Burma - Refugees and Regional Relations: Exporting Instability

For nearly sixty years, the regime in Rangoon has remained in power by preventing democratic change and waging war against the country’s numerous ethnic nationality parties. This is the oldest ongoing conflict in the world. At the end of May, in response to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s appeal to free Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Prize winning pro-democracy activist, the military regime extended her house arrest for at least another year.

The World Today Published 1 July 2006 Updated 15 October 2020 4 minute READ

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