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A predictable victory

It was inevitable - Aung San Suu Kyi was never NOT going to win this election.
The question now remains, what will the government do with her victory, and that of her party.  There’s always the chance that the hardliners still in high government positions win and reverse many of the positive steps Burma has taken [...]

Burma needs more than an icon

She’s beautiful, courageous, and no one can doubt her integrity.  Aung San Suu Kyi personifies the born leader.
From the moment she walked into the public arena in 1988, her people loved her.  First they loved her because she was the daughter of their assassinated hero, General Aung San.  Later they loved her because she [...]

The Burma Watchers: a club soon extinct?

There’s a peculiar club – its members are spread around the world, but they all pretty much know each other, or at least they know of each other. They don’t really have a name, but let’s call them “The Burma Watchers.”

People who know or claim to know about Burma (currently officially called Myanmar, except for [...]

The Lady is free and the people of Burma is waiting for her to guide their destiny

She’s free, and the world suddenly seems a slightly better place.
Have you, like me been glued to the news channels over the weekend, switching from radio to tv to get a glimpse of her or even hear her voice?
Aung San Suu Kyi revered heroine of the democracy movement in Burma was released this week after [...]

Girls still prized more than boys

In the film Osama, the first film to be shot in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban, a mother cuts the hair of her daughter and dresses her as a boy.  The two cannot manage in society without a male to protect them and so the frail little girl has to transform into a [...]