question. Perhaps it's the absence of an obvious Western culprit. The situation in Burma has got some coverage on Newstalk lately, though.
 

Rocky

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You can't blame the US for wants happening there, so the Western media don't care. It can't be because the media is only interested in violence because conflicts like Sudan, Somalia and Congo get very little media attention as well and there's plenty of violence in those cases.
 

St Disibod

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Tess said:
Why is the fate of this great woman being ignored by most of the world? her house arrest detention has again been extended. Is it only acts of violence that grabs the worlds attention? :cry:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5022626.stm

Tess
But we know who she is, you have provided a link to a BBC report on her, within that report the Secretary General of the UN is quoted pleading on her behalf, and she won the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize.

I'm not suggesting that she is receiving undue attention, but she is hardly being ignored. Also, what steps should the international community take in relation to her detention above and beyond the current ones already taken? Burma is diplomatically blacklisted and under some economic restrictions. Ultimately any lense on the crimes of the current government there becomes a prism- French and American oil companies come under scrutiny, and when you add the willingness of Asian countries to do business, you begin to understand just how complex things are getting. Even surrounding the country in an impenatrable fortress of sanctions à la North Korea is of questionable use, as North Korea is hardly a success story.

And so at the moment we can choose between the status quo and war, or wait and hope for a third and better idea or internally led change. It's a bit like being able to choose which dog's shit you're going to step in instead of being able to choose where you put your feet- but such is the way of international affairs.
 

Salthill

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Rocky said:
You can't blame the US for wants happening there, so the Western media don't care. It can't be because the media is only interested in violence because conflicts like Sudan, Somalia and Congo get very little media attention as well and there's plenty of violence in those cases.
Agree 100%. SHe is being detained by one of the worst regimes in the world, yet it is almost impossible to get action on behalf of her or the people who supported her in overwhelming numbers in their only free election. It has a direct relevance to our streets as well, as it is a major crossroads for Heroin traffiking.

India, China, Russia and Germany have all played a part in stopping international action which goes beyond empty words
 

mattmite

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The lady, wont be ignored after these elections,the military strugglin to fix the results..majority in parliament..call a referedum, allow her to be pres..foreign money shud shut the military up.
 
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