New Website Promotes Burma Rights and Democracy: Partially..
[b]New Website Promotes Burma Rights and Democracy: Partially Funded by U.S. Government[/b]
Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune
[b] Washington, D.C. 10 August (asiantribune.com):[/b] The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the government’s foreign economic assistance arm, in collaboration with the Open Society Institute in cooperation with the Burma Information Technology Team and the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma launched a new website designed for easy access to information about the repression going on in Burma (now known as Myanmar) by the military regime.
The launch of http://www.burmaguide.net comes on the eve of the 17th anniversary of the 88 pro-democracy uprising in Burma, when the Burmese military junta killed thousands of demonstrators. Today the junta continues its repressive rule, and the United States government on many occasions has put pressure on the junta to restore democracy, adhere to international standards of human rights and release all prisoners of conscience most notably the leader of the democratic movement Aung San Suu Ky.
The web site offers democracy and resources for different peoples of Burma in their own languages in addition to English language. It is designed for easy access to a collection of resources to people interested in Burma’s future as a democratic country where the rights of the people are honored under the rule of law.