January 2006
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Jan2006, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p7
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The article offers news briefs from Burma. The decision to extend Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest by just six months rather than the normal 12 suggests we may soon enter the most politically volatile part of Burma's transition to democracy. The government recently increased petrol prices nine-fold in a single instance. A gallon of petrol or diesel now costs 1,500 kyat compared with 167 kyat previously. Given widespread political and corporate boycotts and limited investment opportunities, foreign investment in Burma remains very low.


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