Buffalohair Gazette International 07 Jan 2009
As if the struggle for Burma’s democracy did not have enough to contend with, a European news service, Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA) negligently misquotes National League for Democracy, Win Tin. In a scathing article published November 29, 2008 this journal eluded to the notion the NLD was divided over the 2010 elections according to *Irrawaddy.
With a nation under constant siege from the criminal regime of Dictator Than Shwe and a populous still reeling from the results of the bogus Constitutional Referendum it is clear this was patently offensive. With deep ties within Burma and the world I find this absolutely appalling that a news agency would allow for such inaccurate and irresponsible news to be reported.
With moral within the borders of Burma at an all time low this news story was exactly what Than Shwe would have wanted. Like driving the final nail on the proverbial coffin, Deuche Presse Agentur only added to the misery and sorrow of a beleaguered nation. Outrage and insult is the response from the political and refugee communities around the world and I find this patently offensive to say the very least. Shame on you DPA for you now own the Burmese community an apology at the very least.