Myanmar's ambassador to the Philippines

From: http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com

Myanmar's ambassador to the Philippines Thaung Tun denied allegations of human rights abuses in the military-ruled state and dismissed international pressure to win Aung San Suu Kyi's release.

The ambassador may be right. There are no human rights abuses in Burma. :-) It was only that in some villages, the village authorities just ask for volunteer services of villagers whether they want to do it or not.

Villagers are afraid of authorities and there is no freedom of speech. Villagers also have to be afraid of anybody with guns whether they are government soldiers or anti-government groups.


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