28 July, 2014 AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook            

Help AsiaNews | About us | P.I.M.E. | | RssNewsletter | Mobile





mediazioni e arbitrati, risoluzione alternativa delle controversie e servizi di mediazione e arbitrato
e-mail this to a friend printable version


» 06/26/2008
MYANMAR
For exiled PM only China and India can end Burma’s crisis
Sein Win, cousin of Nobel Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, wants to visit Beijing and New Delhi to talk to government authorities, key allies of Myanmar’s brutal military regime, but has failed so far because the two Asian powers are afraid to compromise relations with the junta.

Washington (AsiaNews) – The solution to Myanmar’s crisis goes through China and India, Burmese prime minister in exile Sein Win told The Irrawaddy newspaper For this reason he wants to visit leaders in India and China—key allies of the military government—to seek their help in resolving the current political deadlock in Burma. Although he has approached both India and China in this regard, he has had no success so far.

The two Asian powers “are very elusive because they are afraid any contact with us could jeopardise their relationship with the military,” said Sein Win, who is a cousin of Burmese leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest.

Too many interests are at stake: energy, natural resources, and weapons.

Since 1990, when Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy won the elections, her supporters have been jailed or forced into exile, whilst Mr Sein he was elected the head of the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB). Still he has not been able to visit China or India.

For quite some time Sein Win has been asking the world’s largest democracy to let his government-in-exile to move in India, but his requests have fallen on deaf ears.

All that India has done is urge the parties to engage in a dialogue.

For its part China, so generous in aid to Sichuan earthquake victims, continues to block every initiative in the UN Security Council against Myanmar, guilty of mass murder for all intents and purposes for its response to cyclone Nargis

In fact Mr Sein is not at all surprise that the junta is limiting access by foreign aid workers to the area struck by the natural disaster. Conversely, he is dismayed by the fact that the junta has discouraged Burmese volunteers and private citizens from helping refugees.

Two months since the catastrophe the regime released an official tally, which reports 84,537 dead, 53,836 missing and 19,359 wounded.


e-mail this to a friend printable version

See also
08/09/2008 MYANMAR - ASIA
Asia recalls the repression of 8-8-'88 in Myanmar
by Melani Manel Perera
03/13/2009 INDIA – MYANMAR
Burmese people sacrificed on the altar of economic interests, says Indian priest
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/21/2008 SINGAPORE - ASEAN
ASEAN criticizes Myanmar over Nargis and the detention of Aug San Suu Kyi
07/17/2008 MYANMAR
Nargis refugees exploited to rebuild entire areas of Burma
05/13/2008 MYANMAR
“Like prisoners sentenced to die," say Nargis victims

Editor's choices
VATICAN
Pope: I am with the persecuted Christians of Mosul and the Middle East "May the God of peace inspire in all a genuine desire for dialogue and reconciliation. Violence is never defeated with violence. Violence is defeated with peace." At the Sunday Angelus Francis comments on the parable of the wheat and the weeds. God is "patient" He knows "the same weeds in the end, may become good wheat". But "at the time of the harvest, that is, of judgment, the reapers will execute the order of the master separating the weeds to be burned".
CHINA - VATICAN
Beijing, seminarians desert graduation ceremony: We will not celebrate Mass with illegitimate bishops The rector of the seminary is the illegitimate bishop Joseph Ma Yinglin: Students refuse to concelebrate with him and reject Msgr. Fang Xingyao, who has participated in several illegal episcopal ordinations. The directors close the year without awarding diplomas and send students home: rumors of some courses being "suspended" in September. The precedent of 2000, when 130 young students chose fidelity to the Pope over compromise with the government.
HONG KONG-CHINA-VATICAN
Card Zen: Religious freedom and civil liberties are united, for China and Hong Kong
by Bernardo CervelleraA wide ranging conversation with the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong: the courage of Msgr. Ma Daqin, who sent a message to Pope Francis; underground Catholics are also prepared to be arrested; suspicions about Beijing’s sincerity towards possible dialogue with the Holy See. And in Hong Kong, the march for a referendum on democracy; support for "Occupy Central"; the fear of the government and arrests. Card. Zen reaffirms that religious freedom and civil liberties go hand in hand.

Dossier
by Giulio Aleni / (a cura di) Gianni Criveller
pp. 176
by Lazzarotto Angelo S.
pp. 528
by Bernardo Cervellera
pp. 240
Copyright © 2003 AsiaNews C.F. 00889190153 All rights reserved. Content on this site is made available for personal, non-commercial use only. You may not reproduce, republish, sell or otherwise distribute the content or any modified or altered versions of it without the express written permission of the editor. Photos on AsiaNews.it are largely taken from the internet and thus considered to be in the public domain. Anyone contrary to their publication need only contact the editorial office which will immediately proceed to remove the photos.