10 March 2010

Burmese junta bars the Lady from forthcoming elections

I suppose this story should come as no surprise whatsoever but the scum that rule Burma have issued a law which will bar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from taking part in planned elections and could force her party to expel her.

According to the BBC The new law prohibits anyone with a criminal conviction from belonging to a political party. (the sentence handed down by the kangaroo court recently following the unauthorised visit to her place of house arrest by lackwit and possible regime stooge John Yettaw sorts that one).

She was already excluded from political office by a constitutional bar on people with foreign spouses.

Her party, the NLD now faces a stark choice: expel its own leader in order to participate in the elections or opt out and forgo any further influence on the process.

Members of religious orders and civil servants are banned from joining political parties. The former have been banned presumably as a result of their role in anti-junta protests in 2007.

I know this is all no surprise but it shows once again what a craven bunch the Burmese Junta are.

16 comments:

Claudia said...

Just proves that the "small" Lady, and those other "unimportant, untitled" people have a lot more power than the Burmese Junta would want to admit. Why do they proceed with an election if anyone opposing them is not allowed to participate. It's a sham!

susan said...

it's really a sad and disgusting situation but in a way it's kind of remarkable how much power she still wields, isn't it?

jams o donnell said...

In their deluded minds I am sure that the junta really do believe that they can point to free and fair elections that supportd theur continued rule.. Bastards

Agreed Susan she is a very powerful woman in her own way

CalumCarr said...

"Bastards" A favourite word of yours, Jams, but entirely appropriate.

jams o donnell said...

I can't think of a better word Calum!

Sean Jeating said...

Everything's said above.
Reaians but to put the word Evil before bastards.

Sean Jeating said...

Ahem, Remains ...

jams o donnell said...

And a fucling in the middle of the two words brings things closer to the reality. Sadly English doesn't have enugh words to express my hatred of this sort of scum

Sean Jeating said...

Perhaps Hungarian should become the lingua franca, Jams. Once I heard there has no other language as many swearwords as the Hungarian. :)

jams o donnell said...

Ah good idea Sean!

Claudia said...

Like "Sacrés enfants de cochons, maudits chiens de connards, tas de merde et d'ordures...."

Still not strong enough but it helped, Jams!

jams o donnell said...

THat sounds great Claudia!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

No surprise, as you say, jams but you are right to draw attention to it. I can't find printable words for the junta....

jams o donnell said...

Unprintable ones will be acceptable!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

These mofos need killing, and I am saying this with a heavy heart. Since I cannot do it personally due to lack of equipment and a wrong location...

jams o donnell said...

I know how you feel Snoopy