Burma Democratic Concern has the firm determination to carry on doing until the democracy restore in Burma.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

We support Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Dialogue, Peace & National Reconciliation In Burma

(03 Aug 2011)

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) welcomes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi calls for Peace in Burma and we will work whatever we can supporting her leadership and implementing her vision of the peaceful prosperous progress Burma.

To show our support for her leadership and to commemorate 8.8.88 mass uprising in Burma, Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) will hold the demonstration calling for dialogue leading towards national reconciliation in Burma.

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) together with justice loving people around the world will work restlessly to free all our dissident prisoners as well as restoring peace in Burma. At the same time, we will work, without wavering, under the leadership of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

For the sake of the people, for the sake of the peace and stability in the region, our legitimate leaders led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi are working their best with full dedication, determination and devotion to take place dialogue which we believe the best possible solution for the Burma crisis. We, Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) and justice loving people around the world believe that we will definitely achieve our destination establishing a democratic peaceful, progress and prosperous Burma.

The 8th August 2011 is 23rd anniversary of the 8.8.88 mass uprising in Burma in which more than 3000 peaceful demonstrators are brutally gunned down by the military. This is very important mile stone event in Burma's recent history and it also proved that if we have the faith in what we are doing then we can move the mountains.

It also proved that the domino effect is, in fact, right since it started as the fight between students and youths in March 1988 in Insein, Rangoon which was then turning out to be the triggering point happening the mass uprising on 8th August 1988 resulting in toppling General Ne Win's totalitarian regime which had been ruling Burma with iron-grip for 26 years.

Students led the Burmese people calling for restoring democracy, human rights and rule of law in Burma. Military at that time couldn't resist the people’s collective aspiration for democracy in Burma but to hold election in 1990 in which Daw Aung San Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy (NLD) won landslide but the junta ignore to honor it.

People of Burma are still suffering, after 23 years on, but we won't forget the fallen heroes who sacrifice their lives in our struggle for democracy in Burma. In order to remember our fallen heroes of 8.8.88 mass massacre in Burma and to support Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s call for peace in Burma, Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) together with youths, students, religious leaders, ethnics people and democratic activists will join hands together holding the demonstration on 8th August 2011 (Monday) from 13:00-14:00 in front of the Burmese Embassy in London, UK and the address is 19A Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5DX.

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) would like to call for all the people around the world to support taking place the dialogue in Burma leading towards national reconciliation. Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) firmly believes that only dialogue is the best possible answer for the national reconciliation process in Burma.

We have the very concrete reasons why we choose this path – working to take place dialogue in Burma. When we consider the Burma crisis to find the best possible solution we consider the facts that firstly the lives of the people of Burma, secondly lessons from past history, then thirdly we consider the geo-politics of Burma and eventually fourthly we consider the global politics.

When we consider the geo-politics, Burma shares the border with China, Laos, Thailand, Bangladesh, and India. In the East and North-East, Burma shares the border with China which is closely monitoring Burma waiting for the right time and right excuse so as to exploit Burma's natural and human resources. One of the easily can be seen China’s sneeze effecting Burma is its one child policy. As the result, Burma's poor are effecting for some serious extent, especially poor Burmese women. They are forcefully became the victims of human traffickers to be sold as the sex slaves for the over populated Chinese men who are buying wives or sex-slaves who are routinely facing torture, domestic and sexual abuses at the hands of the brutal Chinese husbands and relatives, at the hands of the sex brokers and/or at the hands of the human traffickers.

While we are working to restore democracy, human rights and rule of law in Burma fighting against military dictatorship systems and totalitarian regimes, and at the same time we also must be very vigilant of the China's slow and silent invasion in Burma. When we look at Burma’s economic perspective, China and Chinese businessmen control almost all of the Burma’s economics with the blessing of successive military regimes. Even if only one grip of China tightening the belt of its business in Burma could Burma’s economic industry laterally standstill leading towards food crisis, economic crisis and financial crisis which is really alarming of China’s economic colony in Burma.

Some reported that Burma’s juntas allow China to use her islands as the China’s naval watch posts in the Indian Ocean. China is building the gas-pipe line from Arakan State west of Burma straight to China exporting Burma's gas and oil. We are very much concerned that energy hungry China army could be rolling into Burma any time soon by giving excuses that it could safe-guard its pipe-line security. Our concerns for China’s army ghost threatening Burma’s security are escalating when we have learnt the news reporting that China army is allegedly building its new army bases near to Burma’s border.

When we look at what is currently happening in South China Sea dispute, we could see China's aggressive and bullying nature towards its weaker and smaller neighbors. Hence, Burma shares the border with China and since it has been unwisely favored by successive Burma's dictators, and now it is down to us to be much more vigilant of China's true nature towards Burma. Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) and Burmese people would love to co- exist with China as the good neighboring friend but at the same time we must also be vigilant that it could also be bitter foe.

When we look at India in the north-west of Burma's border, the world largest democracy country is putting her own interest first rather than democratic values. Based on her Look East policy, India cares more to power balance towards its historic rival China's influence on Burma.

When we look at East, Burma shares the border with Laos. Golden Triangle is notorious for its drugs trafficking, drugs factories and armed gangs. It is said that most of the use of the heroine use in world come from Golden Triangle which is really reminding us the history of the opium wars in China.

When we look at East and South-East of Burma, while Burmese people can stay in Refugees camps and for some extent, migrant workers can work for Thai factories and industries as the cheap labors but they are facing in constant insecurity due to the bullying and harassment of Thai authorities and Thai businessmen. Even some under aged Burmese boys and girls are sold to be used as the sex workers or/and child labors.

When we look at west of Burma, we share the border with Bangladesh which is one-fourth the size of Burma overcrowded with having four times the size of Burma's population. Due to poverty, political instabilities and religious radicalizations, it seems like a time bomb waiting to be exploded which could affect regionally as well as globally. Burma would affect more since overcrowded Bangladeshis population could cross the border resettling inside Burma which could spark radical, racial and religious tension between original inhabitants, Arakanese Buddhists, and intruding immigrants Bengalis Muslims.

In order to build the peaceful prosperous progress Burma, we must have common position amongst all parties concerned by putting national interest first. By viewing above scenarios of Burma’s geo-politics, which are all only the tips of the ice-Bergs, then it could be questionable that could Burma really count on her neighbors in her quest for democracy in Burma.

When we look at the United Nations, it seems that UN is nothing but a paper tiger. It seems powerless in the face of veto wielding five super powers; USA, UK, France, China & Russia. China and Russia will mostly always be playing power games for their own interest. They would most possibly and probably block whatever the initiatives taken by US, UK or/and France which could paralyze the abilities of three UNSC super powers.

When we look at global politics

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