Tuesday, May 27, 2008
To the surprise of no one, the military junta in Myanmar extended the house arrest of its legitimately elected President Aung San Suu Kyi by one year. Since winning democratic elections in 1990, Suu Kyi has spent most of this time as a political prisoner. President Bush condemned the extension but this will not deter U.S. efforts to provide aid to the cyclone stricken nation. The military junta is doing a good job of deterring U.S. efforts by refusing the aid. To give one an idea of how indifferent the junta is towards its own people, it still held a referendum on its so-called new constitution despite many parts of the country being in no condition to have a vote much less fresh drinking water and a roof over their heads.
Posted by Aaron Goldstein at Tuesday, May 27, 2008