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Once the real essence of Japan's deliverance became clear, the Alliance was re-named the Burma National Army. Their longing for autonomy came in 1948 and with it anaarchy, as the fractions pushed for control and the rival forces turned against each other. As he was alerted to a massacre, he was told to stay in front of the glass and stomp on dog's guts or in a dish of pig's bloody secretions to mimic it.
When the 8888 uprising broke out, Ne Win had to resign and hand over power to a less extravagant tyrant, Saw Maung. More than 3,000 demonstrators were murdered and many more arrested, but the tears were too broad to paper, and Burma had started its gradual voyage out of the darkness.
Supersticious dictators: Burma's diktators and the purgatory anxiety
Sometime in the 2005 summers, Burma's Burmese leader Than Shwe phoned his senior estrologist. One of the Buddhist priests of the land, the sage, glanced into the sky and said: "Despite the fact that the new German capitol did not even have a working telefax, an infinite convoi of army vehicles full of stationery set off for the new quarter on the "happy days".
" Naypyidaw, the name General Than Shwe chose for his new hiding place in the jungles, was a sign of the mental state of Burma's powerful man: "Since 1962, Burma has been governed by violent leaders seeking the country's rescue in the "Burmese road to nationalism.
" But in no other East and Southeast Asian countries is there such a high level of superstition and spirituality. Burma is probably the most Buddhistic state in the whole wide globe after the Himalayas' land of Bhutan. Burmese specialist Bertil Lintner thinks that of the 53 million inhabitants, more than 400,000 men are safran siblings.
The number of friars is estimated at up to 800,000. Burma's otherwise ruthless army regimes seek the blessing of the deities, Buddhas and the 36 "Nats," as Burma's own ghosts are known. In the 1970s, for example, Ne Win, the dictatorship of the army - who governed South-East Asia from 1962 to 1988 - devalued the 100-Kyat mark and substituted the local money with 90-Kyat notes.
No is a fortunate number, and with his ridiculous move Ne Win was hoping not only to gain the blessings of his land, but also to get away from the terrible fire of purgation drawn on every Buddha school. It could partially account for why the regime, five years after crushing the pro-democracy movements with horrific casualties in 2003, permitted a blank bull found in the jungles to be taken to Yangon.
Irrawaddy's rulers may be unprecedented in their atrocities, but even in contemporary and dynamic Asiatic society it is not uncommon for policy makers to go on trips to the grey areas of spirituality that come from Asiatic traditions and superstitions. Only a few month ago, the General Secretariat of the parliamentary group of the parliamentary parties in Taiwan, Kuo Mintang (KMT), made a brief visit to the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Communist leader and his family have devoted themselves to faith and the West. Thus, in the mid-1990s, the leader of the political parties persisted in using the old golden urn to find the incarnation of the Panchen Lama - who stands directly behind the Dalai Lama in the Tibetan Buddhist monarchy - with the help of the old sacred urn alchemy.
Of course, the movement's key point was to frustrate the Dalai Lama's attempts to name his own Panchen Lama, but it is no mystery in Beijing that the Communist Party colossus Deng Xiaoping's daugther was attracted to Buddhism even in her father's lifetime. It allegedly grants religious liberty, but China's intelligence agencies suppress the presence of Tibetan women's and men's nuns as well as the ministers of subterranean Christians and Falun Gong activists.
For years, the China Intelligence and think-tank have been warning that religious liberty could pose a threat to the chokehold of the diktatur. It is not hard for the people of China to find out about the threats posed by religious beliefs to the state. When he was elected, Gus Major, as his supporters call him, was the leader of Nahdatul Ulama.
However, it is questionable whether the Burmese army junta spends much of those few working day to reflect on the religions of their land and continents. On Thursday afternoon, several ten thousand friars were marching through the Yangon roads, singin' satras and singin' hymns of goodwill and harmony, while army cars with troops and patrols of patrol were already taking their places in the side roads.
However ridiculous it may seem, the monks' rescue in the Yangon Straits can now only come from Beijing. Burma's Burmese military regime can hardly live without the financial assistance of the northern supremacy.