Myanmar makes history

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Aung San Suu Kyi smiles at supporters as she visits polling stations

In Myanmar, the people’s determination to bring back democracy — and its face Aung Sang Suu Kyi — is heading for a triumph over the dark forces of military autocracy, Buddhist religious fundamentalism and ethnic warlordism. It has been a long wait of 63 years since General Ne Win’s coup in 1962.

A bigot, a coward, and a Nobel Laureate

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Today I want to introduce you to a bigot and a Nobel laureate who ultimately is a coward and self-serving politician like the best of them. I am of course talking about Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese politician and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

The tortuous road to Naga peace

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The publicity that surrounds the success of India’s ‘cross-border’ strike against rebels in Myanmar cannot hide the fact that the real failure of Indian intelligence was not in predicting the possible spot of the ambush but in anticipating the emergence of a rebel coalition in the jungles of Myanmar.