Mental Culture in Burmese Crisis Politics: Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy

ILCAA, 1999 - 392 páginas
An examination of the current political crisis in Burma, and in particular its Buddhist and socio-psychological aspects.

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Página 363 - WHEREAS it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law...
Página 297 - Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people...
Página 297 - In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way everywhere in the world.
Página 310 - The Revolutionary Council of the Union of Burma does not believe that man will be set free from social evils as long as pernicious economic systems exist in which man exploits man and lives on the fat of such appropriation.
Página 23 - parliamentary democracy" has not only failed to serve our socialist development but also, due to its very defects, weaknesses and loopholes, its abuses and the absence of a mature public opinion, lost sight of and deviated from the socialist aims, until at last indications of its heading imperceptibly towards just the reverse have become apparent.
Página 379 - WHEREIN shall be guaranteed and secured to all the people of India justice, social, economic and political : equality of status, of opportunity, and before the law ; freedom of thought, expression, belief, faith, worship, vocation, association and action, subject to law and public morality...
Página 79 - Republic, emanating from the conflicts of the past, and the fate or whereabouts of the victims of such violations the granting of amnesty to persons who make full disclosure of all the relevant facts relating to acts associated with a political objective...
Página 379 - Article 29. 1. Ireland affirms its devotion to the ideal of peace and friendly co-operation amongst nations founded on international justice and morality.
Página 369 - It is not power that corrupts, but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it, and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.
Página 79 - Commission shall be to promote national unity and reconciliation in a spirit of understanding which transcends the conflicts and divisions of the past by - (a) establishing as complete a picture as possible of the causes, nature and extent of the gross violations of human rights...

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