Friday, September 28, 2007

China & India face common Myanmar dilemma

Besides China, India is also obviously caught in the middle of the Myanmar muddle and, according to its former foreign secretary S. Shashank, New Delhi's approach towards Myanmar has, therefore, to be "naunced". The common dilemma faced by both China and India is actually not really unlike the situations confronted by Australia and the United States when East Timor was invaded by General Suharto's Indonesia in 1975 and the people of the Philippines rallied in Manila to protest against the corrupt Marcos regime in 1986 respectively.

But, the situation in Myanmar has become really grave and pressing and the moral outrage throughout the world provoked by the military junta in Rangoon is real. So, it is certainly time for the international community to act as one to solidaritise with the people of Myanmar with problem-solving ways and means that would effectively work towards peace, justice and reconciliation as well as regional stability.

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3 Comments:

Blogger The Malaysian. said...

Apart from a lot of useless lip service, precious little has been done by any party, especially the world powers who are probably the only ones with the wherewithal to force change. The military regime in Yangon cannot be ousted by people power, diplomacy or empty threats. Only military force from the outside can alter the status quo. However I don't see that happening any time soon.

2:29 AM  
Blogger kittykat46 said...

Up-coming Superpower China maintains Burma as a client state, the same way the US supported a series of ugly regimes during the Cold War.
The West has no vital strategic interests at stake in Burma.

Singapore , Thailand and Malaysia are busy filling up the commercial trade vacuum opened up by earlier Western sanctions against Burma.

I'm afraid the people of Burma are going to be sacrificed for the purpose of realpolitik.

10:33 PM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

don't forget India too.

10:35 PM  

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