15. June 2005 · Comments Off on Inteesting Political Practices In Myanmar · Categories: General Nonsense, World

This from T. A. Frank at TNR:

Meanwhile, the leaders of Myanmar’s junta emerge as, arguably, the world’s most forward. The New Light of Myanmar, the country’s official newspaper, leads with the headline “Senior General Than Shwe felicitates President of the Philippines.” Although it’s hard to imagine this happened on camera, such actions may simply be customary in Burma, since, lower on the page, we also read “Prime Minister felicitates Russian counterpart.” Of course, that’s one way to conduct diplomacy. And now Burma has guests in town: “Chinese men’s volleyball team arrives.” One hopes that the task of felicitating them will be divided up.


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