Her own National League of Democracy disagrees.

Neoconservative Robert Kaplan says the U.S. should focus more on Burmese minorities in its pursuit of American interests. Why do neoconservatives care about Burma? Because of the nation’s close relationship with China of course.

Sri Lanka bars foreign aid workers from visiting the rebel-held north:

Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said Monday the government decided to order all foreign aid workers from the territory under rebel control for their own protection.

“We can’t assure the security of these people,” Rajapaksa told The Associated Press. “We are taking precautions.”

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