All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Burmese)
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
Those who have the kindness of benefit for others
For the sake of living beings, do not relax their powers.
Though these holy beings bear a heavy burden,
They never put it down and dwell in discouragement.
Burma is known as a golden land made of several ranges (or ‘Yoma’ in Burmese) where thousands of tribal memories, wisdoms, religions, cultures and beauties of plants and animals dwell. The rivers, all of them are indeed important to the people and other existences, snake through these beautiful mountainous regions and flow from the north to the south where Indian Ocean is. The peoples, Burma has 103 ethnics, all of them used to be really generous and all they knew was to give.
Since the modern day’s dictators have systematically destroyed, now the golden land is famous for its narcotic trades, refugees, migrant workers and various atrocities and sufferings.
One day, we’ll be free again and the land will be again famous for its beauty.
oil and burma, also water
Next year? $200? If not yet next year, it could become $200 a barrel within 5 years!!!
Certainly we will have to ride horses and donkey as speedy transportation unless ... there is successful alternative energies. I don't like to ride horses but want to be one :)))
We, Burmese, know how important horses were and we've read how good they were and we even know there were (are) horses that the divines have to rely on even though these powerful divines have (had) full of powers - mythology or whatever I believe in ghosts because I believe they exist because I believe I saw one with my own eyes!!!
Now I shall go back to oil...
What will Burma do if oil is not affordable anymore? We will be worse-off certainly! I have suggested that we'll sell gas and oil and the money we get from this must be invested in alternative energies or renewable energies that we must build wind towers everywhere as we have 3000 miles long shoreline from the north of Rakhine State to the souther tip Kosaung. Then we won't have any trouble about energy for ten or twenty years. Once we become well-off, much more developed, we would be able to invest in similar projects off-shore for wind, wave and solar sectors. Then we would be able to go on another two decades. I don't think I should suggest for the next 60 years as I wouldn't be alive any longer.
Certainly I will oppose any dam building for hydroelectric projects. I hate to see losing our beautiful landscapes and wildlife. We must preserve them as treasure. A Burmese saying is u-tu ya-thi Taw ko mhi ii or the weather is up to the forests. We had wisdom so we must have it in the future even though we don't have it now...
On the other hand, we must build dams anyway just for drinking water - we have to know global warming will affect Burma too that our fresh water reserves - such as silver caps, rivers and streams could become less sufficient. Here we must build dams near villages, towns and cities that wouldn't severely affect or damage our environments...I think our cities must become smaller but higher in the future.
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