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Human Rights at Risk as U.S. Opens Myanmar Investment, Groups Say

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As the United States begins allowing new investments in Myanmar for the first time in nearly 15 years, human rights activists charge that the step will fuel abuses instead of rewarding its steps toward reform.

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Past Member (0)
Friday July 13, 2012, 2:34 am
Indeed. We in the UK face similar problems. It's going to be tricky getting the balance right, but we have to try.

Past Member (0)
Friday July 13, 2012, 4:27 am
Fuel abuses or provide a spotlight?

Past Member (0)
Friday July 13, 2012, 6:17 am
Noted. Thanks.

Past Member (0)
Friday July 13, 2012, 6:08 pm
Human Rights at Risk as U.S. Opens Myanmar Investment, Groups Say

Burma (i/ˈbɜrmə/ BUR-mə), also Myanmar (i/ˌmjɑːnˈmɑː/ MYAHN--MAR), is a country in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. One-third of Burma's total perimeter of 1,930 kilometres (1,200 mi) forms an uninterrupted coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. At 676,578 km2 (261,227 sq mi), it is the 40th largest country in the world and the second largest country in Southeast Asia. Burma is also the 24th most populous country in the world with over 60.28 million people.[6]

Birgitta S. (206)
Friday July 13, 2012, 7:04 pm
noted - TY

John C. (81)
Friday July 13, 2012, 9:50 pm
Human rights will come only slowly to this part of the world. What most there consider "fair" you would not survive.
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