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Activists denounce Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention; dub Burmese junta ‘crazier than American intruder’

“It is obvious that all these harassments against Aung San Suu Kyi and her party could form part of junta’s “pre-election campaign”.The junta is now marginalizing all its opponents to further legitimize itself in power via 2010 elections. This over-acting move simply reveals the regime’s insincerity to its promised democratic reforms”

Thus said solidarity activists in the Philippines lambasting the imprisonment of Burma’s democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in one of Burma’s notorious detention center, the Insein prison. The group likewise dubbed the junta ‘crazier than American intruder John William Yettaw.’ “It is obvious that all these harassments against Aung San Suu Kyi and her party could form part of junta’s “pre-election campaign”.The junta is now marginalizing all its opponents to further legitimize itself in power via 2010 elections. This over-acting move simply reveals the regime’s insincerity to its promised democratic reforms”

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Activists launch Global Campaign to Release All Political Prisoners in Burma

Responding to the global campaign calling for the release of all political prisoners in Burma, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and to mark Burma's Human Rights Day, activists from Free Burma Coalition-Philippines today held a rally in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) office in Pasay city.

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A Public Apology Is In Order

The Free Burma Coalition – Philippines (FBC-Phils.) welcomes the official response of ANAKBAYAN on the PUP incident of March 6, 2009. FBC-Phils. further welcomes the ANAKBAYAN’s declaration of support to the cause of freedom and democracy for the people of Burma and urges ANAKBAYAN to do its share of solidarity.

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Campus Harassment: “Student activists” tear down FBC-Phils. exhibit on Burma

MANILA, MARCH 6 — At 1:30pm today inside the campus of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in Manila, a group of young students claiming to be “genuine activists” forced the members and volunteers of the Free Burma Coalition – Philippines (FBC-Phils) to fold down a photo exhibit on political prisoners in Burma, confiscated their campaign materials, and pushed them out of the campus, threatening physical attack if they do not leave.

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Activists demand to put Burma on ASEAN Summit agenda; urge regional bloc to start HR monitoring

PHILIPPINES — With drums and bugles, about 90 activists under the Free Burma Coalition-Philippines today held a rally in front of the Thai Royal Embassy in Makati City in time for the 14th Asean Summit.

Organizations present during the rally were: Alliance of Progressive Labour (APL), Sanlakas, Partido ng Manggagawa (PM), Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Asia Pacific (CATW-AP), KPML, Bagong Kamalayan, ZOTO, and the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID).

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