Sunday, September 24, 2017

C and O Canal--

Lament--The world is in terrible shape and the bad are winning and the good losing. Don't take it lying down. Stand up about Injustice.

Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko--killer/s still at large + you know who

Politkovskaya & Livenenko assassinations--read both books, excellent and truly chilling.

I strongly recommend--Anna Politkovskaya's Putin's Russia--she was shot and killed in lobby of her apt. building for this book, least you can do is read it.

Robert Reich brilliantly explains why T. and Russia, ie Putin, have a "deal" but Putin has already said now, "Trump is not my bride, and I am not his groom" Oo la la.
all images from Internet

Latest polls on trump non-performance as "president"

melania pretends she is Michelle--what a dolt She looks really common when she tries to look "ordinary" which just shows she is nothing but plastic surgery and hair. When she went in blue jeans on her 2nd TX trip, after being criticized for wearing high heels to go inspect the floods, I thought, Who is this young woman with trump? Maybe someone from the relief center. Now she's making speeches on cyber bullying, when "her husband is the biggest bully" says Mika B. on Morning Joe. True True. But richest of them all?? Gen. John Kelly covering his face during T's atrocious UN speech. An action speaks a thousand words. 9-24-2017
cartoon from Internet

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tweets ref Trump 9-21-2017

Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 12m12 minutes ago Paul Manafort wiretapped and threatened with indictment: reports … via @msnbc 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 13m13 minutes ago Trump joins history's list of unhinged speakers at UN … via @msnbc 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 39m39 minutes ago Manafort indictment may have already happened … via @msnbc 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 45m45 minutes ago Mueller office interviewed Rod Rosenstein on Comey firing: WSJ … via @msnbc 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 49m49 minutes ago Trump lawyer violates deal with Senate Intelligence Committee … via @msnbc 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 55m55 minutes ago Mounting death toll in Mexico City follows massive earthquake … via @msnbc 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 58m58 minutes ago Millions threatened as Hurricane Maria hurtles toward Puerto Rico … via @msnbc 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 1h1 hour ago Trump paying Russia scandal legal bills with RNC donor money … via @msnbc 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 1h1 hour ago Manafort now working with Kurds against US policy in Iraq … via @msnbc 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 1h1 hour ago Trump campaign Kremlin connection seen in Manafort e-mails: WaPo … via @msnbc 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes You Retweeted Margaret Talev‏Verified account @margarettalev 12h12 hours ago (1) Ty Cobb tells me re WaPo report:"It would be truly shocking" if true Paul Manafort "tried to monetize his relationship w the president." 246 replies 246 retweets 570 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 3h3 hours ago NYT: Cobb overheard talking about colleagues, Russia probe at DC steakhouse @CNNPolitics 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes You Retweeted Kenneth P. Vogel‏Verified account @kenvogel Sep 17 Replying to @kenvogel Here's a photo of Ty Cobb & John Dowd casually & loudly discussing details of Russia investigation at @BLTSteakDC while I sat at next table. 1,482 replies 8,295 retweets 17,750 likes You Retweeted Michael Skolnik‏Verified account @MichaelSkolnik Sep 4 Dear DREAMers, We love you. We appreciate you. We will fight for you. We will #DefendDACA. Sincerely, America

Too good to be true but it is--:)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

My Stories from the Burma-Thai Border--

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Quote of the day--what state sponsored genocide looks like scholars document a range of strategies of physical and psychological destruction which take place prior to mass killings. 9-19-2017 The world is witnessing a state-orchestrated humanitarian catastrophe on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. The latest UN figures show a staggering 370 000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh since August 25. An unknown number have perished. Around 26 000 non-Muslims have also been displaced.

Rohingya-related tweets and retweets--look on these persons' Twitter sites--learn to use Twitter

• • You Retweeted 9-19-2017 Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim 16m16 minutes ago Myanmar: satellite imagery confirms Rohingya village of Tula Toli razed 1 reply 5 retweets 0 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim Sep 9 Rohingya crisis: Machete wielding mayor takes part in massacre after trapping terrified Muslims' | via @telegraph 14 replies 286 retweets 151 likes • • You Retweeted António Guterres‏Verified account @antonioguterres Sep 13 I call on the Myanmar authorities to suspend military action, end violence, uphold the rule of law & allow humanitarian aid. 1,407 replies 7,722 retweets 12,776 likes • • You Retweeted António Guterres‏Verified account @antonioguterres Sep 13 Violence in Myanmar has created a humanitarian catastrophe. Aid has been severely disrupted and 380,000 refugees have fled to Bangladesh. 375 replies 2,035 retweets 2,004 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim Sep 13 I'll be on @AlJazeera followed by @cgtnamerica in few mins talking about #UN weak statement on #MyanmarGenocide 0 replies 7 retweets 10 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim Sep 13 The signs were obvious. I wrote this exactly one year ago : The Rohingya Are At The Brink Of Mass Genocide … 0 replies 9 retweets 5 likes • • You Retweeted KnowYourLeaks‏ @KnowYourLeaks Sep 13 Professor And Author Azeem Ibrahim Explains Rohingya Refugee Crisis (pls RT↺ ) #TheRohingyas:Insid 0 replies 13 retweets 5 likes • • You Retweeted Jonathan Head‏ @pakhead Sep 14 Jonathan Head Retweeted Hnin Yadana Zaw He can but won't. As he said, this is unfinished business from 1942 that must be finished. Presumably by expelling much of Muslim population Jonathan Head added, Hnin Yadana Zaw @hninyadanazaw Only one person can stop ethnic cleansing in #Myanmar and it isn't Aung San Suu Kyi … 13 replies 68 retweets 35 likes • • Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 12m12 minutes ago Kyi Kaung Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim too sad--she does not know what she is talking abt, or is afraid. Kyi Kaung added, Azeem Ibrahim @AzeemIbrahim From today's @thetimes. My piece here: … 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim Sep 14 ‘Aung San Suu Kyi is no longer a peace campaigner … it is cowardice and moral bankruptcy on Rohingyas’: 7 replies 67 retweets 61 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim Sep 14 Myanmar: new footage reveals scorched-earth campaign against Rohingya 0 replies 17 retweets 8 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim Sep 15 My interview with New York Magazine: What the Hell Is Happening in Myanmar? … @intelligencer 1 reply 24 retweets 9 likes • • Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 14m14 minutes ago Kyi Kaung Retweeted Hurst Publishers It's all true--state sponsored by Burmese junta and democracy leader seems to know zilch. Kyi Kaung added, Hurst PublishersVerified account @HurstPublishers Listen to @Azeemibrahim’s interview w/ @WBEZWorldview on the #Rohingyas here: 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim Sep 9 Despite govn minders, BBC witnesses complicity by police and militant Buddhist to burn #Rohingya villages: 0 replies 26 retweets 19 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim Sep 10 0 replies 8 retweets 8 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim Sep 10 My piece on the complete failure (again) of Muslim world to help the Robingya 0 replies 10 retweets 9 likes • • You Retweeted Hurst Publishers‏Verified account @HurstPublishers Sep 11 On the Blog | Why the U.S. Cannot Ignore the Rohingya by @AzeemIbrahim via @CGlobalPolicy: 2 replies 10 retweets 8 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim Sep 11 I warned last year in @Newsweek that #Myanmar military is preparing for full scale ethnic cleansing & genocide. 1 reply 87 retweets 33 likes • • You Retweeted Dr H.A. Hellyerد.إتش‏Verified account @hahellyer Sep 12 Dr H.A. Hellyerد.إتش Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim .@AzeemIbrahim has been trying to raise awareness about the Rohingya for years now. Good to pay attention, and read his book. Dr H.A. Hellyerد.إتش added, Azeem Ibrahim @AzeemIbrahim I warned last year in @Newsweek that #Myanmar military is preparing for full scale ethnic cleansing & genocide. … 1 reply 32 retweets 15 likes • • You Retweeted Andrew Mueller‏Verified account @andrew_mueller Sep 9 Latest edition of The Foreign Desk on @Monocle24, with @AzeemIbrahim, @francis_wade and @mdsaifullahctg. 1 reply 12 retweets 10 likes • • Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 19m19 minutes ago Kyi Kaung Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim she has no control over junta, just a figurehead-- Kyi Kaung added, Azeem Ibrahim @AzeemIbrahim My piece is today's @Telegraph on how ASSK has evolved from peace campaigner to politician in pursuit of power. … 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim Sep 12 We can now add #Myanmar to Bosnia & Rwanda - genocides world knew were happening in real time but chose to ignore. 2 replies 50 retweets 28 likes • • You Retweeted This Is Hell!‏ @thisishellradio Sep 15 SATURDAY 9:15AM - Security analyst @AzeemIbrahim explores #Myanmar's campaign of genocide against the #Rohingya. 0 replies 5 retweets 5 likes • • You Retweeted This Is Hell!‏ @thisishellradio Sep 15 Chuck will talk w/ @AzeemIbrahim about his book "The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide" from @OUPAcademic: 0 replies 8 retweets 2 likes • • You Retweeted Matthew Smith‏Verified account @matthewfsmith Sep 15 #Rohingya children shot dead, found in Naf river. We have evidence MYA soldiers threw dead children into Purma river 126 replies 693 retweets 304 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim Sep 15 Horrifying Stories of Rohingya Refugees Fleeing Death in Myanmar … via @vice 0 replies 15 retweets 6 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim Sep 15 “Myanmar has been completely deaf to our requests,” says UN secretary general Antonio Guterres via @qzindia 2 replies 15 retweets 16 likes • • You Retweeted Human Rights Watch‏Verified account @hrw Sep 15 Village after village after village, burned to the ground by the Burmese military … #Rohingya 80 replies 772 retweets 372 likes • • You Retweeted This Is Hell!‏ @thisishellradio Sep 16 NOW: Security analyst @AzeemIbrahim explores #Myanmar's campaign of genocide against the #Rohingya. Listen Live: 1 reply 10 retweets 15 likes • • You Retweeted Bill Chambers‏ @Chgofenian Sep 16 Azeem Ibrahim speaking at #Rohingya rally Chicago 0 replies 28 retweets 40 likes • • You Retweeted Miqdaad Versi‏Verified account @miqdaad Sep 16 Miqdaad Versi Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim Powerful piece dismantling Rod Liddle's disgusting article about the #Rohingya Miqdaad Versi added, Azeem Ibrahim @AzeemIbrahim My response to @TheRodLiddle's ignorant piece in @thesun on #RohingyaCrisis … 3 replies 50 retweets 35 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim Sep 17 Rohingya refugees 'could starve to death' in Bangladesh after fleeing violent persecution in Burma 1 reply 7 retweets 10 likes • • You Retweeted W.W. Norton books UK‏ @wwnortonUK Sep 18 RADICAL ORIGINS by @AzeemIbrahim: required reading for those who want to understand links between Muslims &terrorism 0 replies 9 retweets 6 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim 18h18 hours ago My interview @thisishellradio on Rohingya genocide, and Aung San Suu Kyi's deadly silence 0 replies 19 retweets 19 likes • • You Retweeted Kenneth Roth‏Verified account @KenRoth 20h20 hours ago Urgent message to the UN from @HRW's researcher on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, watching ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims unfold. 141 replies 1,721 retweets 966 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim 9h9 hours ago Satellite imagery: 214 villages completely burnt. Organised & systematic campaign to ensure #rohingya never return … 1 reply 21 retweets 12 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim 8h8 hours ago ASSK inviting others on guided controlled tours of #Rakhine when she has never visited herself. 0 replies 16 retweets 21 likes • • Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 25m25 minutes ago Kyi Kaung Retweeted Ronan Lee she sounds "brain turned" Kyi Kaung added, Ronan Lee @Ronan_Lee Sadly, more of the same from Aung San Suu Kyi today. Her speech could have been written by Myanmar's military. #Myanmar #Rohingya 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes • • You Retweeted Azeem Ibrahim‏ @AzeemIbrahim 7h7 hours ago ASSK: we don't fear international scrutiny and invite others to join us to find out what's going on (after she blocks UN investigation). 0 replies 17 retweets 9 likes • • You Retweeted Naskah Zada‏ @naskahzada 30m30 minutes ago Naskah Zada Retweeted Kristine Beckerle Watch my interview with @AzeemIbrahim if you would like to know what why #Rohingyas fleeing … #Myanmar Naskah Zada added, Kristine Beckerle @K_Beckerle 2+ yrs of indiscriminate attacks by Houthi-Saleh forces on Taizz neighborhoods. Commanders shld face war crimes charges 4 ordering attacks. 0 replies 9 retweets 5 likes

Rachel Maddow fr NYTs and Politico--Paul Manafort likely to be indicted, T. sees Malaysian leader who with Ukraine, laundered money in USA

they are both subjects of Kleptocracy investigation by special section at Department of Justice which eventually became the Mueller investigation. In July,FBI was allowed to pick Manafort's front door lock, and knocked on his bedroom door. To do this they needed FISA warrant, which they got which means there was a concern that Manafort might destroy criminal evidence. Manafort's people say his lawyer was not asked for the info that they copied out of his laptop, and confiscated. In addition, a special prosecutor from Kelptocracy section has left DOJ and joined Mueller team.
Cartoon from Internet 9-19-2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Tweets Rohingya 2017

Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 1m1 minute ago Today, Sheik Hasina comes to NY for UN General Assmbly, ASSK does not. I think it's a mistake. She shld come, speak up, and not go back. I advised that Aung San Suu Kyi be included, as she was due in NY in a few days--but they ignored my advice. Even Columbia Univ did not want to use the correct term "Rohingya" in the 2012 conference title --it called it "transition" At Rohingya Conference NY 2012
with Nobel Laureate A K Sen, who spent his childhood in Burma-- Rohingya Conference Columbia Univ, 2012 I/we did not stand by & do nothing

Skin color matters--my novella Black Rice is out on Amazon--

My Amazon author page--my poetry chapbooks are becoming collector items--

Saturday, September 16, 2017

from June--NYTs T. won't leave Paris climate accord any time soon.

Trmp won't pull out of Paris climate accords after all--

Trmp wont pull US out of Paris agrmnt after all via @dcexaminer he flip flops to keep ppl on edge typical dictator Irma must have hit Mar a Lago.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has obtained a search warrant for Facebook to examine "inauthentic accounts" linked to Russian Trump campaign ads Almost everyone in the DT HW has lawyered up, including lawyers like McGahn. Yesterday, VP Pence, who has lied a lot, lost his press secretary. See The Rachel Maddow Show 9-14-2017 for score card of those fired, she says names she has up are only in WH, and don't even include Sally Yates, and James Comey, or Preet Bharara and the DAs who resigned. It looks like Muellers' team, who just also hired another high powered investigator, is getting closer and closer, and T. is running scared. Kushner testified not under oath in closed hearing for 5 hours. T. is trying to sugar up Dems. As we all know, he does not blow kisses, unless he is seriously scared, as he did when he was scared of Comey and abt to fire him. I think his comeuppance DT's, is due now. But in meantime ESPN sportscaster has been fired for calling him a white supremacist. kmk 9-16-2017

National Gallery of Art--some images

John Ashberry poem translated by ko ko thett

nice I did not know this poem before. aunty km Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images -----Original Message----- From: ko ko thett To: undisclosed-recipients:; Sent: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 1:18 am Subject: this room by john ashbery ဒီအခန္း ခု ငါေရာက္ေနတဲ့ အခန္းက ဒီ အခန္းရဲ႕ အိပ္မက္။ ေသခ်ာတယ္၊ ဆိုဖာေပၚက ေျခေထာက္အားလုံးက ငါ့ ေျခေထာက္ေတြ။ ဘဲဥပံုေဘာင္ထဲက ေခြးပံုက ငါ ငယ္ငယ္ကပံု။ အလင္းေဖ်ာ့ေဖ်ာ့၊ အေရာင္ေလွ်ာ့ထားတယ္။ ငါတို႔ ေန႔လည္စာက ေန႔တိုင္း မာက႐ိုနီ။ တနဂၤေႏြေန႔တိုင္း ငုံးေသးေသးေလးတစ္ေကာင္ကို က်ေအာင္ေျပာၿပီး စားပြဲေပၚ တက္ခိုင္းတယ္။ ငါ ဘာလို႔ ဒါေတြ မင္းကို ေျပာေနမိပါလိမ့္။ ဒီမွာ မင္းမွ မရွိတာ။ “This Room” (2000) The room I entered was a dream of this room. Surely all those feet on the sofa were mine. The oval portrait of a dog was me at an early age. Something shimmers, something is hushed up. We had macaroni for lunch every day except Sunday, when a small quail was induced to be served to us. Why do I tell you these things? You are not even here. From “Your Name Here”; reprinted with permission from Farrar, Straus & Giroux “History of My Life” (2000) -- KKt ko ko thett

Special post--John Lennon--IMAGINE--

RETWEET--special post--
John Lennon and Yoko Ono "Imagine there's no country"

Tweets 9-16-2017--sorry--you will have to read this tweet format from bottom up.

countless times since 1988. extreme R wing of mee ahn mar using junta propaganda, fake photos to stir up trouble so they "kill" Aung San Suu Kyi-have tried to kill her the racist so-called Buddhist monks are supported and encouraged by the Burmese junta. Get a grip journalists and "activists" and extreme "Rohinga Issue" was invented by Burmese junta using hired thugs and a master plan in 2012. In past they invented "Chinese issue" in 1967 take back power "to restore law and order. They are smarter than you, have done this for 60 years. WRITE to Gen Min Aung Hlaing of the JUNTA. Otherwise, they may well let ASSK be the fall gal and a pretend democracy It still has a bloody minded junta therefore you are barking up wrong tree when you blame, write to ASSK. She is at most "de jure leader" w no official title STOP acting as if Burma has a real democracy It has a play acting "parliament" & Nobel laureates journalists & other letter writers STOP saying Aung San Suu Kyi is "de facto leader" Five Nobel Laureates urge Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Rohingya Muslims … via @yahooNewsUK Aung San Suu Kyi set to miss the UN General Assembly due to Burma Rohingya crisis … via @yahooNewsUK Aung San Suu Kyi … via

Journalists see new fires burning in Arakan, Burma villages already abandoned by Rohingya This gives the lie to the myanmar authorities claim that the Rohingya are burning their own villages. They would not return to a place weeks later. Past experience shows the M. authorities are never to be believed. 9-16-2017

From New York Times --Rohingya of Burma--

Rohingya language It evolved separately over thousands of years and is not the same as Bengali, giving the lie to the junta claim that they are "Bangladeshi Muslims" who came in from Bangladesh (recently). kmk 9-16-2017

sorry, the links below did not work, you will have to do your own Google search--

Results of Google search--blood in streets Burma

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Salzburg Opera: Mozart's The Magic Flute, conducted by Ricardo Muti I am so happy to say Ricardo Muti served as conductor of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra while I was going to Penn for my Ph.D., and gave the Commencement speech in Franklin Field when I got my M.A. there in 1987 at the University of Pennsylvania. Kyi May Kaung (Ph.D.) 9-16-2017

AGAIN--DT hosts new Russian embassador in Oval Office and does not make it public in America, we have to learn from Russian media. All this hush hush dear dear--DT may or may not be guilty of collusion and obstruction of justice, but he sure acts like he is. What do you think??

US Federal Judge rules Dept of Justice cannot withhold grant money from sanctuary cities. Read the comments too, very informative.

Better link--so-called in mee ahn mar

What I wrote in 2012--so-called change in mee ahn mar, now so-called democracy

Reckless optimism Myanmar's 'reformed' gov? - Southeast Asia Globe Magazine via @SEA_GLOBE What I wrote in 2012 Reckless optimism: Myanmar’s ‘reformed’ government? By: Dr Kyi May Kaung - POSTED ON: July 11, 2012 OPINION: Civilians in Myanmar lack the luxury of wearing rose-tinted glasses Dr Kyi May Kaung Following recent developments in Burma, the international media has suffered from a surfeit of overly optimistic reports of the glass-is-half-full variety, failing to analyse what constitutes ‘reform’. Change, indeed, is one part of reform. Considering that a handful of changes do not qualify as a ‘reformed’ government, it is clear to me that most media people do not understand what they are talking about. For reforms to stick, they need to be structural or systemic reforms. As Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been a victim of a kangaroo court’s ruling, repeatedly points out, there is no rule of law in Burma. For all you cup-half-full people, please be aware that you may be half-baked. It’s nice to be cheerful, but what if your good cheer is based on faulty facts? To understand Burma you need to know that it has always been a centrally-controlled system – from 1044 under the time of the Bagan kings, through British colonial rule to the ‘more’ centralised system set up by general Ne Win that is still in place today. Suu Kyi recently claimed that “good laws already exist in Burma”, but they are not enforced. In fact such ‘laws’ in Burma are either based on outdated British colonial laws, like the riot act, or were established under the command economy of Ne Win. With the exception of the democratically-elected U Nu period post-World War II, which ended with Ne Win’s coup of 1962, no law in Burma has ever been set by discussion and consensus in a real parliament. (I consider the present Hluttaw at worst a joke – a bad joke and an evil one – and at best, a movie studio setting). Farmers still don’t own their land – all they have is the right to cultivate it. Following the brutal clampdown on mass pro-democracy demonstrations in 1988, the junta began to change to an ‘open economy’. But guess what? It was open only to the regime and its crony capitalists. Tempted perhaps by the tasty profits the military earned under the caretaker government of the 1950s – which was a kind of dry-run coup for the junta led by people such as Brigadier Aung Gyi, a renowned capitalist from a commercial family – in 1990, the military established its Union of Myanmar Economic Holding Ltd, now the country’s largest conglomerate. Even though Suu Kyi’s recent call for responsible investment – warning investors of “reckless optimism” – rubbed the president the wrong way, I think they were completely justified. If investors flee from Burma, it won’t be due to her remarks, but because of the following things that made the news in May and June: escalating racial unrest in the Arakan region of western Burma leading to deaths; gold miners and factory workers striking as labour unrest spread; a lack of rule of law, allowing police to act like thugs, with a group of 70 ganging up on people at a roadside cafe and one woman dying while in their custody; the anniversary to mark a year of increasing attacks on the Kachin in northeastern Burma; a court ruling in favour of Zaykabar, a company that has been accused of stealing more than 800 acres of land from farmers in Rangoon’s Mingaladon Township; and farmers striking in Monywa against a Chinese copper company that has dumped excavation waste on their farmland. In short, dark storm clouds are gathering. Given the degree of anger, it is not hard to imagine something unfolding along similar lines to the French Revolution. Dr Kyi May Kaung is an independent, Washington DC-based political economist Also view Myanmar reform: Learning curve

Tweets 9-15-2017--Burma's racist monks, bomb on London etc.

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