Government of Burma

Cracks in junta a growing threat to corrupt old guard

When Myanmar's commander-in-chief Than Shwe delivered his closely watched speech on Thursday to mark the nation's Armed Forces Day, it included plenty of the usual hardline rhetoric.

Saturday, 29 March, 2008, 12:00am

Beijing holds key to ending Burmese tyranny

This is supposed to be the 'age of the Asia Pacific', with booming economies and rising living standards.

But last week there were heartbreaking images of refugees streaming from the jungles of Burma into Thailand. Even across Thailand, these hapless refugees still face persecution from the Burmese army and renegades under their control.

24 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

'Stability threat' delays democracy

Threats to stability are now being used as a reason by authorities for the continued delays to the drafting of a constitution paving the way for a parliament and elections.

The State Law and Order Restoration Council, or SLORC, say a convention to draft 'guidelines' to the long-delayed document could resume soon, but warn domestic stability was a vital pre-condition.

8 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Thailand turning blind eye

A SOCIETY where the rule of law prevails and even refugees under appropriate circumstances can appeal to the highest court of justice, as in the case of the three Vietnamese families, is indeed an enviable one.

5 May 1995 - 12:00am

Dictatorship shows true colours

I AM dismayed by the Burmese Army's sacking of Manerplaw, the headquarters of Burma's ethnic Karen National Union and also home to the National Coalition Government of Burma, formed by elected members of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party.

16 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

All in the name of martial law

HUMAN rights are grossly and persistently violated throughout Burma. The country has been in the grip of martial law since the ruling State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) took power in September 1988. All opposition has been systematically suppressed.

When challenged, the SLORC simply proclaims that martial law gives it the right to do as it pleases.

7 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Asian governments must change

I REFER to the letter headlined, ''Getting away with murder'' (South China Morning Post, July 31), suggesting an urgent need to respond to the misery of the Burmese people by removing the brutal State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) regime.

9 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

No nation can ignore freedom

AS a Burmese expatriate enjoying what freedom of speech and human rights exist in Hongkong, I was thrilled when the Nobel Peace laureates visited Thailand in February, having been denied visas by the Burmese military dictators, the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC).

16 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Bumper year expected in agricultural industry

Additional domestic funding and input of cash and technology from overseas are key factors in the growth of China's agricultural industry.

HIGHER yields, better quality products and greater farming efficiency are expected to lead to a four per cent increase in agricultural output this year for Guangdong Province.

15 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Trade body to be trouble-shooter

THE newly-established State Economic and Trade Commission will act as a trouble-shooter in the development of China's market economy, according to its chairman, Mr Wang Zhongyu.

Mr Wang said the 300-strong commission would look into specific problems arising in the course of the development of the socialist market economy and give remedies.

29 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Don't turn blind eye on Burma

I AM a Burmese citizen born in Burma. I have witnessed human rights abuses and atrocities committed by the Burmese military junta for 30 years.

After killing many students and civilians during a democracy rally in 1988, the army dictators changed the name of country Burma to Myanmar without consent of the people. Not a single Burmese citizen agreed.

23 Feb 1993 - 12:00am