November 23, 2011

Burma's Good Deeds No Guarantee of Lasting Freedoms

Bloomberg, Bloomberg

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Time for a reality check. The shiny new capital city of Naypyidaw is an Orwellian Oz, and the man behind the curtain is Senior General Than Shwe, who has been the top man in the junta since 1992 and remains so despite his official resignation as head of state in March.

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TAGGED: Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar, Burma, Than Shwe


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Why the U.S. Courts Bangladesh
Syed Chowdhury, Asia Times
Hillary Clinton this week highlighted the benefits that will flow to Bangladesh as a neighbor to reforming Myanmar. Her trip to Dhaka, rare for a US secretary of state and coinciding with a gift-bearing visit by India's finance... more ››