One of many reports on the protests in Burma, this one from the BBC:
Nine people have been killed amid a crackdown on anti-government protesters in Burma’s main city of Rangoon, state television has revealed…..
Eleven demonstrators and 31 soldiers were injured….
The clashes came on the tenth day of protests against Burma’s military rulers led by the country’s buddhist monks. Hundreds have been arrested…
If people here in the UK think we live in a dictatorship, let’s see what happens in a country where there is very little freedom of expression or is undemocratic. What is the international community doing about this? Like the situation in Sudan, very little. There won’t be any military action or economic sanctions taken against Burma. In short, the rest of the world stands idly by and lets the current crisis escalate.