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Why Suu Kyi Fail?
Suu Kyu is not winnig yet but it does not means she fail.  Suu Kyi is not
winning yet because she does not control the army for her own sake.  She
was not allowed to run the 1990 elections.  If SLORC allow her to run it,
she will definately win the elections and that is why she was blocked.  In
India, after Prime Minister Raj Gandhi died, the leading congress party
voted his wife who was born in Italy as their leader.  Suu Kyi was not a
foreigner but she was blocked to run the elections in Burma.  Why? because
the regime knows her capacity and her popularity among the people and they
were so afraid of it.  Even she did not has a chance to run the election,
her party won the landslide victory.  Why? because people trust her like
her father.  She never tortured, threathen, and killed the people.  She was
not allow to use media in Burma including Radio, Television, and state own
newspapers.  Most of all she has been under tight control and never allowed
to travel in her own country. 
Suu never apply as British citizen and she still is a Burmese citizen.  Her
sons were not allowed to hold the Burmese passports so they do not have
choice.  Who is doing this?  Think about that.

>and the present national convention has also committed itself to
>continue in honouring the said clause. This type of constitutional
>condition is implemented by many governments including those of
>developed nations.

Where is national convention?  Where ? when it will be done? why is has
been delayed for such a long time? Who participate in the conventions?
Among the 800 delegates, why only 100 elected representatives are allowed
to attend the conference?  Starting to conven the convention from 1993 is
still under way and still pending.  What is going on? We have 1947
democratic Constitution, we have 1974 dictatorial constitution and now
what?  Constitutional drawing is very important and I agree with that but
drawing for the benifit of the country and drawing for individual or group
interest will not go together.  Right now, SPDC clearly favour their group

interest rather than the country and the people.

In fact the Government
>of Myanmar does not regard the NLD or any other 9 legally existing
>political parties as opposition parties since the Government regards
>itself not as a political party but as a transitional government (A
>National Institution) taking the responsibility of discarding the
>Socialist One-Party System practising a Socialist Economy paving the
>way for a Multi-Party Democracy introducing a Market-Oriented Economy.

If the SPDC think that they are not a rival group, why does they allow
political parties to organize the people?  After the elections we never see
the activities of the political parties in Burma.  Why? The newspapers
rarely mention about the political parties in Burma except NLD party.  The
only party which members have been forced to resign and the news was
occationally mention in the regime runs Burmese newspapers.

the Government regards
>itself not as a political party but as a transitional government (A
>National Institution) taking the responsibility of discarding the
>Socialist One-Party System practising a Socialist Economy paving the
>way for a Multi-Party Democracy introducing a Market-Oriented Economy.

How it works?  SPDC generals and their elites took all the bussiness
opportunities.  Drugs kingpins like Khyn Sa, Law Sithan, Phun Kya Shin
dominate the private roads, gem bussiness and bus lines.  One famous
Moegoke Gem town has been controlled by Red Wa's.  Burma becomes a
Narco-dictatorship stage.  Khun Sa surrender never stop torturing the Shan
villagers by the Burmese Army.  After Khun Sa surrender many Shan villagers
feld to Thai- Burmese Border.  Why?  The criminal was freed and has been
protected. funny hum!

The SLORC/SPDC repeatedly said prodemocracy groups are like beggers looking
for the money from the foreign governments and NGOs.  Yes they are looking
for some assistance for their fight.  Is it a shameful thing? See the below

``The bank has ignored providing assistance to Myanmar although Myanmar has
been striving to develop her economy...It is opportune time to provide its
assistance to Myanmar,'' Finance and Revenue Minister Khin Maung Thein said
in his speech at the annual meeting of the Manila-based ADB.

At 11:25 AM 5/1/99 -0400, myanmar99@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>Author: Soba. -------------------------------------------------------------
>Practising Universal Rules In The Protection Of National Security And
>More specifically and importantly what most people do not realize is
>that in many instances Ms. Suu Kyi is erroneously being referred as an
>elected person or in some instances as an elected president. Ms. Suu
>Kyi never stood for the election because she was not eligible to
>contest for a seat in the country's elections. it was not this present
>military government or the previous socialist government that refused

>Ms. Suu Kyi the right to stand for elections but ironically it was her
>own father, Myanmar national hero General Aung San, who wrote into the
>original constitution, subsequently promulgated in 1948, a clause
>which defines that "any person who is under any acknowledgement of
>allegiance or adherence to a foreign power, or a subject or citizen ii
>entitled to the rights and$B!Q(Jrivileges of$B!B(J subject or citizen
of a
>foreign power. Thus she is not entitled the eligibility to contest for
>a seat in the country's elections. Ms. Suu Kyi resided abroad for
>twenty-eight years and married an English Man (Giving her the rights
>to U.K. citizenship) and has 2 children both holding British
>citizenships. This present military government has as all the previous
>successive Myanmar Governments to continue in honouring this clause
It is quite understandable that the Governments do
>not wish to have someone in office who could be unduly influenced by
>any other nation or power. As a preventive measure certain rules and
>regulations to serve as a mechanism in protecting the national
>security as well as the national interest of respective countries are
>universally practised. 
>There is also another assumption which is as erroneous as referring
>Ms. Suu Kyi as an elected person is that her being put under house
>restriction during the election period denied her the right to run for
>the 1990 election. While under house restriction the Government of
>Myanmar consented to Ms. Suu Kyi's request to contest in elections
>representing Bahan Township Constituency (1) and her name was enrolled
>on (2 December 1989). Objections from various individuals and
>political parties against Ms. Suu Kyi receiving permission to contest
>in the forthcoming election were lodged based on Pyithu Hluttaw
>Election Law of 1989. Legally, granting Ms. Suu Kyi the right to
>contest in the election was found to violate and contravene 3 laws as
>stated below:- 
>1.Section (8-b) " Law for people residing in the Union of Myanmar. "
>Ms. Suu Kyi has given her permanent address at where she resides with
>her husband Dr. Michael Aris and 2 sons at 15, Park Town Oxford,
>London in United Kingdom. Ms. Suu Kyi's name has not been registered
>at her
>mother's residence in Yangon which indicates that she is not a
>permanent resident of Myanmar. 
>2.Section (10-e). " Persons 7who are under any acknowledgement of
>allegiance or adherence to a foreign power, or are subjects or
>citizens or entitled to the rights and privileges of a subject or a
>citizen of a foreign Power. " Ms. Suu Kyi is enjoying the right to
>reside in U.K. indefinitely but apart from the right to vote. She
>enjoys all other privileges a British Citizen can enjoy. 
>3.Section (10-h). " Members of organization in armed revolt against
>the State, persons against whom there is sufficient ground of having
>links with the said organization or with its members to revolt " Ms.
>Suu Kyi was found to be communicating, collaborating and harbouring a
>member of the armed terrorist group and this terrorist was arrested in
>her residential compound in Yangon together with substantial evidence.

>Due to the above mentioned factors Ms. Suu Kyi became ineligible to
>contest in the 1990 elections. Technically it was not because she was
>under house restriction during the election time. More importantly,
>Section 10-e of the May 1989 Election Law is not created by the
>present military government but was originally drafted by her own
>father, General Aung San, the National Leader of Modem Myanmar in his
>(1947) Independence Constitution which was later to be honoured and
>again put in the (1974) Constitution. 
>Again, in a similar scenario the NLD party is constantly and
>erroneously referred to as an opposition party. In fact the Government
>of Myanmar does not regard the NLD or any other 9 legally existing
>political parties as opposition parties since the Government regards
>itself not as a political party but as a transitional government (A
>National Institution) taking the responsibility of discarding the
>Socialist One-Party System practising a Socialist Economy paving the
>way for a Multi-Party Democracy introducing a Market-Oriented Economy.
>In the meantime, for the benefit and interest of the nation, this
>present government is in the process of establishing and founding
>national unity, peace, stability and all-round development in the
>country so that Myanmar shall become in a reasonable period of time a
>peaceful, prosperous and modern developed nation. 
>Narcotic Drug Problem 
>During the peak of its insurgency in 1949, over 75% of the entire
>country was in the hands of various armed insurgent groups. Half of
>Mandalay and the outskirts of Yangon were also under the control of
>the insurgents and Myanmar was at that time mockingly nicknamed the
>Rangoon Government by the Western World refusing to sell the
>government badly needed arms and ammunition to repel the insurgent
>groups. The Myanmar Armed Forces together with the people of the
>country fought and pushed back the armed groups and eventually gained
>the upperhand. Unfortunately during this time in 1950 an outside
>intrusion started to take place in the North East and Eastern borders
>of Myanmar. The Kuomintang (KMT) troops which were being forced out of
>Southern Yunnan Province of China by the People's Liberation Army of
>P.R.C. took refuge and established base camps on Myanmar territory.
>These activities were encouraged, supported and financed by a western
>power with the aim of blocking further communist expansion in Asia.
>After the Second World War, the C.I.A. not only encouraged the
>production of opium in this region to help finance it, and its KMT
>allies' activities but also to finance considerable arms supplies to
>the KMT and the various ethnic groups in Myanmar. During this period
>two- US ambassadors to Myanmar, William$B!+(J. Sebald and David Me Key
>resigned in protest because they were not kept informed of their
>government's activities in this drug producing area. There is no doubt
>that these activities sowed the seeds of the current drug production
>problems in the North and the North-Eastern Myanmar. The KMT although
>officially were flown out of Myanmar under the U.N. supervision in the

>early 60' s, still remnants of the 2 divisions of KMT were still
>active on Myanmar's North East and$B!&(Jastern borders until the time of
>the drug warlord Khun Sa's surrender about 2 years ago in 1996. It is
>also interesting to know that the KMT encouraged not only growing of
>opium in the golden triangle area as well as on the Myanmar-Yunnan
>border but were responsible for the refining of opium into heroin and
>creating heroin markets in the region. 
>War Against Narcotic Drugs 
>Myanmar has since 1974 co-operated with the U.S. Government in the
>anti-narcotic operations being highly commended for her efforts by
>that Government. The U.S. Government has assisted Myanmar with $ 68
>million for the period of 14 years starting from 1974 to 1988 mainly
>in training Myanmar officials and for the spare parts and equipment
>used in the drug eradication operations.$B!%(Juring this period Myanmar
>suffered 92 law enforcement officials killed in action while 512 were
>seriously wounded.$B!"(J pilot and an aircraft were lost during the aerial
>spraying operation. It$B!I(Jas also been learnt from the U.S. Drug
>Enforcement Agency that Myanmar's efforts managed to stop $19 billion
>worth of heroin from reaching the streets of the Western countries,
>mainly the United States. Although the U.S. cut off its assistance
>since 1988, Myanmar has without any substantial outside
>assistance$B!N(Janaged from 1988 up to this day in preventing $45 billion
>worth of heroin from reaching the U.S. streets. At the same time
>Myanmar law enforcement officials managed to break the notorious drug
>army of Khun Sa in the Golden Triangle area and had him surrender
>unconditionally. Myanmar suffered 766 law enforcement officials killed
>in action while 2300 were seriously wounded and a lot of materials
>were sacrificed as well. In this fight against narcotic drugs the
>U.S.and the Western World not only refused to recognize and encourge
>Myanmar's efforts but they were also putting obstacles in her fight
>against narcotic armies by imposing an arms embargo. The drug armies
>were given the privilege of using sophisticated weapons to fight
>against the government troops being inflicted heavy casualities while
>the government troops were using weapons of inferior quality. In other
>words the U.S. and its western allies were not only refusing to assist
>Myanmar in her fight against drugs but also making her physically
>incapable and impossible to do so by their imposition of an arms
>embargo on Myanmar. 
>Accusing Myanmar Of Not$B!#(Jeing Serious In The Fight Against Narcotic
>In spite of all the natural obstacles and man-made difficulties
>imposed by the western nations, Myanmar managed single- handedly to
>break the army of the drug warlord Khun Sa with her own limited
>resources. It was achieved by sacrificing a lot of blood, sweat and
>tears on the part of her Myanmar Defence Forces and her Myanmar law
>enforcement officials and was tremendously commended by the rest of
>the world for her success and efforts. Even after Myanmar's success in
>bringing Khun Sa into unconditional surrender resulting in disbanding

>Khun Sa's Mong Tai Army and having Khun Sa himself under the
>government's custody or supervision, the Western World especially the
>U.S. and U.K. have continued in accusing Myanmar of not being serious
>in the fight against narcotic drugs and for not extraditing Khun Sa to
>the United States and also for not prosecuting Khun Sa and other
>ethnic leaders. It is quite interesting to compare the methods
>implemented by U.S. and Myanmar on handling such issues. The U.S.
>prosecuted Noriega and Escobal as a great public relation showcase for
>the American Government. But the essence is to raise a query whether"
>Did it stop or reduce the flow of drugs coming to the U.S. from those
>countries?" The answer is, of course, no. The method Myanmar utilized
>against Khun Sa was, after his unconditional surrender, to disband his
>army and then to have Khun Sa and his top aides under government
>control and supervision. His troops were sent back to their respective
>villages to live and work there as normal citizens while the leaders
>were also given financial and other necessary assistance to start a
>new life doing legitimate businesses. The leaders may have their
>assets abroad but since no country has come up with such kind of
>information Myanmar Government has no choice but to take the
>responsibility of providing them with a new and legitimate life-style
>so that they can be absorbed into the mainstream. So
>far this method has proven to be realistic in solving the problem
>although it may not be a P.R. good move. Moreover, according to our
>on-ground calculations we have noticed significant decline in the
>production of opium although the western nations$B!I(Jave reported things
>However, Myanmar sincerely wishes for the countries that are seriously
>affected and inflicted by this narcotic drug-menace not only to stop
>finger pointing and scapegoating others but also to$B!T(Jeriously find
>more realistic and practical methods to tackle this problem.
>Pressuring others to accept and carry out methods which had undeniably
>failed in the past will definitely not help in our fight against
>narcotic drugs. Constantly putting the blame solely on a small
>developing nation already victimized by the past colonial and
>superpower overwhelming actions will also bear no fruit in fighting
>against the menace of narcotic drugs. On top of it, in Myanmar's case
>the U.S. Government's unreasonable refusal to recognize the
>anti-narcotic activities and efforts of the drug-producing countries
>and at the same time not doing and also caring enough to stop or at
>least curb the consumer or demand-side are also excruciatingly
>unrealistic and foolhardy. 
>News Briefing on Fourth International Heroin Conference
>A news briefing on the Fourth International Heroin Conference was held
>at International Business Centre on 25 February in Yangon. First,
>Police Dir- Gen explained the 10 points recommended by Interpol to
>member nations. Director Mr. Paul Higdon of ICPO, Assistant Director
>Mr. Ian Bain and Col Kyaw Thein of CCDAC answered queries raised by
>journalists. They said boycotting the conference will have no good

>benefits. The conference offered opportunities to exchange views,
>facts and experiences on anti-drug activities. Myanmar's determination
>to effectively eradicate the narcotics is clear. It is obvious that
>with or without outside assistance Myanmar will continue its anti-drug
>programmes. Interpol officials have belief in Myanmar's anti-drug
>activities as they had witnessed them. They had the opportunity to
>know Myanmar's keen interest in eradicating poppy cultivation, opium
>refining and trafficking with political will. They expressed
>satisfaction in seeing Myanmar's anti-drug activities. 
>The conference is the venue where police officers of numerous nations
>exchanged views, ideas, facts and experience on anti-drug programmes.
>Myanmar showed her full cooperation with international community by
>hosting the conference. Exchange of experiences, views and ideas by
>the experts at the conference assisted Myanmar's narcotics eradication
>activities. It is totally wrong to say poppy cultivation acres
>increased in Myanmar this year. Previous figures are not the
>cultivated areas but the poppy cultivated areas that were destroyed.
>Base line data collection started in the previous year. Officials also
>said heroin was not produced from methamphetamine tablets but from
>chemicals. Narcotic drugs trafficking will continue to thrive as long
>as it is a lucrative business. Drug traffickers will face difficulties
>in the future due to cooperation of nations in the region. U Kyaw Min,
>a journalist, said he has worked as a journalist for nearly 40 years.
>He will present suggestions. As said by Director Mr. Paul Higdon,
>Myanmar will continue to crush narcotics with or without foreign
>assistance. He said in the course of 40 years of writing on the fight
>against hard drugs he had come across a reference book, "The politics
>of heroin in SEA" which suggested that with the introduction of opium
>into Myanmar and the arrival of Kunmington, Chiang Kaishek troops who
>lost out in China, stragglers were brought into Myanmar, it worsened
>the situation, he said. It is hypocritical for those to talk about
>what's going on now. He said he felt the politics of heroin or for
>that matter amphetamine is still very much present. He said he would
>like to ask Mr. Higdon and his colleagues to carry the message across
>to those who were absent. The news briefing ended at 4.30 pm. 
>The following short article published in the ASAHI SHIMBUN (morning
>edition, May 27, 1998, p. 2) in Japanese indicates that the Japanese
>government's principle of freezing ODA after the 1988 coup is being
>steadily eroded. Below is my informal translation:
>On May 26, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that it had
>finalized a plan to give funds amounting to yen 800 million in grant
>aid to Myanmar (Burma). After the military coup d'etat of 1988, the

>Japanese government has limited aid allocations to "that which proves
>effective in improving the livelihood of the people." In this case,
>the aid will not only be utilized for agricultural machinery,
>fertilizer etc., which will be effective in increasing food
>production, but also will be directed to the northeastern region of
>the country to promote crop substitution in areas where opium poppies
>are cultivated. However, this plan, like the unfreezing of yen loan
>funds in March of this year [for Mingaladon Airport], seems to
>indicate a trend of increasing and broadening Japanese aid to Myanmar.
>On the 26th, the foreign ministry reported its decision to a meeting
>of members of the Liberal Democratic Party who are interested in
>diplomatic affairs. It obtained the meeting's acknowledgement [RYOSHO,
>which perhaps also could be translated as "understanding" or
>"approval"]. However, at the Policy Affairs meetings of the ruling
>parties (*), the Democratic Socialist and Sakigake Parties expressd
>dissenting views, so there has been no formal discussion of the issue.
>* Japan is formally governed by a coalition consisting of the Liberal
>Democratic, Social Democratic and Sakigake Parties, though the latter
>two are much smaller than the LDP, and have serious policy differences
>with their senior partner. The coalition is expected to collapse soon.
>This may have some impact on Tokyo's Burma policy. Yen 800 million is
>approximately US$5.9 million.
>-Donald M. Seekins
>Okinawa, Japan
>Japan offers Myanmar 2 bln yen in debt relief 
>03:04 a.m. May 29, 1998 Eastern 
>TOKYO, May 29 (Reuters) - Japan said on Friday it planned to offer
>Myanmar a two billion yen ($14.3 million) grant for debt relief and
>800 million yen as grant-in-aid to grow food. 
>Officials from both governments signed an agreement to that effect in
>the Myanmar capital of Yangon on Friday, Japan's Foreign Ministry said
>in a statement. 
>The debt relief grant is aimed at reducing impoverished Myanmar's
>total of 400 billion yen in official development assistance owed to
>Tokyo raised eyebrows in March when it decided to end a 10-year
>moratorium on lending to Myanmar's military-led regime, announcing a
>resumption of soft loans with a credit of 2.5 billion yen to build an
>international airport in Yangon. 
>Japan curtailed lending to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, in 1988
>after the military overthrew the civilian government. 
>The Japanese Foreign Ministry said that Myanmar recently paid Japan
>two billion yen in principal and interest on loans. 
>Japan's policy is to extend aid equivalent to the money repaid to it
>by a least-developed country such as Myanmar. 
>($1-139 yen) 
>((Tokyo Newsroom +81-3 3432 8022 
>tokyo.newsroom+reuters.com)) ^REUTERS
>Myanmar gets U.S., Japan grants to fight drugs 
>08:51 a.m. Apr 01, 1998 Eastern 
>YANGON, April 1 (Reuters) - The United States and Japan have pledged
>grants totalling $3.8 million to help Myanmar eradicate poppy
>cultivation on its border areas, a Myanmar official said on Wednesday.

>The pledges of $3 million by the United States and $800,000 by Japan
>were made after a two-day seminar on strategies to eradicate poppy
>cultivation jointly organised by the United Nations Drug Control
>Programme (UNDCP) and the Myanmar and Japanese governments in the
>capital Yangon. 
>``Out of the total budget of $15.5 million for a five-year total drug
>eradication plan to be carried out in the Wa (northeast) region, the
>governments of the United States and Japan have promised us $3.8
>million,'' said Mya Maung, director general of the agriculture and
>irrigation ministry at a news conference. 
>He had earlier chaired one session at the seminar. 
>This would be the first direct grant made by the United States to
>Myanmar in its fight against opium and other drugs processing since
>1988 when the military seized power in the country. 
>Myanmar has in the past complained that Washington has not helped
>sufficiently in its fight against drugs. The country's northeastern
>border with Thailand and Laos forms the infamous Golden Triangle where
>poppy growing thrives. ``We try to approach the narcotic problem from
>an objective and largely non-political sort of approach,'' said
>Douglas Rasmussen, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in
>Yangon, when asked about the grant. ^REUTERS@ 
>Excerpts from The Japan Times 
>Page -3 
>9 April 1988. 
>Aid to curb Myanmar opium could total up to Yen 700 million 
>Staff writer 
>Japan will provide between Yen 500 million and Yen 700 million in
>grant-in-aid to help Myanmar increase production of alternative crops
>to opium along its northeastern border with Thailand and Laos, Foreign
>Ministry sources said Wednesday. 
>The decision to provide the official development assistance - the
>first full-scale grant-in-aid given to Myanmar in nearly 2.5 years -
>will be formally approved at a Cabinet meeting early next month, the
>sources said. 
>The sources said the funds will be used to purchase tractors and
>fertilizers for farmers in an opium-producing area in northeastern
>Myanmar. The so-called Golden Triangle region, comprising parts of
>Myanmar, Thailand and Laos, is notorious for cultivating huge amounts
>of the crop. 
>The sources said that although Japan also provided Yen 1 billion in
>grant-in-aid in March 1995 to help Myanmar increase agricultural
>production in areas inhabited by ethnic minorities, the use of that
>aid was not limited to the country*s northeastern opium-producing
>The sources indicated that the 1995 aid was not properly used by the
>government and said that Japan-in cooperation with the United Nations
>Drug Control Program - will strictly monitor the use of new aid money
>to ensure that it is not diverted to other purposes. 
>The aid will be the largest grant-in-aid given to Myanmar since
>October 1995, when Tokyo provided Yen 1.6 billion to the country*s
>capital, Yangon, for repairs to a nurse training school. 
>Since the military took power of Myanmar in a 1988 coup, Japan has
>effectively suspended official development assistance - both grant-in

>aid and low-interest yen loans - for Yangon except for what it views
>as humanitarian purposes. 
>Although Japan decided last month to disburse about Yen 2.5 billion in
>yen loans for the repair of Yangon*s international airport, government
>officials have unanimously insisted that the first yen-loan in a
>decade is for the "purely humanitarian" purpose of ensuring safety at
>the aging airport. 
>Japan has recently shown a readiness to play a more active role in
>addressing the drug issue in Myanmar and elsewhere in Asia. Japan,
>Myanmar and the UNDCP jointly sponsored an international seminar in
>Yangon on March 31 and April 1 to discuss ways to develop alternative
>crops to opium. 
>Although Japan has already made financial contributions to the UNDCP's
>anti-drug operation in Myanmar, the seminar marked the first time that
>Japan had jointly sponsored an international meeting in Yangon on the
>drug issue. A special session of the U.N. General Assembly on drugs is
>also scheduled for June in New York.  
>The Yangon seminar which brought together senior officials from nearly
>30 governments and international organizations, was aimed at
>strengthening efforts by Myanmar and other Asian countries to
>eradicate the drug problem though an exchange of information and
>experience on developing alternative crops to opium.  
>Dishonoring amoung us using the rape stories$BCî(J
>We, all Myanmar (Burmese) always hate the rape stories$BC(J  They knew
>it. That why they use the rape stories$BC(J Who are they?
>When these matters were talked about, I remembered what a student told
>foreign journalists. In 14 January 1989, many youths and students who
>had returned to Myanmar from Thai border areas met with 32 foreign
>journalists at the Reception Camp of the Yangon Command Combined Mess.
>That student is the one who met with BBC Correspondent Christopher
>Gunness and spoke about matters relating to over throwing the Lanzin
>Party (Masala). What he had said was broadcast by the BBC. That
>student said to the foreign journalists, 
>"I am one of the persons who took part in the BBC interview in causing
>such an incident that brought about the downfall of the Lanzin Party
>(Masala), After my meeting with Christopher Gunness, I have presented
>in brief the incidents that took place in the country for causing the
>downfall of the Lanzin Party (Masala)."
>"I also broadcast. When I met Christopher Gunness, I had with me a
>recorded reel of tape. You can listen to it if you want to. In it are
>matters connected with a Muslim Maulavi what I said and what a girl
>who had been raped$BC(Jsaid. All these are the same methods used in
>fighting against Lanzin Party (Masala) when the Union Building was
>destroyed on 7 July 1962. When I met Christopher Gunness ....there
>have been no grounds to assume that the rape$BC(Jrumour was true and that
>some died on the Inya Bund. So I regard Christopher Gunness as
>one who has been used as one in fighting the Lanzin Party (Masala)."
>The above mentioned are the activities and review of a student who
>came back through the reception camp at Tark in Thailand. What he said

>was reported in full in the 15 January 1989 issue of the loktha Pyithu
>Nezin$BC(J(in Burmese language) and the Working People's Daily$BC(J
>A person or a group (so called Human Rights Activists in this group)
>who is posting fabricated rumours and false news to the Internet such
>as soc.culture.malaysia, soc.culture.indonesia are also supporting to
>NLD, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other democracy activists. What are you
>going to say about that ?
>I will assume that a person or a group is not only dishonoring NLD,
>Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other democracy activists but also creating
>confusions to Myanmar Government with NLD, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and
>other democracy activists.
>The use of fabricated rumours and false news will not last long. Also
>can not be considered a correct political line and programme. I would
>like to say that it is just like using instigations to cause
>EIR Talks
>May 5, 1998
>Interviewer: Tony Papert
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>Mahathir Again on Offensive Against Soros -
>Q: I see that in Malaysia, Prime Minister Mahathir has not stepped
>back from his criticism of George Soros as being one of the leading
>causes of the collapses of the Southeast Asian currencies last fall.
>JEFF STEINBERG:  That's right. Mahathir met over the weekend with the
>Japanese foreign minister. They had several days of discussions.
>Unfortunately, short of the Bretton Woods solution, the kinds of
>things that they're discussing are probably more harmful than
>beneficial. Mahathir had suggested that the Japanese aren't doing
>enough to help Southeast Asia. His recipe for solving that was for
>Japan to dump its large portfolio of U.S. Treasury [bonds], buy back
>yen, start buying up some of the other Southeast Asian currencies. If
>that were to happen, then it would simply mean that the big trigger
>for the global systemic blowout would be in the U.S. and not in Asia.
>It doesn't help anybody, it's not a real solution.
>Nevertheless, on the positive side of the ledger, Prime Minister
>Mahathir has continued to hammer away at George Soros as a kind of
>personification or metaphor for the entire dirty-money, offshore
>hooligan apparatus that operates on behalf of the international,
>particularly London-centered financial oligarchy.
>So, Mahathir, despite the fact that groups like the Anti-Defamation
>League here in the United States have gone out attacking him as an
>anti-Semite for going after George Soros, his point, and this was
>reiterated this week, is ``I'm not attacking Soros because he's
>Jewish. That's absurd, that's preposterous. I'm attacking him because
>he's a murderer, because his policies are killing people.''

>Mahathir discussed, in the same breath, the IMF conditionalities. He
>says ``the IMF recipe is that you kill the patient, so that the
>patient can eventually `recuperate.' What absurdity! It's as absurd
>when you look at an economy, as when you look at a physical human
>Now, the fact of the matter is that
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