TITLE

Country Risk Summary: MYANMAR

PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Jan2004, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the political and economic scenario of Myanmar as of January 2004. In November 2003, Myanmar's military government released five top opposition leaders from house arrest. The move is being seen by some as a sign that the ruling military junta are serious about restarting talks with the opposition, however, diplomats in Rangoon believe that it could just be an attempt by the government to deflect criticism of the regime. The U.S. government introduced a ban on all imports from Myanmar following the detention of the democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi in May 2003.
ACCESSION #
11932235

 

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