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AUNG SAN SUU KYI SPEAKS TO EGYPTIANS…">AUNG SAN SUU KYI SPEAKS TO EGYPTIANS…

February 2nd, 2011

MYANMAR/BURMA — Ros Atkins World Have Your Say BBC program is one of my favorite shows on public radio — 1 p.m. week days on WCPN — because he takes the man-in-the-street concept global. On yesterday’s show, Aung San Suu Kyi fielded questions from around the world. In light of protests in North Africa, Suu […]

AUNG SAN SUU KYI: PANGLONG II NOT MY GOAL…">AUNG SAN SUU KYI: PANGLONG II NOT MY GOAL…

December 9th, 2010

MYANMAR/BURMA — Whether she wants it or not, Aung San Suu Kyi is on course for a confrontation with the State Peace and Development Council. The generals, whether they are wearing dress uniforms or business suits, cannot afford to have her serve as a focus for freedom and Democracy. Calling for a meeting of ethnic […]

AUNG SAN SUU KYI..?">COULD FRENCH CINEMA SAVE AUNG SAN SUU KYI..?

December 8th, 2010

MYANMAR/BURMA — There was a time when I thought movies and documentaries had the power to engender or even force social and political change. I’m now convinced by events over the past 30 years or so that the very passive nature of film, along with the the artificial closure of the raising of the house […]

AUNG SAN SUU KYI…">UN’S CHIEF OF STAFF MEETS AUNG SAN SUU KYI

November 28th, 2010

MYANMAR/BURMA — I take it as a good sign that Vijay Nambiar, chief of staff for United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, has met with released democracy leader and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to hold, what she hopes will be, “the first of many meetings. I think we may need many and frequent […]

AUNG SAN SUU KYI A BTFSPLK*…?">MAKING AUNG SAN SUU KYI A BTFSPLK*…?

November 20th, 2010

MYANMAR/BURMA — The generals clearly have a new strategy for marginalizing Aung San Suu Kyi: harass, arrest or toss into the street anyone or any organization that invites her to visit. From the Associated Press: Burma’s government ordered more than 80 people at a shelter for patients with HIV and AIDS to leave following a […]

AUNG SAN SUU KYI RELEASED FROM SOLITARY…">AUNG SAN SUU KYI RELEASED FROM SOLITARY…

November 13th, 2010

AUNG SAN SUU KYI RELEASED from DVBTV English on Vimeo. MYANMAR/BURMA — As much as I would like to use the word freed as regards to the release yesterday of Aung San Suu Kyi, I can’t. Because no one not part of the general’s power structure is free. At best all I can say at […]

AUNG SAN SUU KYI WISHES TO TWEET…">AUNG SAN SUU KYI WISHES TO TWEET…

October 19th, 2010

MYANMAR/BURMA — On the grand scale of oppression and suffering in Myanmar, news that Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi wants to get a Twitter account if she is released from house arrest when her current term is up on 13 November is laughably minuscule. Yet, I find the announcement and the gravity is has […]

AUNG SAN SUU KYI IS A HERO TO JIM CARREY…">AUNG SAN SUU KYI IS A HERO TO JIM CARREY…

September 12th, 2010

MYANMAR/BURMA — I typically have a problem with celebrities taking up causes because I always wonder about the depth of their commitment. In this case, I have no idea how far Jim Carrey is willing to go, but he makes a good point when he says that most Americans have no idea who Aung San […]

SUU KYI AND NLD…">HIGH COURT RULES AGAINST SUU KYI AND NLD…

January 29th, 2011

MYANMAR/BURMA — In affirmation of who remains in power in Myanmar, the nation’s highest court ruled against Aung San Suu Kyi National League for Democracy in its bid to regain legal standing following last year’s faux elections. From the BBC: The court ruled the [National League for Democracy] would remain an unlawful association because it […]

SANCTIONS, DON’T TOSS THEM OUT…">FIX THE SANCTIONS, DON’T TOSS THEM OUT…

January 17th, 2011

MYANMAR/BURMA — I haven’t written about the Association of South East Asian Nations and Myanmar in around 10 months. The 10 members of the regional political and economic association continue to better the prospects of their constituents through cooperation and enticements. Just who those constituents may be is a matter of debate, but the members’ […]

SANCTIONS NOW NOT A BAD IDEA…">END SANCTIONS NOW NOT A BAD IDEA…

December 31st, 2010

MYANMAR/BURMA — I was very much prepared to not like Philip Bowring’s editorial in yesterday’ New York Times where he calls, reasonably I’m afraid to admit, for the end of sanctions on Myanmar. What Bowring, a journalist with extensive experience in Asia, misses is that the problem is not that we are imposing sanctions on […]

SANCTIONS…">CHINA IS CASE FOR, NOT AGAINST, SANCTIONS

November 22nd, 2010

MYANMAR/BURMA — I’ve argued before and I continue to believe that any economic sanction short of total embargo and blockade is meaningless in a capitalist world where there will always be unscrupulous trading partners willing to look the other way when there is profit to be made. Last Thursday, Brahma Chellaney, a professor of strategic […]

WHAT TO DO WHEN WE SEE THE FEET OF CLAY…?

September 8th, 2017

More than a decade ago I began writing, often three times daily, about Myanmar and, as my blog-sister Shamash called her, Our Lady Aung San Suu Kyi. I slacked off in 2011 because Myanmar seemed to be changing for the better and I turned my blog attentions elsewhere. Over the last few days, however, Myanmar, […]

WILL THE GOP LEARN FROM MYANMAR…?

October 14th, 2015

I’ve written a lot, no, seriously, I’ve written a shitload, about Myanmar. After Aung San Suu Kyi was finally relased and the National League for Democracy came to power, my writing tailed off. I still, however return to the odd story like Oliver Holmes piece for The Guardian: Myanmar commission proposes delaying election. He writes: […]

DO CLOTHES MAKE THE DICTATOR…?

February 27th, 2011

MYANMAR/BURMA — I’m puzzled. Has Myanmar become so Westernized that anyone living there would mistake a uni-sex sarong as a woman’s dress? The lede on Robert Horn’s piece for Time makes no sense to me (no one would accuse Jimi Izrael of wearing a dress) but the exploration of astrology’s insidious hold on Myanmar’s leadership […]

PRISONERS ARE OUR KEEPERS OF CONSCIENCE…

February 6th, 2011

MYANMAR/BURMA — The, now-former, No. 1 prisoner of the State Peace and Development Council has not forgotten nos. 2-2200+ who remain imprisoned for political crimes against the state. Writing in her monthly Letter From Burma for the Mainichi Daily News, Aung San Suu Kyi reminds the world that thousands are not yet free. There remain […]

I DON’T DISAGREE WITH THE ANALYSIS…

February 3rd, 2011

MYANMAR/BURMA — For an editorial in a major American newspaper, the Washington Post’s:The right way to help Burma’s democracy movement seems pretty weak to me, but then, the Post’s writer is taking a snapshot on Ground Hog day at a decades old problem half the world away, so maybe I’m overly sensitive. I did like […]

NLD WEBSITE IS LIVE… FOR NOW…

January 31st, 2011

MYANMAR/BURMA — The National League for Democracy has launched its own website. According to Mizzima: Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was reportedly pleased with the creation of a National League for Democracy party website by an unidentified third party outside of Burma. The Washington Post asks the important question: It was not immediately […]

IS THERE AN EGYPT-MYANMAR LINK…?

January 30th, 2011

MYANMAR/BURMA — The Bangkok Post thinks so: For the second week in a row the big news story is a crumbling dictatorship in the Middle East. While it’s still to soon to say if Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak will share the same fate as Tunisian strongman Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, yesterday protesters controlled many parts of […]

KNOWING THE GENERALS BY THEIR SHADOWS…

January 25th, 2011

MYANMAR/BURMA — Nic Dunlop wanted to understand the generals who rule Myanmar but realized that the members of the State Peace and Development Council were as hard to reach and understand directly as a rare tiny rodent hiding in the dense underbrush of the jungle. Dunlop chose instead to see the generals in the shadow […]

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