lundi 8 août 2011

Myanmar (Burma): A panties for democracy!


On May 27, 2008, the Canadian "Lanna Action for Burma" launched the "Panties for Peace".
         According to the organizers of the movement, the Burmese generals, particularly General Than Shwe (who was officially retired in March 2011), are very superstitious and believe contact with women's underwear can undermine their power.
        
The Canadian Liz Hilton, head of the movement said that the women of Thailand, England, Australia, Singapore and other countries sent underwear to Burmese embassies to protest against the repression by the that country's military junta against pro-democracy demonstrators.
        
Since he seized power in 1962, the military regime has inflicted on the people of Burma atrocious brutality. In 1988, the repression has intensified in the wake of pro-democracy uprising led by students.
        
In addition to committing crimes across the board, the military regime perpetuates systematic rape and other forms of sexual, physical and emotional against women in Burma.
        
The consequences of Cyclone Nargis (May 2, 2008), more than 138.000 dead or missing were exposed again to the world of corruption and tyranny of the military regime of Burma.
        
The Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace 1991 which was under house arrest since 1989 has been released since 2010.
        
Would it be a response of panties "Lanna Action for Burma?"

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