Skip to comments.McCain to Meet Suu Kyi (in Burma)
Posted on 05/30/2011 1:57:22 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
WASHINGTON Arguing that nothing has changed in Burma under the new government, four key American Senatorsfrom both Democrat and Republican partieshave introduced a legislation in the Senate seeking to renew US sanctions against Burma.
The resolution approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003 was introduced ahead of a visit to Burma by powerful Republican Senator John McCain on Sunday.
I can confirm the senator will be traveling to Burma this week, a spokesman for Sen McCain told The Irrawaddy. The other sponsors of the resolution are Sen Dianna Feinstein (Dem), Dick Durbin (Dem), and Mitch McConnell (Rep).
McCain, who will be the highest level US official to visit Burma since it held a general election in November, is expected to meet Aung San Suu Kyi, probably on Wednesday. His spokesman refrained from making any additional comment on his trip or the agenda.
(Excerpt) Read more at irrawaddy.org ...
And, they aren't doing such a hot job here. They need to stay home and stop spending taxpayer money for these useless trips.
Woody Allen isn’t old enough for her, so she’s running off with McLame to Burma?
Aung San Suu Kyi-
Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmas pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace laureate, has come to symbolise the struggle of Burmas people to be free.
She has spent more than 15 years in detention, most of it under house arrest. She was released from her current third period of detention on Saturday 13th November 2010.
However, there are still more than 2,100 political prisoners in Burma and none of the repressive laws allowing the dictatorship to detain people without trial and restrict other freedoms have been repealed following the sham election on 7 November or under the new constitution.
Aung San Suu Kyi was born on June 19th, 1945, daughter of Burmas independence hero, Aung San, who was assassinated when she was only two years old.
Aung San Suu Kyi was educated in Burma, India, and the United Kingdom. While studying at Oxford University, she met Michael Aris, a Tibet scholar who she married in 1972. They had two sons, Alexander and Kim.
Interesting side note Burma & Nepal-
“Nepalese in Burma”
I came across this article so thought to share with all the Nepalese and friends of Nepal or anyone interested to read the article through NepaleseAbroad.com: Conversation between a Nepalese Burmese and Australian Fellow.
Australian Fellow: How many Nepali people are there in Burma and how did they come to be there?
Nepalese Chap: We are half a million Nepalese people around Burma and generally we have been in Burma like two hundred years.
Australian Fellow: Two hundred.
Nepalese Chap: Some Nepalese; they have already been and some they came to Nepal as British mercenaries. They joined the British Army.
Australian Fellow: Mercenaries?
Nepalese Chap: Mercenaries. Yeah. Mercenaries. Fourth Rifle Gurkha Army.
Australian Fellow: Right.
So many of the Gurkha’s were from Burma.
Is it 2008 again? Reminds me of Dumbo’s recent London trip where he signed the guest book at Westminster Abbey 2008. Go away Juan.
Burma? I thought the name was changed to Myanmar .... about thirty years after those nifty old Burma Shave rhyming ads disappeared from the roadsides of midwestern highways http://burma-shave.org/jingles/1959/he_lit_a
I bet the traveling senators don’t know much about Burma Shave, either.