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Posted on 12/07/2010 3:40:57 PM PST by La Enchiladita
A senior U.S. official arrived Tuesday in Yangon on an unannounced trip to continue Washington's new policy of engaging the military government, in the first visit since the country's recent elections.
The trip by Joseph Y. Yun, deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific, comes after widely criticized Nov. 7 elections that were overwhelmingly won by a military-backed party.
Yun's visit also will allow the U.S. to review its humanitarian assistance to Myanmar, embassy spokeswoman Adrienne Nutzman said.
Yun was scheduled to stay through Friday for a visit that will include talks with senior government officials, ethnic minority groups and "representatives of political parties" - an apparent reference to pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Please call it Burma. “Myanmar” is the name the junta calls it.
Okay. When did this name change occur?
Myanmar is what the military junta decided to call the country in 1989. Supporters of democracy in Burma reject this name as it was imposed on them by a cabal of dictators who are, I will note, friendly to the PRC.
comes after widely criticized Nov. 7 elections that were overwhelmingly won by a military-backed party"Burma!" "Why did you say Burma?" "I panicked."
Burma-Shave was introduced in 1925 by the Burma-Vita company, owned by Clinton Odell. The company’s original product was a liniment made of ingredients described as coming “from the Malay Peninsula and Burma.” Demand was sparse, and the company sought to expand sales by introducing a product with wider appeal.