Historically the countries of Burma and India have been friends with each other. There have been very few Indian empires which went all the way to the Rangoon – except the British-Indian empire.
During the British rule of India – Burma was part of India. There have been people movement and trade between teh two nations for many centuries.
The Burmese are known to be a calm, peaceful, religious lot. Since the coup of 1962 ….Burma has been under brutal military rule.
Despite widespread protests in 1974, 1988 and now in 2007 – their domination continues unabated.
The people need a good democratic government to turn around their country into a prosperous one where people are valued for what they are ………….rather than the value that Burma carries now ….’a supplier of natural raw materials’. Change needs to come and it is high time the international community gets its act in place and push for change there. When the neighbours of Burma are all prospering in one way or the other ………….this great nation is left behind ………….and the people left to just ‘aspire’ and nothing else.