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May 30, 2009 at 5:22 pm

World focus on Burma (30 May 2009)

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Ancient Burma pagoda collapses

Bangkok Post – 

An ancient pagoda collapsed close to Burma’s main city of Yangon Saturday injuring more than 30 people, most of whom were soldiers working on reconstruction …

Suu Kyi’s health improves, ready for verdict

Reuters – 

… former Burma, where the military has ruled for nearly half a century. Speaking at an Asian defense conference, he called Myanmar “one of the isolated, …

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Allowed to Meet with Lawyers

Voice of America – ‎‎

By VOA News Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer says Burmese military authorities allowed the detained opposition leader to meet with her lawyers for two hours …

Myanmar: Yangon North District Court judges, district law officers …

ISRIA – 

The place in Inya Lake where Mr. John William Yettaw was found by Police Inspector Than Naing and party of the Myanmar Police Force at about 5.30 am on 6 …

Suu Kyi prepares for defense

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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi harbors no ill feelings toward an American whose uninvited intrusion into …

Tokyo rally calls for Aung San Suu Kyi’s release

Canada.com

… demonstrations led by Buddhist monks in 2007, but it refuses to join its Western allies in imposing sanctions on Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.

Burma rejects foreign criticism

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Cambodia – The Burmese government has rejected foreign criticism of the charges against opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as interference from abroad. …

Suu Kyi health a ‘grave concern’

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Myanmar- The health of jailed Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is a cause for “grave concern”, her National League for Democracy (NLD) says. …

Suu Kyi trial adjourned further

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

May 30, 2009 (DVB)–The next hearing in the trial of Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi has been delayed by the court until 5 June, with no reason given, …

Tips for Conservatives

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(Reuters) Debbie Stothard, coordinator of Alternative Asean Network on Burma, says the grouping’s non-interference policy should not apply to Burma: if you …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi marks six years of detention

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… and the institution of meaningful dialogue between the junta and the opposition,” Gates said, using Myanmar’s former name, Burma. …

Neiphiu Rio on winter diplomacy to Myanmar

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Information updates on the Indo-Burma borders say that children are also recruited forcibly into the Myanmar military. With barely any road, transport or …

EU’s interaction with Asia

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The EU is also leading global efforts to convince the generals in Burma to stop violating human rights and deal fairly and decently with the opposition. …

Myanmar: Defendant Said to Need Medical Care

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By AP Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, left, the Burmese opposition leader who is being tried on charges of violating the rules of her house arrest, needs urgent …

US presses Myanmar to free Aung San Suu Kyi

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“We need to see real change in Burma – the release of political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and the institution of meaningful dialogue between …

Christians Join A Global Campaign to Free Burma Leader

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… 13 of the last 19 years, including the past six, in detention without trial for her non-violent promotion of democracy in Burma, also known as Myanmar.

Supporters wait on Suu Kyi verdict

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By Amy Kazmin Burmese democracy advocates, and their international supporters, are awaiting the imminent verdict in the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Steps Urged on Rohingya

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“The Rohingya problem has been lingering for more than 30 years, and Myanmar [Burma] must take steps to solve that,” Moni said, a week after a new influx of …

Burma: Cyclone Fact Sheet #3 (FY) 2009

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In response to an insufficient supply of safe drinking water and increased vulnerability to waterborne diseases following Cyclone Nargis, …

The United Nations response is shameful

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The decision by the United Nations’ Human Rights Council to resist setting up an inquiry into the conduct of both the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan …

Injustice In Burma

Voice of America – ‎‎

… toward Burma, which has been subject to US trade and investment sanctions because of its repressive government and repeated violations of human rights. …

Party Concerned About Aung San Suu Kyi’s Health

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Burmese activist holds a picture of opposition party leader Aung San Suu Kyi outside the Burmese embassy in Bangkok (File)The party of Burma’s opposition …

‘Grave concern’ over Suu Kyi health

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Myanmar, referred to by its former name of Burma by those who reject Myanmar’s military government, has been under military rule since 1962. …

Asean must reprimand Burma over Suu Kyi

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Respect for human rights and democratic values are the key principles of the charter. If Burma’s military regime does convict the opposition-party leader, …

EDITORIAL COMMENT | Free Her

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Myanmar cares a damn about what the world says. Its deputy foreign minister has highlighted this once more. In response to international calls for the …

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May 30, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Allowed to Meet with Lawyers

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Allowed to Meet with Lawyers

Voice of America

30 May 2009

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (file photo)
Aung San Suu Kyi (file photo)

Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer says Burmese military authorities allowed the detained opposition leader to meet with her lawyers for two hours Saturday in Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison, apparently to prepare for final arguments in her trial.

Attorney Kyi Win told VOA Burmese Service that the Nobel peace laureate is in good health.

A spokesman for the National League for Democracy, Nyan Win, told VOA Burmese Service Friday that Aung San Suu Kyi is suffering from severe leg cramps, which keep her awake at night.

Burma’s military government said last week that she receives good medical care in prison.

Nyan Win also said the court has postponed final arguments in Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial from next Monday to next Friday. He said no reasons were given for the delay.

Aung San Suu Kyi is on trial for allegedly violating the terms of her house arrest.

The trial stems from a visit by an intruder who swam to her lakeside home in early May and stayed overnight.

The American intruder, John Yettaw, is also on trial. He told the court he had dreamt that the 63-year-old Nobel Prize laureate would be assassinated and that he came to warn her.

If convicted, Aung San Suu Kyi could be sentenced to a prison term of up to five years. She has spent 13 of the past 19 years under house arrest.

The sole defense witness allowed to testify argued in court Thursday that it was the job of government guards outside Aung San Suu Kyi’s home to keep intruders out.

Burma’s military government lashed out Thursday at foreign critics of the trial. Deputy Foreign Minister Maung Myint said during a Europe-Asia summit in Cambodia that the trial is an internal legal issue, not linked to politics or human rights.

The international community has condemned the trial as a pretext to extend the opposition leader’s house arrest and bar her from elections next year.

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May 29, 2009 at 5:54 pm

Aung San Suu Kyi is an opportunity for Burma’s leaders, not a threat

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Aung San Suu Kyi is an opportunity for Burma’s leaders, not a threat

Posted by Mark Canning
Friday 29 May 2009 12.05 BST
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The British ambassador in Burma, Mark Canning, is one of the few outsiders to have been allowed into the courtroom to witness parts of the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi. In the second part of a series on her trial, he recounts his experiences.

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Burma‘s leaders have been pursuing their road map towards a “disciplined democracy” for so long that few people could tell you what stage they’ve reached. But the pace is picking up: an election is to be held next year, although in what form nobody yet knows. That is why the events in the courtroom at Insein are unfolding.

So why is Aung San Suu Kyi important to the future of Burma? Nobody – and certainly not the lady herself – pretends she is the answer to all of its myriad problems. But she’s perhaps the only person capable of bridging the yawning political divides between opposition, ethnic nationalities and government. Unless she is allowed to play that sort of role, the task will become immeasurably more difficult.

Suu Kyi has repeatedly made clear her willingness to work with the military government in a process of political reconciliation. She is viewed by them as a threat. But she’s actually an opportunity, to the extent that she’s declared herself willing to work with them towards the sort of future that the current direction of travel will never deliver.

Sitting in the decrepit courtroom this week reminded me of how far this country is sliding: not a computer or modern aid in evidence, the torches confiscated from the American intruder looked as though they might have been left by alien intruders. It was a scene with which George Orwell, from his days here, would have been entirely familiar. In the midst of a region that has delivered unparalleled benefits to its population, it’s sad to see a country being taken in the opposite direction.

A campaign has been launched at 64forsuu.org allowing visitors to leave a message of support for Suu Kyi in the run up to her 64th birthday on 19 June. We all hope it will draw the world’s attention to her plight and shame the generals into doing something about it.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2009/may/29/suu-kyi-trial-ambassador-diary

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May 29, 2009 at 4:03 pm

The verdict on Aung San Suu Kyi has already been decided

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The verdict on Aung San Suu Kyi has already been decided

Posted by Mark Canning

Thursday 28 May 2009 13.37 BST

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The British ambassador in Burma, Mark Canning, is one of the few outsiders to have been allowed into the courtroom to witness parts of the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi. In the first part of a series on her trial, he recounts his experiences

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for her trial at Rangoon's Insein Prison

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for her trial at Rangoon’s Insein prison. Photograph: Reuters

Perhaps only here in Burma could the bizarre events of the last few days have unfolded. Out of the blue, a show trial has been mounted by the country’s military rulers against Aung San Suu Kyi. Her offence? To allow an American intruder into her property, thereby breaching the terms of the detention to which she’s been subject since May 2003. This is surely the only place where the victim of the break-in ends up being charged.

Lying behind this is the regime’s plan for stage-managed elections in 2010. Suu Kyi spoiled the party in 1990, and they are not about to allow it to happen again. So when the generals learned of the strange happenings in Rangoon, they must have seized on it with some joy: here was a way to negotiate the awkwardness of the expiry of her current term of house arrest and to set the custodial clock ticking afresh.

19 May

Things haven’t gone quite to plan. The trial has whipped up a storm of criticism. Burma’s neighbours have been outspoken, making clear that the “honour and credibility” of the country is at stake. It’s brought Suu Kyi back to centre stage and reminded everyone what an important figure she is. It’s provided further evidence – if it was needed – of how the 2010 polls will be conducted. In the face of all this, the generals have tacked and conceded access to the courtroom for foreign diplomats.

26 May

We’ve been allowed in twice, last week and this. The court is situated in the compound of the notorious Insein jail, a grim and forbidding place shaped like a cake tin, where many of Burma’s political prisoners are housed. It has the familiar trappings: two robed judges, defence, prosecution, motions, civility. An ancient typewriter clacks out the record. Carbon paper is stacked ready to go. Dogs bark. Ceiling fans whirr. Prison staff crane to catch a glimpse of the Lady.

To one side is the paraphernalia confiscated from the intruder. No James Bond devices. No stealth submersibles. No CO2 rebreathers. Just a pair of home-made fins, a flotation device fashioned from water bottles, assorted bits and pieces and – most intriguingly – the robes and Jackie O sunglasses in which Suu Kyi was to be asked to make her escape from Rangoon. Two bemused police ladies were asked at one point to model these outfits, complete with glasses, for the benefit of the court.

One of the curiosities of this affair is how, in the most tightly guarded corner of one of the most tightly controlled countries, a visitor from overseas was able, not once but twice, to bob across the fetid waters of Inya Lake to Suu Kyi’s home.

The entry of Suu Kyi was a memorable moment. Aside from some TV pictures of her meeting visiting UN envoys, she hasn’t been seen since for six years. Despite almost two decades of extraordinary pressure – more than half of it in detention – and agonising personal sacrifices, she looked in remarkable shape. Calm, dignified, upright, exuding quiet authority but no hint of bitterness towards the prosecution side. She commanded her team and in many ways the room.

There was a telling moment as she entered when the police guards rose to their feet before lowering themselves sheepishly down. She welcomed our presence. She hoped to meet us in better times and said how good it was to see people from the outside world. It was deeply impressive and one was left wondering how she managed to display no trace of indignation at this latest twist.

It was good to get access, but I don’t imagine anyone will confuse two short trips to the courtroom with the fundamental issue: the illegality of her detention and that of the 2,000 other political prisoners held in Burma. We’re often told Suu Kyi is no longer relevant, but what went on in court told a very different story. She remains a towering and respected figure across the political spectrum and the Burmese people, despite living in one of the most disconnected and isolated countries in the world, are agog at what’s happening.

27 May

The trial is a glaring injustice. But there’s an important wider picture that gets less attention: the 2,000 other political prisoners who languish in Burma’s jails and work camps, the repression heaped on many of Burma’s ethnic minority peoples and the persistent denial of almost all human rights. Suu Kyi is in many ways a symbol of a much broader misery and is one among many brave people who are struggling to achieve a better future for this country.

28 May

So where’s the trial going? It’s difficult to see anything but a guilty verdict. Despite the familiar judicial trappings, these trials tend to be pre-scripted. All decisions of any significance in Burma are made by the ubiquitous “higher authority”. This will be no exception and the outcome will be determined many miles from the courtroom. The generals will want to make sure Suu Kyi is unable to play a role in the elections next year. So the betting is on a sentence that extends her house arrest well into 2010 or beyond, although there could be some unforeseen twists along the way.

The prosecution yesterday rejected three of the four defence witnesses her team asked to bring forward. The government called 14. The trial wrapped up for the day a short while ago, and we’re told proceedings will reconvene on Monday for final statements. A verdict could follow the same day. Nobody expects it to be anything other than bad news. The heavy security presence on the streets suggests the same.

The government newspaper trumpets that this will have no bearing on the election plans: “The government is determined to continue hand-in-hand with the people to implement the Seven-Step Road Map in accordance with their aspirations.” Other important news jockeys for position on the New Light’s front page: “PTT lubricants introduced”, “Thayet maintaining development momentum”, “Nation now on path to development”.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2009/may/28/aung-san-suu-kyi-trial-ambassador

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May 29, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Suu Kyi health a ‘grave concern’

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Suu Kyi health a ‘grave concern’

Aung San Suu Kyi meets Thai, Singapore and Russian diplomats, 20 May

Ms Suu Kyi was taken into prison in Rangoon on 14 May

The health of jailed Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is a cause for “grave concern”, her National League for Democracy (NLD) party has said.

The NLD says Ms Suu Kyi, 63, has not been able to sleep at night because of continuing cramps in her legs and needs urgent medical attention.

Ms Suu Kyi is on trial for allegedly violating the terms of her house arrest after a US man broke into her home.

She denies the charges and faces five years in prison if found guilty.

Ms Suu Kyi has suffered from ill-health in the past. Shortly before her arrest on 14 May she was treated for dehydration and low blood pressure.

The NLD said she was “in desperate need of proper medical treatment”.

“We are very much concerned about her health,” it said in a statement.

Ms Suu Kyi has been under house arrest and banned from seeing all but a small group of people for 13 of the past 19 years.

She was arrested on 14 May after an American man swam across the lake to reach her compound, spending two nights there.

Critics of the trial say it is being used as an excuse to keep Ms Suu Kyi in detention until after elections scheduled for next year.

But Burma’s ruling junta has rejected the international condemnation, saying the trial is “an internal legal issue”.

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May 29, 2009 at 1:53 pm

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World focus on Burma (29 May 2009)

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But he deliberately avoided the human-rights abuses in Burma and the trial of democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, which the Europeans wanted to discuss. …

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MediaWATCH: Thai Sex Tourism in Bad Shape

Phuketwan – 

”No one knows what’s going on in eastern Burma,” Cook-Deegan said. The military government has burned over 3300 villages and is building more roads …

News updates on 9th day of Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

“U Kyi Win testified for about two hours. It took quite a long time because there were a lot of cross questioning. According to U Nyan Win, who was briefing …

Suu Kyi marks 6 years of detention

Sify

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi marked six years of continuous detention by Myanmar’s military regime Wednesday, as she defends …

POST BAG Act hard and fast on junta

Bangkok Post

The only dignity Burma retains is that of Aung San Suu Kyi and the long suffering Burmese…

people. They deserve the praise, respect and support of the world

By editor • on May 28, 2009 A defense witness in Burma’s widely criticized trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will appear in court Thursday to …

EDITORIAL When a little help is no help

Bangkok Post

Of the estimated two million migrant workers in Thailand who come mainly from Burma, Laos and Cambodia, only 500000 are registered at present, …

Film Series and Movie Listings

New York Times – 

… and Burmese) A collage of video and narrative collected by brave, anonymous journalists who documented the 2007 popular uprising against Myanmar’s …

‘Good love changes everything’

MPNnow.com – ‎‎

She’s still passionate about feminism and human rights, and has recently been raising awareness about the struggles of the Burmese democracy movement. …

VIEW: Studying irrationality rationally —Farish A Noor

Daily Times – 

No my friends, it is not that we are on the slow boat to democracy: the journey hasn’t even begun yet Though not trained formally as a psychiatrist, …

PM’s wife logs Suu Kyi support

Scotsman – 

By David Maddox SARAH Brown, the wife of the Prime Minister, has used her influence to promote an internet campaign to free Burma’s pro-democracy leader …

Last witness speaks at Suu Kyi trial

KMPH Fox 26 – 

AP – May 28, 2009 5:53 PM ET YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Testimony has concluded in the trial of Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader after her only defense witness …

Burma VJ: Totalitarianism Revealed

WeHo News

Director Anders Østergaard presents an engrossing inside look into a closed world, culminating in the 2007 uprising in Myanmar (Burma). Burma VJ follows the …

Burma warns EU critics that Suu Kyi trial is an internal issue

Deutsche Welle

… Burma’s Deputy Foreign Minister Maung Myint told his counterparts from Southeast Asia and Europe that the trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi …

Thatched roofs and 5-star hotels

Boston Globe

… warm Myanmar beer enjoyed in the Shan hills by candlelight a few nights earlier. Given the total US trade embargo with Burma, I also had to wonder who, …

Today’s agenda: North Korea’s capacity, Palestinian summit, rights …

Christian Science Monitor – ‎‎

Carol Huang on the World desk is updating the news out of Aung Sun Suu Kyi’s trial in Burma/Myanmar. • Ilene Prusher in Jerusalem looks at the woes of the …

JRS Dispatches No. 260

ReliefWeb (press release)

On 25 May, the UN Human Rights Council announced it is planning to address the condition of more than a quarter of a million conflict-displaced persons in …

Slowdown Strains Myanmar Economy

Wall Street Journal – 

… prosecution was a political or human-rights issue. Maung Myint, Myanmar’s deputy foreign minister, accused critics of meddling in the country’s affairs. …

Burmese Activist’s Trial May End Monday

Washington Post – ‎‎

It is not a human rights issue. So we don’t accept pressure and interference from abroad,” Maung Mynt, Burma’s deputy foreign minister, said at a meeting of …

TAMMY BRUCE: The War Against Women

FOXNews

The Oslo Freedom Forum, which took place here this week [May 20] focuses on the international picture of human rights, honoring heroic reformative voices, …

HLS Human Rights Program issues new report on abuses in Burma

Harvard Law School News – 

… “Crimes in Burma,” comes in the wake of renewed international attention due to the continued persecution of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi …

Chevron determined to retain investments in Burma

Mizzima.com – 

… place – potentially impacting the commitment and level of CE/CR activities along with programmes and opportunities for the people of Myanmar [Burma]. …

N. Korea’s nuke activities spark WMD fears

United Press International – 

Officials said North Korean arms have were sold to US allies, such as Egypt and Pakistan, and to the military junta in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …

MNDF-LA releases statement in advance of 2010 election

Independent Mon News Agency

The statement cites the successful election of Aung San Su Kyi in 1990, who was ultimately denied power by the Burmese government, as a central reason to …

Regional spotlight falls on Jeju summit

중앙데일리 – 

Membership of the Southeast Asian regional body expanded to include five more countries – Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. …

Refugee couple at home in city

News Sentinel

At that time, his father, a movie producer in Burma, also known as Myanmar, was imprisoned there by the military junta. His mother and other relatives fled …

Rights report targets Canada over missing women, land claims

CBC.ca – 

The delay by Burma’s government to deliver aid to those affected by Cyclone Nargis in April 2008. Increased repression of human rights defenders, …

How big a threat is North Korea?

Christian Science Monitor

Some also believe that the North is providing a small research reactor to Burma (Myanmar), says Daniel Pinkston, Northeast Asia deputy project director for …

Is Yettaw a Triathlete?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

On Tuesday, police evidence was produced at the trial in Rangoon of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is accused of breaking the terms of her house …

Pressure Builds On Total To Get Out Of Burma

Bad Idea – 

… Yadana gas field in Myanmar in 1992. Activist’s claim that Total’s investment in the Yudana pipeline earns the Burmese regime approximately $500ma year. …

Helping Myanmar after Nargis

ReliefWeb (press release)

Rome, 28 May 2009 – A three-year Italian-funded FAO programme to improve the long-term food security of 32 000 poor fishing and farming families in Myanmar …


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