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Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Suu Kyi to 4 years

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This will probably be the end of her.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

A 4 years quarantine in Toyoko Inn. I met a Myanmar man at my gym a long time ago, he also referred to his country as Burma. Very nice guy and well built. The country seems to have a lot of potential.

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Burma should be an object lesson for those former Commonwealth countries who are intent on slipping their heads into the Chinese yoke.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Poor Suu Ki. From elation, to despair, to elation and once again to despair. She can't catch a break from these devils that have stolen this country.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

so sad

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An army truck deliberately sped into a march by about 30 young people in Yangon, the country’s biggest city, and at least three of the protesters may have been killed, according to unconfirmed reports.

A despicable crime of the worst kind.

Instead of protecting their people, the Myanmar military junta chose to ram their cars direct onto unarmed protesters to kill and maim them..

Beyond words..

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She is such an important figurehead in Burma, in large part because of her birth and destiny, that they just cannot leave her alone.

Here in Japan her beautiful sword which she inherited from her father, founder of Myanmar, has just been lovingly restored and polished by Bizen craftsmen. I wonder when she will be able to collect it?

In Japanese

https://www.ohk.co.jp/data/26-20211106-00000010/pages/

5 ( +5 / -0 )

To use the classical Burmese, waddabuncho'dix.

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Instead of protecting their people, the Myanmar military junta chose to ram their cars direct onto unarmed protesters to kill and maim them..

They are simply gangsters - no more, no less. Their motive is to ruthlessly milk the country dry for their own pleasure and profit. And they have managed to brainwash their troops into believing otherwise.

There is a lesson here for some other countries as well.

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Not unique to Myanmar. That only shows the total weakness , having no arguments and bad character of such a dictatorship or military junta, if they consider it to put a 76-year old woman into prison. It’s btw not the only country hunting down old ladies, there are also some well known western first worlders doing it and describing themselves as a democracy. Sometimes the judged woman is even in late 90’s, but they have no shame or scruples for hunting, trials and prison threats too.

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Military rule is bad.

Suu Kyi and her genocidal tendencies are worse.

I advocate her imprisonment the the restoration of civilian government.

All power to the people of Myanmar.

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Suu Kyi was a puppet for the US and UK..When she could have saved the Muslims she sat on her hands because the support of the monks was more important to her. She should not be missed.

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Suu Kyi and her genocidal tendencies are worse.

That's utter nonsense. There were always limits to her power imposed by the military gangsters who deposed her. Meanwhile Bangladesh is taking those very same refugees and relocating them to an uninhabitable island that is prone to disastrous flooding every few years. Not a peep from the world media about that.

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Speed, what about these 100 of thousands of Muslim, deported under her watch as the leader

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Commanteer,she reaping what she sowed, she could of step down,

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

She never had the power to control or even criticize the military. She was a convenient face for them, for a while, even if she herself harbored inner hopes for a brighter future for her country.

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Power corrupts.

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Well, goodbye democracy. Anyway, let's resume business again. Junta are here to stay while west fail once against. Time to get back to business. This whole holdup took way too long. We will forget about it just like Belarus, Venezuela, HK, Ukraine, Ethiopia and tons of other middle east countries.

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This will break her. If she becomes the leader of the country again, I would not be surprised if she becomes the fanatical autocrat that she was trying to fight.

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This is only the first charge/case of many more to come.

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Japan should divest themselves from this military thug state.

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Funny, when she was under house arrest and then released, she was lionized and celebrated profusely by the Western Left. They were tripping all over themselves as they gushed over her.

Then she turned into a bit of a monster and now there's crickets out of them. Oopsies

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Instead of doing the right thing (the "Mandela" option) and taking the high moral ground over the genocidal persecution of the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities in Burma, she chose wrongly to play with fire (fascism and the toxic cocktail of Burmese nationalism) and got burned for her complicitous pains. Next Karma has the bigger job of making the murderous Tatmadaw militarists pay in blood for their brazen crimes against humanity.

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Japan has an inside line to the leadership, plus massive investment there.

China is waiting eagerly in the wings to take over anything Japan might be tempted to relinquish.

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I’ve spent a fair amount of time in Myanmar over the past 3 years, and can tell you that the people of Myanmar absolutely adore Suu Kyi. She has been their hope for the future.

Her response to the genocide was disappointing. She didn’t have complete autonomy over the government as a high percentage of the junta was built into the system and imagine that was a complex balancing act, which she clearly crossed in the junta’s eyes.

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Japan should divest themselves from this military thug state.

This hurts the people of Myanmar more than the military.

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New update. Her sentence has been reduce to 2 years.

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People who break the law belong in jail. As democracy dies out around the world, people must learn to obey without question and with no hesitation. Dissent is for the foolhardy, globalism has no room for free thinkers.

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People who break the law belong in jail. 

And the more laws those in power "make up" the more people they can pack off into jails. As Myanmar proves, the military and their henchmen, who are the real criminals, stay out of jail (unless one beautiful day Karma catches up with them).

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And the more laws those in power "make up" the more people they can pack off into jails. As Myanmar proves, the military and their henchmen, who are the real criminals, stay out of jail

That's ironic, coming from an American.

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