Waihnin Pwint Thon

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In May I finally experienced a free and fair election. Unfortunately, I was thousands of miles from my homeland – Burma. I witnessed the UK's May elections as a refugee in the country.

Next month, there will be elections in Burma and the eyes of the world will briefly turn upon the country. But these elections will be neither free nor fair. The polls are a masquerade designed solely to appease global opinion. The only winners will be the corrupt and brutal elite who rule the country. Dictatorship will continue.

Yet, the mere fact that elections are taking place offers a glimmer of hope.…  Seguir leyendo »

"Don't worry, don't worry daughter, everything will be fine, change is coming soon."

Tomorrow is an important day. William Hague, the UK's foreign secretary, may not be aware of the date's significance, but August 8 should be etched into his memory, as it is mine.

Tomorrow is my father's day. When I was very young, I was taught that my daddy was a man in a photograph, and later I was shown he was the man in the prison, where we visited him and where I touched his fingers through iron bars and pretended that the armed guards surrounded him to protect him.…  Seguir leyendo »