Posted in Asia with tags Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, India on May 27, 2009 by buffalohair
The growing furor over India’s lack of response to the plight of Aung San Suu Kyi has gone public. *Prominent entertainers and politicians began to question the government’s motives. With investors in Than Shwe’s living hell, such as Tata Motors with its proposed heavy truck plant, the Indian government and industries find themselves in a precarious position. Once Asia’s “dirty little secret” Burma has become the center of attention as the eyes of the world focus on Than Shwe’s murderous reign of terror like never before.
Thanks to Gen. Than Shwe’s blatant attempt to incarcerate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi the citizens of the world are starting to ask hard questions about industries and countries who’ve financed the criminals of Burma. Now the Indian government is coming under the microscope as India’s prominent politicians, entertainers and the general public show their support for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. They are asking hard questions and discover hard and horrific facts about some members of India’s industrial complex, political leaders and their relationship with Burma. The volatility of India’s political arena already shows signs of combustion. It is obvious the Indian public does not share the opinion of the politicians and industries that’ve bankroll Than Shwe. It will be political suicide for any politician to be associated with Than Shwe in the future. India’s balancing act between ethics and economics’ has politicians at a loss for words. No matter how they respond they will sound hypocritical at best.
“We understand that you need gas and timber from Burma. For whatever reason it is, those should not be equated with the rights and the freedom of the Burmese people.”
Former Member of Parliament of India
It’s all about the money. If economics takes precedents over humanity it is time humanity used economics in the battle for human rights. It’s only a matter of time before people know who is invested in Burma. Not only are the governments of the world upset about the plight of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Now the consumer is aware and reading every last bit of information about Burma and its dictator Gen. Than Shwe. Maybe now the general public will impose sanctions of their own fore it is the people who carry the most financial clout in the world. The people have the power to make or break any industry including those invested in Burma. It’s time for the Fighting Peacock to awaken in all of us. People Power!
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