Is There Any Hope of “free and fair” 2010 election in Burma?

By Kyaw Hla

“A 70-year-old Arakanese Rohingya politician, Mr. AFK Jilani, the organizer of The National League for Democracy (NLD) for all of Arakan State, is calling for “free and fair elections in Burma in 2010 and transparency…”

A 70-year-old Arakanese Rohingya politician, Mr. AFK Jilani, the organizer of The National League for Democracy (NLD) for all of Arakan State, is calling for “free and fair elections in Burma in 2010 and transparency in the electoral process”.

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Asean test: New ‘boat people’ from Burma

By Leila Salaverria, Philippine Daily Inquirer

“When the dogs start baying at night, fear begins to grip those living in a village in the west of Burma (Myanmar) where the Rohingya people live. More often than not, the howling of the dogs means soldiers are coming …”

ON THE THAI-BURMESE BORDER—When the dogs start baying at night, fear begins to grip those living in a village in the west of Burma (Myanmar) where the Rohingya people live. More often than not, the howling of the dogs means soldiers are coming and one of the villagers will be taken away.
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