Gradual democratic transition has been seen in Burma (also known as Myanmar) since the 2010 general elections. Prior to the elections, the country's closest allies were governments that had business interests or groups that had established connection with the military generals. The international community was visibly divided under two separate camps — sanctions versus engagement.
In your Saturday, April 20 editorial, written in response to the recent HSR bomb scare and the bombing of the Boston Marathon, the question is put as to what other changes besides altered security measures are necessary. Whilst it may be productive to look beyond what most of us would recognize as altered security measures, it is interesting that this view was not taken in last Wednesday's editorial on the subject of the latest bird-flu scare. When it comes to bomb scares, the government is urged to act with restraint and to look beyond the obvious panopticon policy responses; yet when it comes to bird flu, the government is urged to act immediately to prohibit the sale of poultry in traditional markets.
Dear editor, Media accounts claim that the latest nongovernment cyber-Armageddon — a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on anti-spam service Spamhaus by unidentified attackers alleged by some to be acting on behalf of “pretty much anything goes” Web host Cyberbunker — reached such proportions that it may have actually slowed down the Internet in general. As I write this, the attack on Spamhaus appears to have ended in failure, but Cyberbunker itself has been taken down in (direct or indirect, who knows) retribution.
2013/4/3, 1 Comment
Dear Editor, Cyprus has just lost its inherited right to decide its own destiny... Under the present situation brought about by the inability to govern the nation wisely by all previous governments, banking greed, corruption, kommatokratia (politocracy) union intransigence and the absence of the Rule of Law, they have all played a part to bring about the present situation.
“Ecce homo,” “Behold the man!” These were the words spoken by Pontius Pilate when he presented a scourged Jesus Christ to a hostile mob shortly before his crucifixion.
You look forward to another great day at school and a funny teacher who makes you happy and teaches life skills that stretch far beyond the barriers of a new language learned.
2013/2/21, 1 Comment
With the recent inauguration of President Obama, the looming question heavily hangs on the shoulders of Obama and his supporters: Will Obamacare work? Conservatives point to Europe and wonder if it is enough proof that Obama's plans may only lead to the same situation Greece, Italy, Spain, etc. are finding themselves in.
2013/2/6, 1 Comment
This is in response to the Post's article entitled “Office head transferred after supporting old civil pension system” (p. 20, Jan. 29).
The following messages were posted recently on The China Post's Facebook page. These are readers' reactions toward local English radio station ICRT's changing of DJs.
2013/1/20, 2 Comments
The United States' adoption of a visa-waiver program with Taiwan could create significant problems for the Taiwanese financially and complications for the United States' continued immigration debate.