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Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 more years in prison

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Boycott all trade with Myanmar and boycott all foreign companies manufacturing there. May they all fail.

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Boycott all trade with Myanmar and boycott all foreign companies manufacturing there. May they all fail.

That will do more harm to the ordinary citizens of Myanmar than it will to the ruling elite. The UN or the R2P needs to intervene with force. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened, nor will it.

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Time for an “Insurrection”

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Finding out the "truth" of anything happening there is next to impossible. The truth is whatever the military decides it is that day and if you disagree, you are shot.

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Better this than a bullet in the head and being burnt with save the children workers I guess. And Japan continues to invest in Burma. Little bit confused about the political morals.

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 And Japan continues to invest in Burma. Little bit confused about the political morals.

There aren't any. With their China investments too, Japan has very clearly answered that question

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The UN or the R2P needs to intervene with force. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened, nor will it.

China sits on the UN Security council. Are you actually suggesting that China will allow a UN force nearby whose purpose is to overthrow a military dictatorship?? C'mon. Any group with China as a member is effectively neutered, as the WHO well knows too

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sf2k,

Are you actually suggesting that China will allow a UN force nearby whose purpose is to overthrow a military dictatorship?

Really? No. That's why I said it won't happen, as you quoted. Instead, they'll get empty rhetoric and sanctions.

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The junta is just trying to kill her slowly. Whatever you may think of Suu Kyi vis-a-vis the Rohingya, and I don’t believe there’s anything she could have done about that even if she’d wanted to, she was the only person standing between the majority of the people of Myanmar and military rule. And now it looks like she’s done for, and with her goes any chance of democratic change in the country for the foreseeable future.

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That's why I said it won't happen, as you quoted. Instead, they'll get empty rhetoric and sanctions.

Yeah, true enough thanks. Sorry, the comment made it sound like it was the UN's decision when they cannot ever make that decision because China sits on the UNSC

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What is happening to her is criminal, however, her not standing up for the minority Muslim group in her country that are now displaced in a variety of countries is equally criminal. The old saying what goes around comes around, and unfortunately, her lack of empathy for a minority group has now come back on her. I pray she comes out safely and she will be able to be a leader again but a leader for all.

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Ashley in many Asian countries a minimal of non conformity is enough for gang rapes mass murders. So if you are slightly of a more encompassing mind set best to avoid the area as a whole.

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Aung San Suu Kyi always the political prisoner. and no Dave Lee Travis....

Aung San Suu Kyi: ‘Dave Lee Travis kept me going’

https://www.channel4.com/news/aung-san-suu-kyi-dave-lee-travis-kept-me-going

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Sadly the left wing likes to forget about good people when it doesn't fit their party politics. I hope the right wing steps up to help her.

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The deafening silence from all the leaders of the world's free and democratic countries in voicing a very strong condemnation of the disgraceful military band of terrorists currently in charge in Myanmar is appalling - how staggeringly cruel to jail a 76-year old, and yet the rest of the planet just looks away.....

We seem to elect cowards rather than well-principled strong leaders.

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At her age, she should have had retired life few years ago and have laid back life.

No one can be in the power all their life.

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At her age, she should have had retired life few years ago and have laid back life.

She already has had a laid-back life when she was put under house-arrest by the junta for a couple decades

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How long was she in power for?? Decades.

What preparations did she make incase this happened?? 0.000

She couldn't even run away like most dictators, no heads up, no notification, they just captured her with ease. Like taking candy from a baby.

She did like many women tend to do. Not think too much about worse case scenario. Strategy games it's always Men who succeed or are the best for a Reason! Look at History.

Ann Suu Kyi just like Park in Korea are good examples of Massive failures in Asia with women in leadership positions.

This ladies would stand no chance against Putin of Russia, China's Xi Jinping or Kim in Korea. Alpha males would run in circles at your metoo movement and ideas.

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She was charged with two counts of violating coronavirus restrictions

What about those junta thugs and yoyos shooting anybody at random last year in Yangon?

These jerks are looking for any excuse, like those stupid radios. What a crock, man.

She did like many women tend to do. Not think too much about worse case scenario. Strategy games it's always Men who succeed or are the best for a Reason! Look at History.

Ann Suu Kyi just like Park in Korea are good examples of Massive failures in Asia with women in leadership positions.

This ladies would stand no chance against Putin of Russia, China's Xi Jinping or Kim in Korea. Alpha males would run in circles at your metoo movement and ideas.

Sex or gender means nothing. The lady PM of Germany is smart and strong and she took no crap from Putin, Trump or anyone. She governed Germany in a good manner.

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Sex or gender means nothing. The lady PM of Germany is smart and strong and she took no crap from Putin, Trump or anyone. She governed Germany in a good manner.

Well, that is actually not entirely true at all on both accounts for the record.

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bass4funkToday  02:14 am JST

Sex or gender means nothing. The lady PM of Germany is smart and strong and she took no crap from Putin, Trump or anyone. She governed Germany in a good manner.

Well, that is actually not entirely true at all on both accounts for the record.

The German PM (recently retired) stared down at thr Chump in an iconic photo of a G8 conference a few years ago. That's when he threw some Starburst fruit chews on the table like a kid.

There's been quite a number of nations that have had or do have now women heads of state, good and bad. Great Britain had that infamous Maggie Thatcher who was first elected back in 1979. SK has had one fairly recently. Now the USA has its first woman VP. Say what you will about Kamala but she's qualified and has the track record and cred.

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“A new mass movement was born which doesn’t depend on a single leader. There are hundreds of small groups organizing and resisting in different ways, from peaceful protest, boycotts and armed resistance,” Farmaner said. “Even with more than 7,000 people arrested since the coup, three times the average number detained under the previous military dictatorship, the military have been unable to suppress dissent.”

It's the same dictatorship that has ruled and oppressed Myanmar since 1962, under various names. Same old crap. And net's lot forget, ASSK has went along with the Rohignya genocide and has veheminently denied it even existed, at a UN hearing at the Hague. She collaborated with these scummy thugs and collaborated with them on that. She's a murderess.

Ashley ShibaJan. 10  04:14 pm JST

What is happening to her is criminal, however, her not standing up for the minority Muslim group in her country that are now displaced in a variety of countries is equally criminal. The old saying what goes around comes around, and unfortunately, her lack of empathy for a minority group has now come back on her. 

It's karma. They're now stabbing her in the back and throwing in the trash. She sold herself out hoever, to these dunderheads.

sf2kJan. 10  03:09 pm JST

The UN or the R2P needs to intervene with force. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened, nor will it.

China sits on the UN Security council. Are you actually suggesting that China will allow a UN force nearby whose purpose is to overthrow a military dictatorship?? C'mon. Any group with China as a member is effectively neutered, as the WHO well knows too

It can happen, For the UN intervention in the Korean War of 1950-1953, the UN Security Council had a vote and the USSR ambassador was absent (probably on purpose). With that, the UN voted to go to war in Korea without the Soviets.

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Why the US is not barking against the government of Myanmar, in its hypocritical "world cruzade for democracy" ???..

Well, because Myanmar does not represent any risk to take US first place as an economic power..

Oohhhhh!! I remember, China will do it soon..

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 And Japan continues to invest in Burma. Little bit confused about the political morals.

No need for political confusion. the LDP LOVES authoritarian regimes. They've not only invested in Burma but also the Philippines under Duterte. They love their dictators.

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