Here’s Harper’s take on the further house detention of Aung San Suu Kyi: “Harper accused Myanmar's ruling generals of having "manufactured an excuse to keep Aung San Suu Kyi in detention.””
Harper is an expert on “manufactured excuses” having manufactured the excuse that income trusts cause tax leakage to benefit those, like Manufacturers’ Life, in order that they could employ the government to kill their competition, and in the process limit Canadians’ investment choices and destroy $35 billion of Canadians hard earned life savings. Which regime is worse? Burma’s military junta or Harper’s corporate junta?
Harper calls Aung San Suu Kyi's sentence 'vindictive'
August 12, 2009
Prime Minister Stephen Harper "strongly condemned" yesterday the additional 18 months of house arrest handed to Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, saying it is "unwarranted, unjustified, and vindictive."
"Canada strongly condemns the Burmese regime's decision to sentence Aung San Suu Kyi to a further 18 months house arrest," Harper said in a statement. Canada refers to Myanmar by its former name of Burma.
"This decision is clearly not in accordance with the rule of law: the charges laid against her were baseless and her trial did not come close to meeting international standards of due process," he said.
Harper accused Myanmar's ruling generals of having "manufactured an excuse to keep Aung San Suu Kyi in detention to ensure she will not be able to participate in the proposed 2010 elections. Canada calls for the regime to unconditionally free all political prisoners."
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
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