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Trip Report 2014

Trip Report 2014

Since political developments in Burma/Myanmar are intrinsically linked to the future of the refugees on the Thai Burma border and the welfare of the 2nd WW veterans and widows living in the country itself, we include this short summary of the main issues and changes in the country 2013/14. It is evident that the process of democratic reform begun in 2011 is now irreversible, that hope continues to rise and foreign investment grows at a breathtaking rate. Yet these changes in a society that remained frozen in time for decades is producing an inevitable backlash from entrenched power brokers in the country; in particular the Army and the Buddhist establishment.

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