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Web server upgrade

My site was down for a few days because of the server upgrade. I am still fixing some problems after the server is up again.

Please bear with me :) I am sorry for the inconvenience if you receive some of the old posts, which were accidentally pushed up to recent dates during the upgrade process.

Thai Prime Minister's stupid comments regarding Burma

"Killings and suppressions are normal there, but we have to understand the facts," said Samak.
"And Senior Than Shwe practices meditation. He said he prays in the morning ... and the country has been in peace and order."
The Nation
The Irrawaddy

Psalm 137

By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. There on the poplars we hung our harps, for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!" How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?

Gambari in Burma

Kyaw San's words to Gambari
Kyaw San is the information minister.

"We are very astonished and dismayed for your involvement in this matter [releasing a letter on Aung San Suu Kyi's behalf in November]," Kyaw Hsan was quoted in the newspaper as saying.
"Sadly, you went beyond your mandate. Hence, the majority of people are criticizing it as a biased act. Some even believe that you prepared the statement in advance and released it after coordinating with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi," he said.

"The statement was dangerous to the degree of hurting the prevailing peace and
stability of the nation," the minister said.
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In Myanmar, a resistance hero on the run

"Somewhere in the dilapidated city of Yangon is a man on the run since August last year. He has sheltered in over 10 homes so far. But he expects to continue avoiding arrest by Myanmar's dreaded military or intelligence forces.
When Tun Myint Aung shifts from one safehouse to another, he goes armed with two items that have become indispensable. They are a mobile phone and a portable, Chinese-made radio, to listen to such anti-junta stations like the Democratic Voice of Burma, based in Oslo, Norway."
Asia Times