From Hozan Alan Senauke at the Clear View Project, on behalf of Western Buddhist Teachers for a Free Burma
The following letter just went out to President Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton regarding serious concerns about the elections in Burma coming up later this week. It was signed by more than 100 Western Buddhist teachers.
November 1, 2010
Dear President Obama,
As you know, the upcoming elections in Burma, scheduled for November 7th cannot be legitimate without participation of the National League for Democracy (NLD). The NLD is boycotting this sham process because the Burmese military regime has designed electoral laws that insure that a rigged and non-representative election will transpire precluding the participation of Burma’s 2100 political prisoners and other democracy supporters. As leaders in the western Buddhist community, we implore you to repudiate the results of this upcoming election.