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Burmese junta leader to tour Indian Buddhist sites

General Than Shwe, the leader of the Burmese junta, is on a goodwill visit to India to visit Buddhist sites. Than Shwe’s “government” is a corrupt, incompetent, and criminal regime perhaps best known in the West for imprisoning Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratically elected leader of the country. In the past […]

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ASEAN and the Junta; Dollars and Nargis

The Burmese junta has signed the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) charter but the body expressed its “deep disappointment” with the junta nonetheless. ASEAN has been spectacularly ineffective in accomplishing anything vis a vis the junta. Burma’s profusion of oil, lumber, and gemsmake confronting the junta costly, especially for nations that don’t have the […]

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